Science

Thomas Edison Wasn’t So Bright After All

We all know that the light bulb was created by Thomas Edison in 1879, don’t we? So what if I told you he didn’t invent it, the light bulb actually goes all the way back to 1806. An Englishman called Humphrey Davy demonstrated an electric lamp to the Royal Society that year. This lamp created […]

National Popcorn Day | January 19

Popcorn Day falls on 19th January each year. The origins of this bizarre holiday are unknown, but don’t let that pop your corn! Read the facts! What Is Popcorn? Popcorn is the only type of corn that will pop. Popcorn has a scientific name, which is ‘Zea Mays Everta’. It has been round for thousands […]

A Baked Bean A Day Will Keep Death Away!

Baked beans, those small orange lumps in tomato ketchup, are they as healthy as they look? Well I can tell you they’re healthier than they look! Actually they don’t look that healthy, but they are. The average British person eats more than seven kilograms of beans every year, not all in one go, but how […]

Facts About Smoking

So you know smoking is a danger to your health, but how bad is it really? Here’s a few facts that will help you understand the dangers it may have to your health. How Smoking Affects Your Appearance Smokers have ten times as many wrinkles than a person that does not smoke. On average a […]

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 get over a hangover, although it’s mainly down to what you eat and drink. Avoid Caffeine Drinking tea, coffee and […]

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 antelope that lives in the bush of East Africa, Namibia and Angola. They are named dik-diks because of the sound […]

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! Well here are a few facts you didn’t know about yawning – and why not count how many yawns you […]

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, it would go to Percy Spencer, as he was the master behind this genius invention. Heating up or cooking food […]

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 doesn’t echo, the only reason I could think to it is that you’ll often find ducks in open spaces, where […]

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.