Facts in category History, page 1
The world’s oldest chewing gum is 9000 years old
12 presidents of the United States owned slaves
The first alarm clock could only ring at 4am
The first recorded car theft was in 1896 in Paris
In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph!
George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.
The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world
George Washington grew marijuana in his garden
A small population of Mammoths survived on the Wrangel Island until 1650 BC
In Ancient Rome, at the winter solstice, an hour was about 45 min, while at the summer solstice, an hour was about 75 min
In 2005, a fortune cookie company called Wonton Food Inc correctly foretold lottery numbers...
It took the creator of the Rubik’s Cube one month to solve the cube after he created it
Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers
To have your photo taken with the first ever camera, you would have to sit still for 8 hours
Coca-Cola was originally marketed as a nerve tonic, stimulant and headache remedy
Russia and Japan still haven’t signed the peace treaty to end World War II
The Eiffel Tower was originally intended as a temporary structure
Arabic numerals, which we use today, were actually invented by Indian mathematicians
French was the official language of England for almost 300 years
Albert Einstein was offered to become Israel’s second president, but he declined
Shortest war lasted for 38 minutes