Why Do We Send Christmas Cards?

Sending Christmas cards started in England in 1843. Before this time, people used to send private notes wishing Merry Christmas, this was also done for births and to wish a happy new year. Sir Henry

History Of Credit Cards

My first real job back in early 2000, was an entry-level finance job for a major credit card company. One the first assignments given to me were to research a little history about the first

The History Of Tinsel

We decorate our house and trees with tinsel every Christmas, but why? And where did tinsel originate from? Check out the facts on tinsel! Tinsel was first used in Germany in 1610 however it wasn't

Most Common Google Searches 2009

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

Amazing Nintendo Facts

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

Facts About Rainbows

A rainbow is a long ribbon of colours which are bent as an arc, which is formed by reflection and refraction of the sun's rays inside raindrops. The main colours in a rainbow are Red,

Facts About Wotsits

Wotsits are a type of cheese puffs sold by the British company Walkers. Wotsits are mainly cheese flavoured curly shapes although over the years various other shapes (such as waffle-shaped Wotsits) and flavours have also

Hitler And The Nazis Tried To Steal Christmas

A new exhibition at the National Socialism Documentation Centre in Cologne has discovered that the Nazi Party attempted to steal Christmas by making glittering swastika, iron cross and toy grenade baubles for the Christmas tree.

Water Found On The Moon!

NASA's Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) declared that they have found evidence of significant amounts of water on the Earth's Moon. NASA sent two spacecrafts crashing into the lunar surface last month in an

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The History & Origins Of The Microwave

Who needs an oven these days, microwaves seriously rock! Being a student, I have found out that microwaves are extremely useful and so much better than ovens. If I could give away a gold star,

7-Up’s Original Name

7-Up was invented in 1929 by Charles Leiper Grigg. Its original name was 'Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda'. This name didn't stick for long, main reason is nobody could remember the name. You'd have to write

Does A Duck’s Quack Echo?

Does a ducks quack echo? I read a lot of facts lists and the fact "A duck's quack doesn't echo and nobody knows why" seems to appear a lot. It made me wonder why it

Was Humpty Dumpty An Egg?

Did you even wonder why everyone assumed Humpty Dumpty was an egg? I did, for a long while I had my theory that Humpty Dumpty was a sugar or ice-cube, although I never quite worked

Jaffa Cakes, A Cake Or Biscuit?

I always thought McVities Jaffa Cakes were a biscuit; they're biscuit shaped, look like biscuits and taste pretty biscuit-like too, but no, they're in fact cakes. VAT is not charged on biscuits and cakes by

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The World Cup Trophy Was Stolen & Found By A Dog

In March 1966, three months before the World Cup finals were set to commence in England for the first time in history, the World Cup trophy was stolen. Here's the story of the theft, and how finding the trophy changed the life of one dog forever!

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What is Cloud Seeding?

Every year for many across the world, drought is a real problem. It causes serious health risks of dehydration - drought is no laughing matter. Cloud seeding offers a potential solution to this, and the wondrous thing is, it can be used literally worldwide... theoretically.

30 Interesting Facts About Adidas

Adidas, the German footwear maker, celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2014, and with close to 70 years of success, there's a whole lot of facts you don't know. Today we're going to explore 30 facts about Adidas that every self-professed sneaker head should know.

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