On the 21st April 753 BC, according to Plutarch, the city of Rome was founded. In this article we look at the myths and legends surrounding the foundation of the ‘Eternal City’.
If there is one thing that is a blight on modern life it is the rise of ‘compensation culture’. The idea that someone else is always to blame and you are entitled to some compensation no matter what. But the origins of this are far older than you might think.
As you get older does it sometimes feel that time is passing much more quickly than when you were younger? Why does our perception of time change so drastically with age? And is there anything we can do about it?
50 falbergasting factoids from the most eminante intelellectual fluff gathering team on the planet …. known as the QI Elves
In the English language new words come into being daily. There are, however, some words that we might just associate with the hipster speak of todays’ social media that turn out to be a lot older than you might think . So here are six of them.
We are living in an age when the amount of data being collected every minute from the daily lives of those on the planet has never been greater. Information is literally is at our fingertips. So how could we be in a ‘Digital Information Dark Age’ ?
Made famous in a Nursery Rhyme, nowadays most commonly cooked in the north-east of England, pease pudding is a dish that evolved from medieval pease pottage, In this article we show you how to make it yourself.
Ahhh, sleep! You can never have enough of it, it seems. But what if you stopped sleeping altogether?
Did Geoffrey Chaucer invent Valentine’s Day? – In this article we look at how he may have influenced it.
What is Love ? : A very deep and involved question. However in this article we will restrict ourself to the scientific point of view. What is going on in our bodies, and brains when we fall in love or see the object of our inner most desires.
This is something to get washing machine and soap manuafactures in a lather – clothes that clean themselves, or at least resist the grubby attention of the World’s grime.
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 ?
Her likeness famously hangs in the Louvre museum in Paris and she has been the discussion of endless texts trying to find out who she was and just what her enigmatic smile might mean. But the location of Mona Lisa’s mortal remains has always been more of a mystery….until now.
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...
Okay as questions go this is a ‘doozy’ – as our American cousins would say. It’s a question that has perplexed humanity from as early as the ancient Greeks all the way to us in the 21st century, and we’re still dying to know : Which came first-the chicken or the egg ?