Saturday, 24 May 2008 7 flyball dogs

Friday, 23 May 2008 7 facts about waste

  1. The UK produces more than 434 million tonnes of waste every year.
  2. On average, each person in the UK, throws away seven times their body weight (about 500kg) in rubbish every year.
  3. It can take up to 50 times more energy to produce a battery than it actually delivers.
  4. Recycling just one plastic bottle can save the same amount of energy needed to power a 60 watt lightbulb for 6 hours.
  5. 80 million fluorescent lighting tubes go to landfill each year.
  6. Each baby gets through about 5000 nappies during the two to two and a half years prior to potty training.
  7. Waste oil from nearly 3 million car oil changes in Britain is not collected. If collected properly, this could meet the annual energy needs of 1.5 million people.

Thursday, 22 May 2008 7 facts about AFC Wimbledon

  1. AFC Wimbledon was created after Wimbledon FC moved to Milton Keynes and became the MK Dons
  2. The club play at The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium, Kingsmeadow
  3. Terry Brown is their current 1st team manager
  4. AFC Wimbledon play in the Conference South League
  5. Their team mascot is a Womble named Hayden
  6. They won the Supporters Direct Cup in both the 2002-03 season and the 2005-06 season
  7. Their biggest home victory was against Slough town in March 2007... 9-0!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008 7 reasons for using raised beds

  1. You get to control the soil, so it doesn't matter if your native soil type is wrong for your 'crop'.
  2. As you do not walk on raised beds the soil doesn't get compacted
  3. You can plant your 'crop' closer together
  4. Weeds are much less likely in raised beds
  5. Raised beds drain better and you only need to water the beds
  6. Raised beds are easier to maintain and easier to get to without getting your knees muddy
  7. Pests are less likely to eat your 'crop' and if needed you can protect them with netting attached to the sides of the raised bed

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 7 independent shops that have declined

  1. Greengrocers
  2. Butchers
  3. Fishmongers
  4. Electrical Repair Shops
  5. Florists
  6. Record Shops
  7. Bakeries

Monday, 19 May 2008 7 animals found only in Madagascar

  1. Streaked Tenrec
  2. Red-ruffed lemur
  3. Giraffe Beetle
  4. Aye-aye
  5. Brookesia Chameleon
  6. Spear-nosed Snake
  7. Flatid Leaf Bug

Sunday, 18 May 2008 7 facts about linen

  1. Linen is 2 to 3 times stronger than cotton
  2. In ancient Egypt, linen was used as currency
  3. Linen is made from the flax plant
  4. The word line comes from the use of flax fibers to measure a straight edge
  5. Linen gets softer the more it is washed
  6. The standard measure of bulk linen yarn is the lea
  7. Liber Linteus (or Book of Agram) is the only surviving book made from linen