Learn something new everyday | 2

Last week I let you all know one of the habits which I am trying to take on this year, learning something new everyday.  It is another varied bunch of facts! From reading articles to listening to podcasts, I want to broaden my knowledge and mind. Although it certainly isn’t easy to do, in fact it is a lot harder than I imagined it would be, I am enjoying the process. 

 

15th: It would take a latte sized cup of Uranium to wipe out a city the size of San Francsico. It would kill 100,000 and seriously injure/affect a further 100,000. There are 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world. About 1,800 of these weapons are on high alert, which means they can be launched within 15 minutes of a presidential command.

16th: Playing Tetris immediately after a traumatic event (preferably in first 6hours but up to 24hours) has been shown to reduce the post traumatic distress disorder and prevent flashbacks of the event.

17th: 98% of pistachios grown in the US are grown in California

18th: ‘Gerrymander’ – means to manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favour one party or class

19th: I learnt how to use code on my website in order to be able to put a Youtube video into the body of content.

20th: The capital of Moldova is Chișinău. (They think it’s Moldova….it Chișinău – potentially my favourite of the week!)

21st: A courgette has more potassium than a banana. (There is already a shortage so please don’t rush out and panic buy!)

Have you learnt anything new this week?

Love Abi xxxx

January Blog a Day 22/31

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