Monte Carlo featured in Never Say Never Again and Golden Eye.
The movie won 45 awards and had 65 nominations. In the first scene of each age transition, Forrest is always wearing a blue plaid shirt.
The sperm whale’s communicative clicks can reach up to 230 decibels (dB). For reference, a whisper is about 30dB, normal conversation about 60dB and a jet engine from 100 feet away is about 140dB.
Fewer than 50% of people infected actually get the bullseye rash.
If all the children are boys, then both halves of the 7 children are boys.
As of 2018, the World Health Organisation stated that there were 40 million children under the age of 5 that were overweight or obese. Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
The different coloured balls are designed to behave differently in different situations. A professional grade ball barely bounces until it is warm, where it then may bounce up to twice as much as its original state.
Soccer is played by approximately 250 million people in over 200 countries and dependencies around the world. Are you a keen soccer player? Or know someone who is? Learn, practice and track you progress with content from Joner 1 on 1.
Achluo is Greek for ‘to darken’.
The US spends almost 3x more on healthcare than any other country in the world, but ranks last in life expectancy among the 12 wealthiest industrialised countries.
Apple Inc. was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976. It was originally named Apple Computer Company (1976 – 1977), then Apple Computer, Inc (1977 – 2007), then finally Apple Inc. The corporate headquarters, Apple Park, is located at 1 Apple Park Way, Cupertino, California, USA.
The firefighter starts on the middle rung = M. He then climbs up 6 = M+6. He then moves down 10 = M-4. He then moves up 18 to the top = M+14. So 14 rungs from the middle to the top, 14 rungs from the middle to the bottom and the middle rung = 14+14+1 = 29 rungs.
Graham Hill won the 24 Hours of Lemans in 1972, Indianapolis 500 in 1966 and Formula 1 World Champioship in 1962 and 1968.
Hyperopia affects about a quarter of the population. People with hyperopia can see distant objects very well, but have difficulty focusing on objects that are up close.
GRACE was a joint mission between NASA and the German Aerospace Center. The mission consisted of two spacecraft flying around Earth, in tandem, to study changes in water, ice sheets and solid Earth.
The Prime Minister of Australia lives at 5 Adelaide Avenue, the Prime Minister of Britain lives at 10 Downing Street and the Prime Minister of New Zealand lives at 260 Tinakori Road.
The United States hosted the 1994 World Cup, in which Brazil won.
The Big Banana is Australia’s most iconic ‘Big Thing’. The Big Banana Fun Park is the biggest water park between Sydney and the Gold Coast and is set amongst a banana plantation.
Just one minute after she was born, Chanel Murrish underwent open-heart surgery. She had a one in three million condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, meaning she had half a heart.
The San Andreas Fault runs approximately 1,200 kilometres through California. It is the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.
The old man’s father’s son is himself. Therefore, he is the father of the man in the photograph.
China is also the world’s largest producer of the grain.
Not to be confused with hypertension, which is high blood pressure.
The song, sung by Celine Dion, was number one around the world when it was released. It won an Academy Award, two Grammys and a Golden Globe.
She was found guilty of spying for Germany and causing the deaths of 50,000 soldiers.
The Motorola DynaTAC was released in 1983 and weighed almost a kilo.
The bright red time ball on top of Flamsteed House was first used in 1833. Each day at 12:55pm the ball raises halfway up the mast, at 12:58pm it rises to the top and at 1:00pm it drops and provides a signal to anyone looking. It was one of the world’s earliest time signals and was used to show the time to ships on the Thames.
Speedway involves 4 motorcycles competing in 4 anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit. The bikes are stripped to the bare essentials, with minimal suspension, no transmission, one speed and no brakes.
He won two Academy Awards. The first was in 1947 for Best Documentary Feature for “Design for Death”. The second was in 1951 for Best Short Film (animated) for “Gerald McBoing-Boing”.
Psycho (1960) was the first American film to show a toilet on screen as well as featuring the toilet being flushed.
The six principles promote a Mind/Body connection that leads to harmony in your life as you learn to mould the elements of your spirit, body and mind.
