The French philosopher/mathematician Rene Descartes found cross-eyed women particularly attractive. He liked to get up around 11am.
TORTOISEIn 1997, Australian scientists announced an important discovery concerning the Fitzroy River tortoise, Rheodytes leukops:... MORE
HOMEWORKThe ten reasons most commonly given by children for not doing their homework are as... MORE
ANTELOPEThe mating behaviour of antelopes is called 'lekking'. In 2008, it was reported that high... MORE
ORCHIDOrchids take their name from the Greek word 'orchis' which means testicle. The reference is... MORE
PANGOLINThe pangolin is the only mammal with scales. It also has no teeth but is... MORE
PORTUGALWhen Pedro I was crowned King of Portugal in 1357, he proclaimed his lover, Ines... MORE
OREGONThe world's biggest rubber band ball was made by Steve Milton of Oregon out of... MORE
AARDVARKAt the beginning of 2006, there were four aardvarks in the UK.
Aardvark means 'earth-pig'. For... MORE
STATUE OF LIBERTYOn August 5, 1884, the cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty was laid on Bedloe's... MORE
BOMBThe word 'bomb' comes from the Greek 'bombos' which means a humming noise or a... MORE
HANGOVERThe word 'hangover' was first applied to describe the after-effects of alcohol in 1904. Research... MORE
PARKINSONThe English apothecary and surgeon James Parkinson, after whom Parkinson's disease is named, was born... MORE
YODAA worm discovered on the ocean floor has been named after the Star Wars character... MORE
MOUSTACHEEight types of moustache are recognised at the World Beard and Moustache Championships.
These are called:... MORE
AMPUTATIONDuring the American civil war, 75% of all battlefield surgery involved amputations.
A total of more... MORE
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