DID YOU KNOW?

Olympic, the sister ship of Titanic, was launched on 20th October 1910 and she provided 25years of service.

Pope John Paul II was the World Scrabble champion in the over-70 category.

Louis Carter invented the wrist watch in 1904.

In England, the speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

An Olympic gold medal must contain 95% silver.

Earth is the only planet not named after a Greek god.

New York was the capital of United States of America.

Olympic motto is hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius meaning Faster, Higher, and Stronger.

Mel Gibson has personally earned over $400m from his movie “The Passion of The Christ.”

Pope Pius II, Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini was a poet, scholar, diplomat and rakehell. He wrote an erotic book “Historia de duobus amantibus” in 1444.

It is illegal to be a prostitute in the Italian city of Siena if your name is Mary.

Pediculosis – the infestation of head lice.

When a person dies, the last sense to go is hearing. The first sense lost is sight followed by taste, smell and touch.

The name “Adobe” came from the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the houses of founders John Warnock and Chuck Geschke.

At 18, The Queen of England was a mechanic for the British Military.

Teflon is the slipperiest substance in the world.

Julius Cesar, Alexander the Great and FyodorDostoyevsky were all epileptics.

In the great fire of London in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only six people were injured.

In Colombia, an individual can be fined up to $190k for gossiping.

A man once sued his doctors because he survived his cancer longer than they had predicted.

Bill gates designed a traffic control system at the age of 15.

The vibrator was the fifth domestic appliance to be electrified after the sewing machine, fan, tea kettle and toaster.

Nepal is trying to promote Mount Everest as a gay wedding destination.

There’s a drug that renders a person incapable of exercising free will and can be used for total mind control.

Standing while doing work increases productivity and helps to keep you focused.

The first President of Zimbabwe was called President Banana.

There’s a place called “Narnia” in Bangladesh.

Steve Jobs shut down philanthropic efforts at Apple when he returned to the company in 1997.

Homosexuality remained on American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental disease until 1973.

A 7-year old girl jumped in front of her mum while trying to save her from a guy trying to kill her. She was shot six times and still survived and also managed to save the mum.

British Royal family changed their surname (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) to Windsor, the name of their castle in 1917.

Karate belts progress from light to dark colours as you progress in ‘rank’ because in poorer times, it was easier and cheaper to keep dyeing one belt a new (darker) colour than keep buying new belts.

England’s national sport is cricket and not football.

European country, Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the world.

Reggae star, Bob Marley’s last words to his son, Ziggy were “Money can’t buy life”

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