Culture

Everyday Things Invented By Accident

      Botox Brandy Bubble wrap Champagne Chewing gum Chocolate Chip Cookies Coca Cola Cornflakes Dry cleaning Dynamite Fireworks Ice cream cones Ink-jet printers LSD Matches Microwave ovens Pacemakera Pap smears Penicillin Popsicles  Post-It notes Potato Chips/Crisps Potato Crisps… Read More ›

Many Happy Returns

These days it is more common for people to say ‘Happy Birthday‘, but you still sometimes hear ‘Many Happy Returns’. A student asked me the other day what this phrase meant, as it is not obvious to foreign speakers. The… Read More ›

Did you know?

  Pink was originally a colour for boys and blue was originally a colour for girls. Pink was seen as a version of red, a very masculine colour. And blue was a colour associated with icons of the Virgin Mary… Read More ›

Fun facts

When you were born, for a tiny amount of time, you were the youngest person on planet Earth. Every year, millions of trees grow because squirrels forget where they buried their acorns. Norway once knighted a penguin. The voices of… Read More ›