Interesting Fact – Exercise

According to a report by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Britons spend two-and-a-half months a year sitting down. (The study revealed that most Brits only walk half a mile a day and nearly half of women and a third of men are inactive. The average man is sitting for 78 days of the year – […]

On This Day

26th November 1865 – Lewis Carrroll (Charles Dodgson) published the book Alice in Wonderland (aka Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland). 1984 – US troops withdrew from the Lebanese capital, Beirut. 1987 – The Church of England’s General Synod voted by a huge majority in favour of the ordination of women priests.

Interesting Fact – Health

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, we Brits are ill for one fifth of our lives. (Women suffer the most, being sick for 19 years on average, compared with men who are poorly for 16 years. The most worrying aspect is that healthy life expectancy — the time spent feeling well […]

Interesting Fact – Sport

The balls used in men’s and women’s tennis are different. (They are the same size, weight and pressure: between 2½ and 2 5/8 inches (6.35 and 6.67 cm) in diameter and weighing between 2 and 2 1/16 ounces (57.7 and 58.5 grams) but balls used by men have an extra-duty felt covering, which increases air […]

Interesting Date – Mothers Day

According to research company Mintel, in the UK sons spend more on their mothers on Mother’s Day than daughters.  Over 40% more! (Men spend an average of 41.15 on Mother’s Day gift, whilst women send just 28.97. Sons spend more on flowers for their mums than they do for their partners on Valentine’s Day. The […]