Parts Of A Ship

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

Strange And Pointless Inventions

Pointless inventions are something I often think about, my favorite being - Glow in the Dark Sunglasses, waterproof tea bags and an inflatable dartboard. Although I wanted to look at the more serious inventions which

16 Golden Retrievers Explain Atoms

I learnt all about atoms in secondary school and remember nothing about it. This is how schools should teach physics, it'd stick in my head for a lot longer! "A crack team of PhD-trained golden

Cool Facts About Snowflakes

Snowflakes and snow crystals are basically the same, a crystal is one tiny bit of ice, snowflakes are many snow crystals stuck together. Check out the facts about snowflakes below! Many of us love to

The History Of Advent Calendars

Advent is the start of the Christmas season in Britain, it begins four Sundays before Christmas. Advent calendars are a countdown to Christmas Day, they start on the 1st December The windows of the calendar

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

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

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

Load More Posts

How To Cure A Hangover

Ever needed to be somewhere but cant make it because of a hangover? Here are a few things you could try which could make your day go on as planned. There are many ways to

Facts About the Dik-Dik

If I said 'dik-dik' to you, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Well I can tell you that you're wrong, unless you were thinking of an antelope. A dik-dik is a tiny

Facts About Yawning

Yawning is a part of everyday life, we do it quite a lot during the day and you don't even need to be tired to yawn. I've already yawned twice while writing this small piece!

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

Are 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. Check out the facts and the reason why this weird question needed to be asked in the first place.

Load More Posts

The Incredible Phenomenon of Ball Lightning

Certainly you've heard of lightning - but ball lightning? This is a fascinating occurrence that scientists are still learning about. Find out what little we know about this crazy event and what we have left to discover about ball lightning!

Follow Us

Subscribe to Newsletter

30 Surprising Facts About Microsoft

Microsoft, the first lightbulb to spark when one thinks of anything computing. They were one of the forerunners for modern computing and are still there now. From the operating system to word processing suites, Microsoft really do know their game.

The Sleep Habits of Your Favorite Animals [Infographic]

For humans, we all tend to get our 40 winks pretty similarly, aiming for the recommended 8 hours per night. However, we’re one of the only creatures on Earth to do so. Take a look at sleeping habits across the animal kingdom, you'll soon see just how diverse it is!

Buy Our #FACT T-Shirt