The deepest point of the Atlantic Ocean is Milwaukee Deep in the Puerto Rico Trench, at a depth of 8,605 metres.
HANGOVERThe word 'hangover' was first applied to describe the after-effects of alcohol in 1904. Research... MORE
FINCHResearchers in Australia reported in 2011 that female finches with unattractive partners have stress hormone... MORE
HORNThe traditional Horn Dance, which dates back at least to the Middle Ages,takes place annually... MORE
DALIWhen the artist Salvador Dali was five years old, he was taken by his parents... MORE
PARKINSONThe English apothecary and surgeon James Parkinson, after whom Parkinson's disease is named, was born... MORE
ZEBRAThe zoologist Lord Rothschild (1868-1937) once rode a carriage drawn by six zebras to Buckingham... MORE
STAMPSBritain introduced postage stamps in 1840 with a standard rate of one penny for up... MORE
BREAKFASTThe average household in the UK has five packs of breakfast cereal. "Only... MORE
KARLOFFThe real name of horror film star Boris Karloff was William Henry Pratt. According to... MORE
SIXTY60 is the international dialling code for Malaysia.
The Chinese calendar operates according to a 60-year... MORE
ROMNEYMitt Romney's middle name is 'Mitt'.
His first name is Willard.
His favourite snack is a peanut... MORE
SAUSAGESThe word 'sausage' comes originally from the Latin 'salscius' meaning 'prepared by salting'.
The earliest known... MORE
NEWTON JOHNOlivia Newton-John's father, Brinley Newton-John, was a Welsh Professor of German who worked on the... MORE
EMERGENCYTokyo police responding to an early morning emergency call concerning a man driving the wrong... MORE
MATCHMAKINGThe National Human Rights Commission in South Korea upheld a complaint against two matchmaking agencies... MORE
PACIFICThe point on earth farthest from land is in the South Pacific.
At 48°30'S, 120°30'W, halfway... MORE
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