Friday fact

January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was always shown as having two heads. He looked back to the last year and forward to the new one. The Roman New Year festival was called the Calends, and people decorated their homes and gave each...

Christmas Friday fact

It’s technically illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day in England. In the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas pudding, mince pies and anything to do with gluttony. The law has never been...

Friday fact

People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow. They try to live their life as a...

Christmas Friday fact

The christmas cracker was invented by a London sweet shop owner called Tom Smith. In 1847, after spotting French bonbons wrapped in paper with a twist at each end, he sold similar sweets with a “love motto” inside. He then included a little trinket and a “bang”. His...

Friday fact

The coldest temperature ever recorded was -144 degrees Fahrenheit.This was recorded in Antarctica….f f f f...