September 27th: what was Gwyneth Paltrow’s real-life ‘sliding doors’ moment?

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26 Sep 2020

September 23rd: Why did Ray Charles insist on being paid in single dollar bills?

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19 Sep 2020

7 ‘Djokovic’ moments where sports stars lost their cool

Novak Djokovic this week became the first tennis player for 20 years to be defaulted from a Grand Slam tournament,…

15 Sep 2020

September 15th: How did journalists prepare for Muhammad Ali’s first fight?

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12 Sep 2020

September 11th: Which famous author is Moby related to?

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5 Sep 2020

September 4th: What does Beyoncé eat for lunch?

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29 Aug 2020

August 28th: Shania Twain suffered from stage fright so badly at school that she did what?

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22 Aug 2020

August 21st: How are Kim Cattrall and Ringo Starr connected?

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16 Aug 2020

August 14th: what inspired Halle Berry’s name?

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7 Aug 2020

August 6th: how was Barbara Windsor’s ‘bra flying off’ scene achieved?

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1 Aug 2020

July 31st: Which London station did J.K. Rowling mistake for King’s Cross?

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25 Jul 2020

July 24th: why did Peter Sellers once turn up naked at Spike Milligan’s door?

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18 Jul 2020

July 17th: Which country declared itself a sovereign state in 1992?

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11 Jul 2020

July 10th: which rude hotelier inspired Fawlty Towers?

John Cleese once stayed in a Torquay hotel that inspired the hit series.

4 Jul 2020

The week in facts: who stopped Mike Tyson from hitting on Naomi Campbell?

And what weapon was used to assassinate US President James Garfield? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

27 Jun 2020

The week in facts: how did Batman get his name?

And what was Denis Thatcher’s first wife called? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

20 Jun 2020

Weekly trivia: how did the ‘black power’ salute come about?

The gloved one-fisted gesture during the 1968 Olympics turned out differently to what was planned. Mark Mason brings you a fact for each day of lockdown.

13 Jun 2020

Weekly trivia: what inspired Orwell to create Room 101?

And what unusual sound effect was used in Raiders of the Lost Ark? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

6 Jun 2020

Weekly trivia: what are Rafael Nadal’s tennis superstitions?

Mark Mason shares a fact for each day of lockdown.

31 May 2020

Home school club: can you get this Bill Gates maths joke?

Six subject-based facts to liven up your lockdown learning.

27 May 2020

Weekly trivia: how did ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’ get its name?

And what nickname was Prime Minister William Pitt given on account of his svelteness? Mark Mason brings you a fact for each day of lockdown.

23 May 2020

Home school club: who coined the word ‘pandemonium’?

And which composer made his coffee with exactly sixty beans? Mark Mason livens up home school with six subject-based facts.

20 May 2020

Weekly trivia: why was Mambo No.5 vetoed as a Democrat theme tune?

And which famous singer gatecrashed the Live Aid stage? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

16 May 2020

Home school club: why did the Apollo 11 flag “flap” on the moon?

And what is an ampersand? Mark Mason livens up home learning with these subject-based facts.

13 May 2020

Weekly trivia: why does Big Ben display 3 o’clock on the £5 note?

And which famous crooner was buried with a bottle of Jack Daniel’s in his pocket? Mark Mason brings you a fact for each day of lockdown.

9 May 2020

Home school club: what is a pangram?

Liven up your child’s learning with these six subject-based facts.

6 May 2020