Thursday, 17th June 2021

This Month's Magazine
Did you know that..?

Did you know that..?

A collection of useless but interesting facts for after dinner conversation in Andalucia

In Italy's fashion capital Milan, there's still a law that exists requiring its citizens to smile at all times or risk paying a hefty fine.

This may sound bizarre but in Victoria, Australia it's illegal to wear hot pink shorts after midday on a Sunday!

The mince pie may be a sweet treat you enjoy throughout the festive season but did you know it's illegal to eat one on Christmas Day in England? This bizarre law was brought in by Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century, who put a ban on mince pies and anything to do with gluttony on 25 December.

It's illegal to leave the house without wearing underwear in Thailand.

Pedestrians in Fort Lee, New Jersey, can now be fined $85 if caught texting on their mobile phone while walking. Police officers warn that people risk being hit by traffic. 117 tickets have been issued for “dangerous walking” since March. Mail

The human body grows a new stomach lining every five days. The average lifespan of a human taste bud is ten days. The body grows a completely new skin every four weeks. The liver is replaced every six weeks. The human skeleton is replaced every three months. QI

The value of lottery prizes that went unclaimed in the first six months of the year was £81m. £1.3bn has been registered as unclaimed since the lottery began in 1994. Mail

Drinking several cups of coffee every day may significantly reduce the risk of bowel cancer. People who down four cups a day can see their risk of developing a tumour drop by about 15 per cent. But those who got through six or more were up to 40 per cent less likely to fall victim to the disease. Express


Spoof disaster movie Airplane is the funniest film ever - generating three laughs a minute on average, according to new research. The movie starring Leslie Neilsen - which features classic one-liners such as ‘I am serious...and don’t call me Shirley’ - came out top in research conducted by a panel of members of movie subscription service LOVEFiLM.

Drivers were fined £845,000 for using the specially reserved VIP Games Lanes during the Olympic Games. Around 6,500 motorists were forced to pay the £130 fine. Mail

McDonald’s is to open two new outlets in India serving only vegetarian food.

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