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What have you learned in the past 7 days?

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MrsMerryHenry Mon 03-Aug-09 22:33:43

I've learned that if you eat a food item that is harder to digest, it ends up lower in calories than a piece of food which is soft and malleable.

For example.

Flapjack (hard)
Advertised calories: 200
Actual digested calories (non-scientific guess): 180

Chocolate Brownie (soft, yielding, chocolatey flesh...<<drools on keyboard>>)
Advertised calories: 200
Actual digested calories (non-scientific): 200. Or is that 210? Hmm...I need to get back to the article and check my facts...

Anyway, that's all roughly true. Don't ask me why. Ask the New Scientist.

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 03-Aug-09 22:46:10

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Tortoise Mon 03-Aug-09 22:48:42

I learned how to make honeycomb just like the middle of a crunchie bar!

Not a good thing to learn because it is delicious and soon gets scoffed! grin

Mintyy Mon 03-Aug-09 22:51:15

I have learned that it is a good idea, when camping, to leave your clothes in a suitcase in the back of the car!

Why didn't anyone tell me this before?

Mintyy Mon 03-Aug-09 22:51:56

Please provide honeycomb recipe Tortoise grin.

Tortoise Mon 03-Aug-09 22:56:41

Are you sure Minty? grin

OK Honeycomb recipe-
A square baking tin 18cm
A little butter to grease tin
5 tablespoons caster sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda.

1.Grease tin! Put the sugar and syrup into a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring the mixture to the boil, then let it simmer for 3-4 mins until it becomes golden brown.

2. Take the pan off the heat, add the bicarb and mix in with a wooden spoon. When the mixture froths up, pour it into the baking tin right away.

3. When the mixture has cooled, turn it out onto a chopping board and break into bite size pieces.

4. You can dip pieces into melted choc if you like! Leave to set on grease proof paper.

ENJOY grin

Mintyy Mon 03-Aug-09 22:58:14

Oh dear, that looks horribly easy smile.

Tortoise Mon 03-Aug-09 23:01:21

It is very very very easy which is a terrible thing! grin

dizzymare Mon 03-Aug-09 23:13:07

That a hummingbird isn't as heavy as a 1pence piece hmm

paranoidmother Mon 03-Aug-09 23:27:07

I've learnt that:

1. After losing 1 stone the rest isn't easy
2. Suncream doesn't come off the inside or outside of the car easily
3. My DC's only play nicely when I don't say ' You're playing/sharing very nicely'
4. No matter how fast I read, I am never going to get to the bottom of the pile of books by my bed without adding more
5. I shouldn't eat in bed - too many crumbs
6. I should go to bed earlier so that I don't feel like rubbish in the morning
7. My mother is worse than a child when it comes to cleaning/tidying/hogging the bathroom etc

MrsMerryHenry Mon 03-Aug-09 23:32:25

I've learned that a home-made Thomas TTT potty training chart (with DS's face on train) is an incredibly way to motivate him to do all his weeks (almost!) in the potty. Bless!

Geocentric Mon 03-Aug-09 23:37:47

I've learnt:
- that instead of my DCs starting school today they have two more weeks because of swine flu angry
- that my extended family, though sweet, can never entirely be relied upon
- that the sun does eventually shine after a week and a half of rain smile
- that my 5yo has learnt a new word: crap (NOT from me - bloody Cartoon Network!!)

BigGobMum Mon 03-Aug-09 23:54:32

Tortoise - is this the same as cinder toffee? (I know what I will be doing tomorrow now!)

MrsMerryHenry Tue 04-Aug-09 00:02:38

Mmm...so will I, BGM!

terramum Tue 04-Aug-09 00:54:50

I've learnt that life is precious thing to be cherished and enjoyed to the full everyday.

LeninGrad Tue 04-Aug-09 01:27:15

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TrinityRhinoIsInDetention Tue 04-Aug-09 01:38:03

that bumble bees are not a whole different type of bees than honey bees

that my dh was at the clash concert where jo got arrested for abh of a german anarchist

that my 4 year old know her numbers up to 10

Granny23 Tue 04-Aug-09 01:49:52

that the '2 moons in August' that I have been looking forward to seeing is just an internet hoax

BitOfFun Tue 04-Aug-09 01:53:01

Congrats to Leningrad!

I have learned that I am much fatter than I thought since I saw a photo of me on facebook [evil thing], and that this is unlikely to improve since seeing that blardy recipe grin

LeninGrad Tue 04-Aug-09 01:57:49

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lowrib Tue 04-Aug-09 02:18:39

I learnt that

- my 7mo is 13kg

- if your baby is 13kg at 7 months, it's really hard to get a suitable car seat and impossible for under £200 shock

beansmum Tue 04-Aug-09 02:46:39

I have learned

1) sections 4 and 6 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. Yay!

2)section 5 of the Interpretation Act 1999. Yay again, so much fun!

3)that ordinary timtams are rubbish when you are used to the double coat ones. 3 cups of tea had to be abandoned yesterday with biscuits in the bottom.

Tortoise Tue 04-Aug-09 08:19:23

BigGobMum I don't know, haven't heard of cinder toffee.

I have also learnt that putting that recipe on MN may get me in a whole heap of trouble from MNers! grin

NoBiggy Tue 04-Aug-09 08:23:05

That a capon is a transgender rooster.

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