August 8th: in which year did the Great Train Robbery take place?

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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?

Your dose of topical trivia for each day of the week.

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

Weekly trivia: which actor once handed out suitcases of $1 million to his dinner guests?

Mark Mason brings you an interesting fact for each day of lockdown.

2 May 2020

Home school club: why did Chopin sleep with wooden wedges between his fingers?

Mark Mason shakes up home school with some fun subject-based facts.

30 Apr 2020

Weekly trivia: whose dog inspired the character Chewbacca in Star Wars?

With ‘normal’ news on hold at the moment, it’s to the past that we have to turn for ‘take your…

25 Apr 2020

Homework club: which mathematical term inspired the name Google?

Liven up home school with these fun facts.

22 Apr 2020
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Weekly trivia: which actor was on a flight on which terrorists rehearsed 9/11?

And why is Anthony Trollope to blame for the fact there are no NE or S postcodes? Mark Mason livens up lockdown with some weekly trivia.

18 Apr 2020

Homework club: why do flower petals follow the Fibonacci sequence?

Mark Mason livens up your lockdown learning with these fun facts.

14 Apr 2020

Weekly trivia: how did ‘Of Alley’ in London get its name?

And why does the ‘S’ in Harry S Truman’s name stand for nothing? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

11 Apr 2020

Weekly trivia: which famous ship set sail on 10th April?

And how were matches invented? Mark Mason staves off your lockdown boredom with these fun facts.

5 Apr 2020