Word of the day

exigency (noun)

A critical period or condition.

Famous quote

"Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use."

Thomas Watson

Name that element


Krypton (Atomic number 36)

Word scramble

The denial of the existence of God.



Thought for the day

Would you rather be forced to tell your best friend a lie or tell your parents the truth?

On this day in 1981

The Humber Bridge connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire was opened,

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

Tanzania. Capital city is Dodoma.

Did you know?

Zebras are actually very well camouflaged in grasslands because their main predator, the lion, is colour blind.

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

I went too the shops to buy some new clothes.

I went to the shops to buy some new clothes.

Mental Maths

4 × 16 + 52

= 116


Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

Mount Everest.

Joke of the day

What do you call a bear without teeth?

A gummy bear.

In the news today...

Child obesity plan targets sweets at checkouts

New measures also target junk food ads and aim to halve childhood obesity by 2030 in England.

East Coast train line back under public control

The government will run the service until a new public-private partnership is appointed in 2020.

Trump secretary kicked out of restaurant

The US president's press secretary says she was refused service because she works for Donald Trump.

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