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Why do actors say break a leg?

Curious Questions: Why do actors say ‘break a leg’?

Why aren’t there common measures for smell and taste?

Curious Questions: Why aren’t there any measures for smell and taste?

Why don’t woodpeckers hurt their heads?

Curious Questions: Why don’t woodpeckers hurt their heads?

Does throwing a snail stop it returning to your garden?

Curious Questions: Does throwing a snail stop it from returning to your garden?

What is the biggest potato ever grown?

Curious Questions: What is the biggest potato ever grown?

Who really invented the telescope?

Curious Questions: How did Galileo take the credit for inventing the telescope despite being beaten to it by two Dutchmen and an Englisman?

Why is a green room called a green room?

Curious Questions: Why is the Green Room called the Green Room?

Who is the only USA President to hold a patent?

Curious Questions: How did Abraham Lincoln come to be the only US president to hold a patent?

Top Country Life recipes of 2018

Country Life’s best recipes of 2018: Perfect scones, scrambled eggs and the Prince of Wales’ favourite dish

Why is walking down the middle of the road called jaywalking?

Curious Questions: Why is walking down the middle of the road called ‘jaywalking’?

Do delicious hams from little acorns grow?

Curious Questions: Do delicious hams from little acorns grow?

Why does nobody know where Christopher Columbus was buried?

Curious Questions: Why does nobody know where Christopher Columbus is buried?

Are flamenco’s finest the fastest dancers in the world?

Curious Questions: Are flamenco’s finest the fastest dancers in the world?

Bressingham Hall

Bressingham Hall review: A splash of Georgian luxury and a stroll in stupendous, award-winning gardens

Why is an artist’s final performance called a swansong?

Curious Questions: Why is an artist’s final performance called their ‘swansong’?

Why do the British drive on the left?

Curious Questions: Why do the British drive on the left?

How are hailstones formed?

Curious Questions: How are hailstones formed? And how big can they get?

Why do cricketers call it a “duck” when they are out for 0?

Curious Questions: Why do cricketers call it a ‘duck’ when they get bowled out for 0?

Impressions on cruising

How cruising went from your grandparents’ favourite holiday to an escape for explorers, foodies and music lovers

Were the Wright brothers really the first to make a manned flight?

Curious Questions: Were the Wright Brothers actually beaten to it by a farmer from New Zealand?

Why do Australians call the British Poms?

Curious Questions: Why do Australians call the British ‘Poms’?

Does Amsterdam really have the most bridges in the world?

Curious Questions: Does Amsterdam really have the most bridges in the world?

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