CD-ROMs

CD-ROMs were the flavour of the 1990s. What happened to them?

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Poundworld

The bargain brand Poundworld is closing the last of its 335 premises in the UK this week.

White eggs

In the UK, our breakfast eggs are brown. In the US, they’re white. Is there any actual reason for this?

Phone numbers you had to remember

Nowadays, we have subcontracted out the memorising of numbers to our devices, not our brains. You used to have to know someone’s number to be able to dial it, or look it up in a phone directory or the soon-to-be extinct Yellow Pages.