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Average broadband speeds received by UK households have risen by almost 20% in the past year, Ofcom has reported.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 9 May 2019
 
Demand for new cars fell 4.1% last month, the automotive industry has said. Some 161,000 new cars were registered last month compared with 168,000 during April 2018, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 8 May 2019
 
People who are married or in a civil partnership are more likely to be satisfied with their life than single people, a new report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggests.
Odd FactsChurch Times, 7 June 2019
 
Free bus passes are linked to increased happiness for older people, according to a new study. People who get concessionary travel are more likely to enjoy a better quality of life, have greater life satisfaction and fewer symptoms of depression than those who do not, research has found.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel - 2 May 2019
 
The United Kingdom is one of the happiest countries in the world and is getting more cheerful, the annual United Nations investigation into contentedness has suggested.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel
 
The United Kingdom is one of the happiest countries in the world and is getting more cheerful, the annual United Nations investigation into contentedness has suggested.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 21st March 2019
 
The UK Deed Poll Service reported a sharp rise in the number of parents paying £35 to alter their child’s title from ‘Miss to Master’ or ‘Master to Miss’ in the past 5 years, with about one under-16-year-old making the change every day.
Odd FactsEvangelicals Now, March 2019
 
THE Lake District has been named as a World Heritage Site, UNESCO has announced. The region joins sites including the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon and Stonehenge on the prestigious list.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel - July 10th 2017
 
Near-death experiences (NDEs) are far more common than most people realise. They are reported by men, women and children regardless of nationality, religion or education level. One Gallup poll showed 8 million adult Americans have experienced one. Other estimates suggest between four and nine per cent of the general population have experienced a NDE.
Odd FactsPremier Christianity - December 2016
 
A total of 16 of the top 100 fundraising charities still fail Google’s ‘mobile-friendly’ test, down from 33 last year.
Odd FactsCivil Society News - 11th April 2016
 
Australia will no longer appoint knights and dames in its honours system. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, right, said the titles were "not appropriate" in modern Australia.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel - 3rd November 2015
 
Mother Teresa has been named in the top ten of the most influential women of all time. The nun spent most of her life in India and came sixth in the list, which was topped by former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
Odd FactsBible Society - 4th December 2015
 
Forgiving and forgetting really works, according to researchers at the University of St Andrews. They gave people hypothetical scenarios involving offences such as infidelity, followed by memory tests. Those who ‘forgave’ offences did worse in the tests. The findings might help in therapy.
Odd FactsPremier Christianity, July 2014
 
When asked: How happy are you? 75% of UK respondents said they were ‘very happy’. This was slightly above average (73%). Mexicans were the happiest, with 92% saying they were ‘very happy’, and the Japanese were the least happy, with only 50% using this phrase to describe themselves.
Odd FactsChristianity, April 2014
 
Video footage of distracted motorists, including a driver caught having a shave using a razor and a water bottle and a woman doing her make-up in the rearview mirror while on a motorway, have been released by police. The operation across the motorways of Hampshire and the Thames Valley resulted in 198 motorists being prosecuted with their offences caught on camera from an unmarked lorry used as a viewing platform by officers. Other activities captured included a lorry driver brushing his teeth, two van drivers reading newspapers as they drove, one person reading a map on the steering wheel and two drivers using iPads (one on the steering wheel) as they travelled along. The drivers were issued with notices which will result in a £100 fine and three points on their licence.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 10 October 2013
 
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