Highlights: May 2018

Trivial Cat has learned many things this month in between fur balls. Grab a coffee and sit back for a quick look at our five favourites…

What Is The Loudest Sound Ever Recorded?
In 1883, the volcanic island of Krakatoa erupted with such devastating force that it tore the island apart and could be heard 3,000 miles away in Mauritius…


Can Palm Trees Really Walk?
Walking Palms, native to Central and South America, are believed to use their unusual stilt roots to ‘walk’ away from their original site of germination to more favourable locations…

Why Wasn’t There A Louis XVII Of France?
Louis XVII was the second son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. After the death of his brother he became the heir apparent and eventually King, but never ruled…

Is Hitler Responsible For The Cannes Film Festival?
Venice became home to the world’s first annual international film festival in 1932, but from the outset it was an outlet for Fascist and Nazi propaganda. Cannes was the antidote…

Why Do Only Female Mosquitoes Suck Blood?
Both male and female mosquitoes find nutrition in the sugars of nectar and plant juices, but females are specially adapted to pierce skin and suck blood from their prey…