Quite Interesting

I follow @qikipedia on twitter, they are the people behind the TV show QI and daily they share strange and unusual facts they find. I love reading them, some are fascinating, others funny, but all educational to an extent. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite ones I’ve seen recently…

  • If you’re unmarried by age 25 in Denmark, you get cinnamon thrown on you for your birthday. (lets hope you don’t get it in your eyes) 
  • The letters Q, X and W were banned from the Turkish alphabet until 2013. (I’ve yet to discover the reason)
  • Men’s beards contain more pathogenic bacteria than dogs fur does. (one to think about !)
  • After Montenegro became independent of Yugoslavia, it’s internet domain name changed from .yu to .me (clever and cute)
  • The film ‘cloudy with a chance of meatballs’ was released in Israel as ‘It’s raining falafel’ whilst in Poland it was named ‘Meatballs and other weather phenomena’. (mmm Falafel )
  • The M’s in M&M’s stands for Mars and Murrie, the surnames of the two men who developed them.
  • The 1875 Chamber street fire released a torrent of whisky into the streets of Dublin. No-one died in the fire, but 13 people did die from alcohol poisoning.

As the name suggests it’s quite interesting.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Quite Interesting

  1. Hmmm… things to think about, Claire. The Montenegro one is interesting, as my blog is wellheregoes.me. The beard one’s a bit yucky (and I now need a shave!) And the M&M’s one made me wonder if they were the same folk behind the chocolate and the mints… then I realised they were spelt differently. A fun post! I love learning something new! 🙂

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