Part 2: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

Fact: Flamingos are grey, not pink. Flamingos are widely regarded as the camp-est members of the animal kingdom, but it turns out they’re actually born a boring grey. Fortunately this isn’t another case of the colour-changing dress: that flamboyant pink we all know and love only comes on because of their unusual diet. Flamingos eat…

Part 1: Fake News

Fact: Carrots aren’t orange. They will help you see in the dark, but they’re still pulling the wool over your eyes – carrots are naturally purple, white or yellow, not orange. Modern day carrots are orange because they contain very high levels of beta-carotene – the same molecule that makes them so good for you….

Beer Jacket

Fact: Drinking alcohol actually makes you colder. Braving the cold night air is always easier after you’ve had a pint or six, but although alcohol makes you feel warmer, your beer jacket it lying to you. We aren’t quite sure why, but alcohol causes the blood vessels in your skin to relax (or dilate). This…

Liquid Diet

Fact: Guinness is a low-calorie nutrient-rich super-food. Drinking one quickly feels like downing a roast dinner, but the rich, creamy meal replacement that is Guinness is actually often the lowest calorie beer on tap, so it’s worth considering if you’re watching your weight on a night out. The main source of calories in beer is…