I saw this sign as I was driving home down the A1 yesterday. Obviously I couldn’t actually go there as I wasn’t qualified, but it did make me snigger (and I didn’t have time to stop and take a photo, so I nicked this one off t’internet).
Now, for much of yesterday, I had John Travolta singing in my head.
“Saaandy, can’t you see, I’m in mi-ser-y…”
This is because, I was working at the Sandy Heath transmitter again and whenever I approach the town there is obviously a sign proclaiming it’s name: SANDY, it says. And that’s the trigger that has Mr Travolta giving it the full “… oh why-y-y, oh why, you left me, oh Sandy…” in my brain for the rest of the day.
And now I’ve got it going on again, because of what I typed above.
Similarly, I often find myself softly humming Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ as I make breakfast in the morning. It took me a while to figure out the reason why. It’s my alarm clock: I’ll normally roll over and stop it within a few seconds of it going off, but by then it’s urgent “Beepidy beep, Beepidy beep, Beepidy beep” has already subconsciously planted the opening bars of Debbie Harry’s 1980 hit into my nut.
Similarly similarly, the fax machine where I used to work, would draw the sheet of paper into itself in a staccato, jerky fashion, making a noise not too dissimilar to the opening of Madonna’s 1986 hit Papa Don’t Preach, and I’d often find myself whistling that as I left the printer room. I mentioned it to others, but no-one else could hear it, so maybe it was just me.
Anyway, today is Fun Fact Friday. That’s a fun fact that you’re gonna get every Friday from now on.
Till the end of February.
So, that’s 4, yes, four fun facts that will enrich your life and amaze your mates down the pub.
So, here’s the first one: Did you know that under the Wildlife & Countryside Act of 1981, it is illegal in the UK to shoot a hedgehog…
… using a machine gun.