You won’t believe how many phobias there are that begin with the letter A! We have all obviously heard of agoraphobia (the fear or open spaces, crowds or leaving a safe space) and we also know arachnophobia (the fear of spiders). Here we look at some other more unique phobias.
Slowpoke is one of my favorite Pokémon characters, its number 79 in the national Pokédex and is classed as a very unintelligent Pokémon. If you love this adorable pink creature, you’ll love these top 12 interesting facts about Slowpoke! Slowpoke’s original English name was “Slowmo”. A Slowpoke is simply a phrase for someone who is […]
All parts of a ship have different names, the names vary depending on what type of ship it is. Knowing this information will help your understanding when reading about boats or watching Pirates of the Caribbean! The Keel The Keel is a heavily reinforced spine which runs along the bottom of the ship, through the […]
Recently I hit random on Wikipedia, then followed a series of pages about plastic money! Some of the things I learned about our beloved plastic were very interesting and I will share some of them with you today. Visa Visa was started by Bank Of America under the name Bankamericard. The card slowly expanded to […]
Google has released its annual list of the most commonly searched words and terms in 2009. The Google zeitgeist lists show the most popular keywords made by British users in the last 12 months. For the second year in a row, Facebook is Google’s most searched term of the year. Here is this year’s list […]
Here’s some amazing facts all about the Nintendo company, looking at facts about Nintendo’s gaming consoles, famous characters and games. To all you gamer geeks out these, these facts will be perfect to further your nerdy knowledge. For example, it’s shocking to think that Mario has appeared in over 200 games… Luigi must be jealous! […]
Halloween, as we celebrate it today, is the culmination of more than a thousand years of cultural evolution. While there are many fascinating facts about Halloween and Halloween lore, perhaps none are more interesting than those that pertain to Halloween costumes.
The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft, the first one being just the Xbox. It has competed with the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. Xbox 360 was first released on 22nd November 2005 and since then over 70 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide. There are over […]
Red, the color of danger, strawberries, Coca-cola and blood. If it’s your favorite color, check out these top facts about the color red. Red also means “Beautiful” in Russian. The word “ruby” comes from the Latin word rubens, meaning “red”. The color red doesn’t really make bulls angry; they are color-blind. There are at least […]
Hot air balloons were first discovered in France when Joseph Michel Montgolfier and his brother Jacques Montgolfier realized that a fabric bag filled with hot air would rise. In 1782 Joseph filled a silk bag with hot air which lifted the bag to the ceiling of his house. Farm animals heading on high. On 25th […]
Most of you 90’s kids will know of Pokémon very well, it was a massive craze! Here’s something that’s been cleverly thought out about a certain Pokémon. Kangaskhan (No. 115) doesn’t evolve and is only known as its “adult” stage. Therefore its baby doesn’t have its own species. All other Pokémon look exactly the same, […]
Here’s a cool video that leads you through a quick history of deep field images and an interesting fly through of the Ultra Deep Field. Every galaxy in the image is in its correct distance as viewed from the telescope line of sight. It’s always incredible to see the advancements of science, and the Hubble […]