1 Sep: Super glue was invented by accident, twice.
2 Sep: The ability to smell cyanide is genetic. 20-40% of the population lacks the ability to smell the poison, to these people it has no odour.
3 Sep: Uber Eats can be delivered by bus if it's raining
4 Sep: Jacaranda trees are native to South America
5 Sep: Something I’ve never had a reason to think about: Honey isn’t vegan
6 Sep: Did I know that LL Cool J’s stage name stands for Ladies Love Cool James? Seems like something I would know, yet sounded completely new when I heard it
7 Sep: The antlers of moose fall off and regenerate every year
8 Sep: Mac Miller R.I.P
9 Sep: The Maned wolf of South America is the only species of it’s genus, however it is not a wolf. It is more closely related to foxes, though is not a fox either. Where they live in the tall grasslands of Brazil, authorities are often searching for users of marijuana, only to find a Maned wolf instead, whose urine smells like the illegal substance
10 Sep: Apparently boiled peanuts are one of colonised Australia’s first snack foods, borne from when white settlers would throw whole peanuts into the brine of corned beef
11 Sep: There are only 15 people in history who have won the four biggest awards in the entertainment industry. EGOT status stands for; Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony
12 Sep: Eight years before filming Runaway Bride, Julia Roberts actually ran away from her 1991 wedding to Keifer Sutherland
13 Sep: The Bechdel Test was formulated in 1985
14 Sep: The new Apple watch with the ECG monitor in it probably won’t be able to be sold in Australia because the ECG is classified as a medical device
15 Sep: Baileys goes off. My sister drank Baileys that went off in 2013 and it was HiLaRiOuS!
16 Sep: The streetwear brand Supreme can’t trademark their logo because the word itself is a superlative which cannot be trademarked by the US Patent and Trademark Office
17 Sep: Keira Knightley was only 17 when she filmed the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie
18 Sep: Ric Frearson, the photographer who started the eponymous Ric’s Bar in Fortitude Valley in 1993 has died at the age of 57
19 Sep: In the book version of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s magical slippers are silver. But they were changed to ruby slippers for the movie because it was one of the first movies filmed in technicolour
20 Sep: The first roundabout was built in Bath, England in 1768, about a century before the invention of automobiles
21 Sep: If you give your bank details for a direct debit it’s within your power to stop any money being debited, unlike if you give a credit card
22 Sep: Magnesium burns white, phosphorus burns red
23 Sep: Catch Me If You Can is a great movie, and Frank Abagnale is a real person
24 Sep: There’s 32 potential points of conflict at a traffic light intersection. There’s only 8 potential points of conflict at a roundabout
25 Sep: ‘Compos mentis’ means having full control of one’s mind
26 Sep: Arnold Schwarznegger was 43 in Total Recall
27 Sep: Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster. She got the name Jodie from her siblings as a nickname and decided to use it professionally
28 Sep: Crocodiles are much more aggressive than alligators
29 Sep: Female ferrets die if they don’t mate. Most types of salmon die after they spawn
30 Sep: Google does not know the answer to the question ‘Who takes the photos of the Uber Eats food?’
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