Interesting Facts

Circa 30AD Christ celebrates his last supper with his disciples.

Charles Dickens made his last public reading on 15th March 1870, and dies on the 9th of a stroke suffered the following day. He had just finished his last novel “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

The driest place on earth is Antarctica parts of the region has not seen rain for 2 million years.

In 1864 JJ Etienne Lenoir in France builds the first motorboat.

Mozarella Cheese is made from Buffalo Milk.

John Lennon commented that the Beatles were “bigger than Jesus” in 1966, and these comments led to widespread burning of Beatles records.

Income tax was first introduced in the UK in 1799 by British Prime Minister William Pitt.

Karate actually originated in India.

There was no punctuation until the 15th Century.

It takes about 50 hours for a snake to devour one small frog.

A baby bat is called a pup.

The shrimps heart is in its head.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr was both left handed.

Abraham Lincoln had a wart on his face.

In Sweden it is illegal to train a seal to balance a ball on its head.

The last word in the Bible is Amen.

Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same manner man does.

According to tradition the Archbishop of Cyprus is the only person on the Island allowed to write in purple ink.

If  you want to hear the sound of thunder, the best place to go is Tororo Uganda where it thunders for 251 days  a year

Here is a video of a thunder storm, not in Uganda sadly, no recording I could track down this evening. A chap runs out to rescue his wheelie bin in the rain – very clever! Just listen the the chap who is recording the storm, his comments are endless louder than the storm!

 

Facts gleaned from the following books:

“The Book of Useless Information” by Keith Waterhouse and Richard Littlejohn
“Facts and Trivia” edited by Isaac Asimov
“The Book of Firsts” By Ian Harrison
“The Book of Lasts” By Ian Harrison
“Mr Hartston’s Most Excellent Encyclopedia of Useless Information.
QI E annual
QI Book of General Ignorance
QI Book of Animal Ignorance
“Q The Greatest Rock and Miscellany Ever!

 

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