Word of the day

oratory (noun)

The art of public speaking.

Famous quote

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."

Albert Einstein

Name that element

Ga

Gallium (Atomic number 31)

Word scramble

To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.

ddeal

addle

Thought for the day

If you had one million pounds to give away, how would you do it?

On this day in 1951

The television channel BBC Two was launched.

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

Iraq. Capital city is Baghdad.

Did you know?

Human brains are approximately 75% water.

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

I had too desserts after my main course, now I'm stuffed!

I had two desserts after my main course, now I'm stuffed!

Mental Maths

1.5 × 0.8 + 3.3

= 4.5

Brainteaser

How many birthdays does the average man have?

1, just 1.

Joke of the day

Why was the broom late?

It over swept.

In the news today...

North Korea: No need for more missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says there is no more need for nuclear or missile tests, state media says.

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

One of the world's biggest dance music stars has died in Oman, his representatives say.

Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head

Commonwealth leaders agree that the Prince of Wales will be the next head of the organisation.

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