If Blackpool Tower in the North of England were four metres higher, it would be exactly half the height of the Eiffel Tower.
OCTOPUSIn July 1996, the Sealife Centre in Blackpool, England, issued an urgent appeal for two... MORE
KANSASKansas has the largest population of wild grouse (or prairie chicken as the Americans call... MORE
MEERKATResearch in 2009 showed that adolescent meerkats stop begging for food from their parents because... MORE
PANDAIn 1985 it was finally established at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington and the National... MORE
ARTThe Chilean artist Marco Evaristti displayed an exhibit at a museum in Denmark in 2000... MORE
BLACK HOLEThe term 'black hole' for a massive collapsed star from whose gravitational field not even... MORE
INSURANCEThe world's first insurance company was the Insurance Office, also known as the Fire Office,... MORE
NOSE PICKINGThe technical term for compulsive nose-picking is rhinotillexomania.
In 2001, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published... MORE
GEORGE IVWhen George IV met his cousin and future wife Charlotte of Brunswick, his only words... MORE
PRISONERSThe United States hole more prisoners in their jails than any other country.
The top five... MORE
BOOKSEvery published book is assigned a unique 10-digit ISBN (International Standard Book Number).
The final digit... MORE
VIRGINITYAccording to medieval superstition, a woman could recover her virginity by giving birth to seven... MORE
RABBITThe word 'rabbit' originally was used only to refer to a young rabbit.
Adult rabbits were... MORE
ETIQUETTERaising one's hat is a symbol of subjugation.
The gesture dates back to the practice of... MORE
BERWICKDespite a popular belief to the contrary, Berwick-upon-Tweed was not at war with Russia for... MORE
ALGERIAAlgeria is the largest country by area in Africa.
Before 2011, when South Sudan became independent,... MORE
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