50 falbergasting factoids from the most eminante intelellectual fluff gathering team on the planet …. known as the QI Elves
Ahhh, sleep! You can never have enough of it, it seems. But what if you stopped sleeping altogether?
For the British, the taking of tea is part of our cultural heritage so you can understand why the dribbling teapot would be of particular concern.
Whilst much of the world’s road systems enforce driving on the right, not all do. Most notably, the British drive on the left whilst their continental cousins drive on the right, but why ?
Test your knowledge with these 20 questions we’ve gathered from Lukas Aleksandr’s excellent book “Guernsey Quiz Book : 1000 questions for the whole family”. We’ve assigned our own made up rating system, below, for your score … enjoy ! 🙂 Ratings 20 correct ………… Super Sarnian ! 15-19 correct ………… Splendid Sarnian 11-14 correct...
How well do yo think that you know Christmas? In this article are some Christmas factoids listed with possible answers. See how many you get right.
This is one of those things we all think we know until some bright spark pops up to say .. “that’s not true”. So here is the low-down on why Jesus’ Mum didn’t call him Jesus.
Baked Beans – beloved as part of an ‘English Breakfast’ eaten by the ton on toast is perhaps a peculiarly British love. But where did this come from – and where did ‘baked beans’ originate from ?
This is one of those urban myths that refuse to die … “Do Eskimos Really have 80 Words for Snow ?” So in this article we hope to answer it once and for all.
For centuries man has been discussing important issues with parrots, under the common misconception that these are the only other animals that can communicate as we do. But are they ?
When we say ‘the Moon’ we don’t mean OUR moon but another in our solar system. Researchers in the U.S. have got a close look at what they’re calling ‘the weirdest moon in the solar system’
Why is it that we sometimes get a tune or chorus stuck in our heads and play it over and over again even though it’s driving us crazy?
This is one of those questions that one wonders if there really could be an answer or is it ‘just one of those things’. Well some neuroscientists, pyschologists and evene marketers have something to say on this subject.
Why do men have nipples? – In a Nutshell : Men have nipples because women do.
Eponyms are one of the most fascinating examples of how the English language gains new words. In this article we take a colourful look at the phenomenon some eponyms like : Uncle Sam, Masochism, Martinet & Jezebel.