Queen Victoria considered breastfeeding 'animalistic' and more suited to women of low social class. In 1715, records show that there were four employment bureaus for wet nurses in Paris.
NUDITYUnder the legal code of the state of Tennessee: "Nudity" means "the showing of the... MORE
KNOWLEDGEThe New Oxford Thesaurus of English lists 36 synonyms for 'knowledgeable' but 90 for 'ignorant'.... MORE
FRECKLESAccording to Galen the physician, crocodile dung is good for freckles.... MORE
PARLIAMENTAccording to Erskine May's official handbook entitled Parliamentary Procedure, 'Good temper and moderation are the... MORE
TOLKIENJ.R.R. Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 1892.
He fought in the First World... MORE
MURRAYSJoseph Murray (1919-2012) performed the first successful human kidney transplant in 1954 and won the... MORE
TRILLIONWhen the words 'billion' and 'trillion' were first used in the 17th century, they meant... MORE
PATIENCE'Patience: a minor form of despair disguised as virtue' - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.... MORE
PRATAn MP in the House of Commons was forced to withdraw a remark in which... MORE
HOUDINIThe great escapologist's real name was Erich Weiss. ... MORE
CANADACanada not only has an area greater than that of Europe but its coastline is... MORE
BROWNFrom Auburn to Zinnwaldite, there are 33 recognised shades of brown. No film... MORE
AZTECSThe Oxford English dictionary lists eight words that may have come into English from the... MORE
SKIINGNorwegian rock carvings dating back to 2500BC are the oldest known depictions of people skiing.
STEWARTThe real name of the English actor Stewart Granger was James Stewart. He had to... MORE
POLAR BEARPolar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in... MORE
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