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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

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