Interesting Fact – The Human Brain

According to neuroscientists from the Salk institute, the human brain has 10 x more memory capacity than previously thought. (They measured the storage capacity of each synapse – the connections within the brain that are responsible for storing memories – and discovered that, on average, one synapse can hold about 4.7 bits of information. This […]

Interesting Fact – Wealth

According to a study by Swiss bank UBS, the number of female billionaires worldwide has increased nearly sevenfold in the past 20 years to 145. (In fact, women have outpaced men when it comes to membership of the billionaires’ club, with their ranks and wealth growing at faster rates.  The number of male billionaires has […]

Interesting Fact – Shopping

Since introducing the 5p levy on plastic bags in England, 520 million of them have been pinched from shops. (When I first heard this, I thought “How?”, but seemingly it’s at the self service checkout.  When people are asked if they have brought their own bag 50% say, “Yes”, even when they haven’t. At £26,000,000 […]

Interesting Fact – Music

According to data provided by Shazam, and analysed by the BBC, Adele’s hit song ‘Hello’ was the most-searched for song globally. (As a result, Lionel Richie got a boost, as his track has the same name and ended up being looked searched for in Angola and Iran.) Source

Interesting Fact – Coffee Shops

The number of coffee shops in the UK surpassed 20,000 in 2015, boosting sales by 10pc to £7.9bn.  (Unfortunately this soaring demand means there will be a problem; supply won’t be able to keep up, and market experts are predicting a shortage of coffee within the next 3 years.  Strangely the price paid to producers […]