Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Some facts

    1.Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight
2.      In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
3.      The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.
4.      Napoleon was terrified of cats.
5.      Camel's milk, which is widely drunk in Arab countries, has 10 times more iron than cow's milk.
6.      The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.
7.      If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.
8.      The number of cars on the planet is increasing three times faster than the population growth
9.      The ampersand (&) was once a letter of the English alphabet
10.  The total combined weight of the world’s ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.
11.  Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when al original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case stored smaller, 'lower case' letters.
12. Charlie Chaplin won third place in a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest.