- The average withdrawal from an ATM in the UK is £67
- 29 households in Watford have a Black & White TV Licence
- Senna is the most successful UK documentary
- Until 1977 the code to launch US nuclear weapons was 000000000000
- The Vatican has thousands of followers but follows no-one on Twitter. That’s religion for you.
Warburtons bread is popular and a strong brand. In seven years it entered the Scottish market and went from zero market share to 32% of bread sales. It has 24% of the English bread market. In fact Warburtons is now the 2nd best selling food and drink brand in the country after the mighty Coca Cola. [wiki]
Braeburn and Gala apples are from New Zealand but grow better in the UK. – Program about history of British apples(!) on iPlayer
Gatecrasher is so-so.
Glide Utilities’ office is on top of Tesco on a street with a very bizarre numbering system. Had to go and collect a router cable from there!
I passed all my exams so will be awarded a degree at my Graduation next month 🙂
- You can now report bribes online in India (well unofficially)
- Bob Crow earns £145,000 a year and lives in a council house!
- And here’s an apology from the Sun which clearly shows that something they wrote about Bob Crow was entirely wrong!
- What a Zeugma is, e.g: “He carried a strobe light and the responsibility for the lives of his men.“
- The French have a 35 hour work week
- You can’t cheat on the picture round in pub quizes according to the BBC. Erm, yes you can.
- Only in Britain would the mayor of a city hosting the Olympics not be allocated tickets for any events (well his family actually I expect Boris will be there)
- GCHQ like cupcakes (Guardian)
- MPs are four times more likely to go to jail than ordinary members of the public (Private Eye, HIGNFY)
- Telegraphs could only send 20 letters (One Show)
- Guernsey stamps can “probably” not be used in the UK even though they contain a crown
- Lots of highly exciting details about various types of parsers that I will never need to know again after this morning
- That my.bham (University web system that tells us our exam timetable) was wrong! Told me the wrong exam seat for this morning and when I went to check afterwards the website had crashed – too many simultaneous logins apparently!
- There are 52 billion chickens in the world (Martin Brundle). Actually that figure should be 52 billion chickens killed for human consumption in 2009.
- and I got a job!