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The cost of entry to the first ever Glastonbury Festival in 1970 was £1 and included free farm milk. Attendance was 1,500 to its one stage. This weekend, the cost of a full entry ticket is £248, if you can get one that is, given this year’s tickets sold out in just over half an hour – all 135,000 of them, disappointing many of the est. 200,000 fans who turn up at Worthy Farm, the spectacle’s original venue since 1970, which now boasts 88 different stages and made a post tax profit of £1.43 million last year. The average Glastonbury attendee will watch 16 different performers, make 31 phone calls, send 49 text messages, upload 35 social media posts, send 47 WhatsApp messages, take 143 photos ( collectively, 28.6 million altogether), walk nearly 30 miles (around 6 miles a day) and post around 12 videos on social media with a total upload of 2.4 million Glastonbury videos. Besides the customary live music, the festival now incorporates political debates, theatre, DJs and circus skills with 3,000 events altogether and is now called The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary and Performing Arts. Or Glasto for short.

Wakefield, West Yorks.

In the Roman market place, black pepper was worth forty times its own weight in gold.

Wakefield, West Yorks.

@Cruzeroqueen1…..You’re right, shouting “Fire” does indeed seem to be more effective than “Help”….or indeed “Rape”….
Make of that what you will

Gullane

GeminiJen wrote:

GeminiJen
12:26 27-Jun-19
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A well known theory in psychology states that if someone is attacked in a crowded place, people are unlikely to stop and help – an observation that came to be known as the “bystander effect”. Now researchers have looked at surveillance footage of real-life violent situations across the UK, South Africa and the Netherlands, and found that, in 90 per cent of cases, at least one person (but typically several) intervened and tried to help. In addition, they found that the likelihood of intervention increased with the number of bystanders – which directly contradicts the supposed effect.

To find out more, see:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2207693-bystander-effect-famous-psychology-result-could-be-completely-wrong/?utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=2019-0627-GLOBAL-NSDAY&utm_content=NSDAY

Interesting article @GeminiJen – I had heard that you would be more likely to get a response/intervention
if, when attacked, you shouted ‘Fire’ rather than ‘Help’.

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

A well known theory in psychology states that if someone is attacked in a crowded place, people are unlikely to stop and help – an observation that came to be known as the “bystander effect”. Now researchers have looked at surveillance footage of real-life violent situations across the UK, South Africa and the Netherlands, and found that, in 90 per cent of cases, at least one person (but typically several) intervened and tried to help. In addition, they found that the likelihood of intervention increased with the number of bystanders – which directly contradicts the supposed effect.

To find out more, see:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2207693-bystander-effect-famous-psychology-result-could-be-completely-wrong/?utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=2019-0627-GLOBAL-NSDAY&utm_content=NSDAY

Gullane

Read this somewhere but have not verified: all letters but the letter Q are used in the names of US states.

A slug has been blamed for a power cut that caused havoc on Japan’s rail network last month (BBC)

….Interesting twist on ‘leaves on the line’……..

Gullane

Harriet, the tortoise Charles Darwin took with him from the Galapagos Islands, outlived him by 124 years.

The Anglo Zanzibar war of 1896 lasted 38 minutes.

Wakefield, West Yorks.

Lichtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only countries in the world that are doubly landlocked.

Wakefield, West Yorks.
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