The popular English lullaby “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a hybrid of sorts: the lyrics are adapted from the 19th century English poem “The Star” by Jane Taylor and the tune is an 18th century French melody “Ah! vous dirai-je, maman”—which in turn was popularized by way of German composer Mozart, with his adaptation “Twelve Variations on ‘Ah vous dirai-je, Maman'”.
Everything from beer to medicine is bottled in dark colored bottles in a bid to keep ultraviolet light (and visible light as well with regard to beer) from reaching the contents—the effects of which can range from irritating (when your beer doesn’t taste right any more) to life threatening (when your medication has begun to break down and is no longer effective).
The Constitution of India is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world, containing 444 articles in 22 parts, 12 schedules, 118 amendments, and comprised of 146,385 words.
There is a phrase in French, “esprit d’escalier”, which literally means “stairway wit” and is used to refer to a witty remark a person thinks of too late to use in an encounter—a nod to how we often think of something great to say when we are taking the stairs to leave and it is too late to capitalize on our cleverness.