The plants grow on the riverbanks of Kakadu and can reach 30 metres in height.
Catch Me If You Can is based on the book of the same title by Frank Abagnale Jr. with Stan Redding. It is a true story about Frank Abagnale, who was one of the most famous con-artists in the 20th Century,
The line ‘they paved paradise and put up a parking lot’ was referring to the destruction of the Hollywood hotel, The Garden of Allah. The hotel was renowned for its rowdy parties.
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor.The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor.
A full house, the combination of three of a kind and a pair is more valuable than a flush, a hand with all cards of the same suit.
None, Noah was on the Ark, not Moses.
The colourful jackets are referred to as silks, named after the silk material the jackets were initially made from. The uniforms are now mainly made from nylon, satin and lycra.
It is part of your nasal cavity.
The heart has its own electrical system and just needs oxygen to keep beating.
‘Maximum’ is worth 147 and occurs by potting all 15 reds with 15 blacks for 120 points, followed by all the six colours.
It was the ninth film in the Mickey Mouse film series, and the first in which Mickey spoke. (During his first eight appearances Mickey whistled, laughed, cried and otherwise vocally expressed himself.) Mickey’s first spoken words were, “Hot dog! Hot dog!”, in “The Karnival Kid”.
Due to being so difficult to climb, K2 has the nickname ‘Savage Mountain’. Statistics state that for every 4 that reach the top, 1 has to die.
The job of the septum is to prevent the oxygenated blood and deoxygenated blood from mixing.
Homer was Greek.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on the 18th June 1815, near the town Waterloo in Belgium, and marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. ABBA’s song Waterloo was written specifically for the 1974 Eurovision Contest.
The Little Mermaid was the 28th Disney film to be released. After a long streak of commercial failures, Disney had 10 successful films in a row from 1989 to 1999.
The ability to perform the tasks in their daily life more safely, efficiently, and with less effort is a payoff that would benefit all exercisers – particularly older adults and sedentary individuals who lack a baseline foundation of fitness. It should be noted that “age” is not just a matter of chronology, but also the ability to function effectively and independently. You can read more about awareness in our blog by our in-house experts: Let’s Get Functional!
The salad was created by an Italian immigrant, Caesar Cardini, in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico. He was living in San Diego but was working in Tijuana to avoid the restrictions of the Prohibition.
Chris Froome won the Tour de France 4 times: 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Fish live and breathe in water, they don’t drown.
China is the highest electricity consuming country in the world, using 6,310 billion kWh (kilowatt hours) per year.
Named after William Webb Ellis, credited as the inventor of rugby football, the Webb Ellis Cup is has been presented to the winner since the first Rugby World Cup in 1987. It has been held 3 times by New Zealand (1987, 2011, 2015), 3 times by South Africa (1995, 2007 and 2019) twice by Australia (1991 and 1999), and once by England (2003).
Sir James Barrie’s original quote is “second to the right,” said Peter, “and then straight on till morning.” In the 1953 Walt Disney Peter Pan movie, Peter points out Neverland and says, “There it is Wendy. Second star to the right and straight on till morning.”
The brain makes up approximately 2% of the average person’s body weight, however it consumes 20% of its oxygen. After 5 minutes without oxygen, brain cells begin to die off.
The song from The Breakfast Club was the only Number 1 song in the US for the Scottish rock band, Simple Minds.
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield were also Golden Gloves champs.
The Sphinx was built around 2558-2531 BC and was built during the reign of Pharaoh Khafre.
Insight by Tasha Eurich (organisational psychologist) cites three reasons for this disconnect. First, we naturally have blind spots. We’re wired to operate on autopilot, unaware of how we’re behaving, and why. There’s also the feel-good effect: we’re happier when we see ourselves in a more positive light. You can read more about awareness in our blog by our in-house experts: 3 take-aways to tune in and awaken your Awareness.
The Sagittal plae divides the body into left and right halves, the Frontal (Coronal) plane divides the body into front and back halves and the Transverse plane divides the body into top and bottom halves.
