Saturday, 19th June 2021

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Did you know that..?

Did you know that..?

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

Computer nerds are the new alpha males. According to a survey, 59% of women admire men who can fix computers – so-called technosexuals – but only 49% feel
the same about those who can repair a car. The technosexuals are in such demand that two-fifths of men admit to having exaggerated their IT skills in an attempt to impress women. Express

The reason we don’t eat horses is that it has been forbidden to Christians since the 8th century. The Germans, who were still pagans a the time consumed horse meat, so Pope Gregory III decreed that recent Christians should show that they were no longer pagans by avoiding eating horses. All of Christian Europe followed this taboo until the time of Napoleon. He encouraged the eating of horses on the grounds that it was not rational to avoid such a useful source of meet. The Guard

Global house prices are rising and falling in equal numbers. Over the past year prices have jumped most in Hong Kong, prompting further government efforts to cool the market. They have dropped by 9.3% in Spain, the heaviest faller. The overall trend is down, however, since in three of the countries where prices are rising they are doing so at a slower pace than a year ago. The Economist.ian



A study, which followed 93,600 nurses in the US for 18 years, found that eating strawberries and blueberries every other day cut the risk of heart attack by a third. The researchers, from the Harvard School of Public Health, speculate that the berries’ high levels of flavonoids combat blocked arteries British Medical JournalA leading solvency specialist has calculated that 140 high-street retailers are on the critical list and – a further 13,700 were in significant distress before Christmas. Many are expected to vanish as creditors decide to pull the plug Independent

Women look their oldest at 15:30 every Wednesday, a study has found, because that is when energy levels plummet, work stress is at a peak and the effects of any weekend late nights finally kick in. Research shows 10% of women find Wednesday the most stressful day in a typical week. 60% name Friday as their happiest day Telegraph

British parents are increasingly reluctant to let children walk to school alone. According to the Policy Studies Institute at Westminster University, just 25% of British primary school children make the trip alone – down from 86% in 1971, and compared to 7% in Germany Mail

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