Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Podcast 52 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Man On The Moon'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.52
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Today's Quote

"That's one small step for [a] man; one giant leap for mankind."

"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."

   ~ Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon

Today's Facts

One day on the Moon is 27 days on the Earth.

The Moon causes most of the ocean tides because of the force of gravity between the Moon and the Earth.

The Moon is about four and a half billion years old, about the same age as the Earth.

The Moon is about 384,000 km from the Earth.

The surface of the Moon is about the same size as the continent of Africa.

Today's (bad) Joke

Did you hear about the great new restaurant on the moon? The food's excellent but there's no atmosphere.

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After the Americans went to the Moon, the Soviets announced they would be sending a man to the Sun.

The engineers objected. 'If you send a man to the Sun, he will burn up'.

'What do you think we are, stupid?', they replied. 'We'll send him at night!'

That's all for today!
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And see you next time!
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Podcast 52 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Man On The Moon"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
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Monday, 23 July 2012

Podcast 51 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Cycling Times'

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Today's Quote


'Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight.'

   ~ Lance Armstrong, 7-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor

Today's Facts

The first practical bicycle was invented by Baron Karl von Drais in Germany in 1817.

He called it a Laufmaschine, or 'running machine' and you could steer it, stop it with a brake but there were no pedals.

Seven out of eight Dutch adults have a bike.

There are over half a billion bicycles in China.

The word 'bicycle' was invented in France in the 1860s.

Today's (bad) Joke

Q: What is the hardest part of learning to ride a bike?
A: The pavement.

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'I'm fed up with my dog', said a man to his neighbour. 'He'll chase anyone on a bicycle.'

'That is a problem. What are you going to do?' asked his neighbour.

'I'm going to take his bicycle away from him.'

That's all for today!
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Podcast 51 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Cycling Times"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Podcast 50 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Food Fest'

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Today's Quote


'Take some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. 'I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone, 'so I can't take more.' 'You mean you can't take less,' said the Hatter: 'it's very easy to take more than nothing.'

   ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Today's Facts

In the United States...

People with less than a high school degree have the highest obesity rate (32.9%)

Non-Hispanic black people have the highest obesity rate of 36.8%.

Non-Hispanic white people have an obesity rate of 25.2%. Other races (i.e. Asians) have the lowest obesity rate of 16.7%.

Approximately 72.5 million American adults are obese.

Today's (bad) Joke

So I said to the miserable employee, 'Hey, I thought McDonalds was supposed to have fast and friendly service.' And she says, 'That's at participating McDonald's, and we ain't participating.'

That's all for today!
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And see you next time!
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Podcast 50 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Food Fest"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
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Friday, 13 July 2012

Podcast 49 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Saudi Arabia'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.49
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Today's Quote


Sherif Ali: "There is the railway. And that is the desert. From here until we reach the other side, no water but what we can carry with us. For the camels, no water at all. If the camels die, we die. And in twenty days they will start to die."

Lawrence of Arabia: "There's no time to waste then, is there?"

Today's Facts

Saudi Arabia shares borders with six other countries: Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Yemen.

The country is a monarchy, the population is around 27 million, and it makes most of its money from exporting oil.

Saudi Arabia's flag is green with white words which say: "There is no god but God; Muhammad is the messenger of God".

Today's (bad) Joke

Q: What do you get if you cross a camel and a cow?
A: A lumpy milkshake.

That's all for today!
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And see you next time!
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Podcast 49 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Saudi Arabia"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
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Monday, 9 July 2012

Podcast 48 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Tennis Times'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.48
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Today's Quotes


"It is hard to describe the disappointment of losing a Grand Slam final, let alone as a British player at Wimbledon with such incredible home support." ~ Andy Murray

"Things just didn't quite turn out for him in the finals liked he hoped for. But today I'm sure he got another step closer to a Grand Slam title." ~ Roger Federer

Today's Facts

Roger Federer won his 17th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2012 - more than any other player.

Roger Federer has twin daughters named Myla and Charlene.

Roger's hobbies include golf, skiing, Playstation and playing cards.

Today's (bad) Jokes

Q: What do you serve but don't eat?
A: A tennis ball.

Q: Why don't fish like tennis?
A: They don't like getting close to the net.

That's all for today!
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And see you next time!
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Podcast 48 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Tennis Times"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Podcast 47 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Tom Cruise'

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Today's Quote

"As a young actor, people were trying to define who I was before I really knew that for myself. But I still remember thinking, "This is what I love doing, and I hope I'm going to be able to do it forever."  (Tom Cruise)

Today's Facts

Tom Cruise married actress Katie Holmes in 2006. Cruise proposed to Holmes in the early morning of June 17, 2005, on top of Paris' Eiffel Tower.

Cruise is a committed Scientologist, and some believe he is number 2 in the organisation.

His film Collateral is one of my all time favourite films!

Today's Joke

A Scientologist told me they can't always drink wine. I said, "A glass of wine every day gives you wonderful benefits." He said, "Like what?" I said, "Well, it keeps you from being a Scientologist..."

That's all for today!
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And see you next time!
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Podcast 47 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Tom Cruise"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Podcast 46 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Jubilee Hi-Jinks'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.46
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Today's Quote

"I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."  (Queen Elizabeth II)

Today's Facts

The Queen is the only British citizen who doesn't need to have a passport.

Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays; an official one, and her real one on April 21st.

The Queen sent her first e-mail in 1976 using the ARPANET network, the forerunner to today's internet.

Today's Jokes

What was the first thing the queen did when she came to the throne? - She sat down!

When does a prince get very wet? - When he becomes the reigning monarch!

When is a piece of wood like a king? - When it's a ruler!

Where do kings and queens get crowned? - On the head!

That's all for today!
Tell your friends. Read the words on the blog at
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And see you next time!
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Podcast 46 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Jubilee Hi-Jinks"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
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