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The Great Fire Of London Had Few Recorded Casualties

Einstein Was Born On Pi Day

The Word ‘Verb’ Is A Noun

Recycle Rock

Dr. Seuss Was Not a Doctor

A Road Built From Unsold Books

Humans Share 99% Of The Same DNA

Olympic Gold Medals Are Made Of Silver

Valentine Comes From The Word Valour

A Caruncle Helps You See

Figure Skaters Do Get Dizzy

Happy Birthday

The Army That Saved The Olympics

Red is The First Colour A Baby Sees

Martha Was The Last Passenger Pigeon

Engaging The 5 Senses With Wine

Tiny Tim Was Originally Little Fred

Jingle Bells

“Serendipity” Is Difficult To Translate

The Verb “Run” Has The Most Definitions

“Selfie” Is The Word Of The Year

Charlie Chaplin’s Moustache Was Fake

Race Car Is A Palindrome

Present Tense Song

Bats Aren’t Blind

The Halloween Capital Of The World

Applesauce Is A Substitute For Oil

“Netherlands” Means Low-Lying Lands

An Asterisk Is A Little Star

Honey Does Not Go Bad

The Swing At The End Of The World

PPS Stands For Post Postscript

A Traffic Jam That Lasted Ten Days

Themed Restaurant True To Its Name

Smithsonian Donor Never Visited America

Positive Contractions Rock

Negative Contractions

Cows Have Accents

Shark Attacks Are Rare

The Language Of Whistling

“Nail House” Is A Neologism

Contraction Blues

The Spanish Flu Did Not Originate In Spain

A Man Was Buried Inside A Pringles Can

Informal Contractions Song

Two US Presidents Died on Independence Day

Ordinal Numbers Racing Blues

Tick Tock Rock

A Myth About Monarchs

Body Doubles Do More Than Stunts

Bill Gates Credits ‘Think Week’ For Success

Cicadas Spend Most of Their Lives Underground

The Dead Sea Is A Lake

Basements Are Rare In Tornado Alley

Preventing “The Bends” In Spacewalks

Peacocks Are Always Male

Mr. Bean Saves The Day

A Boat That Lived Up To Her Name

Yawning Is A Form Of Communication

Three Dogs Survived the Titanic

Jumbo The Elephant

Months Of The Year Song

You Need ID To Buy Gum In Singapore

The Evolution Of The Military Salute

A Dentist Invented “Cotton Candy”

Uppercase And Lowercase

The First Coupon

The Stamp Without A Name

Roses And Apples Are Related

The Vein Of Love

The Colour Orange Was Named After The Fruit

Your Brain Feels No Pain

7 Days A Week I Rock n’ Roll

Tens And Units Blues Song

Be Verb Rock Star Song

The I Song

The Alphabet Song For Rockers

Punctuation Blues

Rainbow Nation Colour Song

This Living Hand

Anne of Green Gables

The Goblins’ Christmas

Little Women

Metamorphosis

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

Great Expectations

Frankenstein

Pride and Prejudice

The Rat

The Ox

The Tiger

The Rabbit

The Dragon

The Snake

The Horse

The Goat

The Monkey

The Rooster

The Dog

The Pig