Saturday, 19th 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

Tesla worth $3bn more than Ford. Tesla’s market value has passed that of veteran carmaker Ford, rising by more than 7%. At Friday’s close, Elon Musk’s electric car company was worth $49bn (£38bn), $3bn more than Ford, after it revealed it is enjoying record vehicle deliveries. Musk’s “magic dust” is drawing in top staff and
investors. Daily Telegraph

Cutting salt intake could stop excessive toilet trips in the wee hours. Frequently needing the toilet in the middle of the night is a condition that affects more than half of 50s, leading to fatigue, irritability and a groggy feeling in the morning. But scientists believe they have found a solution, and it could be as simple as a slight dietary tweak. Japanese researchers discovered that lowering salt intake can significantly reduce excessive night time toilet trips, a condition which is also known as nocturia. The Guardian

Support for Scottish independence at ‘highest level ever’. Support for Scottish Independence is at its highest recorded level, according to a study by ScotCen Social Research, although the popularity of the European Union has fallen in Scotland, which voted against Brexit last year. Researchers say this suggests focusing on EU membership may not be the best way to persuade voters to choose to leave the UK. Evening Standard

The origins of the G&T. As the British Crown took over the governance of India, British immigrants began to struggle with the ravages of malaria. A local cure came from the bark of the chinchona or ‘fever’ tree, which contained the notoriously bitter quinine. To make it more palatable, sugar, lime, ice and gin were added – and the G&T was born. Metro



Twitter is to remove the 140-character limit on the private Direct Messages sent between users, the social network has confirmed. Beginning in July, the character limit will be lifted on messages that Twitter users send to each other, but it will not be removing the lock on public tweets posted to the site. The move is believed to be an attempt to draw more users to the micro-blogging site. Daily Express

Snacking on half a handful of nuts every day could reduce the chances of dying from diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Researchers in the Netherlands discovered the health benefits for people who ate around 10 grams of nuts or peanuts per day. The Lancet

Sakurajima, Japan’s most active volcano, has been erupting non-stop for 60 years. Every few weeks it spews out thousands of tons of ash and tennis ball-sized rocks over the nearby city of Kagoshima, whose children wear hard hats for protection. Daily Mail

Princess Charlotte’s dress is a copy of one used at every royal christening from 1841 to 2004, having been worn by 62 babies before its eventual retirement.
The Observer

The term ‘denim’ comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called serge - which was originally made in Nîmes, France - hence it was ‘from Nîmes’, which in French is ‘de
Nîmes’. Metro

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