The Dogon people of Mali rub fried onions on their bodies as perfume.
The sweet, seedless navel orange was discovered in the mid-1800s on a single branch of a sour orange tree in a Brazilian monastery. The fruit even has a ‘belly-button’ – hence its name.
Britain is the only country in Europe that allows children to stop studying history at 13.
The Bulgarian word for beans is ‘bob’.
Tony Blair once told Des O’Connor that when he was 14, he stowed away on a plane from Newcastle to the Bahamas. In Newcastle airport’s 61-year history, there has never been a flight to the Bahamas.
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