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
ORANGEBrazil produces more oranges than any other country. Its 2007 figure of over 18 million... MORE
PRESBYTERIANISMPresbyterianism is an anagram of Rise Empty Brains.... MORE
ZIPFThe Harvard linguistics professor George Zipf made some profound discoveries on the statistical distribution of... MORE
FINLANDRonkainen, a legendary Finnish robber of the 18th century, tested gang members by making them... MORE
CHAMPAGNEIt has been calculated that a bottle of champagne at room temperature contains about 49... MORE
CARACASEnforcing traffic laws in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, has always been a problem, as the very... MORE
KEATSThomas Carlyle described Keats's poetry as 'fricassee of dead dog'.... MORE
ANDORRAAndorra has no unemployment, no airports, no US ambassador, and the world's highest life expectancy... MORE
CAT STEWA businessman in China died in December 2011, and two business associates were sick after... MORE
NEW GUINEANew Guinea is the world's second largest island after Greenland.... MORE
NUDISMNudist Tomas Cameselle was fined a total of £65 in July 1982 in Pontevedra, Spain.... MORE
SOLSTICEThe winter solstice is the shortest day of the year between sunrise and sunset.
It is... MORE
CHAINIn 2006, Californian artist Trevor Corneliusien, 26, was reported to have hopped for 12 hours... MORE
MURRAYSJoseph Murray (1919-2012) performed the first successful human kidney transplant in 1954 and won the... MORE
MONETMonet's 1872 painting Impression, Sunrise is the one that gave rise to the term 'Impressionism'.
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