The flashes of coloured light you see when you rub your eyes are called "phosphenes".
Iceland does not have a railway system.
Forrest Fenn, an art dealer and author, hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains worth over 1 million dollars. It still has not been found.
The world’s largest grand piano was built by a 15-year-old in New Zealand, The piano is a little over 18 feet long and has 85 keys – 3 short of the standard 88.
Octopuses and squids have beaks. The beak is made of keratin – the same material that a bird’s beak, and our fingernails are made of.
The British government coined the slogan, “Keep Calm and Carry on” during World War 2 in order to motivate citizens to stay strong.
The youngest Pope in history was Pope Benedict IX who was 11 years old at the time of the election. He is also the only person to have been the Pope more than once.
Tirana, the capital of Albania has a lot of things in common with other European capitals – except one. It’s one of two capitals without a McDonald's. The second is Vatican City.
Costa Coffee employs Gennaro Pelliccia as a coffee taster, who has had his tongue insured for £10 million since 2009.
All the best Jan