It’s often said that water draining out of a sink or bath swirls down the plughole anti-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere .. but is that really true ?
Coca-Cola has been around for well over 100 years now. As the advert goes … “Coke it’s the real thing”. The real thing for what though? As it turns out it has more uses than just a sugary, fizzy soda drink. In this article we look at 10 very alternative uses for Coke.
Golf is one of those games that is often seen as rather elitist. In this article we try to answer some of the questions surrounding this rather odd sport.
Doctor Doolittle may have been able to talk to the animals but what about plants ? Prince Charles is famous for his chatty behaviour towards his plant friends but, do plants ‘talk’ to each other ?
What is the largest recorded explosion you might think that it was the Hiroshima A-bomb or maybe Krakatoa? In fact the answer is neither. The largest recorded explosion occurred some 200 years ago and was a phenomenal 60,000 times the power of the Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945..
Have you ever sat at a crossroads waiting for the lights to change and idly considered “I wonder who invented traffic lights ? and why are they red, yellow and green?” In this article, we will hopefully answer those questions.
Improve and test your wordpower. How many of these American-English words do you know?
You’d be surprised at what the ‘official’ English collective nouns are for groups of animals, we certainly were when we looked into it.
When Leonardo da Vinci painted the famous Mona Lisa he gave her one of the most interesting of expressions. An enigmatic smile that has beguiled people for centuries. But what lies behind this expression?
Over mankind’s history the end of the world has been predicted many times, most recently in the hype over the supposed end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012. In this article we look at just 6 of these gloomy ‘predictions’.
Improve and test your wordpower against some of the rather more bizarre words that have found their way into the English language.
The key currency symbols of the World’s biggest currencies are instantly recognizable. In the this article we look at the etymology of some of these symbols.
The human brain is a truly remarkable organ, so too is the human memory. As humans we posses a marvel of nature. An organic system capable of storing and recalling facts, figures and past events with ease and in split seconds. So, What could the memory capacity of the human brain be?
What colour are carrots ? … is this a joke? … orange of course ,even the pigment that gives it it’s orange colour is called beta-carotene. Hmmm you might not be so sure after you read this article.
If you’re honest with yourself can you truly say that you have never felt a twinge of concern in the morning when you realize it is Friday the 13th? You may not be a true “triskaidekaphobe” but there are millions of people out there who do hold to such beliefs. So why is 13 considered unlucky and Friday the 13th especially unlucky?