Category: Briefs

Briefs

Just Whistle

In 2012, the publication, Psychology Today asked “When and Why Did People Stop Whistling?” Classical whistling seems to have been a much-sought-after accomplishment in pre-1914 Vienna. “Hitler”,

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Think Twice

A bat and ball cost $1.10, and the bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?    Source: Thinking Fast

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Le Big Mac

France continues to retain its reputation as the food capital of the world, but the country’s biggest restaurant business is McDonalds which sells one million

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Keep smiling; keep reading

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”  Source: George RR Martin, author of Games of Thrones,

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Czech it out

UK citizens returning from the Czech Republic must quarantine, but one issue never goes away: why do we spell Czech with a “Z” but pronounce

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Iberian Influence

As travel restrictions to Portugal from the UK are lifted, some might wonder why Portuguese is the language of Brazil while every other country in

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