Did you know that the reason people clink wine classes during a toast is that back in the dark ages people heartily clinked their pewter mugs together to distribute any poison that might be in one of the cups? That way if someone was trying to poison someone, everyone would be poisoned, discouraging a person from attempting to do so.
Few other interesting etiquette facts.
1. Don’t cut your salad
There is a belief that it is an etiquette faux pas to cut your salad leaves. However, that comes from the fact that back in the day wh
Walking with Dinosaurs is a six-part documentary television miniseries that was produced by BBC, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, and first aired in the United Kingdom, in 1999. The series was subsequently aired in North America on the Discovery Channel in 2000, with Branagh's voice replaced with that of Avery Brooks. It is the first entry of the Walking with... series and used computer-generated imageryand animatronics to recreate the life of the Mesozoic, showing dinosaurs and their contemporaries in a way that previously had onl
- 4.12kg of pre-crushed Pale Malt
- 15 litres of hot water
- 21g of Golding Hops
- 3g Irish Moss
- Yeast

1. Monster mash
Roll up your sleeves and head for the shed. Mix the Pale Malt and 10.3 litres of boiling water in the mash tun to make a sloppy porridge (the ‘mash’). The insulation should keep your mash at a fairly constant temperature of 66oC for 90 minutes.

2. Rinse it
Drain the liquid using the mash tun’s tap. Slowly sprinkle water over the remaining grains to rin
Origami is a world-renowned art form that can be traced to about 500 A.D. It's origins can be traced to China, but the art was refined in Japan hundreds of years later. Since then, paper folding has become a beloved art that has traveled around the world. However, origami crafts aren't just about creating simple creatures or designs from origami paper. There are dozens of other interesting origami facts, including those that have broken world records and left historians stunned.

Here are some interesting facts about origami:
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Every artist from Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol painted self-portraits. Whether studying the human face or improving a painting technique, a self-portrait can be an effective way to study poses and expressions of the human subject.

1. Start with a mirror or a photograph. Set the mirror up next to the canvas so it may be easily seen and the portrait can be done with an eye's glance back and forth between canvas and mirror. If using a photograph, place it at an easily viewable place, such as on the easel above the canvas.

Some popular photo contests:
1. National Geographic – Your Shot
Calendar Date: Always Open
The National Geographic photo contest can either make you go “wow”, or make you feel inferior if you are starting out with your DSLR. National Geographic is one of the more preeminent places to take your photos to. If any of your photos get selected, then it is the best badge to say that you have finally arrived. Your Shot is the magazine’s photo community which invites regular submissions from photographers of all hues.  Whether
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"All-Time" 100 Movies is a compilation by Time magazine featuring and celebrating 100 of "the greatest" films released between March 3, 1923 (when the first issue of Time was published) and early 2005 (when the list was compiled). The list was compiled by critics Richard Schickel and Richard Corliss and generated significant attention, receiving 7.8 million hits in its first week alone.
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Interesting Chess Facts:

- The number of possible, unique chess games is far greater than the number of electrons in the universe! The number of electrons is estimated to be a mere 1079, while the number of unique chess games is 10120. In English, that's a thousand trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion games.

- Chess is called the game of kings, because for many centuries it was played primarily by nobility and the upper classes.

- The Isle of Lewis chess pieces