A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

5 Mar

1) The world’s longest train is over seven kilometers long.  That’s a lot of carriages.

2) How to erect a twelve person tent.

3) Crocodile doesn’t taste anything like chicken.

4) If you are all trussed up in a canvas diving suit with three layers of wool underneath to keep you warm, the only way to pee is by lowering a bottle on a rope through your neck hole to your nether regions.

5) An Aussie fried breakfast includes lamb cutlets.

6) It costs $1.45 to send a birthday card to the UK but $2.20 to send a letter of the same weight.  Why?

6) A severely dehydrated camel can drink 100 litres of water in ten minutes.

7) The pearl masters of Broome used to change up to 20 times a day to avoid getting their white clothes reddened by dirt.  Their laundry was done in Singapore because the water was cleaner than in Western Australia.  There’s a lot of money to be made in pearls.

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One Response to “A short list of things I’ve learnt this week”

  1. The Moiderer 05/03/2011 at 9:25 pm #

    7km. How is that even possible?

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