From the pages of Donna’s did you know diary – a bit of this and a bit of that!

April 2024

A bit of this and a bit of that from Donna’s did you know diary

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Practical and natural!

Welcome to my Donna’s did you know diary for this month and pleased to share the following with you.


Here’s what I learned for this month.

  • The difference between Tylenol and Panadol?

Medically nothing.

Tylenol is manufactured in North America

And Panadol is manufactured in the UK.


  • Want to find ways to stretch your laundry soap liquid or your dish soap liquid?

Easy!  Just dilute with a bit too water.

Not too much however.

Just remember that as a whole, both laundry soap and liquid soap are both very soapy in content.

So no harm could come from adding a bit of water.


  • What’s this about down trodden Mondays?

Absolutely just a false belief.

No, Mondays are no better nor worse than any other day!


  • And about thumb prints?

Well, I recently found out that our individual thumb prints are unique.

Your thumb print is different than mine and so on.


  • An important tip when someone appears to be choking!

Give them a morsel of  bread to eat.

The hard morsel of bread will push down the offending bit of food that is causing you to choke.


  • And what’s this about taking your cough syrup?

According to some pharmacists, you should not take cough syrup for more than 7 days in a row.


  • And it’s all about the rocking chair!

Babies simply love to be rocked by their moms especially when they are being nursed.


  • If you have ever dropped your I device or hearing aid into water then you can certainly revive it!

And how?

Fetch a small bowl of uncooked rice.

Make sure that it is at room temperature.

Then gently place your I device or hearing aid in the middle of your rice.

Leave it be until all of the water has been drained out of it.

Presto!  Your I device or hearing aid is as good as gold!


  • Some trivia about the magnificent Albatross bird!

A few facts about this amazing bird include:

* Average Lifespan in the Wild: 30 years

* Albatross Has the Largest Wingspan of Any Living Bird

* The albatross  can fly 500 miles in a day and maintain speeds of nearly 80 mph for eight hours straight without even having to flap its wings.

* Part of the secret is locking elbow joints, which enable the bird to keep its wings extended for  long periods at no energy cost from its muscles.

* They Can Go Years Without Touching Land

* They Can Live and Raise Chicks Into Their 60s

* They Mate for Life (With Some Wiggle Room)

* They Can Smell Food In the Water From 12 Miles Away

* Finally, these amazing birds are at risk of Extinction!


  • About earth quakes?

I recently learned that the first shock is more pronounced than the after shock.





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