Tennis was first developed in France and its original name was ‘tenez’ derived from ‘tenir’ meaning ‘here you are’.
The Chinese invented a sauce called ‘ke-tsiap’, spelled K-E-hyphen-T-S-I-A-P in the 1690s. It was made from fish and spices, but abolutely no tomatoes. [Read more…]
A flash mob is a group of people who suddenly appear out of nowhere and start performing a short act or dance in a public place, then disappear again.
Neither ‘orange’ in English, nor ‘naranja’ in Spanish or ‘arancia’ in Italian, come from the Latin word for ‘orange’, which was ‘citrus aurentium’. [Read more…]
According to psychologists at Cambridge University, the things that people regret more about are related to family, lifestyle, education and work.
When you assert a truthfully alleged statement, do you articulate the statement itself or you add words like “true” or “fact”?
Debate.org, the free online community, where people debate online and read the opinions of others, has hosted many controversial debate topics, among them if Australia really exists! [Read more…]
Cleopatra, the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, was not only a powerful and beautiful woman but also a person who could speak many languages, due to her strategic duties.
In the 16th century sailors were cut off from normal life on shore for months, even years and they had to live under cruel conditions.
Although the English language includes 1,009,753 words, it is sometimes proved to be tongue-tied, as there are several words regarding cuisine, body or even fashion, which do not have a direct equivalent.