1 Feb: Breast milk doesn’t appear until a few days after giving birth
2 Feb: Since a number of American states have started legalising marijuana, a relatively new area has opened up to study: initial findings seem to show that driving while under the influence of alcohol is a lot more dangerous than driving while high
3 Feb: Australian $1 coins were introduced in 1984, $2 coins are as old as me and came into circulation in 1988
4 Feb: According to Uma Thurman, her working relationship with Quentin Tarantino was shattered after he pressured her into driving a car on the set of Kill Bill which she requested a stunt driver to do instead. She crashed and still suffers from complications thanks to her injuries
5 Feb: The Nazca lines in Peru are ancient geoglyphs which are believed to have been created between 500ce and 500bce. Because of the climate in the desert where they are situated they have largely been naturally preserved and are visible from surrounding hills and aircraft
6 Feb: Priceline is having a Valentines day sale on all lipsticks - including that blue one I’ve been eying for ages
7 Feb: It’s been known for a little while now that ibuprofen seems to slow or stop sperm production in men, harming their fertility. Now it’s been shown that taking ibuprofen whilst pregnant can reduce the amount of eggs produced in a girl child by up to 40%
8 Feb: My application to paint a wall for Brisbane Street Art festival has been approved!
9 Feb: Dylan is back in Australia
10 Feb: Royal Newcastle Hospital has been redeveloped into apartments
11 Feb: I can get bubble tea delivered on Uber eats
12 Feb: The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Seoul used over 1200 drones in something they’re referring to as “digital fireworks”
13 Feb: Pharmacists can give sick leave certificates
14 Feb: The first website that was ever created is still live! You can visit it on this link: http://info.cern.ch
15 Feb: Yesterday was the 45th day of 2018. Yesterday was also the day of the 29th mass shooting in the US.
16 Feb: According to Wikipedia there are 82 songs that Taylor Swift has either written or co-written. Lady Gaga has 71
17 Feb: Peter Andre is not Australian - I was told that he was, that was gonna be the fact of the day. But I can understand why my friend would tell me that, and why he had his wires crossed: at 9 years old, Peter Andre moved with his family to Australia. His first recording contract was offered to him while he was living on the Gold Coast and attending Benowa State High School
18 Feb: Popstar with Andy Samberg is a funny movie that I never knew existed
19 Feb: Mortified is a pretty hilarrrrr podcast
20 Feb: Amy Lynn Bradley’s story is heartbreaking, and I learnt all about it today on Casefile
21 Feb: Richard Kingsmill, aka head honcho dude at Triple J, actually edited the drop in the new NERD/Rhianna song ‘Lemon’ as the pause before the drop was 9 seconds long. Apparently radio stations are equipped with automatic alarms that go off if there’s been silence for more than 8 seconds. He also had the cheek to say he reckons his version is better than Pharrell’s
22 Feb: 909 people were poisoned at Jonestown. 304 of them were children
23 Feb: Scandivanian languages have the most vowels in the world, with Danish taking out the top spot with a whopping 32
24 Feb: I can braid!
25 Feb: There are 26 episodes per season of Gossip Girl
26 Feb: The lead singer of Iron Maiden is also an air pilot
27 Feb: Tim Ferguson is no better than any other entitled white male. Link here. So disappointing - I used to think he was so funny when he hosted the Australian version of "Don't forget your toothbrush!" back in the 90s
28 Feb: The most valuable company in the world is based in Saudi Arabia and it's not surprising that it's an oil company
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