Thursday, 17th June 2021

This Month's Magazine
Did you know that..

Did you know that..

A collection of useless but interesting extracts from different newspapers. Topics for after dinner conversation in Andalucia

Cézanne’s ‘The Card Players’ was the most expensive work of art ever sold (£170 million in 2011) until the sale of Gauguin’s ‘When Will You Marry?’ for close to £195m earlier this year. The Guardian

Mohammed Emwazi, the man named as the ISIS terrorist ‘Jihadi John’, received anger management therapy in his first year of secondary school, says a former teacher. Emwazi, who attended Quintin Kynaston school in Queens Park, London, a decade ago, had been a “lovely, lovely boy” who had a “real willingness to try and succeed”, said the teacher. Daily Mail

Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day could help prevent heart disease, new research has found. A team of experts studied a group of more than 25,000 Korean men and women with an average age of 41. They had no previous signs of heart disease. Their coffee consumption was listed as none, less than one cup a day, one to three cups a day, three to five cups a day and five or more every day. The researchers discovered those who drank between three and five cups were less likely to show signs of heart disease. Daily Express 

The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, with an apple about to hit his head. It was ditched as its high level of detail didn’t really show up when shrunk down on products. Metro



On Sunday, March 15, 1985, a computer company in Massachusetts registered the world’s first dot-com domain: And with that, the dotcom era officially began. By the end of 1985, was still one of just a small number of registered domains. Today there are hundreds of millions of registered domains. Guardian

Nearly 300 toddlers have been stopped and searched by police in the last five years. Despite government attempts to crackdown on the controversial tactic, 288 children aged underfive years old have been subjected to searches on suspicion of terrorism, drugs and “anticipated violence”, according to official data. Sunday Times

The longest total solar eclipse of the century occurred on July 22, 2009, over India, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. It peaked over the Pacific Ocean, but even there the darkness lasted a mere 6 minutes and 29 seconds. Discover Magazine

4.1% of the 1,500 biggest US companies have a female CEO. 4.5% are run by a man named David and 5.3 by a man called John. New York Times

Want to become a billionaire? Then you should study engineering, according to new research. Some 22%, of the world’s wealthiest figures studied engineering at university, the analysis found. It accounted for almost twice as many billionaires’ degrees as the next most popular choice - business courses, which just 12% of billionaires studied. The Guardian

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