The point on a mammal's back where it cannot reach to scratch is called the 'acnestis'.
SUNThe Sun is 93,000,000 miles away, weighs 332,946 times as much as the Earth (meaning... MORE
VULTUREIn March 2009, the head of the regional government in Madrid petitioned the EU to... MORE
HANDBAGAccording to a study in 2004, most British women drastically underestimate the value of their... MORE
WITCHCRAFTThe word 'witch' comes from the Saxon 'wicca', meaning 'wise one'.
Matthew Hopkins (c.1620-1647), the Witchfinder... MORE
TRISTAN DA CUNHAPotatoes were used as currency on the island of Tristan da Cunha until 1942. Even... MORE
NUMBER PLATEA car number plate bearing only the number '1' sold for a record £7.1m at... MORE
OXENOnly three words in English form their plurals in the old -en ending: oxen, children... MORE
AUSTRIAThe world's biggest liver dumpling was cooked in the Austrian village of Zams on 16... MORE
BEDROOMA study in Italy in 2006 reported that couples who have a TV set in... MORE
SCRABBLEThe game of Scrabble was invented by Alfred Butts in 1921, since when over 100... MORE
REDAccording to research at the Universities of Plymouth and Durham, published in the Journal of... MORE
NERONero's second wife, Poppaea, kept 500 asses to provide milk for her bath.
Nero had had... MORE
CARTWHEELThe world record for the most people simultaneously performing cartwheels in the same place was... MORE
OFFICEThe 1809 Sale of Offices Act was passed in haste as a result of a... MORE
SOAP OPERASAccording to a paper in the Christmas 1997 issue of the British Medical Journal, characters... MORE
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