The novel The Eye of the Needle was written by Ken Follett, and should not be confused with The Needle's Eye, which is by Margaret Drabble. To add to the potential confusion, both Follett and Drabble have a birthday on 5 June.
St CLAREA follower of St Francis of Assisi, St Clare once saw a vision as though... MORE
SANTA CLAUSAccording to tradition, Santa's reindeer will eat 360 different plants, but not carrots.
In June 1995,... MORE
WRISTWATCHBefore World War One, only women wore wristwatches.
However, soldiers began wearing them in the War... MORE
PEACOCKThe peacock can only hold its train high when its head is in the air;... MORE
NEW DELHIOn December 12, 1911, King George V announced that the capital of India was to... MORE
BLACK HOLEThe term 'black hole' for a massive collapsed star from whose gravitational field not even... MORE
GIGGLEThe earliest recorded appearance of the verb 'to giggle' in the English language was in... MORE
PONYA 'pony' is any small horse, specifically one less than 14.2 hands (58 inches) in... MORE
PLATYPUSThe platypus has a muzzle like a duck's bill, a tail like a beaver, lays... MORE
WYCLIFFEThe religious reformer John Wycliffe died in 1384 of natural causes. Despite this, he was... MORE
RHUBARBBotanically, rhubarb is a vegetable, but in 1947 the US Customs Court ruled it to... MORE
MERCURYMercury's day - sunrise to sunrise - is longer than its year.... MORE
EGGAccording to research at the US Agriculture Department, it takes 0.792 seconds to take an... MORE
WATER SKIINGIn 1972 an elephant named Bimbo, aged seven, was awarded $4,500 damages by the Californian... MORE
PEEINGIn 1996, the villagers of Stigtomta, in southern Sweden, staged a Pee Outdoors Day in... MORE
ACCORDIONThe accordion was patented by Anthony Faas of Philadelphia on 13 January 1854. ... MORE
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