Penguin Dossiers Penguindossiers.com is the magazine website for English Language learners.
Read about the latest films, sports legends, literary greats, current
affairs... What does Penguin Dossiers offer?
- Over 50 articles already in the archive and a new article every month
- On-line glossary for a quick and easy translation of new words
- Activities for every article to practise grammar and new language
- New Audio files to practise listening and pronunciation skills
Laugh Lab Under the direction of Dr. Richard Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire with assistance from the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's funniest joke was revealed on October 3, 2002. The study, which asked Internet users to submit their favorite jokes and rate the jokes of other contributors, amassed over 40,000 jokes and an amazing 2 million comments. The study also revealed some interesting results, such as regional preferences for certain types of jokes. For example, Americans and Canadians apparently prefer jokes that make others look foolish, whereas persons from the UK and Ireland enjoyed jokes that involved word play.
Guinness World Records In 1997, three diners at the Le Gavroche Restaurant in London spent £13,091.20 ($22,124.10) on one meal. This fascinating fact comes from the Guinness World Records site which is notable for its plentiful video clips.