Cats that made their mark on the world

With so many pet cats in the world, it’s hardly surprising that some have managed to prowl their way into the history books.


Friday Reflection: Weeping for the mangling of our language

Richard Burrell has a question for journalists who use the term ‘carjacking’.


Scrabble turns 72 – and what a history (and future) it has

Do you know your zyzzyva from your athodyd? Luke Rix-Standing takes a look at the history of the most popular game ever to rely on a dictionary.


Quiz: Can you guess the country from its lesser known cities?

From Trondheim to Surabaya to Ashdod, do you know where these cities are? Can you identify the country from three of its lesser known cities?


(Mostly) delicious tricks to take cereal from common to creative

Breakfast will never be the same again with these seven cereal suggestions.

Bizarre things you never knew about beer

From Olympic doping to the fear of an empty beer glass, here are 10 things you probably didn't know about beer.


Tiny pleasures that make people happy on a cold day

We reached out on Facebook to ask what makes YourLifeChoices members happy on a cold day.


Seven things you didn't know about pasta

Did you know there are approximately 350 different types of pasta around the world – and about four times that many names for them?

Friday Reflection: The philosophical butcher

Butchers are a humorous lot. It must come from spending their waking hours hacking at dead animals.


Old-school tech: good riddance or sadly missed?

Old technology is often romanticised, but how many of these old-school tech items would you actually want to bring back?


Bizarre facts about the human body

The human body is a strange and fascinating place and much of it still remains a mystery. Here are some bizarre things about the human body that researchers have identified.

Do you remember the currencies these countries had before the euro?

The euro has been around for 21 years – but do you remember the 12 currencies it replaced?

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