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Sunday, 27 November 2022

Sunday Nights Starter For Ten !

Here in the UK (as I publish this post) it's Sunday night, the weekend is almost over and as I look out of the window it's raining again ... but never mind, it could be snowing (perhaps it is where you live).

As regular readers know, this blog brings a variety of articles, studies, thoughts, recipes and more! It is presented in a magazine style - we hope something for everyone. Our main focus is about the Low Carb Higher (Healthy) Fat lifestyle, LCHF for short, and you can read/find out more about that here

But today for a change I thought why not share some trivia! So here are ten random facts - did you know any of these facts?

At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse.

The tongue is the only muscle in one’s body that is attached from one end.

The Lego Group is the world’s most powerful brand. There are more Lego Minifigures than there are people on Earth.

The Bagheera kiplingi spider was discovered in the 1800s and is the only species of spider that has been classified as vegetarian.

75% of the world’s diet is produced from just 12 plants and five different animal species.

The British government coined the slogan, “Keep Calm and Carry on,” during World War 2 in order to motivate citizens to stay strong.

IKEA is an acronym that stands for Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the founder’s name, the farm where he grew up, and his hometown.

Standing around burns calories. On average, a 150-pound person burns 114 calories per hour while standing and doing nothing.

It’s not just humans who are right or left-handed. Most female cats prefer using their right paw, and males are more likely to be left-pawed.

Costa Coffee employs Gennaro Pelliccia as a coffee taster, who has had his tongue insured for £10 million since 2009.

... talking of coffee, I wonder if Gennaro would like a slice of ...
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
it's low carb
more details/recipe here


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All the best Jan

31 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Some I knew, some I didn't. Birds are 'pawed' too. Cockatoos are predominantly left pawed.

Lowcarb team member said...

"Birds are 'pawed' too"

I didn't know that, thanks for sharing :)

All the best Jan

Tom said...

...this is something to try.

It's me said...

Mmmmmmm…..happy week love from me and Leaf 🍀💗🐾🍀

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jan! Yes, please. I would like a piece of coffee cake! Thank you! xo

Christine said...

Great facts, I really enjoyed these!

Ananka said...

Interesting facts! I will keep an eye on the cats paws! I have 2 females and a male. My daughter is gonna be a lefty I think. We are all rightys but my paternal grandfather was ambidextrous. I joke that the only thing I can do with my left hand is change gear.

Tasty cake.

Thanks for the birthday wishes Jan for my daughter :-D We are taking her to the zoo with a few family members. Pfft yes, 2 jobs is hard going at the moment!

Practical Parsimony said...

I knew none of that. But, anyone who wants to know will hear it. Next time, I will know.

DUTA said...

IKEA - that sounds interesting!

Lisabella Russo said...

Interesting facts, thank you. I had no idea cats would be divided largely on gender for pawedness...

Lorrie said...

Interesting tidbits! Clouds are rolling in here this afternoon and wind is blowing the last remaining leaves from the trees.

happyone said...

Interesting facts. Hard to believe that just standing burns just as many calories as when I walk a mile! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I knew three only. I must not be good with trivia.

I may have toklearn to just stand around.

My name is Erika. said...

That cake looks yummy, and this was an interesting post to read.

J.P. Alexander said...

Me sorprendiste , te mando un beso.

Conniecrafter said...

very interesting and I only knew the one about keep calm and carry on. Both my male cats are sleeping now so when they get up I will have to pay attention and see if they are right or left pawed :)

William Kendall said...

Some of these I knew.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Coffee cake sure looks mouth watering.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Iris Flavia said...

Some I knew. I read the book about IKEA, too. And have two of their products...

Margaret D said...

Only sort of new a couple...interesting post Jan.

Fun60 said...

I only knew two. I'm not surprised by the lego figures as I seem to be forever finding them around the house, courtesy of the grandchildren. The one that makes me the happiest is doing nothing burns calories.

Jo said...

Interesting facts. A fun post.

Valerie-Jael said...

The cake looks fantastic! Valerie

Rain said...

Cinnamon coffee cake, yum! Oh I will have to watch my male cats from now on to see if they are lefties!! ☺

Martha said...

That cinnamon coffee cake looks really delicious! I bet the house smells amazing while it's baking.

Sandra Cox said...

Jan, this was so much fun. I'm going to have to borrow that left and right paw for one of the Did You Know Thursdays:)

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVED those facts - I didn't know most of them.
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
Missed you last week as we were in Ohio visiting family. ☺

Kinga K. said...

Amazing cake <3

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Fun facts except the tongue trivia is creepy. Standing. I tell folks in the grocery line standing burns more calories, counts for me as exercise. lol

Teresa said...

Siempre interesante.Besos.

The Happy Whisk said...

Those were fun to read. Wow, more Legos characters than humans. Amazing.