1 June: Each person in the United Kingdom drinks 1.9kg of tea each year
2 June: Raising your heart rate for 30 minutes has the same effects on the brain as a mild antidepressive
3 June: Tonic water has a tiny amount of quinine in it, which makes it glow under UV light
4 June: The platysma is the long thin muscle that goes from your chin right down to your collarbone
5 June: The correct way to pronounce 'panacea'
6 June: There is a vault inside a mountain in Svalbard, Norway. The vault contains all different types of seeds from all over the world as a kind of backup for humanity
7 June: If you can feel one of those super painful blind pimples coming up - I have the pleasure of getting those a lot - apparently applying ice in the first instance is supposed to lessen it’s severity. Not directly to the skin though, wrap it in a cloth first
8 June: Fat Joe's real name is Joseph Antonio Cartagena
9 June: The part underneath a train carriage, where the gearbox is and the wheels are connected, is called the bogie
10 June: The Teachers Pet is a good podcast
11 June: The eye is one of the most complex organs in the human body, after the brain of course
12 June: The Shinkansen (Bullet train) network opened up in Tokyo just in time for the 1964 olympics
13 June: 66 million people were killed in WWII, dropping the global population by 2.6% at the time
14 June: The design of the official ball used in the World Cup FIFA competitions changes every year - not just the superficial design, but the structure of the ball, which effects the weight, the way it changes shape during play, and the way it interacts with players kicks during the game
15 June: There’s an old paddle steamer, called The Maid of Sker, which used to traverse the Nerang River every week carrying cargo between Nerang, Southport and Brisbane. It was used until 1930, and now sits dry on land in Bischoff Park in Nerang next to the river
16 June: Plyboard is a lot lighter than MDF
17 June: The first public daily weather forecast was broadcast on 1 January 1921 on the University of Wisconsins radio station
18 June: LIFE HACK: You can make your own BB cream by mixing moisturiser with foundation
19 June: Brisbane is the least densely populated state capital in Australia
20 June: Karl May was a convicted fraudster and young adult novelist during the late 19th century. Hitler was a big fan of his books. It's rumoured Hitler based some of his strategies in WWII upon May's fiction writings - Waaaaat!
21 June: If a being were able to look at the entire observable universe at once, the overall colour it would see is beige
22 June: In the past 15 years in Australia, a person with a disability has been killed by their carer almost once every three months. This statistic is true ONLY for intimate carers (family members or friends) NOT professional carers
23 June: Akon has launched his own cryptocurrency called Akoin
24 June: Macerate - when fruit softens while it is soaking in liquid
25 June: TIDAL has the soundtrack for Dear White People Vol. 2 - which almost makes up for the fact that it doesn’t have any of Chvrches albums
26 June: This is a confronting and really well designed web page documenting the current opioid crisis happening in America
27 June: Contrary to popular belief, neither the British Empire or Germany were the first to use concentration camps. During a rebellion in the late 19th century a conservative Cuban government was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in what they called then 'reconcentration camps'
28 June: In a court setting, taped confessions are the most compelling piece of evidence for a jury. Even if it’s shown that the confession was coerced, it’s very difficult for a jury to look past
29 June: To test if the waist band of a pair of jeans will fit you (I assume this only means high-waisted jeans for women?) ensure the pants are buttoned and wrap them around your neck. If they meet without much to spare, they’ll fit nicely around your waist
30 June: A Jesuit refers to someone within the Society of Jesus, which is part of the Catholic Church
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