The Dry Valleys have had no rainfall for nearly 2 million years. The region receives no rain due to Katabatic winds. Katabatic winds come from the mountains are so heavy with moisture that gravity pulls them down and away from the Valleys.
Research conducted on more than 45,000 heart patients at 11 public hospital emergency departments showed the number of people presenting heart conditions was 27% higher on a Monday than a Saturday or Sunday.
No one was able to understand hieroglyphics until the Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799, which contained a message from Pharaoh Ptolemy V.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level at a height of 8, 848m. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the summit.
New Rules of Golf in 2019 have reduced the time from 5 minutes to 3 minutes, which is more consistent with the fundamental notion that golf is played promptly and continuously.
The pedal harp has a range of six and a half octaves (47 strings), weighs approximately 36kg and stands at 1.85 metres tall.
With a capacity of 100,024, the MCG is Australia’s largest sporting stadium. That many seats means there is a lot of stairs.
The three categories were: Osculum – a kiss on the cheek, Basium – a kiss on the lips and Savolium – a deep kiss.
The person you passed would now be in third place and you would be in second place. If you passed the person in first place, then you would be first.
Routines are automated behaviours that engrain habitual change in our lives. You can read more about routine in our blog by our in-house experts: ‘Rituals create results; The importance of routine.
The song was once described as ‘the most effective recruiting poster ever produced’ by the US Navy. The Top Gun soundtrack went platinum 9 times and was Number 1 on the Billboard charts for 5 consecutive weeks in 1986.
As he was so young, he had a number of advisors, including Grand Vizier Ay who became his successor.
Novak Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam titles and by winning the 2016 French Open, he became the 8th player to ever win a Career Grand Slam and the 3rd to hold all 4 major titles at once.
Yes, you can. You do not have to use weekday names, you can use yesterday, today and tomorrow.
It was named after the French town Troyes and dates to the Middle Ages. One troy ounce is equal to 31.1034768 grams, according to the U.K. Royal Mint.
A stressful event, like a break-up, can cause sudden chest pains. These pains are caused by a sudden rush of stress hormones. ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ can be treated and usually goes away within a couple of weeks.
An aglet keeps the fibres of a shoelace or cord from unravelling and also makes it easier to feed through the lacing holes.
The Eiffel Tower was originally supposed to be built in Barcelona, but the city rejected the plans as they thought the tower would look like an ‘eyesore’. Gustave Eiffel then found a home for his idea in Paris, where the tower served as the main archway for the 1889 International Exposition.
The liver is the largest internal organ however, the skin is the largest organ of the human body. It protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat and cold.
The film was based on a 1973 novel of the same name. The actors, Carey Elwes (Westley) and Mandy Patinkin (Inigo) both learned left and right handed fencing and did all the fencing in the sword fighting scenes. Stunt doubles were used only fo the two somersaults.
Ben Nevis, “mountain with its head in the clouds”, is located in the Scottish Highlands, near the town of Fort William. It stands at 1,345 metres (4,411 feet).
Ice hockey is a contact sport and is the official national winter sport of Canada. Ice hockey teams consist of 6 players: 1 goal tender, 2 defensive players and 3 forwards.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a university-qualified allied health professional that specialises in providing individualised, effective exercise interventions. You can read more about Exercise Physiologists and why you should see one in our blog by our in-house experts: 7 reasons why you should see an Exercise Physiologist
The myth states that Pegasus was the son of mortal Medusa and god of the sea, Poseidon. Both Pegasus and his brother, Chrysaor were born from the blood of their beheaded mother.
Each number equals the number of letters in their spelling.
India (3,287,263 sq km) is approximately 9 times larger than Japan (377,915 sq km). More than 1.2 billion more people live in India than Japan.
Arne Larson, who received the pacemaker, lived until he was 86. He died of a disease unrelated to his heart.
Construction on the Titanic began on the 31st March 1909, set out on it’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City on the 10th April 1912 and sunk on the 15th April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg.
Arteries carry the blood away from the heat and veins carry it back to the heart.
