Joined: Apr 24, 2013
Chris Stokel-Walker inherited a desire to pick up trivia from both his father and maternal grandfather. Where there’s a story, there’s a fact to be stored in memory for unveiling on a rainy day. He won all the prizes on offer at his first ever pub quiz, and decided to retire while on top of his game.
Stirling Council had a problem. The A811 road between Stirling and Loch Lomond, Scotland, was suffering from too many speeding drivers breaking the 30mph speed limit on the stretch of tarmac around Arnprior, a small village.
A UK-based horticulturist company has developed the TomTato—a plant that can produce both tomatoes and potatoes on the same stem. But the plant is not a true hybrid. There are plenty of other combination fruit-vegetables that do exist, though, and are ava
Wherever there's a profit to be made, there are sure to be people bootlegging and counterfeiting in an attempt to make a quick buck. Our food supply, our history, our safety, and even where we shop can be bootlegged by committed criminals.
Although we use them without a second thought, precious few of us know how they came to sit on our high streets and in the walls of our banks.
Since the late nineteenth century, analgesic drugs have been available to the masses to alleviate general pain, including that caused by headaches. While that might not always do the trick, it sounds a lot better than these alternative treatments from his
Not everyone uses QWERTY keyboards! Here are six alternative layouts.
Some of these properties are available on the open market—if you have enough money. Some are not. But all of them join a unique club of some of the world’s costliest places to live.
In addition to the Chinese, French, and Swahili versions, you can find unusual translations into other languages, from real-life tongues to fictional ones.
Just because some dictionaries have fallen by the wayside in the years since the world's first dictionary doesn't mean that they weren't any good.
It’s a common misconception that has been going on for centuries, and it’s difficult to unravel.
Just as today pirates walk into cinemas around the world and record movies from the screen to sell as knock-off DVDs before a major release, so back in the 1600s unscrupulous businessmen would walk into the pit at plays and commit an equivalent act of pir
Six and a half million Britons went to bed on September 2, 1752, and woke up on September 14. The reason? The Calendar (New Style) Act of 1750, of course.