Everyday I try and learn something new which I think is interesting and improves my knowledge! This is what I have been learning and reading about this week!
2nd: An estimated 3000 euros are thrown into the Trevi Fountain in Rome every day. It is illegal to try and steal the coins from the fountain.
3rd: There are over 8.7million different species in the world. Who says that humans are the most important?
4th: There is 5 times more Vitamin C in a Kiwi than an orange. (Kiwi is my current favourite fruit!)
5th: Emus and Kangeroos cannot walk backwards
6th: In air travel, there is a rate of one accident per 2.4million flights. (Taken from the book ‘Black Box Thinking’ by Matthew Syed)
7th: The first Grand National Horse race was held in 1839 and it is now the most valuable jump race in Europe. An estimated 500-600million people watch the race in over 140 countries. It is estimated that 25% of British adults will bet on the race!
8th: Easter is one of the festivals which tries to harmonise the solar and lunar calendars. As a general rule, Easter falls on the first Sunday, following the first full moon after 21 March. The latest it can be is 25th April but that hasn’t happened since 1943 and won’t again until 2038. The most common date is 19 April.
Have you been joining in on this quest to find out more about the world we live in? Would love to know your fact of the day!
Love Abi xxx