The saying "You learn something new every day" has fascinated me since the first time I heard it. I've always believed it to be true, but had never taken the time to take note of the new things I had learnt.
Some entries are mundane, some are funny, some are useful, some are factual, some are personal. Some are very specific to my time and place, and others have a wider reach. To combat misinformation I have researched those entries that appear as fact rather than opinion. This page was created to entertain, not educate, and I trust that the reader can use Google if they're wary of anything I've written. I don't claim to be an expert though so feel free to write to me via email if you want to discuss anything you have read here. With that out of the way, please read on for a list of things I didn't know the day before.
1 June: There's a 24 hour diner called Magnolia's conveniently located on South Congress in Austin
2 June: The US and Canada use approximately 3000 aluminium cans every second
3 June: The clay discs used in skeet shooting are bright orange on top but black underneath
4 June: There are emu on Longhorn River Ranch, just outside of Austin, TX
5 June: Coriander and cilantro are different growth stages of the same plant
6 June: I don't have an entry for this day as we didn't really get a 6th of June. We flew out of LA at 11.30pm on the 5th and landed in Sydney 13 hours later at 7.30am on the 7th
7 June: It takes three Qantas staff a lot longer than one might think to reorganise a flight from Brisbane to Darwin
8 June: Neither the chemist nor the Woolworths in the new building next to Southbank Train Station carry Covergirl cosmetics
9 June: Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner has way more staying power on my greasy lids than Covergirl Perfect Blend anyway
10 June: Bleaching your own hair isn't half as scary as it's made out to be
11 June: If you list beneficiaries on your Super fund then the greedy tax man takes a cut. But he can't get his paws on it if you have a will and leave it to your estate
12 June: Bourbon and whiskey are very similar; however where whiskey is made of grains (wheat, rye, barley, and corn) and can be made anywhere in the world, bourbon has to be made of at least 51% corn, and can only be called bourbon if it was made in America
13 June: Using one's middle finger as a rude gesture has been around since Ancient Greece
14 June: Sense8 has been canned by Netflix! :(
15 June: I had no idea that T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E was even an acronym or what it stood for
16 June: If going on holidays for some time, you can easily test if your power cuts out and your fridge turns off (potentially spoiling food in your fridge and freezer) by freezing a cup of water and leaving it in your freezer with a coin on top
17 June: Everyone who buys a drone has to register it so that you can't do illegal things with it
18 June: Five slices of pizza is too much
19 June: There are more tigers in captivity in the US than exist in the wild in the entire world
20 June: All influenza that effects humans started in birds
21 June: I need six new fillings
22 June: DCA (Design College Australia) in Brisbane has shut down
23 June: It is possible to do the necessary paperwork within one day (which ideally would take 14 days to process) for the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre to ensure the Dulux dog can attend an event on the day of that event
24 June: American distillers petitioned for the inclusion of the word "Canada" on what is today known as Canadian Club, thinking it would adversely effect the popularity of the whiskey, which totally backfired
25 June: My GoCatch driver early Sunday morning, Hardeep, works seven days a week so that when his daughter comes to visit for one week of school holidays he can take the entire week off to spend with her. What a ledge.
26 June: A gilt is a female pig who hasn't given birth. A sow is one who has.
27 June: Apparently if your airbags deploy then your car is automatically written-off. But I fact-checked this and it is not always the case. It all depends on your insurance and the total value of the damage to your car and other complicated things I have trouble understanding as soon as the word 'insurance' is mentioned.
28 June: The previous CEO for Australia Post was on an annual salary of $5.7m, and apparently negotiated a $6m settlement for leaving. What the hell could someone ever be doing to justify that amount of pay?!
29 June: The ramen at Tatsu comes in a bowl bigger than my head
30 June: Trend forecasting happens years in advance, I thought it was like 12 months maximum