Things in June
- The Royal Family costs the equivalent of 66p per person in the UK.
- One of the largest mysteries in physics is why time seems to move in one direction.
- Nearly all animals are banned from the grounds of the Houses of Parliament in the UK - except dogs and horses.
- America is one of only two countries in the world (along with New Zealand) which permit the advertising of drugs that are available solely through a doctor.
- Contrary to popular belief, most plastic surgeons do not spend most of their time beautifying patients.
- Research suggests the brains of gay men and straight women are similar to each other.
- The only DVD rejected by the British Board of Film Classification last year was a boxset of Weeds (broadcast in the UK on Sky One), for promoting drug use - despite more than 1,000 pornographic films being passed.
- A fast-food restaurant in Beirut's war-torn southern suburb is made out to look like a military post and diners eat to the sound of gunfire instead of muzak.
- A third of Britons have three nights of sleeping difficulties every week.
- Spain claimed their first major title for 44 years after winning Euro 2008 with a deserved victory over Germany.
* (Pictures from left to right) 1. The 180ft (54.8m) famous fertility symbol Cerne Abbas Giant of Dorset in England, which depicts a man with an erect penis, is also referred to as the Rude Man; 2. A Briton living in Australia has agreed a bid of more than £192,000 after putting his "entire life" up for sale following a split from his wife; 3. Britain's oldest man, thought to be one of three surviving UK World War I veterans, has celebrated his 112th birthday; 4. British chain Primark is being exposed over the use of child labour in the finishing of cheap clothes; 5. The Ainu constitute one of Japan's most marginalised groups; 6. Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, two top Serbian war criminals wanted for the murder of thousands of Bosnian Muslims are still on the run.