Monday, 23 July 2012

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

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.51
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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.51!

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.


'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
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