The horned owl does not have horns. The bits that look like horns are tufts of feather.
TUESDAYTuesday is named after the Norse God Tiw or Tyr.
The Romans called it dies Martis,... MORE
PALINDROMEIllibilli in Sudan is the longest place-name in Africa that reads the same forwards as... MORE
TUNISIAWhen the film Raiders of the Lost Ark was shot in Tunisia, crew members had... MORE
FINCHResearchers in Australia reported in 2011 that female finches with unattractive partners have stress hormone... MORE
PUCCINIPuccini's wife put bromide in his coffee and soaked his trousers in camphor when attractive... MORE
DIAGRAMThe Diagram Prize is awarded each year at the Frankfurt Book Fair for the book... MORE
GUINEAUntil 1816, the guinea, worth 21 shillings, (£1.05) was the main unit of currency in... MORE
GODIVALady Godiva - or Godgifu - was a real person.
She was the wife of Leofric,... MORE
SLOVENIAThe Slatina spring in Slovenia is alleged to have been discovered by the mythological winged... MORE
POST OFFICEOn June 13, 1920, the US Post Office declared that children may not be sent... MORE
FRIDAYFriday takes its name from the Norse goddess of love, Freyja or Frigga.
Fear of Fridays... MORE
SERVANTSAccording to a British law of 1792, it is an offence to give a false... MORE
D'EONCharles Genevieve Louis Auguste Andre Timothee d'Eon de Beaumont was a diplomat, spy, dragoon officer,... MORE
TOASTAccording to research at Leeds University, to produce a perfect slice of buttered toast, the... MORE
MOTORWAYAccording to the Automobile Association, Britain's drivers drove more than 600 million miles in 2009... MORE
OSTRICHThe ostrich is the largest living bird. In the UK, ostriches are zero-rated for VAT... MORE
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