The term 'Chicken Pox' has nothing to do with chickens. It came from the Old English term 'gican pox' - which means the itching pox.
TOGOIn 1984 the Togo Cabinet passed a law forbidding sexual relations with schoolgirls because of... MORE
ACNESTISThe point on a mammal's back where it cannot reach to scratch is called the... MORE
ADRENALINEThe use of gerbils to detect undercover agents and terrorists by smelling out... MORE
MOTHAccording to research published in 2002, female moths prefer to mate with larger males. In... MORE
PERUPeru is the only country whose name can be typed on a single row of... MORE
HONEYThe national drink of Ethiopia is Tej, a highly alcoholic honey-wine made with a species... MORE
NERONero's second wife, Poppaea, kept 500 asses to provide milk for her bath.
Nero had had... MORE
TARTANThere are officially three tartans that honour Elvis Presley. The Presley of Lonmay Tartan, in... MORE
STRIPTEASEThe scientific term for a striptease artiste is 'ecdysiast'.... MORE
BOURDALOUEA bourdaloue was an elegant porcelain chamber-pot designed for women.
Shaped rather like a gravy boat,... MORE
POLYGAMYA senior Malaysian politician was sentenced to a month in prison by an Islamic court... MORE
NO BALLSIn September 2010, Pakistani cricketers who had been accused of involvement in a betting scam... MORE
ELEMENTSAccording to a survey conducted at the University of Barcelona and published in 2008 in... MORE
SEX EDUCATIONAt Garissa, north-east Kenya, in October 1987, an elderly man who got a schoolgirl pregnant... MORE
HOLESThe US Nobel Prize-winning astronomer John Wheeler coined the term 'black hole' in 1967. The... MORE
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