People you meet like you more than you think.
In 1942, the BBC requested postcards from the coastlines of mainland Europe and after millions were sent in, the War Office were able to plan the best spot for the D-Day landings two years later.
Salvador Dali standing on the deck of the S.S. Normandie as it docks in New York City, 1936
Naked mole rats are extremely xenophobic. (Image: Jedimentat44 CC BY 2.0) https://t.co/GOY8Sp0c6y
Compared to 1995, there are 27% fewer dairy cows in the UK today but the country produces more milk.
Nice to know that having the high ground is a family tradition.
The largest ever non-nuclear explosion happened in Halifax, Canada in 1917. There were so many eye injuries that the local ocular surgeon’s tools blunted.
In Japanese, it reads: バイキング (Baikingu)
Mosquitos recognise their victims by detecting carbon dioxide. People exhale about 21% more CO2 when they’re pregnant, and get bitten more often as a result.
In some species of bat, the female holds onto sperm over winter and fertilises herself when the weather warms up.
An amended version of the below. We love the Beeb more than anything but admittedly giving them credit for planning the D-Day landings may have been a step too far. https://t.co/6VKUjjXns0
This internet archive of cookbooks has 11,000 entries stretching back to the 1520s. Highlights include ‘The Enchanted Broccoli Forest’(1995), ‘101 Practical Non-Flesh Recipes (1917)’, and ‘Peanuts for Breakfast, Dinner, Supper (1920)’.