Funny Sunday; facts and pictures

1. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon. 2. What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France. 3. “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. 4. In 1386, a […]

20 ‘interesting’ facts

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.” “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt” Almonds are members of the peach family. The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle. Ingrown toenails are hereditary. The […]

Friday’s 10 ‘interesting’ facts

Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910. […]

10 ‘interesting’ facts. Know any?

1.  In London, the tube route from Leicester Square to Covenant Garden is the most popular tube route for tourists despite the fact that it is actually quicker to cover this distance on foot! 2. SOS may be an international distress signal but it is not an acronym or abbreviation but a morse (as in […]

Friday’s 10 ‘interesting’ facts. Know any?

1.  Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water 2.  Streets in Japan do not have names. 3.  Pearlescence lipstick contains fish scales. 4.  Your home is ten times more likely to have a fire than be burgled. 5.  Only 55% of Americans know that the sun is a star. Did you? 6.  A group […]

10 ‘interesting’ facts

1. A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever. 2. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, “I’ll be there in a jiffy..” 3. Children grow faster in the springtime than any […]

10 ‘interesting’ facts

1. Half of all identity thieves are relatives, friends, or neighbours of their victims. 2. Most burglaries occur during the day. 3. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting. 4. English sailors were referred to as “limeys” because sailors added lime juice to their diet to combat scurvy. 5. To […]

10 ‘interesting’ facts

1. By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing these around a room, you can eliminate odours. 2. On average, a movie makes about 5 times more from its DVD sales than ticket takings. 3. By the age of 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds. 4. Seaweed is used to thicken ice cream. 5. During the filming […]

10 ‘interesting’ facts

1. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen’s image upside-down. “Oops!” 2. In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman’s helmet. “Good to know.” 3. A male doctor in Bahrain can only examine the genitals of a woman in […]