The Best 3D Street Art

The Best 3D Street Art

They call him the “Chalk Man”. Julian Beever is a street artist who draws 3D pictures with chalk. He was born in Cheltenham, UK and has been painting 3D street art since the early 1990s He has worked in 28 countries.   You can see more of his work on his...
Why is 0 points in Tennis called ‘Love’?

Why is 0 points in Tennis called ‘Love’?

There are a couple of theories as to why we use the word “love” to mean 0 points in Tennis. Here are the two most convincing: 1) By far the most popular theory is that the word ‘love’ comes from the French word ‘l’oeuf’ which...

The Union Jack – Who is Jack?!

“Who is Jack?” This was a question a student asked me when we were talking about flags. The Union Jack is the name of the United Kingdom flag. But who is Jack? I honestly had no idea.  So I set out to find the answer. The Union part of the name Union Jack...

10 Signs You are 100% Fluent in a Language

Fluent is a relative term. I don’t know if I consider myself fluent in French, even though I’ve got a degree in it and spent 5 months living there. I still make stupid mistakes and I often tell people ‘he’s crying’ when I mean...

Ducks Get their Own Traffic Lane in London

“Duck Lanes” have been installed in London, Manchester and Birmingham, England.  The lanes are along canal areas where ducks usually live. The idea is to help people be more aware of the space, and to share the road with the ducks. The “Duck...