P107 Teletext 107 Jan 2 00:10:00    ————————  ————————————————————————— MILLENNIUM TRIVIA   The chimes of midnight on New Year's Eve mean we have exactly 365 days to go until we raise our glasses to ring in the third Millennium. Some, justifiably, argue that the new epoch does not begin until January 1, 2001, but the majority won't be waiting another 12 months to celebrate. As the countdown to the 2000 begins, we dish up some Millennium trivia to h—lp you cope with the excitement. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Jonathan Donald ANY PURPOSE LOANS - SEE PAGE 627 OR CALL WILMSLOW FREE ON 0800 269315 Cruising Poem News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Jan 0 00:11:50    ————————  ————————————————————————— MILLENNIUM TRIVIA  We have 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 l—nutes and 31,556,926 seconds to go until we celebrate the new Millennium from the start of 1999. Soap opera fans will have to sit through an exhausting 104 hours of Coronation Street, 78 hours of EastEnders, 78 hours of Brookside and 78 hours of Ellbrdale - not including week-long specials and omnibus screenings. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Latest Millennium news 106 WIN INSTANT CASH p620 Cruising Poem News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Jan 0 00:11:01    ————————  ————————————————————————— MILLENNIUM TRIVIA   By the time we reach the new Millennium, the nation's }en will have worked an average of 2,174 hours and women 1,955 hours. Men in full-time jobs will have earned an average of £21,252, and women £15,454. And the average household will have forsfd out £16,073 on everything from food, to paying the electricity bill, to hiring a video. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Total Entertainment Guide 400 FAST DIRECT LOANS SEE PAGE 615 Cruising Poem News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Jan 2 00:11:11    ————————  ————————————————————————— MILLENNIUM TRIVIA   By the time we get round to ringing in the new Millennium, the nation's beer drinkers will have spent £15bn on supping 36m barrels of the stuff. The average person, aged over 10, will have downed an average of 1,277 cups of tea, and 730 cups of coffee. And the nation will have buttered and consumed around 2bn pieces of toast by the year 2000. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Latest Millennium news 106 FAST DIRECT LOANS SEE PAGE 615 Cruising Poem News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Jan 2 00:10:51    ————————  ————————————————————————— MILLENNIUM TRIVIA   Celebrations will start on December 31, 1999, but the Millennium does not start until January 1, 2001 - due to no year zero between 1BC and 1AD. Although it will be the year 2000, we will still be in the 20th Century for one more year. AD2000 will be a leap year, even though 1900 was not. Leap years lvst be divisible by four, but end-of-the -century years must be by 400. ——————————————————————————————————5 7—— Latest Millennium news 106  NOTHINGTOPAY  TIL MARCH 99 SEE p618 Cruising Poem News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Jan 2 00:10:10    ————————  ————————————————————————— MILLENNIUM TRIVIA   Midnight on December 31, 1999 will neither be am or pm. The correct way to describe it is 12 noon or 12 midnight. There are 12 months in the xear,  Julius Caesar's astronomers saw the need to synchronise their calendars and the seasons. Ancient Egyptians divided the day into 24 hours. ——————————————————————————————————677—— Total Entertainment Guide 400 CRUISE INTO THE SUNSET p108 Cruising Poem News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Jan 2 00:11:12    ————————  ————————————————————————— MILLENNIUM TRIVIA   The Babylonians were the first to divide hours into periods of equal length. But it was not until after the 1400s that 60 minutes and seconds were created for mathematical ease. Seconds are measured in terms of the resonance of a caesium atom. One second equals 9bn vibrations. Big Ben's midnight chimes will for many be the signal to celebrate. The BBC first broadcast them inP0824. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Latest Millennium poems 109 IT'S YOUR LIFE! INDEX p410 Cruising Poem News 2000 Total Ent