Which came first: Disneyland California, Disney World or Disneyland Paris?
Disneyland California was opened on the 17th July 1955 and is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.
What type of food is casu marzu, which contains live insect larvae?
Casu marzu is a Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live insect larvae. It is affectionately known as 'maggot cheese'.
What substance do surfers apply to their surfboards to prevent from slipping off?
Surfboard wax is made up of a formulation of natural or synthetic wax to apply to the deck of a surfboard to prevent the rider falling off. It can also be used on body-boards and skim-boards.
What were women allowed to do in New Zealand in 1893, before most of the world?
On the 19th September 1893, Lord Glasgow, the governor, signed a new Electoral Act into law, resulting in New Zealand to become the first self-governed country in which women were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections.
How many bones are in an adult human skeleton?
We are born with around 300 bones, but as we grow, some of these bones fuse together, leaving us with 206 bones when we are an adult. You can read more about bones in the following blog by our in-house experts: ‘I’ve got a bone to pick with you; the best exercises for osteoporosis’
Who will become President if the current Vice President dies?
The President will remain President as there would need to be a new Vice President.
What is a 'normal' blood pressure?
Normal blood pressure is 120/80. Low blood pressure is defined by some experts as readings lower than 90/60 and high blood pressure is higher than 140/90.
What is the world record height for a free-standing house of cards?
Bryan Berg built the tallest free-standing house of cards on the 16th October 2007 in Dallas Texas. The tower was 7.86 metres tall.
Which system of the body is responsible for breaking down food, absorbing nutrients and excreting waste products?
The main components of the digestive system are the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and anus.
How many of Santa's reindeer have names ending in 'er'?
Santa has 9 reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.
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