Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight.
Coco Chanel started the trend for sun tans in 1923 when she got accidentally burnt on a cruise.
More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors.
Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
The medical name for the part of the brain associated with teenage sulking is "superior temporal sulcus".
The word "time" is the most common noun in the English language, according to the latest Oxford dictionary.
The egg came first.
In Bhutan government policy is based on Gross National Happiness; thus most street advertising is banned, as are tobacco and plastic bags.
Iceland has the highest concentration of broadband users in the world.
In the 1960s, the CIA used to watch Mission Impossible to get ideas about spying.
Just ten of the 100 things we didn’t know last year.
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