How Do Birds Know Where to Peck for Worms?
Aug04

How Do Birds Know Where to Peck for Worms?

When the red, red robin comes bob-bob-bobbin’ along, it’s not bobbing out of joie de vivre. The robin probably has one thing on its mind – food ! So how DO birds know where to peck for worms ?

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Origin of Some Popular English Idioms IV
Jul03

Origin of Some Popular English Idioms IV

“Mumbo Jumbo”, “Going great guns”, “going to the dogs” – The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.

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The Darwin Awards : For Services to Humanity by Removing Themselves from the Gene Pool
Jun09

The Darwin Awards : For Services to Humanity by Removing Themselves from the Gene Pool

The Darwin Awards honour “Those who do a service to humanity by permanently removing themselves from the gene pool” : In this article we’ve included some past deeds which have been ‘recognised’ by the judges.

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What is the best way to cure hiccups?
Jun02

What is the best way to cure hiccups?

No one knows precisely how hiccups are caused— but they’re jolly annoying, even if they do provide much merriment for anyone witnessing them. In this article we list a few ‘cures’ that no-doubt someone somewhere swears by.

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Who Invented the Crossword?
May26

Who Invented the Crossword?

Who Invented the Crossword?

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Half Animal, Half Plant and Totally Tasty on Toast – Fungi
Apr21

Half Animal, Half Plant and Totally Tasty on Toast – Fungi

When you eat mushrooms à la Grecque or a truffle omelette, you may have thought that you are eating a vegetable. But you aren’t.Fungi were thought for many years to be plants, members of the vegetable kingdom with a few peculiarities. But modern science has shown that they are not.

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Riddle me this … Can you solve these Riddles?
Apr07

Riddle me this … Can you solve these Riddles?

Pit yourself against some mind bending riddles and see if you can work out what each one is referring to.

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When Moms text – Some Parental text bloopers
Mar24

When Moms text – Some Parental text bloopers

Some hilarious text bloopers … courtesy of the iPhone’s auto correct feature ! (plus some parental misunderstandings)

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Instead of swearing, some people say “Gordon Bennett”  – Why and who was he?
Mar20

Instead of swearing, some people say “Gordon Bennett” – Why and who was he?

Instead of swearing, some people say “Gordon Bennett.” But why? Did he exist and, if so, who was he?

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The Humble Wheelbarrow – Wheeling us to success
Mar10

The Humble Wheelbarrow – Wheeling us to success

Europeans have been using the wheelbarrow for about 800 hundred years. But the Chinese invented it at least 1,000 years before that. The Ancient Chinese even gave their wheelbarrows names such as “Wooden Ox” and “Gliding Horse” and some even had sails on them.

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When it’s raining what’s the best way to keep dry – Run or Walk ?
Jan27

When it’s raining what’s the best way to keep dry – Run or Walk ?

When it then starts raining and you don’t have your umbrella with you the question is should run or walk. If you run, think of all those extra raindrops that you are colliding with. On the other hand, if you walk you will be out in the rain for longer.

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Some Amazing Santa Factoids
Dec19

Some Amazing Santa Factoids

Some factoids about that jolly seasonal elf … Santa Claus

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Is it ever “too cold for snow” ?
Dec02

Is it ever “too cold for snow” ?

When it’s bitter winter and the sky is leaden grey there’s invariable some bright spark who’ll stair at the sky, sniff and say “it sure is cold , but too cold for snow”. But is that ever true ?

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The Great U.S of A – Some of the Oddest Laws you’ll ever hear of
Nov28

The Great U.S of A – Some of the Oddest Laws you’ll ever hear of

We Brits always secretly like to laugh at our some of the strange ways of our ‘American cousins’. However sometimes they just seem to bring it on themselves. In this article we look at some of the most bizare laws of some of the States on the good ‘ol U.S. of A.

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Wordsmith – Test your wordpower
Nov21

Wordsmith – Test your wordpower

Improve and test your wordpower against a list of rather unusual english words.

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