Colour vision begins to develop a week after birth and by 6 months, babies can see all colours.
Sabina Park is the home of the Kingston Cricket Club and is the only Test Cricket ground in Kingston, Jamaica.
Hitler was born on the 20th April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, Austria and died on the 30th April 1945 in Berlin, Germany.
British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate. You can read more about smiling in our blog by our in-house experts: Your smile is a superpower!
Honshu is the largest and most populous island of the 5 main islands of Japan and is the home of Japan’s capital city, Tokyo.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He was assassinated on the 14th April 1865 at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. He was shot by John Wilkes Booth, a well-known stage actor, whilst watching the play ‘Our American Cousin’.
The Circle of Willis is where several arteries join at the bottom side of the brain. At the Circle of Willis, the internal carotid arteries branch into smaller arteries that supply oxygenated blood to over 80% of the cerebrum.
Officially recorded as Thor Peak, Mount Thor stands at 1,675 metres (5,495 feet) on Canada’s largest island, Baffin Island.
There is no dirt in it, it is a hole, meaning the dirt has been removed.
James “Buster” Douglas knocked out heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, one minute and 22 seconds into the 10th round of boxing match on February 11, 1990 in Tokyo.
Adults make approximately 35,000 conscious decisions per day. We decide when we wake up, if we listen to the devil on our shoulder saying ‘5 more minutes’ or ‘suck it up and jump out of bed’. We decide what clothes to wear, what to eat and if we will go for a workout. You can read more about decision making and goal setting in our blog by our in-house experts: Steps to reaching your goals, not in a smart way.
E.T. The Extra-terrestrial (1982) became the highest grossing film of all time after surpassing Star Wars, a record it held for 11 years until it was topped by Jurassic Park in 1993.
The French Revolution began on the 14th July 1789 when the prison, Bastille, was stormed by revolutionaries.
The Sargasso Sea is a region in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Bounded on the west by the Gulf Stream, east by Canary Current, north by North Atlantic Current and south by North Atlantic Equatorial Current.
Whilst it remains uncertain why, humans are the only species known to blush. It is a reaction of the sympathetic nervous system and part of our “fight or flight” response. It is caused by an emotional trigger, that causes the glands to release adrenaline. Adrenaline then effects the nervous system by dilating the capillaries that bring blood to the skin, causing blushing.
12 is the black in the upper left corner of the board.
The film, Independence Day, holds the record for the most miniature model work to appear in one film, but some of the models were quite large. The spaceship in Area 51 was a full-scale model that was 65 feet wide.
Rhode Island is the smallest state with an area of 1, 212 square miles. Delaware is the second smallest and Connecticut the third smallest.
Neither of the statements are correct as the yolks of eggs are yellow.
Bacteria, fungi, germs, oils, dirt and sweat get stuck in your belly button and all these things contribute to the smell in your belly button. Our belly buttons also grow special hairs to catch lint.
The cornea is the only part of the body that has no blood supply, it gets oxygen directly through the air. It is also the fastest healing tissue in the human body, with most abrasions healing within 24-36 hours.
The British reached Botany Bay on the 18th January 1788, establishing settlement in Port Jackson eight days later. This settlement grew to be Sydney.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England in April 1564. He also died in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1616.
Basketball hoops (rings) are 18 inches (46 centimetres) wide and stand 10 foot (305 centimetres) from the ground.
O for one, T for two, T for three etc., therefore E for eight is the letter missing.
Women have twice as many pain receptors as men. You can read more about pain in the pain part 2 blog by our in-house experts: “Ten tactics to overcoming and managing your mountain of pain – Part 2.
Most of the CGI in the film was during the scene where Tod and Vixey are trapped in the burrow by Slade. Vixey was animated by an uncredited Tim Burton.
The four words Invgar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnard refer to the founders name (Invgar Kamprad), the farm he grew up on (Elmtaryd) and his hometown (Agunnard).
The first Wimbledon tournament was held in 1877. It was a men’s tournament and was the first official lawn tennis tournament.
