Disappearing Beaches And Dead Fish – It’s Fact Day.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Two of the facts today do indeed relate to disappearing beaches and dead fish.

Rather surprisingly though, the two facts are not related.

Find out for yourself below.

And enjoy.


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The optic nerve,

which connects the eyes to the brain,

is too sensitive to successfully reconstruct.

 optic nerve



The most powerful conventional (non-nuclear) weapon

in the world is the

Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power (ATBIP),

nicknamed “Father of All Bombs” or “FOAB’,

a Russian-made air-delivered/land-activated

thermobaric weapon whose destructive power,

according to Russian deputy chief of the general staff

Alexander Rukshin was such that,

“all that is alive merely evaporates.”

The bomb is reportedly four times as powerful as the

US military’s Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb or “MOAB”

mentioned in last week’s fasab facts.

 Father of All Bombs



South Africa has eleven official languages,

the highest number of any country in the world.

 South Africa has eleven official languages



Swansea Jack was a black retriever dog from Wales

with a big heart and lots of courage that became

famous in the 1930s for rescuing people from the sea.

He saved twenty-seven people and won many

awards for his heroic acts.

Swansea Jack is the only dog to have been

awarded two bronze medals

(‘the canine Victoria Cross’)

by the National Canine Defence League

(now known as Dogs Trust).

 Swansea Jack



Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in the body

and supports the immune system in

fighting off bacteria and viruses.

Almonds, as well as other nuts like peanuts

and hazelnuts are high sources of vitamin E.

One ounce of dry roasted almonds

contains 6.8 mg of vitamin A,

which is 34% of the daily recommended value.

 dry roasted almonds



The first book bought on Amazon was called

‘Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies:

Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought.’

 first book bought on Amazon



Charles Cunningham Boycott was a British

land agent living in 19th century Ireland,

who was ostracized by his local community after

he refused his tenants´ demands for reduction in rates.

His name lives on  and is synonymous with acts of

political or social protest by voluntarily abstaining from

using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country.

 Charles Cunningham Boycott



At Porthleven in Cornwall (UK) the entire sand

volume mysteriously disappeared due to a freak tide,

but after a second high tide a few hours later,

the entire sand volume was re-deposited on the beach,

returning it to its original state.

A case of now you don’t see it, now you do!

(David Copperfield was not around at the time.)

 map Porthleven in Cornwall



The Chevrolet Silverado is a mega-selling full-size

and heavy-duty pickup truck manufactured

by General Motors and introduced in 1999

as the successor to the long-running Chevrolet C/K line.

In 2014 Cheverolet sold 529,755 Silverados,

or almost 1 every minute.

 Chevrolet Silverado



During the medieval period, London and Paris

each had no more than forty thousand residents.

In contrast cities, such as Constantinople and Baghdad,

had about a million people each.

 Medieval London



The voices of Mickey & Minnie Mouse,

Wayne Allwine & Russi Taylor,

married each other in real life, too.

 Wayne Allwine & Russi Taylor wedding



Vending machines kill more people per year

than sharks and snakes combined.

According to the available police reports

the deaths usually happen when the vending machine

steals somebody’s snack, drink, or money,

and they decide to hit it a bit too hard causing

the vending machine to fall on them.

 Vending machine



In the German city of Hamburg in 1842,

about a quarter of the inner city was destroyed

and an estimated twenty thousand lost their property.

Surprisingly only fifty-one people lost their lives.

 Hamburg in 1842



In Lyme Regis, a little coastal town

in West Dorset, England,

slapping people with a dead eel is prohibited.

There had been a tradition known as

“the conger-cuddling”, in which people swung

dead eels at each other but in 2006,

the game was banned by local bureaucrats not

because it might have injured the people taking

part in this activity but because

– wait for it –

an animal rights group claimed

it was disrespectful to the dead fish.




Wallilabou Anchorage, situated at Wallilabou Bay

on the west or leeward coast of the main island

of St Vincent on the Caribbean Sea,

was the principal Caribbean location for

Disney’s 2003 blockbuster ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.

It is still home to many of the props,

including replicas of cannons.

Many fans visit it annually.





Introducing The Prestigious MIL-POST Blog Award

The MIL-POST Blog Award
The MIL-POST Blog Award
for 1,000 posts on your blog


Today I want to do something a little different.

I would like to announce the creation of the prestigious MIL-POST Blog Award, for bloggers who have managed to keep their enthusiasm, inspiration and dedication going long enough to have posted 1,000 times on their blog.

