Monday, 12 December 2011


Facts about FOOD:
-Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.

-Worcestershire sauce is made from dissolved fish

-Many mass produced ice creams have seaweed in them

-Cheese Products Contain Less than 51 percent Cheese.

-You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac

-An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.

-Wine is sold in tinted bottles because wine spoils when exposed to light.

-There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes

-Americans eat twice as much meat as Europeans, gobbling up some 50kg (110 lb) per capita.

-cook -bake -eat -healthy -diet -carbohydrates -kitchen -ingredients -harvest -digestion

-recipe book -oven -fridge -freezer -bowls -plates -cutlery -microwave -toaster -menu -food

-Jamie Oliver -Gordon Ramsey -Nigella Lawson -Michael Bauer -Bobby Flay -Heston Blumenthal -Mario Batali -Delia Smith -Nigel Slater -Ken Hom

Facts about Holiday traditions:
-The Queens Christmas speech was televised for the first time in 1957
-CAROLS weren't sung in churches until they were introduced by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.
-Diwali gets its name from the “diyas,” or oil lamps that are lit in clay containers during this festival.
-The business community celebrates Diwali by opening new accounting books.  Diwali marks the beginning of the new financial year, hence, traders and business men start it by offering prayers to Lord Ganesha 
-Christmas -Eid -Diwali -Easter -Thanksgiving -Hanukkah -Guru Nanak Jayanti -YuanTan (Chinese new year) -Buddha Day -Celebration

-Christmas tree -Hanukkah Menorah -Easter eggs -Presents -Crackers -Mistletoe  -Lights -Food -Stockings -Snow
-Santa Claus -Rama and Sita

 Facts about time:
-Time can be perceived differently by our brains depending on our activities. A boring day will 'drag' on whilst if we are enjoying ourselves time will seem to 'fly', this phenomenon is referred to as 'temporal illusion' by psychologists.

-Time appears to accelerate the older we get. Some (including Stephen Hawking) suggest the reason for this is that when we are ten years old a year is a tenth of our whole life and seems a long time, yet for a sixty-year-old a year is just a 60th of their life and therefore perceived as a shorter period.

-Some modern atomic clocks are so accurate they can lose less than a second in 400 million years.

-Time is not a constant; time is relative to different observers. The only constant in the Universe is the speed of light which means no matter how fast you are travelling the speed of light will remain the same although time will slow down

-Brazil sets its Summer time by decree every year. Some states / counties observe Summer time on a year to year basis. 

-It is said that the reason Greenwich is seen as an important point of reference is because of the existence of the Greenwich Observatory. A conference of astronomers in 1884 argued that this was an important landmark from which all calculations about time should be made. Interestingly enough, Greenwich remains the prime meridian even though the original observatory has moved elsewhere.

-As far as we know, time began with the formation of the universe in the instant of the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.
-According to a man named Paul Couderc, only one one-thousandth of a second is gained in sixty years of traveling at the speed of sound.
-Early clocks only showed hours.
-The age of the universe is believed to be about 12 to 13 billion years old

Facts about Student Life:
-Students -Independence  -University -Drinking -Working -Lectures -Night life -Money(lack of) -Friends -Social

-Books -Laptop -NUS Card -Student I.D -Pen -Paper -Work Book -Bag -Calculator -Student Loan

-Professor Brian Cox -Stephen Hawking -Jeremy Paxman -Stephen Fry

Facts about Budgeting:
-Economy -Bargain -Sales -Cheap -Value -Asset -Saving -Shops -Money -Pound land

-Money -Items -Receipts  -Calculator

Facts about Leeds:
-30th most populous city in the European union
-Leeds is a city and a metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire
-750,000 people make Leeds the second-largest metropolitan district in England
-Leeds Bradford International Airport serves 70 destinations in 30 countries, including North America and Asia
-Leeds became a city by Royal Charter in 1893
-Natives of Leeds are known as Loiners
-Leeds is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with greenbelt land covering over two-thirds of its total area
-112,000 people work in the city’s financial and business sectors
-Leeds is the home of the Royal Armouries Museum (Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s National Museum of Arms and Armour, including artillery.)
-Birth place of Sir Leonard Hutton

-Yorkshire -Leeds United -Leeds University  -Leeds town hall -Leeds city council  -Elland Road -Hyde Park -Headingley -St. James Hospital
-Corn Exchange -The Roundhouse 

-Harewood house

-Henry Moore -Barbara Hepworth -Jimmy Savile -Leonard Hutton -Helen Fielding -Brian Close -Thomas Chippendale -Alan Bennet
-Barbara Taylor Bradford -Beryl Burton

Facts about Christmas:
-25th of december is Christmas day
-THE tradition of putting tangerines in stockings comes from 12th-century French nuns who left socks full of fruit, nuts and tangerines at the houses of the poor
-NEARLY 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe
-THE world's tallest Xmas tree at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950
-IN 1647, after the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell banned festivities. The law wasn't lifted until 1660
- BEFORE turkey, the traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig's head and mustard
-SANTA Claus comes from a Dutch folk tale based on Saint Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, who gave gifts on December 6
-THE Beatles hold the record for most Xmas number 1 singles, topping the charts in 1963, 65 and 67
- THE word Noel derives from the French expression "les bonnes nouvelles" or "the good news"
- IN the Czech Republic they enjoy dinners of fish soup, eggs and carp. The number of people at the table must be even, or the one without a partner will die next year

-Christmas cards -Church -Carols -Jesus -Santa Claus -Three wise men -Wrapping paper -Fairy lights -Family -Celebrations

-Christmas tree -Crackers -Mistletoe -Holly -Sledge -Christmas dinner -Presents -Christmas pudding -Bells -Tinsel

-Grandparents -Scrooge -Santa Claus -Children -Families -Elves -Rudolph -Mary -Joseph -Jesus

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