The hamstring is made up of 3 muscles: semitendinosus, semimembranosus and bicep femoris.
Lagos was the capital since the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914. Ikeja became the state capital in 1976 and Abuja became federal capital on December 12, 1991.
Acute pain may last from a few moments to up to 3 months, in which after 3 months, pain is classed as chronic. You can read more about pain in the pain part 1 blog by our in-house experts: Myths, misunderstandings and unnecessary fears about pain! – Part 1.
Brain freeze is one of the most common types of headaches experienced and usually last between 20 and 30 seconds.
Robert Catesby led the plot, along with four others; Thomas Winter, Thomas Percy, John Wright and Guy Fawkes.
Every minute of every day we lose between 30,000 and 40,000 dead skin cells from the surface of our skin. This works out to be around 15,768,000,000 (fifteen billion, seven hundred and sixty-eight million) per year, weighing in at approximately 4 kilograms.
Alektor is Greek for ‘rooster’. Alektorophobia is a rare and specific phobia.
You need to light the match in order to light the candle, oil lamp or gas stove.
The chin isn’t just the lower part of your face; it’s a specific term for that little piece of bone extending from the jaw. While it may seem odd, humans are in fact the only animals that have one. Even chimpanzees and gorillas, our closest genetic cousins, lack chins.
Spencer Perceval became Prime Minister in October 1809 and was shot dead on the 11th of May 1812 after entering the lobby of the House of Commons.
South Australia’s container deposit scheme came into effect in 1977. The scheme offers a 10-cent refund for depositing bottles or cans for recycling. SA was the only state or territory with the scheme until the Northern Territory introduced one in 2012, New South Wales in 2017 and both ACT and Queensland in 2018.
Spaghetti is the plural for spaghetto, an Italian word derived from spago, meaning ‘thin string’.
The Seine River flows 777 kilometres through France from Northeast France, near Dijon, to the English Channel.
Charles Osborne (1894-1991) had the hiccups non-stop for approximately 68 years, from 1922 to June 5th, 1990. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the longest bout of the hiccups ever recorded. His hiccups first started in 1922 while weighing a hog for slaughter.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England in April 1564. He also died in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1616.
Short + 2 letters (e + r) = Shorter
The River Nile is the longest river in the world at approximately 6.670 kilometres (4,160 miles) in length. Whilst it is generally associated with Egypt, only 22% of the Nile flows through Egypt.
Adults blood vessels, arteries, veins and capillaries stretch to about 100,000 miles. If you took all the blood vessels out of an average child they would wrap around the world up to 2.5 times with them stretching over 60,000 miles.
Everything we consume has a calorie count, a measure of how much energy it stores in its chemical bonds. You can read more about calories in the following blog by our in-house experts: Calories: Who’s Counting?
Approximately 79% of the world’s population have brown eyes, 8-10% have blue eyes, 5% have amber or hazel eyes and only 2% have green eyes.
The first automatically sliced loaves were produced in 1928 using a machine designed by Otto Frederick Rohwedder, a jeweller.
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation G.P., the abbreviation of General Purpose. The first Jeep vehicles were manufactured in 1940.
Augustus Gloop was greedy and fell into the chocolate river, Veruca Salt was a ‘bad nut’ and gets sent down the garbage chute, Violet Beauregarde chews gum and turns into a blueberry, Mike Teavee was divided into millions of tiny pieces and sent by television and Charlie Bucket won.
The heart has four chambers. The right atrium receives de-oxygenated blood and passes it to the right ventricle. The right ventricle pumps the de-oxygenated blood to the lungs. The left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps it to the left ventricle. The left ventricle pumps the oxygenated blood around the body.
When he started playing high school basketball, his older brother Larry was wearing the number 45. Michael halved his brother’s number, which rounded up to the number 23.
Tensegrity is the tension and integrity of our fascial system. You can read more about tensegrity and fascia in the following blog by our in-house experts: The spiderweb connecting your body.
