Weekly Wrap-Up

This is a new section looking at the interesting, hilarious and odd things I have discovered in the previous 7 days.

Culture

Pharrell William’s song ‘Happy’ is one song that I can’t listen to and still feel sad by the end of it.  Now, we’ve all seen this song performed in many gorgeous, far-flung places in the world, but I bet you’ve never seen in performed in ASL (American Sign Language).

Part of being a good parent is introducing your child to the most iconic children-friendly movies of all time. But which films should make the cut?  Here are the 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience by their 13th Birthday. It is an awesome list.

History

Admittedly there is more that we don’t know about the Stonehenge then what we do know. Now new research has discovered even more secrets about this iconic landmark.

Language

Everybody speaks English in Europe right?  Well, you might want to rethink that. Here’s a map that shows the percentage of people per country that are able to have a conversation in English.  In some areas, that percentage is pretty low and in others it is nowhere near as high as you might have believed.

Romance

We all know that readers make the best lovers (you all knew that, right?), well here are the reasons why. So date a reader today!

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One thought on “Weekly Wrap-Up

  1. The language map was really interesting. I thought the percentages were higher in a bunch of the places I’ve been. But then, I’m usually in large cities- I suspect that if the map was granular down to that level, you would see big spikes in the cities.

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