Home Travel & Free Time

Did you know? thread

AidanAidan Clever idiotPosts: 2,823 Boards Guru
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
"Do, or do not, there is no try" <(•.•)>              
«13

Comments

  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 474 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
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,851 The Mix Elder
    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

    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
    Aidan
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,823 Boards Guru
    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

    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(•.•)>              
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    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
    .
    AidanSalix_alba_2019
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,851 The Mix Elder
    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/

    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
    Aidan
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,733 Community Veteran
    Polar beards have black skin and although there fur appears white it is attucally transparent

    source : My Mr freeze ice pop 😂 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    AidanSalix_alba_2019
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,851 The Mix Elder
    Did you know that sometimes chickens lose a feather when laying eggs.

    Source: An egg that arrived from the shop
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
    Aidan
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,823 Boards Guru
    Did you know the US' nuclear arsenal is still operated by computers which use floppy disks?

    Source:
    BBC News
    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(•.•)>              
    Evelyn360
  • RileyRiley Posts: 648 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: 474 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
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,851 The Mix Elder
    Did you know that I have an IQ of 138?

    Source: http://www.free-iqtest.net/iq-test-2/
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
    Aidan
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,823 Boards Guru
    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:
    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(•.•)>              
    DancerMike
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,851 The Mix Elder
    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
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 Posts: 1,938 Extreme Poster
    Did you know that I'm showing symptoms of severe clinical depression?


    :joy: Hahaha

    DurhamjaideDanteAlanis
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,851 The Mix Elder
    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. 
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
    Kathleen07Durhamjaide
  • LaineLaine Wise One Gone for gooPosts: 2,648 Boards Champion
    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🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "If you want to cry I am here to dry your eyes
    And in time I'll be fine. ~ The 1975

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
    JellyelephantMikeDurhamjaide
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,149 Community Manager
    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 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,733 Community Veteran
    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
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    Durhamjaide
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,851 The Mix Elder
    My favourite trampoline park is IATP registered (International Association of Trampoline Parks.)

    Source: the safety video 
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
    Durhamjaide
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    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
    .
    JellyelephantDurhamjaideDanteAlanis
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    edited October 2019
    Is this true? I thought they grew


    .
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian


    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




    .
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    edited October 2019

    I must be so clever


    Fact- not a mice in that picture lol think gerbal





    I had the bestest sleep today 🙃🙃🙃

    .
  • DurhamjaideDurhamjaide County Durham Posts: 549 Incredible Poster
    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: 15,169 Skive's The Limit
    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. 
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
    That’s why it’s call the present
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,169 Skive's The Limit
    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.
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
    That’s why it’s call the present
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,169 Skive's The Limit
    Did you know that “umop apisdn” is “upside down” spelled upside down.
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
    That’s why it’s call the present
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,851 The Mix Elder
    I am the ugliest person ever.

    Source: Myself and people at school 
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
  • DurhamjaideDurhamjaide County Durham Posts: 549 Incredible 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 

  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,851 The Mix Elder
    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. 
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
Sign In or Register to comment.