Because the world is an interesting place we have been collecting Interesting Facts about Interesting Places, Interesting People, Interesting Animals, Interesting Numbers, and Interesting Words.
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Britain has pledged to build or begin work on building 200 academies by 2010, at a cost of £5bn.
(Academies have typically replaced failing schools in urban areas of Britain, they are partly funded by the private sector. In order to become an academy, a school must raise up to £2m from private sponsors.)
The recent strike dispute between the BA's catering firm and its workers over job losses which caused the shutdown of all BA operations at the airport resulted in the loss of £30m and forced the cancellation of around 700 flights.
(Sometimes I am glad I usually drive back to the UK.)
Fibonacci sequences appear in nature, such as branching in trees, arrangement of leaves on a stem, the fruitlets of a pineapple, the flowering of an artichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone.)
The shuttle Discovery touched down successfully in California after the first mission since 2003's Columbia disaster.
(It was nice to see commander Eileen Collins gush a bit. She had been so cool, calm and collected during the whole thing I was beginning to wonder if she were human. Fancy being able to say "It's absolutely fantastic to be back on planet Earth"!)