Quite Interesting facts from the team behind the BBC TV show QI. https://t.co/KajPX02jPd https://t.co/e7kKHcHU2N https://t.co/q3qVciWTD7
Turkey has a province, a city and a river all called Batman.
Thanks to everyone who sent feedback about the wording of this tweet and the phrase 'evolved twice' - we've since brought it down. Here's some more reading on this fascinating story: Natural History Museum: blog: @Evolutionistrue
A historical basis for some of the plagues of Egypt may have been after-effects of a real volcanic eruption. This could have turned the Nile red, driven frogs and insects to seek fresh water, and caused acid rain and dust clouds.
An average Victorian living room could contain up to 2.5 kilograms of arsenic, which was an ingredient in wallpaper, rugs, furniture, and children’s toys.
Word of the day: TASLEEK (Saudi Arabic) - to nod along and pretend you care what another person is saying
On October 1st 1861, Charles Darwin wrote in his diary: ‘I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything’
Word of the Day: ÁILLEÁNACH (Irish) - an attractive and yet useless man.
2 minutes and 44 seconds of Sandi Toksvig hugging people. That's it. That's the tweet.