People Tend To Overthink At Night Or Just When They Are About To Sleep

As some of you may know, I am a former philosophy student who sometimes finds herself in the throes of an existential crisis.  Questions like the meaning of life, or how to be a better person are always cris-crossing through my mind and again, if you have read my previous articles you should be aware that these thoughts seem to reel their ugly heads right as mine is about to hit the pillow. However this is not unusual. In fact overthinking, about anything mind you it doesn’t just have to be about philosophy (though there has to be correlation between philosophy and over thinking, but that is an idea for another day), tends to happen at night.

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GRANDFATHER: Before you go, I think it’s only fair to warn you about me Grandson… don’t let our Paul have his own way all the time, ‘cos if you do he won’t respect you!

JOHN, RINGO & GEORGE take this up straight away. They all pretend to be girls, RINGO jumps into PAUL’s arms.

GEORGE: (coyly) Oh, PAUL, you can’t have your own way!!!

JOHN: (invitingly, in a Marlene Dietrich voice) If I let you have your own way, you little rascal, will you respect me?

PAUL: (choked) I’ll murder you, Grandfather!

JOHN waltzes PAUL down to an empty table and the lads sit down.

PAUL: It’s alright for you lot, but you can see what’s going to happen, we’re going to have trouble with him all day!

JOHN: Where do you get all this “we” stuff, he’s your Grandfather… not ours.

PAUL: (bitterly) That’s what I always say, you can rely on your mates when you’re in trouble.

RINGO: Ah, we’ll help you, Paul… as long as you respect us after!

- An excerpt from the original script for A Hard Day’s Night, which had never been filmed.

Here are 19 interesting facts about Trinidad and Tobago! Did you know most of these? Are there any you would add to the list?

1. Tobago only has 6% of the total area and 4% of the total population of this dual-island nation.

2. Trinidad was named by Christopher Columbus on his third voyage to the New World in 1498.

3. Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most important leatherback nesting sites.

4. Tobago got its name because it resembles a tobacco pipe (tavaco) used by local natives.

6. The Pitch Lake in South Trinidad is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world.

7. Trinidad and Tobago Carnival has been consistently ranked as one of the top ten Carnival celebrations in the world

8. The Steelpan: The only new acoustic instrument to be invented and accepted worldwide in the 20th century originated in Trinidad and Tobago.

9. The people of Tobago are called Tobagonians and those from Trinidad are called Trinidadians or Trinis. Together the people of Trinidad and Tobago are referred to as “Trinbagonians.”

10. The dances “limbo” and “calypso” were created in T&T.

11. Trinidad and Tobago’s Dr Joseph Lennox Pawan achieved international acclaim for the discovery of the transmission of the rabies virus by vampire bats.

12. The Trinidad Moruga “Scorpion” Pepper has officially been ranked as the world’s hottest pepper by the Guinness Book of Records.

13. The oldest rain forest reserve in the Western Hemisphere is located in Tobago.

14. Education in T&T is entirely free, contributing to the over 98% literacy rate.
Children are expected to have basic reading and writing skills before starting school at age 5. Most start preschool at 2 ½ years of age.

15. The world’s largest brain coral is located in Tobago.

16. The limbo dance originated as an event that took place at wakes in Trinidad and Tobago

17. The novels “Robinson Crusoe” and “Treasure Island” were based on these islands, and the movie “Swiss Family Robinson” was filmed here.

18. T&T is one of the world’s leading exporters of natural gas.

19. Cricket is the national sport.