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 July: Actually, accidentally mixing conditioner with peroxide instead of shampoo will produce a different outcome on hair than first expected...
2 July: My sister-in-law has taught my 5 year old niece a song to help her spell her surname (Which is also my surname)
3 July: The metric system was created by a french monk back in the 1600's
4 July: It's possible to get a punctured car tyre fixed for $40
5 July: The gallbladder emulsifies fats from bile to help the small intestine
6 July: Bacardi 151 is discontinued
7 July: Youfoodz have changed the recipe of their protein chocolate brownie (And I do not like it)
8 July: Netherworld have their own flavoured sodas on tap
9 July: The orange sunrise reflecting onto the buildings in the city on an overcast morning creates a dazzling effect
10 July: Purge fluid (The fluid which leaves a body as it decomposes) is so nutrient rich that should a dead body be lying in a field a healthy patch of wild flowers will spring up where it was
11 July: The IGA in Fortitude Valley stocks neither All Natural Bakery Almond and Apricot bars or the brand of rice cream pudding I like
12 July: Font Squirrel can search a bitmap image to determine a font. It didn't work for me, but is still handy to know
13 July: Basil plants are annuals. Yes, this means they die every year in winter unless you're a gun gardener and know how to propagate them
14 July: The creator of the Hawaiian pizza was actually Canadian and died only recently
15 July: Fighter pilots in WWII were given nine yards of ammunition. If they used it all on a target then they went "The whole nine yards."
16 July: How to do a duplicate stitch
17 July: Astronomers may have found a 9th planet in our solar system
18 July: A handy keyboard shortcut when doing indentations in type lists in Indesign: Command + \
19 July: 'Cool pavement' is asphalt painted white. On tests done in Los Angeles the pavement showed a difference of 15ºF cooler than regular black asphalt
20 July: There's a community composting garden in Morningside
21 July: It's known that empty backyard pools in 1970's Southern California helped contribute to skateboarding becoming the sport that it is today. What is less known is that those kidney-shaped pools that the skateboarders loved so much may have been inspired by a pool in the middle of Finland, which Finnish architect Alvar Aalto designed in 1939
22 July: The song "Black Betty" is actually a lot older than I first thought, first appearing in the 1930's
23 July: There's a term for a polyamorous couple made up of three people: Thruple. (Pronouncement think: couple)
24 July: There are actually people in this world who have had fidget spinners shaved into their hair
25 July: Emilia Clarke's hair as Daenerys in Game of Thrones is actually a wig
26 July: This day I wrote down a fact that I heard through the insanely awesome Up and Vanished podcast. However I wrote it down in shorthand and it pertains to the law in Georgia, US, and because I can't find any proof of it online to back me up I'm just not going to include it because there's good chance I wrote it down wrong
27 July: The desserts from Black Star Pastry at the Night Noodle Markets are very popular
28 July: Brisbane bus drivers have gone on strike twice in the past two weeks while they're trying to negotiate a new enterprise bargaining agreement since the last one expired in October last year
29 July: The Nike Training Club app that I've been using has been out of date for over a year. The new one is a marked improvement
30 July: Aziz Ansari has a food club with two of his friends. They give out plaques to restaurants in New York where they have eaten which has their faces engraved on it
31 July: My mate Dony, who has been in Canada for the past two years, arrived back in Brisbane without telling us and called in for a surprise visit!