The motto is written on the Yale University Coat of Arms. The Coat of Arms has a Yale Blue shield with an open book and the words “Urim” and “Thummim” in Hebrew. Below the shield is a ribbon with the motto, “Lux et Veritas”.
BMI is calculated as weight (kg) divided by the square of height (m). Whilst BMI is commonly used to assess whether weight is within a ‘healthy range’, it cannot be used as a diagnostic of health or body fat percentage. Categories of BMI are:
Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. It is located between Ontario, Canada and New York, USA.
Mount Everest was still the tallest mountain in the world, it just hadn’t been discovered yet.
The last Tasmanian Tiger, also known as a Thylacine, passed away on the 7th September 1936 after three years of captivity at Tasmania’s Hobart Zoo.
Disneyland California was opened on the 17th July 1955 and is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.
Casu marzu is a Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live insect larvae. It is affectionately known as ‘maggot cheese’.
Surfboard wax is made up of a formulation of natural or synthetic wax to apply to the deck of a surfboard to prevent the rider falling off. It can also be used on body-boards and skim-boards.
On the 19th September 1893, Lord Glasgow, the governor, signed a new Electoral Act into law, resulting in New Zealand to become the first self-governed country in which women were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections.
We are born with around 300 bones, but as we grow, some of these bones fuse together, leaving us with 206 bones when we are an adult. You can read more about bones in the following blog by our in-house experts: ‘I’ve got a bone to pick with you; the best exercises for osteoporosis’
The President will remain President as there would need to be a new Vice President.
Normal blood pressure is 120/80. Low blood pressure is defined by some experts as readings lower than 90/60 and high blood pressure is higher than 140/90.
Bryan Berg built the tallest free-standing house of cards on the 16th October 2007 in Dallas Texas. The tower was 7.86 metres tall.
The main components of the digestive system are the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and anus.
Santa has 9 reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.
Your arteries carry the oxygenated blood from your heart around your body. Your veins then carry the de-oxygenated blood back to the heart.
The words actually spoken were “Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here” as the astronauts communicated their discovery of the explosion that crippled their spacecraft.
Saudi Arabia does not have any permanent rivers, but has multiple riverbeds that are permanently or intermittently dry.
Goldfish can recall information for up to 5 months.
Found at number 8 on the Periodic Table, this tasteless, colourless and odourless gas is the essence of our life and as far as we know, Earth is the only planet that has this element within its atmosphere. You can read more about oxygen in the following blog by our in-house experts: “2 O’s make it right and help us stay alive.”
The Ashes Test Series is generally made up of 5 matches and is hosted in turn by England and Australia at least once every 2 years. There have been 71 Ashes Series, Australia have won 33, England have won 31 and there have been 6 drawn series.
The oesophagus (ee·so·fuh·guhs) is muscular tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach when you swallow.
Rome was the first city known to man to reach a population of 1 million in 133 BC. London reached 1 million in 1810 and New York in 1875.
An hourglass contains thousands of pieces of sand that pour from one side to the other at a constant rate.
A stale fish involves the back hand grabbing the heel edge of the board between the feet, around the outside of the knee and a mule kick is often called a Toyota air as it is similar to the Toyota ‘Oh What A Feeling’ ad.
Starting from the outermost ring, ring 1 and 2 are white, 3 and 4 are black, 5 and 6 are blue, 7 and 8 are red and 9, 10 and inner 10 are yellow.
The rubber band was invented in 1845 by Steven Perry to hold papers and envelopes together. It was patented on March 17, 1845. Chewing gum was patented by William Finley Semple in 1869 and the cash register was patented by James Ritty in 1879.
Stan Larkin, a 25-year-old male went 555 days without an organ in his chest. While waiting for a transplant he relied on a backpack as a power source for an artificial heart that used air pressure to pump his blood throughout his body, giving him life. A very rare miracle.
No one officially owns Antarctica, however, the Antarctic Treaty System regulates international relations regarding Antarctica. The Antarctic Treaty System was signed by 12 nations (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA and USSR) in Washington on the 1st December 1959.
Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, main function is to react to bleeding by clumping, to create a blood clot.
