“Mumbo Jumbo”, “Going great guns”, “going to the dogs” – The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.
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.
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.
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.
Pit yourself against some mind bending riddles and see if you can work out what each one is referring to.
Some hilarious text bloopers … courtesy of the iPhone’s auto correct feature ! (plus some parental misunderstandings)
Instead of swearing, some people say “Gordon Bennett.” But why? Did he exist and, if so, who was he?
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
Improve and test your wordpower against a list of rather unusual english words.
One of the most persistent of urban myths : Is it true that goldfish have a memory span of only 3 seconds?