The word 'anorak' comes from the Canadian Inuit annuraaq, meaning 'a piece of clothing'.
It first... MORE
The word 'cheese' occurs only twice in the King James Bible: once in the Second... MORE
Every second, somewhere in the world, 4.45 babies are born and 1.8 people die.
A newborn... MORE
Research at Duke University, California, in 2010 showed that male lemurs do not like the... MORE
In 2010, the city of Detroit announced plans to put up signs in buildings warning... MORE
Garlic is one of the world's oldest cultivated crops. It was fed to the builders... MORE
The Polish-born film director Sam Goldwyn was originally called Schmuel Gelbfisz. He anglicised his name... MORE
In the Navajo language, the nickname for Hitler was Daghailchiih, meaning 'he smells his moustache'.... MORE
Lavender has a long history of supposedly beneficial uses. The ancient Egyptians used it for... MORE
In the wild, lemurs live only on Madagascar and the nearby Comoro Islands.
There are over... MORE
The species know as a moose in North America is referred to as an elk... MORE
Research in 2002 showed that, if a person is taught to recognise a particular smell... MORE
Brazil produces more oranges than any other country. Its 2007 figure of over 18 million... MORE
Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in... MORE
According to a spokesman for the European Patent Office, the most frequently requested patent document... MORE
A fragrance called 'Madeleine' was introduced in a trial at three London tube stations on... MORE
The German poet, dramatist and historian Schiller used to work with a bowl of rotting... MORE
Slugs eat 36,000 tonnes of potatoes each year in Britain.
Slugs are hermaphrodite; vitamin B stunts... MORE
The Titan Arum flower or Corpse Flower of Sumatra,, is three metres tall and smells... MORE
According to Francis Bacon: 'We find also that places where men urine commonly have smell... MORE
According to medieval superstition, a woman could recover her virginity by giving birth to seven... MORE