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Did you know? thread

AidanAidan PotatoPosts: 1,353 Fanatical Poster
edited August 2019 in Travel & Free Time
Thought it'd be a fun idea to make a thread where anyone can share facts they think are interesting or fun or fairly unknown :)

For bonus points!-
If you have a source, don't forget to include one! (wikipedia doesn't count, but the sources at the bottom of wiki pages do ;) )

For example:

There's a sunken ship from WWII located in the Thames Estuary that contains 1,400 tonnes of explosives.

Sources:
Report
BBC News
Tom Scott
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  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 355 Moderator
    Great thread!

    Dolphins call each other by "name". Research has shown that they use a unique whistle to identify each other.

    Source:
    National Geographic 
    Aidan
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,411 Mega Poster
    The headquarters of Heart London (the best radio station ever) is only 1.7 miles away from where The Mix is in London.

    Source: Google
                   Google Maps

    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
    Aidan
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,353 Fanatical Poster
    Studies have shown that male fighter pilots that go on to have children may be more likely to have daughters than sons.

    Sources:
    Norwegian Report
    SciShow

  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,154 The Mix Elder
    edited August 2019
    Peer support worker if dk what peer support workers are 

    "Someone who has been there themselves and can help a person to focus on their own recovery. A peer worker will have experience of having significant mental health challenges usually by accessing secondary mental health services themselves and can use this personal experience to help others on their recovery journey"

    are saving the NHS a lot of money every year (forget the amount). Because being employed increase their own mental health and less likely under services. It's also more recovery focused based & holistic & they feel more listened and more hope with PSW. & lot of evidence to say it works really well so it's a growing thing that will start to be happening more and also reach towards physical health too. They're also looking more at carers being PSWs

    Source : my peer support work training
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
    AidanSalix_alba_2019
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,411 Mega Poster
    Angie Greaves replaced Emma Boughton on Smooth Radio. Emma Boughton replaced her on Magic Radio.

    Source: https://radiotoday.co.uk/2019/06/emma-b-to-replace-angie-greaves-on-magic-afternoon-show/

    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
    Aidan
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,449 Mega Poster
    Polar beards have black skin and although there fur appears white it is attucally transparent

    source : My Mr freeze ice pop 😂 
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    AidanSalix_alba_2019
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,411 Mega Poster
    Did you know that sometimes chickens lose a feather when laying eggs.

    Source: An egg that arrived from the shop
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
    Aidan
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,353 Fanatical Poster
    Did you know the US' nuclear arsenal is still operated by computers which use floppy disks?

    Source:
    BBC News
    Evelyn360
  • RileyRiley Posts: 378 Super Moderator
    Did you know that scientists believe that there is a ninth planet in our solar system that is around ten times larger than earth? Apparently it's been in debate since 2015/2016 because noone can locate the planet itself, just its gravitational effects on other objects.


    Evelyn360AidanJellyelephant
  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 355 Moderator
    Shakespeare invented over 1,700 of the common words we use today. His vocabulary was the largest of any writer, totalling over a whopping 24,000 words. 

    Source: http://www.shakespeare-online.com
    AidanEvelyn360
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,411 Mega Poster
    Did you know that I have an IQ of 138?

    Source: http://www.free-iqtest.net/iq-test-2/
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
    Aidan
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,353 Fanatical Poster
    edited August 2019
    Did you know after a visit to Kenya by Barrack Obama when he was US president, 2 newborns were named Air Force One?

    Source:
    https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/newborn-babies-named-airforce-one-obama-and-other-obama-names

    Edit: forget to write 'did you know' :lol:
    Kasa2103Mike
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,411 Mega Poster
    I am a big fan of IceSparks radio. 

    Source: My mind

    Here is the link to the radio: https://listen.samcloud.com/w/104561/IceSparks-Radio
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 Posts: 1,857 Postholic
    Did you know that I'm showing symptoms of severe clinical depression?


    :joy: Hahaha

    Durhamjaide
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,411 Mega Poster
    Kathryn said:
    Did you know that I'm showing symptoms of severe clinical depression?


    :joy: Hahaha

    I just took that test as well. It shows the same result with me. 
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
    Kathleen07Durhamjaide
  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Posts: 1,376 Fanatical Poster
    Apples are made of 25% air
    thats why they float.

    Source: I just remember it haha but heres a link https://thedeclarationatcoloniahigh.com/34833/fun-factofthe-day/apples-are-made-of-25-air-which-is-why-they-float-on-water/

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈 

    "Maybe it's not my weekend,  but it's gonna be my year" ~ All Time Low

    "No one else is dealing with your demons, meaning maybe defeating them could be the beginning of your meaning friend" ~ TOP

    "What's gonna be left of the world if you're not in it?" ~ Bastille
    JellyelephantMikeDurhamjaide
  • MikeMike Hummus-Fuelled Whovian LondonPosts: 1,881 Staff Moderator
    edited August 2019
    Acronyms are abbreviations that form a new word (e.g. NASA), and ones that don't are called initialisms (e.g. FBI).

    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
    Evelyn360DurhamjaideSkive
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,449 Mega Poster
    Did you know cavaliers need for attention is high . Hahaha just like me ! ;) 

    source ;https://www.hillspet.com/dog-care/dog-breeds/cavalier-king-charles-spaniel
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    Durhamjaide
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,411 Mega Poster
    My favourite trampoline park is IATP registered (International Association of Trampoline Parks.)

    Source: the safety video 
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
    Durhamjaide
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,154 The Mix Elder
    edited August 2019
    Seahorses can give birth to about 1,800 at a time. & it's the males who give birth. 

    Interesting video of them giving birth 🙃
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MsHCqrrU-Gk
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
    JellyelephantDurhamjaide
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,154 The Mix Elder
    edited October 2019
    Is this true? I thought they grew


    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,154 The Mix Elder


    Well i thought quokkas was cute cause theyre happiest animal. But thats selfish lol. Maybe the key to be happy is to be selfish ha


    Do i look like teddy?


    So much money for 5%. 95.% time spent saving up or fixing it lol


    Um




    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,154 The Mix Elder
    edited October 2019

    I must be so clever


    Fact- not a mice in that picture lol think gerbal





    I had the bestest sleep today 🙃🙃🙃

    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
  • DurhamjaideDurhamjaide County Durham Posts: 159 The Mix convert
    Did you know the prime Minister is on Instagram and snap chat

    Source
    Capital Tyne and Wear 

  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,054 I eat threads for breakfast
    If you were possible to fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, it would reach the moon. Such is the power of exponential growth. 
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,054 I eat threads for breakfast
    edited October 2019
    The T. rex actually existed closer in history to humans than it did to the Stegosaurus.
    Cleopatra lived closer in time to the invention of social media than to the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza.
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,054 I eat threads for breakfast
    Did you know that “umop apisdn” is “upside down” spelled upside down.
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,411 Mega Poster
    I am the ugliest person ever.

    Source: Myself and people at school 
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
  • DurhamjaideDurhamjaide County Durham Posts: 159 The Mix convert
    Kasa2103 said:
    I am the ugliest person ever.

    Source: Myself and people at school 
    No I bet you are not. I bet you are lovely,kind and caring. If someone is bothering you should tell someone you trust because that way it will get sorted. 

    If you need me I’m here 

  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,411 Mega Poster
    Kasa2103 said:
    I am the ugliest person ever.

    Source: Myself and people at school 
    No I bet you are not. I bet you are lovely,kind and caring. If someone is bothering you should tell someone you trust because that way it will get sorted. 

    If you need me I’m here 

    Thank you but it is true. 
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
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