A short list of things I learnt last week

10 Nov

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1) Britain is the second biggest consumer of chocolate in the world after Switzerland; we eat 7 kilos per person per year.  That doesn’t actually sound like that much does it?

2) A mammoth’s femur is longer and heavier than our rather stocky six year old.

3) French teenagers can play football and smoke at the same time.

4) Full fat milk has a blue top and semi-skimmed milk a green top in Spain too.  It’s very helpful but I imagine the European Parliament had a hand in it.  What would the Daily Mail make of that?

5) Nuns fart.  Really.  And when they do they make biscuits.

6) The Spanish for pig’s trotter.  Shame it was after I’d ordered what I thought was a pork chop.

7) How to get five seats in a row on Easyjet.  First, leave your morals at home…

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6 Responses to “A short list of things I learnt last week”

  1. Jan 11/11/2012 at 11:10 pm #

    ‘Britain is the second biggest consumer of chocolate in the world’, one look at my thighs and you have me convinced.

  2. Emily 12/11/2012 at 10:44 pm #

    French teenagers can do anything and still smoke. Fact.

  3. Adam Sommer 14/12/2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Love the EasyJet comment! Its like hearding cattle….and its every pasenger for themselves!

    I go to the UK all the time, the chocolate and all the food is such high quality….how couldn’t you eat it all!

  4. BON VOYAGE 25/08/2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Hey! Where did you go, no posts for awhile now… P.s. BELGIUM is high consumer of chocolate, too!

  5. Louise fairweather 28/10/2013 at 9:20 am #

    That has cheered me up on a windy Monday morning – and not in a nuns sense x

  6. Rob 21/02/2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Huh, who knew! The world is a crazy place.

    I know you and your family love to travel, so I thought you might be interested in a project I’ve been working on. I’ve recently created a new series of travel books for kids to teach them about different countries and cultures – check them out at http://www.my-first-trip.com. Thanks!

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