Interesting Fact – Dithering

According to a poll commissioned by ISA and Scottish Friendly, Brits spend nearly 3 years of their lives dithering. (The top 5 reasons to dither were:- Choosing birthday presents. Choosing what to wear on a night out. What to eat for dinner. What to watch on TV. Where to go on holiday. What makes you dither?)

Interesting Food – Pretzels

Pretzels are thought to have been invented by Italian monks in the 5th century. (Seemingly, they were made to resemble folded arms and given to children to reward them for good deeds.What happened to, “a good deed is its own reward”?) 

Interesting Fact – Money

The next English £5, £10 and £20 banknotes will be printed on plastic. (The fiver will be issued first in September 2016, followed by the tenner, which will be issued in 2017, but the £20 note will have to wait until 2020. Their appearance will change too. Sir Winston Churchill will feature on the £5 […]

Interesting Fact – Clothes

If we ever needed proof that Brits are getting bigger, here it is:  High street retailer Debenhams is now stocking clothing in sizes up to XXXXXL. (Debenhams say they have begun to stock the 5XL size in male ranges to meet demand.  The new big and tall range goes up to a 64-inch chest and […]

Interesting Fact – Food

This one could have been labelled under “time” too.  Seemingly the old “5 second rule” is a myth. (For those of you who don’t know what it is, the 5 second rule says that if you drop some food on the floor, as long it hasn’t beenthere for longer than 5 seconds, it’s okay to […]