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...
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,...
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...
Fishing tales are usually taken with a pinch of salt, but thankfully this incredible Cape Coral story was caught on camera. And the crazy incident involving 2 fishermen overboard, a rod and a 450-pound Goliath grouper has now made national news! Day tripper Mike was fighting a land a fish of a lifetime Friday aboard Chew On This Charters with...
Scots Gaelic has a rich and colourful vocabulary. Many words have an anglicised form in local usage or have been transposed into Scots. Examples include 'Gillie' meaning somebody in charge of fishing or a hunting servant (from gille meaning a boy or servant) or capercaillie (from the Gaelic capall-coille meaning ‘horse of the woods’). These and other words such...
May 4th marks the start of Deaf Awareness week in the UK. The UK Council on Deafness, founded in 1993 and the national umbrella organisation for charities and professional bodies working in the field of deafness, co-ordinates deaf awareness week which involves UK wide series of national and local events to raise awareness. Deaf Awareness Week aims to promote...
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...
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...
In 2017, Britain saw its first polar bear cub in 25 years. Born in the week leading up to Christmas, a fluffy polar bear cub recently became the newest resident at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland's Cairngorms national park. Polar bears are giant creatures and popular with both young and old. Whilst we think we know them well,...
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...