Did You Know?

1/5

The ratio of male fish that are now transgender due to chemicals from contraceptive pills being flushed down household drains.

10,000

The supposed number of steps to take in a day… is an arbitrary number made up in a 1960s Japanese study?

Otherkin

Denoting or relating to people who identify as non-human. One of 300 words that has just been added to the English Dictionary!

CRISPR

The gene editing technique that could help eradicate health conditions and bring back the woolly mammoth!

Hygge

Described as “coziness of the soul,” and for the Danes—who are considered the happiest people on the planet—it’s a way of life. Here’s how to get it.

50%

The average patient now takes antidepressants for 50 per cent longer than they did in the 1990s.

Ekiben-tetsu

Japanese lovers of the exquisite bento lunchboxes sold at train stations. Trainspotting taken to a whole new level!

Surreal

Merriam-Webster’s “word of the year.” Never before have so many people felt compelled to look it up on their dictionary as they did in 2016.

Post-Truth

Oxford Dictionaries 2016 “word of the year” is an adjective meaning when “objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”.

Vending Machine

Your chances of being killed by a vending machine are actually twice as large as your chance of being bitten by a shark.

$33.31

The amount of money Buzz Aldrin had to expense for his ‘business trip’ to the Moon!

8 Seconds

The new attention span of humans, down from 12 seconds, and 1 second less than a goldfish!