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Lessons New Year Resolutions 2010

November 10th – November 16th

Wednesday

I learnt how a XOR goat cardboard model works.

Thursday

Koch described the snowflake curve in 1904.

Friday

There is a train from Bridgwater to Taunton at 1.07 am on Saturday morning.

Saturday

I learnt the identity of South Park’s Mint Berry Crunch (Bradley Biggle brother of a goth kid).

Sunday

The bolt in Frankenstein’s monster in the film is actually connections for electrodes, not to keep the head on.

Monday

“Now is the winter of our discontent” was from Richard III. Roy Orbison died the same year English pound notes stopped being legal tender.

Tuesday

Prince William will have a father in law called Mike (assuming all goes smoothly etc.)

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First Week of 6 Weeks of Lazy Summer Lessons (12th – 18th)

So I am having that 6 weeks off that those lucky teachers get. Have found I learn less when I am having a lazy time, but still something new every day…

Monday

The sound of the star wars doors opening was actually some paper being slid from an envelope.

Tuesday

it costs £10.40 for an off peak day return from Taunton to Bristol.

Wednesday

S4C sometimes show Glamorgan twenty20 cricket matches.

Thursday

Michael Jackson’s favourite song was “smile” by Charlie Chaplin

Friday

There is no butter in peanut butter. There are peanuts though.

Saturday

Pandas have a digestive tract more suitable for meat eating, and will actually eat meat if offered.

Sunday

Eric Cartman’s middle name is Theodore. Something I had not noticed until today, probably ignored it.

Penultimate May Lessons

Monday

I learnt about the process of radio therapy and its possible side effects.

Tuesday

I learnt that my great great great….great grandfather was a sea squirt, and so was yours. If you cannot admit it you are truly are a spineless individual (unless creationism is correct)

Wednesday

I learnt where the A level maths exam is being held and how long it takes to draw a map. And that it means a missed train when I do. I also now know Aardman Animations were involved in the Sledgehammer video

Thursday

Delia Smith made the cake for the Rolling Stones album cover, Let It Bleed

Friday

For some reason during Korean elections people dance for their chosen candidates. I personally like the policies discussed in this political debate…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0OgRr9y8fA

but my vote may well go to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVTjrjf0Di8&feature=related

Saturday

There is a Brazilian Grill in the O2

Sunday

First Great Western not only run on what was once called Gods Wonderful Railway but they apparantly have the worlds first on-train entertainment system (a bit like on planes)



More lessons to learn around the Maypole (10/5 – 16/5)

Monday

The axolotl never grows up and will not undergo metamosphosis in its natural state. However a cheeky iodine injection can make its balls drop and bring it into an adult form.

Tuesday

The Oxford English Dictionary since 1911 has incorrectly dephined a siphon as something that moves liquid using atmospheric pressure. (Gravity has been doing all the work and getting none of the credit).

Wednesday

Today was the first day that I could picture Nick Clegg in my mind, without needing to see a picture of him. More useful is probably the knowledge that Van Helsing’s first name was Abraham.

Thursday

The RSPB was set up to protect the great crested grebe. Also parakeets have set up home and living in the UK wild and free from BNP politicians.

Friday

Nick Clegg once burnt a professor’s cacti when an exchange student in Germany at the age of 16 and had to do community service.

Saturday

In cricket if the ball hits a helmet on the way to a boundary you score 5 runs only, you do not score 9 (5+4). I knew about the 5 runs but was not sure about whether like wides and no balls you would get a further 4. Also Boobby McFerrin’s voice is the only sound you here on a certain track of his, no instruments. So “Don’t worry, be happy”.

Sunday

Until today England had never won an ICC world cup of any type. Now they have won one. I found out the name of the Schengen agreement, which is suprisingly the Schengen agreement. I also found out what Montgomery Glands are.

Last Lessons of March (29th – 31st)

Monday – A ten gallon hat holds 0.75 of a gallon. There is a collective noun for unicorns?!!!! Apparantly they are a blessing. Also “walla” is US for “rhubarb” in the UK and “rhabarber” in germany when referring to mumbling in the background of a scene by extras. I also learnt the plot of Carmen, she was a slut in my opinion. On the whole a very educational day.

Tuesday – There are 4 types of kidney stones. Calcium is the most popular as the body tries to make sculptures in the kidney with scrap calcium not used for bones. Uric acid stones can be formed by manic meat eating it seems. Magnesium and ammonia can combine to make a struvite stone and finally if a family has a talent for it they can produce a cystine stone.

Wednesday –  I learnt that I have had a phlebotomy more than once in my life.