Cool, Strange and Interesting Facts – Part I

Fact 1. Uranus has 27 moons. Fact 2. Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side. Fact 3. Uranus winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years. Fact 4. Urine from men’s public urinals was sold as a commodity in Ancient Rome. It was used as a dye and for… Read More

Groundbreaking theaters that exist around the globe

A movie theater or movie theatre (also called a cinema, movie house, film house, film theater or picture house) is a venue, usually a building, for viewing movies (films), for entertainment. Most but not all movie theaters are commercial operations catering to the general public, who attend by purchasing aticket. The movie is projected with… Read More

Confusing words: Lay and Lie Part II

In general, irregular verbs are troublesome to learn. Regular verbs create their past and past participle forms by adding “d” or “ed” to the stem of their infinitives (love, loved, loved), but irregular verbs create past and past participle forms by altering their stems in unpredictable ways. A number of common irregular verbs give people… Read More

Adulthood does change your perpective on life

  I am at the beginning of my 50’s, that’s half a century, and I know that I am aging. I also notice that along the way, my habits have changed, for better or worse. I believe in aging with dignity, and above all, with a sense of humour: “as long as you can laugh… Read More

How Did These Fruits Get Their Names in English?

How Kiwifruits Got Their Name Kiwifruit were first found in the Chang Kiang Valley of China and as they spread to other parts of the world, they were called Chinese gooseberries. They were named ‘kiwifruit’ in the mid twentieth century. The new name refers to the furry covering that resembles the kiwi bird. Kiwifruits in… Read More