100 Things We Didn’t Know Last Year!

Pretty cool article came on the BBC yesterday titled 100 things we didn’t know this time last year.

Each week the Magazine picks out snippets from the news, and compiles them into 10 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Week. Here’s an end of year almanac.

Some pretty interesting things like:

2. Mohammed is now one of the 20 most popular names for boys born in England and Wales.

Immigration problem?

11. One in 10 Europeans is allegedly conceived in an Ikea bed.

Somehow I believe this.

40. An average Briton will spend £1,537,380 during his or her lifetime, a survey from insurer Prudential suggests.

So everyone is actually a millionaire!

78. One in 18 people has a third nipple.


91. Croydon has more CCTV cameras than New York.

I used to live there!

Look out for the obligatory 2005 summary post soon!

Happy new year.




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5 Responses to 100 Things We Didn’t Know Last Year!

  1. Dabido (Teflon) January 2, 2006 at 8:16 pm #

    ’39. Australians host barbecues at polling stations on general election days.’

    Doesn’t everyone? Any reason for a snag and beer (which Ironically, I am allergic to!)

    ‘An average Briton will spend £1,537,380 during his or her lifetime,’

    As it’s an average, it means that certain millionaires & billionaires are skewing the results … take them out of the equation and we will probably find that 90% of Britons will never earn that much.

    ’42. Britain’s smallest church, near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, opens just once a year. It measures 4m by 3.6m and has one pew.’
    Woo hoo! I have relatives from that area! 🙂

    ’45. C3PO and R2D2 do not speak to each other off-camera because the actors don’t get on.’
    I thought Kenny Baker (R2D2) was dead!!! So no one talks to him any more!

    ’50. Only 36% of the world’s newspapers are tabloid.’
    Are 90% in London? I just ask, as it sometimes seems that way! 😉 Maybe that’s not a FACT WE DIDN’T KNOW … 🙂

    ’67. Giant squid eat each other – especially during sex.
    Just like humans! 🙂
    [Funny it didn’t make it to 69]!!!

    ’79. The section of coast around Cleethorpes has the highest concentration of caravans in Europe.’
    My mother was born there!!!! WOW! [But she speaks like a Southerner, with all her relo’s being from Dorset, Wiltshire etc]

    That was an interesting read. Thanks for that ST.

  2. Dabido (Teflon) January 2, 2006 at 8:31 pm #

    Wooops – I looked it up, Kenny Baker is still alive.
    Dead Or Alive?
    Bodoh Dabido!

  3. foodcrazee January 2, 2006 at 8:33 pm #

    Hahahaha! Croydon more CCTV ? how namy is there ?

    Happy NEw Year ST…..May u be blessed with good health and WEALTH ??

  4. farah January 2, 2006 at 8:43 pm #

    “A lottery ticket holder in Doncaster has until Monday evening to claim a £9.5m jackpot.”
    did you hear about tht?!
    man i’d be so gutted if tht money didnt get claimed. just bcos i kept remembering the amount of times i went into the local co-op rushing to pay for my gum in case the bus comes while im in there, but missed the bus anyways cos the old cow in front of me is busy taking her time buying lottery tickets.
    all tht walking in the rain had to be worth something.
    not tht i was in doncaster, but still..

  5. ShaolinTiger January 2, 2006 at 10:04 pm #

    Dabido: Yeah that would’ve been pretty cool at number 69!

    foodcrazee: Croydon I dunno, but a helluva lot of CCTV. Blessed with health would be good, wealth would be a bonus 🙂

    farah: Yeah it’s happened quite a few times, I don’t get it…Buy the lottery but don’t check the results?!? Or your tickets? What’s the point..