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What British People Say, Versus What They Mean

A handy visual guide. By Today I Learned Something New.<p>If you enjoyed this, you may also enjoy the book <i>Quick Pint After Work, And Other Everyday Lies</i> by Luke Lewis.

Handy

Why Britain Has The Best Wall Sockets On Earth

The rest of the world has a lot to learn from the design of the U.K. wall plug.<p>Anyone who has traveled to the United Kingdom has probably marveled at the imperial bulk of the standard U.K. wall plug. With three chunky, rectangular pins, the design at first glance seems almost ridiculously …

World War II

'It Just Takes Your Breath Away': What It's Like To Step Into Space For The First Time

The next day he'd be making his first space walk, stepping out of the airlock to replace a refrigerator-sized piece of equipment on the outside of the International Space Station.<p>"The night before, all your training is done," Hopkins says. "You're prepared, you've got your tools ready, your suit's …

Space Science