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  • Marooning by pirates

    Marooning

    Marooning is the action of leaving someone behind deliberately on an uninhabited island. The word appears from the early 1700's Read More
  • Words containing 2 consecutive U's

    UU!

    Only six words in the English language contain the letter combination "uu". Read More
  • Submarine.

    Why is red light used in submarines?

    Submarines switch to red light when it’s dark outside and crew members need to use the periscope or go on Read More
  • Calculating Pi

    Calculating Pi

    On December 31st, 2009, Fabrice Bellard, a French programmer, calculated pi to a record 2700 billion decimal digits. Read More
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