1899 it was thought that "everything that can be invented has already
been invented." Did they get it wrong!
who invented the paperclip?
you know that the first submarine was designed in 1578?
you know that over 5 billion crayons are produced each year?
guy on the ten-dollar bill was shot and killed by a vice president
word "dollar" has its origins in the Roman Empire
beer is named after a Czech town
Revere never completed his journey
you know that the Leaning Tower of Pisa has never really been straight?
first credit card was issued in 1951
longest cruise liners in the world
different languages are spoken in Indonesia
you know that the human head contains 22 bones?
Abbey in London got its name from its location
are 19 major earthquakes every year
mathematical decimal system was introduced in 4BC
than 70% of earth's dryland is affected by desertification?
Sargasso Sea does not have a coastline
Ilyushin-76TD is the world's largest waterbomber
was held twice in 1815
the world's population have seen at least one James Bond movie
you know that only one of the Seven Wonders of the World still survives?
person spends 1 hour and 6 minutes per day on travelling
took some popular products 100 years to get to the marketplace
is there no ham in a hamburger?
Oscar Awards were held twice in 1930
movies are produced in India than in Hollywood
is a bird that barks instead of sing
you know that there are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea?
in every ten people in the world lives on an island
festival of love used to be celebrated on February 15th, not 14th
are more than 2 700 languages spoken in the world
you know that if you hit a diamond with a hammer, it breaks?
tomato is the world's most popular fruit, selling more than bananas and
petals of the world's largest flower are half metre (1,5 feet) long
you know that plant-eating dinosaurs did not eat grass?
are more than 20,000 brands of beer
fresh egg will sink in water, but a stale one won't
you know that it once was law to say "God bless you" to one who
Celsius's boiling water
crustaceans are used successfully to kill mosquitos
you know that cows do not have upper front teeth?
you know that ships captains used to keep pigs on board?
is the only place that a flag is not saluted?
you know that genetically modified plants can grow plastic?
with a fork was once considered scandalous
espresso has less caffeine than a cup of coffee
knows who invented spectacles (eyeglasses)
you know that there are about a billion bicycles in the world?
can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced
lights were in use before the advent of the motorcar
the Great taxed people for growing beards
is named after a former slave
country was the first to greet the new millennium?
you know that Mercedes cars are named after an Austrian girl?
British royal family changed their surname (last name) in 1917
Bank of America started as the Bank of Italy
origins of Easter and the Easter bunny
you know that many kings were mad!
you know that Napoleon died of arsenic poisoning?
Wright Brother tested the first airplane in a wind tunnel
famous products were designed by two different parties at the same time
still do not know what causes Alzheimer's Disease
you know that there are now 6 billion of us?
does Nostradamus predict about the World War III?
was discovered during experimentation with a waste product
you know that the Emmy award was first called the "Immy"?
world's highest bridge is in the Himalayans
first stone lighthouse was lit by only 24 candles
happened between 3 and 13 September 1752
history and origins of Christmas