Bubo bubo is the scientific name of the European eagle owl
RUSSIAN DOCTORS ONCE FOUND A 2-INCH FIR TREE GROWING IN A MAN’S LUNG.
◆ In 2013, Belgium issued 500,000 postage stamps with the smell of cocoa and covered in a varnish to look like chocolate.
◆ THE PHRASE “AS CLEAR AS MUD” DATES BACK TO 1804.
◆ THE FIRST GREENHOUSES WERE BUILT BY THE ROMANS AROUND AD30, TO GROW CUCUMBERS FOR EMPEROR TIBERIUS.
◆ Switzerland and Vatican City are the only countries with square flags.
◆ WUTHERING MEANS CHARACTERISED BY STRONG WINDS.
◆ Puglia is known as the “breadbasket of Italy”.
◆ FRIED OR ROAST GUINEA PIG IS A DELICACY IN PERU.