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    Melissa

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    What have we learnt today?

    Post  Melissa on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 16:05

    [geography] The Devil’s Appendix in Snowdonia is a waterfall.

    This is what I’ve just learnt. Today’s “Tipping Point” winner correctly guessed the answer to a question about this on his way to winning the jackpot, getting the big counter out with just six counters.

    Harald

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    Post  Harald on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 16:33

    [biochemistry] Rhubarb leaves have a high concentration of oxalic acid.

    This is what I’ve learnt today by reading about carboxylic acid in The Penguin Dictionary of Botany.

    Ian

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    Post  Ian on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 16:59

    [politics] Lenín Moreno was elected President of Ecuador in 2017.

    This is what I’ve just learnt. One of today’s contestants on “The Chase” correctly answered a question on this in the course of outrunning the chaser Shaun Wallace on a high offer of £24 000.
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    Post  George on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 17:41

    [sports] The former Arsenal footballer Ray Parlour is nicknamed “the Romford Pelé”.


    This is what I learned today by watching “Eggheads” – though I did vaguely remember that Parlour was born in Romford.



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    Ian

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    Post  Ian on Mon 07 May 2018, 11:37

    [economics] A self-employed person takes responsibility for all the debts incurred in the course of running his or her business.

    This is what I’ve learnt today by reading about sole trader in the Collins Gem Business Studies Basic Facts.

    Harald

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    Post  Harald on Tue 08 May 2018, 17:33

    [materials science] The synthetic material kevlar was originally developed for use in making tyres.

    I learned this on “The Chase” today.

    Sophie

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    Post  Sophie on Wed 09 May 2018, 17:21

    [physics] The phenomenon of quantum phase transition may hold the key to the invention of room-temperature superconductors.

    This is something I’ve learnt today by watching a YouTube video by Physics Girl, Are machines better at quantum physics than humans?.

    Harald

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    Post  Harald on Fri 11 May 2018, 17:34

    [anatomy] A rhytidectomy is a facelift.

    This is something I’ve just learnt on “Eggheads”.

    Ian

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    Post  Ian on Tue 15 May 2018, 17:34

    [modern history] Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when Richard Nixon became President of the United States of America (20 January 1969).

    This is something I’ve just learnt on “Eggheads”.

    Harald

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    Post  Harald on Wed 16 May 2018, 12:43

    [biochemistry] Digitonin can be obtained from foxglove (Digitalis purpurea).

    This is what I’ve learnt today by reading about cardiac glycoside in The Penguin Dictionary of Botany.

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