Sunday, 16 September 2018

Sunday.Jaw droppers with a fishy ending..

The oldest animal ever found was a 405-year-old Icelandic clam. It was killed by researchers trying to work out its age. But by then it was assumed to be female As it was perceived to be much older each day at 3 30PM. But it was still called 'Tim'.

The word ' journey' is from the French journe'e, and once meant the distance one could walk in one day.

The Swahili for the journey; is Safari.

The Barramundi is an Australian fish praised for its exquisite taste, but tasteless compared to that of Nth Atlantic Cod.

The nectar of citrus plants contains caffeine to attract bees.

King Henry VIII, put a tax on beards in 1535 but made sure his own was exempt.

King David 1, in Scotland. gave tax rebates to subjects with good table manners.

Lalochezia is Using swearing to relieve the stress of pain.

King John of England was named 'Soft sword' for his feeble Military and boudoir activities.

William the Conqueror the Duke of Normandy had been in England a fortnight before the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Similar to the Three old ladies locked in the Lavatory; 'Nobody knew he was there'.

During the Hundred years war, the French called the English 'Godons' because they were always shouting 'Godam'.

And Finally.

Two retired Australian aboriginal gentlemen were preparing for their journey home to the 'black Stump camp some ten Miles from the coast. They had hung their socks on the end of their spears close to the fish they had caught that day in order to deter the marauding flies.

On arrival to their humble homestead, they were greeted by a White man who seemed anxious to explain the wonderful workings of the small cart with a wheel which was able to carry several spear loads of fish in comfort and save a lot of human energy.

After a trial with the wheelbarrow, one of the Aborigine men announced, " we will take the Barramundi on our next fishing trip.

That's all folk, More soon.. Vest Daily Gaggle.

7 comments:

Andrew said...

All good.

The first one reminds me of the story of the tallest flowering tree in the world which was here in our state of Victoria. It was chopped down in 1884 so that it could be accurately measured.

Elephant's Child said...

Poor Tim.
And who knew that bees had a caffeine habit. Thanks for these.

Sue Bowyer said...

Interesting facts there Les :)

Elsie Hanlin. said...

Thanks for the laughs

Chris B said...

Very Good!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Fun post! My brain's full of information that's fascinating to me but useless to just about everyone else on the planet, but as as far as I'm concerned, there's always room for more random facts.

Lee said...

Personally, although I like barramundi, I prefer Red Emperor...for me the Red Emperor is a far superior fish to eat.

I bet King John didn't bandy his nickname around too much...if you know what I mean!

Fun post, Vest...thanks. :)

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