16/vi mmxvii


In 1995, the number of TV programmes in Britain watched by over 15 million people was 225. By 2004, this had fallen to six.

Biologists cannot agree on definitions for the words ‘species’, ‘organism’ or ‘life’.

Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo all mean ‘capital’, in their respective languages.

Dildos are illegal in Texas.

The amount of water on Earth is constant, and continually recycled over time: some of the water you drink, will have passed through a dinosaur.

See other: Quite Interesting Facts

Advertisements

Bottle Episode


A bottle episode is one continuous scene set on a single stage. The concept was originally designed to press costs during the making of expensive television shows. However, over the years it has become a modern take on the traditional one act play.

The name was first used during the production of the show Star Trek; the cast and crew would often refer to the single location episodes as “ship-in-a-bottle” episodes.

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

2/iv mmxv


The opening theme to the American 1970’s television show M*A*S*H was called Suicide Is Painless.

The Latin palmo means ‘I print the palm of the hand’ or ‘I tie up a vine’.

In 1994, there were only ten lawyers in Cambodia.

The Great Barrier Reef is the greatest organism-made structure on the planet. It covers 350,000 square kilometres (135,000 square miles), an expanse greater than Poland.

According to Deuteronomy 22:24, if a woman did not scream loud enough while being raped, she was deemed to be part of the evil that must be purged; it was therefore ruled she must be stoned together with the rapist.

See other: Quite Interesting Facts