Viral marketing
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When word of mouth turns to word of mouse… In December 1998, Iconocast gave the award for Internet marketing buzzword of the year to the term 'viral marketing', but what does it really mean?

Extra sensory perception
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ESP is a catch-all expression for the alleged ability of certain people to receive transmitted thoughts from others, to transmit their own thoughts, or to see what will happen in the future, or move things.

Girls' games
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Computer games have been criticised for quite some time over a whole range of issues. Now, however, it seems that computer games have also become a feminist issue.

Food (2)
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When I was at school, our teacher told the class 'You are what you eat.' My friends and I would laugh and call each other ‘hamburger’ and ‘biscuits’. But our teacher was talking about healthy eating…

Rivers
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The analogy of streams, rivers and their tributaries as the veins and arteries of the earth is not inappropriate. They are indeed the "lifeblood" of the world. Each river is part of a huge eco-system.

Land-locked countries
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What is a land-locked country? It is a country with no coastline at all. If you are a Hungarian or a Paraguayan, you have to pass through somebody else’s country if you want to go to the beach.

Philosophy
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The two Greek words – “philo”, which means love and “sophia”, which means wisdom are the beginnings of the word we use today: Philosophy, the love of wisdom.

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The story of English starts more than a thousand years ago. Richard goes to the British Library to hear – and see – how the language has changed over the years.

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Richard finds out about all the different kinds of English and talks to some of the hundreds of thousands of students who come to Great Britain to learn English every year.

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Shakespeare, Dickens and more... Britain's literary history is world class, and Richard speaks to experts about some of the country's greatest writers.

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