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Who Said That?: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The popular phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words,” meaning a single image can convey a complex idea or story, was introduced in...

Urban Legends: Green M&Ms are an Aphrodisiac

The rumour that green M&Ms are an aphrodisiac began in the 1970s when students reportedly picked the green ones out of the packages to...

Tittle: The Dot On The Letter i

A tittle, meaning “a very small part”  refers to a small stroke or point in writing or printing. In Latin this applied to any accent...

Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building

Originally known as the Burj Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is tallest man made structure in the world. Officially opening on January 4, 2010, the...

Infographic: Colours Affect Shopping Decisions

Trying to spend less this year? One of the biggest things that entices you pull out your wallet is colour.  Marketers purposely use certain...

Nudiustertian: The Day Before Yesterday

Many languages have specific words for “the day before yesterday”. The Portuguese call it anteontem, in Spanish, it’s anteayer, in German, vorgestern.  The English language however, is...

The Science of a New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time again – the infamous New Year’s Resolution. Whether it be to lose weight, pay off debts, be nicer to our mother-in-law,...

Christmas: Icelandic Yule Lads

Yule Lads, (jólasveinarnir/ jólasveinar) are characters from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus.   Originally depicted as...