Factoids

  • Of the more than 1,000 number 1 singles in the UK charts, only 80 have been solo female artists.
  • Madonna had 12 of those.
  • Kylie, Britney and Whitney have had 15 between them
  • Dusty Springfield only had one! (“You don’t have to say you love me”)
  • In Britain, we through away enough waste to fill the Albert Hall every hour, or Lake Windermere every 9 months
    • Therefore one Windermere = 9 * 30.5 * 24 = 6,588 Albert Halls
    • “Mere” means “lake”, so saying Lake Windermere is like saying Lake Winderlake
  • If everyone on the planet consumed as much as we do in the UK, we’d need three planets.
  • Nottingham has the largest district heating system in Europe and is the fourth largest purchaser of green electricity in the EU.
  • I like factoids like these.  My brain stores them up endlessly, then mixes them up with others and then regurgitates them randomly at parties.

    What are your favourite factoids?

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    One comment on “Factoids

    1. Leigh says:

      To be fair though it often regurgitates them in such a way as to create outright lies, couched as truth.

      Tensing muscles causing hips to shatter, anyone?

      What about, athletes having heart attackes the moment they give up sports?

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