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  • Has there ever been a Vegetarian Lion?
    on Jul 23, 2015 in Bizarre Miscellaneous
    An adult male African lion can munch its way through about 270kg of meat every month. If you happen to be an averagely sized human male, then that’s about the same weight as you and two of your averagely sized human friends. Lions sit right at the...
  • Ten of the World’s Worst Aircraft
    on Jul 11, 2015 in Science
    Not every aircraft can be a success. For every P-51 Mustang or Supermarine Spitfire there is another machine which didn’t go on to achieve quite such heights. This list is not intended to be definitive, it is merely a chance to look at some of the...
  • Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Birmingham
    on Mar 18, 2015 in Miscellaneous
    Birmingham has long struggled to shed its image as a slightly dour industrial city. That perception is becoming increasingly out of date as Birmingham reinvents itself as a vibrant metropolis. The city can boast the youngest population of any major c...
  • Was Hitler a Crystal Meth Addict?
    on Mar 13, 2015 in History
    Crystal Meth might have been made famous by the hit TV show Breaking Bad, but it’s been around for a lot longer than that. The drug was first synthesised in Japan in 1893, and it began to gain real popularity in 1938 when a German company branded i...
  • Why is a Sperm Whale Called a Sperm Whale?
    on Mar 12, 2015 in Science
    There’s nothing else in the animal kingdom quite as remarkably big headed as a sperm whale. The largest of their kind can grow to be twenty metres long and weigh as much as eight fully grown African elephants, and about one-third of all that bulk i...
  • The Curse of the Hope Diamond
    on Feb 17, 2015 in History
    The Hope Diamond, like most diamonds, was created millions of years ago deep under the crust of the Earth. 150 kilometres below the surface it was forged through intense pressure and ferocious heat. There it lay until, at some point in the past, a po...
  • Is the Hope Diamond Really Cursed?
    on Feb 17, 2015 in History
    The Hope Diamond, like most diamonds, was created millions of years ago deep under the crust of the Earth. 150 kilometres below the surface it was forged through intense pressure and ferocious heat. There it lay until, at some point in the past, a po...
  • Five Christmas Monsters
    on Dec 9, 2014 in Miscellaneous
    Despite his disconcerting habit of breaking into peoples’ homes in the dead of night, Santa Claus is generally regarding as a benevolent figure. Because of the gifts he brings, most of us are prepared to look the other way with regards to his break...
  • Three myths you might still believe about Marilyn Monroe
    on Nov 25, 2014 in Entertainment People
    Marilyn Monroe might have died more than fifty years ago but her face is still one of the most instantly recognisable in the world. Interest in her has never really gone away, and a quick Google search of her name reveals more than 35 million hits. H...
  • Ten Space Firsts
    on Nov 18, 2014 in History Science
    Space, as every Star Trek fan will know, is the final frontier. Whilst our exploration efforts are still lagging far behind the imaginations of science fiction writers, we’ve still come a long way in a short time. This list looks at ten famous firs...
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