What Are The Differences Between British & Am...
Sep 11, 2018 | General Interest |
Surprising Science : Would You Adam & Eve it ...
Aug 31, 2018 | General Interest, Religion, Science |
Is There Any Evidence for a “Special Link...
Jun 26, 2018 | General Interest |
The Four Stages of Public Opinion
Jun 1, 2018 | General Interest, Humour, Trivia |
The Mile High Tea Club – Or is it Possible t...
May 22, 2018 | General Interest, Technology, Trivia |
20 Old English Words to Revive : From Apricity to Jargogle to Widdendream
Mar 20, 2018 | General Interest, Literature |
As language evolves, new words are born and others die out. In this article we look at some delightful English words that time has forgotten.
Is it True that Eating Carrots Helps You See in the Dark?
Dec 26, 2017 |
This is one of those (potential) urban myths that refuse to die … “Do Carrots help you see in the dark ?” (or at the very least do they improve your eyesight?)Read More
How Happy is Your Dog ?
Jun 16, 2017 |
When it comes to the pointless application of technology then this must rank pretty high … Introducing the WagometerRead More
What Would Happen If You Stopped Sleeping ? – Would you Die ?
Feb 24, 2017 |
Ahhh, sleep! You can never have enough of it, it seems. But what if you stopped sleeping altogether?Read More
The Moon Really IS Made of Cheese
Nov 15, 2016 |
When we say ‘the Moon’ we don’t mean OUR moon but another in our solar system. Researchers in the U.S. have got a close look at what they’re calling ‘the weirdest moon in the solar system’Read More
Why do Buses Come in Threes ?
Oct 6, 2015 |
Everybody knows that if you want to catch a bus, you spend ages waiting and then three will come at once. That at least is the urban myth which is popular enough to become the title of a book. According to mathematicians, however, it really is a myth. Buses don’t usually come in threes, they come in twos, and the reason why this is so can be found in this article.Read More
The Ultimate Conspiracy Theory – The Phantom Time Hypothesis
Sep 18, 2015 |
Ok, hang on to your hats, this conspiracy theory must be the Daddy of them all – The Phantom...Read More
How To Talk To Fish
Jul 17, 2015 |
If you have the opportunity to speak with any fish, I suggest you don’t choose herring. Herring communicate by shooting a burst of bubbles out of their anus. In this article we look at Fish Communications.Read More
The Darwin Awards : For Services to Humanity by Removing Themselves from the Gene Pool
Jun 9, 2015 |
The Darwin Awards honour “Those who do a service to humanity by permanently removing themselves from the gene pool” : In this article we’ve included some past deeds which have been ‘recognised’ by the judges.Read More
Is it ever “too cold for snow” ?
Dec 2, 2014 |
When it’s bitter winter and the sky is leaden grey there’s invariable some bright spark who’ll stair at the sky, sniff and say “it sure is cold , but too cold for snow”. But is that ever true ?Read More
The Great U.S of A – Some of the Oddest Laws you’ll ever hear of
Nov 28, 2014 |
We Brits always secretly like to laugh at our some of the strange ways of our ‘American cousins’. However sometimes they just seem to bring it on themselves. In this article we look at some of the most bizare laws of some of the States on the good ‘ol U.S. of A.Read More
Urban Myths Debunked : Is it true that goldfish have a memory span of only 3 seconds?
Nov 11, 2014 |
One of the most persistent of urban myths : Is it true that goldfish have a memory span of only 3 seconds?Read More
10 Things you can do with a Coke (other than drink it)
Jul 29, 2014 |
Coca-Cola has been around for well over 100 years now. As the advert goes … “Coke it’s the real thing”. The real thing for what though? As it turns out it has more uses than just a sugary, fizzy soda drink. In this article we look at 10 very alternative uses for Coke.Read More
Do you really need your Brain ?
Jun 13, 2014 |
Do you really need your Brain ? : WHAT !? … A joke surely. No, this is a serious question (sort of). To see why we might ask it though we need to look at a rather strange phenomenon first observed in the 1980s.Read More
Chatty Plants – When the house plants talk back
May 23, 2014 |
Doctor Doolittle may have been able to talk to the animals but what about plants ? Prince Charles is famous for his chatty behaviour towards his plant friends but, do plants ‘talk’ to each other ?Read More
Eleven Punctuation Marks you (probably) never knew existed
May 16, 2014 |
If you thought that you had a handle on all the punctuation marks in the English language then you might need to think again. In this article we look at some of the largely forgotten and esoteric punctuation symbols and characters that are technically still part of the English lexicon.Read More
What mood was the Mona Lisa in?
Feb 28, 2014 |
When Leonardo da Vinci painted the famous Mona Lisa he gave her one of the most interesting of expressions. An enigmatic smile that has beguiled people for centuries. But what lies behind this expression?Read More