Heathrow handles more international passengers than any other airport.
Today I found out that in Singapore a platter may well cost more than buying the seperate items on different dishes and that you should always get the prices first!
A snapper turtle from the US can break human bones in its jaw.
Asia has more sepcies of rhino than Africa
The Fountain of Wealth in Singapore was designed to be the palm of the hand with the suntec towers being the fingers.
Durian brown sugar and ice has a popcorn aftertaste.
At Thaipusam people don’t just spike themselves they also dance around once spiked.
The two newest Singapore MRT lines have driverless trains.
Even numbered streets in Geylang tend to be the red light district (although there as beeen sepage onto the odd numbered streets).
Prawns can be cooked in a way so that you can eat the legs head and tail too.
Chilli Crab is made with crab roe.
Dhoby Ghaut was named after men who did laundry.
There is a bar called Clinic in Singapore which serves drinks in drips and syringes, you can sit on whelchairs and generally look like you are sick.
Today I learnt that I like fish head curry.
The Esplanade in Singapore is known as the Durian by some locals. The last tiger in Singapore is said to have been shot in the billiard room of raffes hotel.
Keely Hawes is the voice of Lara Croft.
There used to be a football team called Blackburn Olympic, who have won an FA Cup
Today I learnt that the place where some of my dad’s weirder Singapore photos were taken still exists under the name Haw Par Villa rather than Tiger Balm Gardens.
I learnt how to make chilli jam without pectin.
Cats can let out a claw at a time, although I probably would have thought this I witnessed it.
GIMP can be used to create GIF animations after downloading an addin.
I found an even more general proof of the inability of hexagons to create a ball like polyhedron without the help of 12 pentagons.
Trombone is french for paper clip.
Syphilis was known as the f4ench disease in Germany and Poland, the Italian disease in French. basically named after the nation whose travelloers spread it to a country.
Kori Bustard and the Great Bustard both are about equal in weight and are the worlds heaviest flying birds.
I learnt how to make and use custom brushes in GIMP, wish I had learnt earlier!
Camel spiders (solifugae) are not spiders but are 10 legged arachnids.
The slowest speed of light recorded is 40mph through -272 C sodium.
I learnt how to tell a hygenic hawker stall from a more dodgy one.
An open comedo is the technical name for a blackhead.
The proper name for The Gherkin in London is the RE Swiss building. Also Emile Heskey has the middle name Ivanhoe.