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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.

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The Last May Lessons…

Monday

I learnt today that I know a descendant of Victor Hugo.

Tuesday

Courgettes have male and female flowers.

Wednesday

The little african grebe is now extinct. It used to live in Madagascar but was killed off by fish and fishing nets.
Although there is a plan to change the law, at the moment there is a law in Germany that prevents intercity buses apart from a few routes.

Thursday

Lucozade now comes in cherry flavour. A useless fact for me as I am not a great cherry fan.

Friday

Pacman was 30 years old this year, but I missed his birthday which is apparantly May 22nd. Also in 1999 someone completed all 256 levels eating every pellet, ghost and fruit, a perfect game (madness in my opinion).

Saturday

Today I learnt what Kopi Luwak tastes like.

Sunday

Chongqing has a population similar to Canada and Poland (and rising). I also only today found out that there is a Thai yellow curry (I knew about the green and the red versions. It turns out you can have the whole set of traffic lights all made with Thai curries).

Monday

If it wasnt for The Beatles, Ken Dodd’s “Tears” would be the top selling song of the 60s. (Only beaten by “She Loves You”, and “I Want to hold your Hand”).