I've always been intrigued by trivia.....random facts about random topics. I read about this fascinating little book in a newspaper article during a very long flight. I thought it might make a quirky gift and I actualy bought three copies!
Here are a few snippets to whet your appetite...
*The word 'journey' is from the French 'journée' and once meant the distance one could walk in a day.
*Only 5% of the world's population has ever been on an aeroplane.
*Johnny Depp collects Barbie dolls.
*In 1950, 7% of American women dyed their hair. In 2013, it was 75%.
*Mothers over 40 are twice as likely to have left-handed children as women in their 20s.
*Mo Farah, Sir Roger Bannister, Sir chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Sir Steve Redgrave were all born on March 23rd
|Mo Farah doing his signature pose|
*Jenga means to build in Swahili.
*Julius Caesar had two sisters both called Julia.
*In 1379, more than 600 years ago, a baby girl in Yorkshire was christened Diot Coke.