World & History

World & history may sound like a broad topic – but that just means there’s an endless amount of articles to get lost in!

Here we have facts from business & religion to world history & travel, with topics about countries to inspire your wanderlust; you’re sure to find countless facts inside to fill your brain!

High Street - Most Common Road Name In UK

The Most Common Street Names In The UK

High Street, Station Road, and Main Street are among the U.K.'s most popular street names.

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Facts About B&Q

A Brief History Of B&Q

The very first B&Q homeware store was opened in Southampton in 1969 by Richard Block and David Quayle.

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Hoodie Hoo Day

What Is Hoodie-Hoo Day? – February 20

What is Hoodie-Hoo Day? Well, it's a special day that falls on 20th February every year and it is celebrated in a strange way!

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Prit Stick Glue

The History Of Pritt Stick Glue

Did you know that the Pritt Stick was invented in 1969 by a group of Germans who ran a company called Henkel?

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Tesco Sign

The History Of Tesco

Tesco was founded by Jack Cohen in 1919. He sold groceries from a small East End London stall.

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Light Bulb

Thomas Edison Wasn’t So Bright After All

Thomas Edison didn't invent the light bulb. The light bulb actually goes all the way back to 1806.

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National Hug Day

National Hug Day | January 21

The day is officially recognized by the United States Copyright Office, although it is not a public holiday.

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Most Common Birthday

The Most Common Birthday Day

Approximately 690,000 Americans have the shared birthday of October 5th.

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Popcorn Day

National Popcorn Day | January 19

Did you know that popcorn pops when it reaches a temperature of about 347°F?

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Saving Pennis in the Credit Crunch

“Every Penny Makes A Difference In A Credit Crunch”

Pound World went out of business because a store called 99p Stores, was selling the same products but for just 1p cheaper!

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Was Humpty Dumpty an Egg?

Was Humpty Dumpty An Egg?

Humpty Dumpty was actually a powerful cannon used in the Siege of Colchester during the English Civil War.

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Facts About Jaffa Cakes

Are Jaffa Cakes A Cake Or Biscuit?

Believe it or not, but Jaffa Cakes are actually cakes, which is why VAT isn't charged on them.

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