Your average bathroom scales will provide you with your weight but not your body composition. You can read more about body composition in the following blog by our in-house experts: Slugs, snails and puppy dog tails? Or sugar, spice and all things nice? What are you made of?
The Black Death spread across Europe between 1346 and 1351, killing 25-50 million people.
Has all numbers from 0 to 9 in alphabetical order: Eight, Five, Four, Nine, One, Seven, Six, Three, Two and Zero.
The Guinness Book of World Records actually holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
A white background with the 5 interlinking rings of red, blue, black, yellow and green represent the 5 inhabited continents of the world, while the 6 colours are those that appear on all national flags of the world.
Each normal foot has 33 joints, 26 bones, 19 muscles, and 107 ligaments.
It is 85 letters long and the name of a hill in New Zealand. It is a Maori phrase that means ‘place where Tamatea, the man with big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as land-eater, played his flute to his loved one’.
She had 9 children between 1840 and 1857; Edward VII, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Victoria – Princess Royal, Princess Louise – Duchess of Argyll, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Prince Arthur – Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Prince Leopold – Duke of Albany, Alfred – Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom.
There are 2, rabbit and parrot. They have a very wide field of view that actually allows them to see behind themselves.
He won with McLaren in 2008 and then went on to win with Mercedes in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Yes, it’s true, some stress is good for us. Eustress helps us stay motivated, work towards goals and feel good about life. You can read more about stress in the following blog by our in-house experts: Don’t worry, be happy! Stress and 10 simple ways to let it go.
The order is; white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown then black.
Many names on the Periodic Table are derived from Latin or Greek and the letter J is not present in these languages. Some may say that Q does not appear either, however the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) state that the ‘yet to be discovered’ element with the atomic number 114 is named ununquadium.
You thigh is made up of the muscle group quadriceps that consists of four muscles: the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, and the rectus femoris.
The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. If you throw anything into water, it will get wet!
Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that lies in both Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus Strait separates the European part from the Asian part.
He divorced Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn was beheaded, Jane Seymour died, he divorced Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard was beheaded and Catherine Parr survived.
The Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 between East and West Berlin, Germany and fell in 1989.
The El Clásico is a soccer game between Real Madrid and Barcelona. There has been a total of 275 matches, since the first game on the 13th May 1902, with Barcelona winning 115 of these games.
The number of daily recommended steps is 10,000. The average adult currently walks around 7,400 steps a day in Australia, between 5,000 and 7,000 steps a day in the USA and between 3,000 and 4,000 steps a day in the UK. You can read more about walking in the following blog by our in-house experts: “Walk This Way”
One time, because then you are subtracting 10 from 90, then 10 from 80 etc.
White blood cells only account for about 1% of your blood, but they have a big impact. They flow through your bloodstream fighting viruses, bacteria and other invaders that affect your health.
You will not find a clock in most casinos as they aim to keep you in as long as possible. The longer you are there, the more likely it is they will take money from you.
A lack of exercise now causes as many deaths as smoking.
The Queen is allowed to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
Brazil has played in every World Cup since it began in 1930. They have won 5 times: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.
It takes less effort to smile!
The Hundred Years’ War began in 1337 and ended in 1453 between England and France.
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the 5 major oceans. It is also the coldest, with an average temperature of 38 degrees Farenheit (-2.22 degrees Celcius).
There are 15 red balls, each worth 1 point. There is also a yellow ball (2 points), green ball (3 points), brown ball (4 points) blue ball (5 points), pink ball (6 points) and black ball (7 points).
All months have at least 28 days in them, with majority having more!
Harvard University was established in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Yale was established in 1701 and University of Pennsylvania was established in 1740.
It is true. Yes, breathing is an involuntary process, however, with majority of us shallow breathing we don’t fuel our bodies efficiently so conscious breathing is important. You can read more about breathing in the following blog by our in-house experts: The secret weapon to optimal performance and wellness; Breathing
On average, it takes 66 days to form a habit. However, individual times vary from 18 to 254 days (Lally et al., 1990).