World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!
Ads

How to Make Christmas Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are hard boiled eggs covered with sausage and breadcrumbs, then deep fried. Adora’s Christmas version of this classic food uses quail eggs instead of chicken eggs and adds chestnuts and cranberries to the sausage coating. I’ve occasionally considered making scotch eggs at home, but I don’t have a deep fryer. Have you ever made [...]

Shoplifter Betrayed by Hot Peppers

Marcus Banwell learned the hard way that if you steal hot peppers, you should wait until you are away from the store before you eat them. Banwell had apparently ingested at least one Scotch Bonnet pepper from the Singh Store in Bristol, England. The store owner heard a commotion as Barnwell doubled over and became [...]

What’s the difference between scotch, whiskey and bourbon?

This might be common knowledge for some, but not for many, including my wife (who turned down Harvard, btw! , so I thought it worth posting about. The main difference between scotch and whisky is geographic, but also ingredients and spellings. Scotch is whisky made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in the U.S.A, [...]

Americanisms

As an American, sometimes it’s tough to know which commonly-used words and phrases are particular to America, and sound strange in other parts of the world. There was a fascinating round-up of “Americanisms” on this BBC blog the other day, and I wanted to share a few here. Some I find surprising — what, you [...]

Reindeer help Christmas trees grow

New studies have shown that reindeer directly benefit the scotch pine and other trees sold at Christmas. Normally reindeer are associated with Christm…