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
COSMETICSIsabel of Bavaria, a fourth-century French queen, liked to paint her face with a concoction... MORE
DURIANThe durian fruit, loved by many but generally considered the smelliest food on earth, has... MORE
RICE TThe full name of the lyricist generally known as Tim Rice is Sir Timothy Miles... MORE
OCTOPUSIn July 1996, the Sealife Centre in Blackpool, England, issued an urgent appeal for two... MORE
SPAGHETTIAccording to a survey by Hotpoint in 2010, Spaghetti Bolognaise is the most frequently home-cooked... MORE
AQUARIUMA woman at an aquarium in the Ukraine dropped her mobile phone which was eaten... MORE
MATISSEOn 3 December 1961, Henri Matisse's painting Le Bateau was finally put the right way... MORE
CACHACAResearchers at the Nuclear Energy Center at the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil announced at... MORE
MANGELWURZELAn annual Mangold Hurl is held in the village of Sherston, Wiltshire, under the auspices... MORE
FUNERALSA new range of pendants was launched at the National Funeral Directors Convention in Cincinnati... MORE
SKATESThe first recorded appearance of roller skates was not a success.
They were worn by a... MORE
ANDERSENThe great Danish writer of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen, was born two months after... MORE
LAVENDERLavender has a long history of supposedly beneficial uses. The ancient Egyptians used it for... MORE
RABBITThe word 'rabbit' originally was used only to refer to a young rabbit.
Adult rabbits were... MORE
HENRY IIIThe royal motto of Henry III was qui non dat quod habet non accipit ille... MORE
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