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Without proper language skills, we would be left in the stone age without effective ways of communication.

It may be boring to learn in school, like Shakespeare or word definitions, but it’s all important to our day to day lives.

Even so, we don’t do boring facts – there are so many interesting facts you’ll be pleased to learn!

5 Common Phrases With Historical Origins

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It’s no surprise that when you delve into the everyday things we say, you’ll find that many of them are steeped in some rather interesting historical origins. So where do some of these common phrases that we say come from? Here are 5 of the most used phrases with fascinating backgrounds!

The Fascinating Origins of the Word “Boycott”

When you think about it, “boycott” is a strange word. How does the word relate to the action of not attending or doing something? Of isolating or ignoring something? Where did the word “boycott” come from? Well, let's go back to 1880 to find out.

50 Fun Facts About William Shakespeare For Kids

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Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers in history! This well spoken playwright is still well-known by all generations, and that likely won't be changing any time soon. We've assembled 50 of the best facts about Shakespeare to hopefully inspire you to appreciate his impressive works even more!

The Surprising History of Schadenfreude

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Schadenfreude - it's a mouthful, but it's one German word that many people are familiar with. But do you know what it means? Once you find out, it might become a word you use more often because it definitely is useful! Find out what this complicated but functional word means.

Factoid Vs Factlet – What’s The Difference?

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If you're on this site, then you probably love random facts! Maybe you even tell your friends something interesting your learned from one of our lists. If so, there's a correct word to use to refer to a fascinating piece of information, and it may not be what you think!

25 Insane Facts About Batman

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Batman has always seemed the most realistic superhero. Whether you call him The Dark Knight or The Caped Crusader, this superhero has captured the hearts and minds of people across the globe for generations. Check out these 25 facts about the world’s greatest detective!

30 Super Facts About Spider-Man

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Spider-Man has always held a small place in my heart, the spider-like hero swinging from building to building has always mesmerized me, particularly as a child. Here we’re going to look at 30 Super facts about this web-spitting hero!

Vestiphobia – The Fear of Clothing

You've probably heard of Arachnophobia (fear of spiders), and even Ophidiophobia (fear of snakes), but vestiphobia is the irrational fear of clothing. Sounds strange right? But what causes vestiphobia or how to you overcome the fears? Learn the facts here!