The whole idea has been inspired by a casual comment on the blog of my friend Frank over at ‘afrankangle’ who today is celebrating his 1,000th post. When you have read this why not visit Frank and join in the celebrations!

The more I thought about it the more I realized that this really is quite an achievement and a milestone that (a) most bloggers won’t reach, or (b) if and when they do reach it, it will have been the result of many months and perhaps years of blogging.

The BIG difference between this and other blogging awards is that you cannot be nominated for the MIL-POST Blog Award simply because someone else likes your blog and thinks it is worthy of some kind of accolade.

There are lots of other awards for that purpose, for example, the fasab blog has been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award, the Sunshine Blogger Award, the Illuminating Blogger Award and the Kreative Blogger Award. There are many others.

But to be eligible for the MIL-POST Blog Award you must have posted 1,000 times (at least), simple as that.

So if you, or anyone you know, is eligible for the MIL-POST Blog Award please send them a link to this page or the MIL-POST Blog Award page where further details can be found.

And If you haven’t yet reached the 1,000 milestone yet, don’t worry, just keep on blogging and you’ll get there.

Go on,  you know you want one!


Gold, Silver And Bronze – It’s The Husband Of The Year Awards

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


I think watching all the fuss about the Olympics, with all their gold, silver and bronze medals, must be getting to me. It put me in the notion of looking for other awards.

So how about Husband of the Year?

Well, the competition was fierce but eventually the candidates were whittled down to six finalists. You can find out below how they did – and why.

But first a joke to set the mood.



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password change


Now for the awards.


The honorable mention goes to:

The United Kingdom


Husband Of The Year - United Kingdom
Husband Of The Year – United Kingdom



…followed closely by The United States of America


Husband Of The Year - United States
Husband Of The Year – United States



and then … Poland


Husband Of The Year - Poland
Husband Of The Year – Poland


but the Bronze Medal must go to



Husband Of The Year - And Bronze Medal Winner - Greece
Husband Of The Year – And Bronze Medal Winner – Greece



It was very very close but the runner up prize and Silver Medal was awarded to…



Husband Of The Year - And Silver Medal Winner - Serbia
Husband Of The Year – And Silver Medal Winner – Serbia



But the winner and Gold Medal husband/partner of he year has to go to …



Husband Of The Year - And Gold Medal Winner - Ireland
Husband Of The Year – And Gold Medal Winner – Ireland



The Irish are true romantics. Look, he’s even holding her hand…




The Versatile Blogger Award

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”



Versatile Blogger Award


I received a surprising message the other day that I had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Alex Autin of http://alexautindotcom.wordpress.com

Obviously I was of delighted to receive the nomination, but surprised at the same time because I haven’t been blogging for very long and because until I received the nomination I have to confess that I didn’t know such a thing even existed.

Before I go on, let me thank Alex very much for the nomination, and also take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been following my blog, those how have been reading it and those who have taken the time to either hit the ‘like’ button and/or comment. Your support is very welcome and very much appreciated.

The rules are that, whilst there is no obligation to do so, it is nice to reciprocate by nominating other bloggers that you think are worthy of such an award and provide a few random facts about yourself to the person who nominated you.

The original number was 15, but this is a bit much, especially for a novice blogger like myself, so I’m with Alex in trimming the number back a bit.

As for blogs that I would nominate I’d have to say Alex’s …..things I like is excellent and well worth a read. Whether you’re supposed to nominate the person who nominated you or not I don’t know, I suppose they already have the award, but visit the blog anyway, there’s some great stuff on there!

Others that I follow and that would be worthy of a nomination would be



For those who appreciate great photography this site has some fantastic shots that you can just look at and/or read a bit more information about too. Well worth a look. You won’t be disappointed.



Another new to blogging blogger, but writes from the heart and has some though provoking material on her blog.



I do a lot of travelling so this site has an appeal for me. It’s a mixture of information and some humor, which is always good.

And finally Alex here are  my random facts….

  • I have a gift for seeing the amusing side of most situations, even quite serious ones, but the curse of opening my mouth and saying something funny at entirely the wrong time (which has got me into a lot of bother over the years!)
  • I learned to ride a bicycle in a dream – yeah, really, in a dream – maybe I’ll blog about that.
  • And my father dropped me on my head when I was a baby (Ah ha! Yes, yes, I can hear you, very funny!)
  • Oh and I’ve just thought of another one, and how’s this for a random fact, I don’t like hideous wallpaper – and I mean I REALLY don’t like it – you know the kind of thing, the sort your old maiden aunt Bessie had plastered on her living room


Well, they’re here to put me to bed now, so let’s see what happens tomorrow. How DO they get those uniforms so white???