Wonders of the Week

Wonders we discovered while reading for this week's Browser

Homo Sapiens were once more endangered than chimpanzees or gorillas.

Between 2000 and 2019, the value of the goods and services produced by the world economy doubled.

To find out if earthworms could hear, Charles Darwin blew whistles at the ground, shouted into their burrows and played them the bassoon.


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Since 2011, there have been increasingly more online searches using the word “best” than there have been including the word “cheap”.

Britain has gone from being 40% coal powered to under 2% in eight years.

The most influential door-handle in the world was created by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. It took him a year to design.

Ancient Chinese writing did not have a precise character to refer to war or any other form of abstract fighting.