Make your own free website on Tripod.com

 Did you know!! 

In 1899 it was thought that "everything that can be invented has already been invented." Did they get it wrong!

So, who invented the paperclip?

Did you know that the first submarine was designed in 1578?

Did you know that over 5 billion crayons are produced each year?

The guy on the ten-dollar bill was shot and killed by a vice president

The word "dollar" has its origins in the Roman Empire

Budweiser beer is named after a Czech town

Paul Revere never completed his journey

Did you know that the Leaning Tower of Pisa has never really been straight?

The first credit card was issued in 1951

The longest cruise liners in the world

365 different languages are spoken in Indonesia

Did you know that the human head contains 22 bones?

Westminster Abbey in London got its name from its location

There are 19 major earthquakes every year

The mathematical decimal system was introduced in 4BC

More than 70% of earth's dryland is affected by desertification?

The Sargasso Sea does not have a coastline

The Ilyushin-76TD is the world's largest waterbomber

Thanksgiving was held twice in 1815

Half the world's population have seen at least one James Bond movie

Did you know that only one of the Seven Wonders of the World still survives?

A person spends 1 hour and 6 minutes per day on travelling

It took some popular products 100 years to get to the marketplace

Why is there no ham in a hamburger?

The Oscar Awards were held twice in 1930

More movies are produced in India than in Hollywood

There is a bird that barks instead of sing

Did you know that there are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea?

One in every ten people in the world lives on an island

The festival of love used to be celebrated on February 15th, not 14th

There are more than 2 700 languages spoken in the world

Did you know that if you hit a diamond with a hammer, it breaks?

The tomato is the world's most popular fruit, selling more than bananas and oranges

The petals of the world's largest flower are half metre (1,5 feet) long

Did you know that plant-eating dinosaurs did not eat grass?

There are more than 20,000 brands of beer

A fresh egg will sink in water, but a stale one won't

Did you know that it once was law to say "God bless you" to one who sneezed?

Anders Celsius's boiling water

One-eyed crustaceans are used successfully to kill mosquitos

Did you know that cows do not have upper front teeth?

Did you know that ships captains used to keep pigs on board?

Where is the only place that a flag is not saluted?

Did you know that genetically modified plants can grow plastic?

Eating with a fork was once considered scandalous

An espresso has less caffeine than a cup of coffee

Nobody knows who invented spectacles (eyeglasses)

Did you know that there are about a billion bicycles in the world?

The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced

Traffic lights were in use before the advent of the motorcar

Peter the Great taxed people for growing beards

Gibraltar is named after a former slave

Which country was the first to greet the new millennium?

Did you know that Mercedes cars are named after an Austrian girl?

The British royal family changed their surname (last name) in 1917

The Bank of America started as the Bank of Italy

The origins of Easter and the Easter bunny

Did you know that many kings were mad!

Did you know that Napoleon died of arsenic poisoning?

The Wright Brother tested the first airplane in a wind tunnel

Some famous products were designed by two different parties at the same time

Scientist still do not know what causes Alzheimer's Disease

Did you know that there are now 6 billion of us?

What does Nostradamus predict about the World War III?

Aspirin was discovered during experimentation with a waste product

Did you know that the Emmy award was first called the "Immy"?

The world's highest bridge is in the Himalayans

Tthe first stone lighthouse was lit by only 24 candles

Nothing happened between 3 and 13 September 1752

The history and origins of Christmas

Other interesting sites