Admit it. Even as an adult, you have probably walked past a Lego shop and secretly wanted a set for Christmas. The alluring plastic bricks account for millions in worldwide sales each year - to the extent that Lego is the world's biggest manufacturer of tyres! Sets range from a few pounds in price, to the hundreds. But what is the...
Original article published by the EFC Flyering can be your best and worst experience of the Fringe. At its best it allows you to interact with your future audience and get bums on seats. At its worst it can mean hours stood on the Royal Mile, in the rain, engaging with disinterested tourists who question your...
There are currently 10 countries in the world which have 'democratic' as part of their formal name. However, these countries are sometimes run on a basis that is far from their democratic ideal of their name, and one of these countries even ranks bottom of the 'Democratic Index'. The Democracy Index is an index compiled by the UK-based company the...
Last month WIL West Lothian launched its Winchbugh page with a news story about the development of Auldcathie Park. To celebrate, we are looking into Winchburgh's fascinating history; here are 10 things you need to know about West Lothian's fastest growing village. #1 Ancient Village Winchburgh has an ancient history which saw it first mentioned in records in 1189. The name...
Hard as it is to believe, there have only ever been 11 foreign language UK number ones in the history of the charts. Sadly some great hits such as Joe le Taxi, La Isla Bonita and Dragostea Din Tei by O-Zone miss out on being included on the list as they never reached the number one spot. How many...
Jimmy Dean Everyone who knew James Byron Dean in real life called him Jimmy; the diminutive was quite apt because he was small in stature. He would be referred to as "boy" and "kid" all his short life. At a crucial point he realised that if he grew himself a tall quiff, left the glasses off and pouted a little,...
The Eurovision song contest has seen some acts go on to global success; other acts were already famous and took to the Eurovision stage - with mixed success! How many of these performers do you recognise? #1 Celine Dion - Switzerland - 1988 - Winner! https://youtu.be/w6b7BHGkKQA #2 ABBA - Sweden - 1974 - Winner! https://youtu.be/3FsVeMz1F5c #3 Baccara - Luxembourg - 1978 - 7th https://youtu.be/71HdQw0-tZk #4 Olivia...
Benidorm is a British sitcom written and created by Derren Litten and produced by Tiger Aspect for ITV that aired for ten series from 1 February 2007 until 2 May 2018. In that time, it has seen some famous faces check into the Solana hotel as both themselves and as guest characters. How many of these cameos do you remember? Photos...
Eurovision may have been put on hold this year, but that does not us stop us from celebrating the 64 previous contests! The most famous musical contest on Earth has an army of fans who can regale you with thousands of facts about the show’s many past colourful performances and amazing venues. Here are our top ten Eurovision facts.   #1...
If you have a pocket full of change, you might want to empty it out, as you could be in for some very good news! That's according to the money experts at ChangeChecker, who have revealed a fascinating Scarcity Index, detailing the 37 £2 coins experts believe could be worth a mint one day - because of their low...