Bri­tain’s first ice cream stand was set up by Carlo Gatti out­side Char­ing Cross Sta­tion in 1851

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◆ TIM PIGOTT-SMITH DIED DUR­ING REHEARSALS FOR DEATH OF A SALES­MAN, IN WHICH HE WAS PLAY­ING THE SALES­MAN.

◆ THE FIRST BI­CY­CLE, THE DRAISIENNE, WAS IN­VENTED BY BARON KARL VON DRAIS IN 1817.

◆ Bo­livia’s Pala­cio de Sal is a ho­tel built with a mil­lion blocks of salt.

◆ THE WORD AS­TER­OID MEANS “STAR-LIKE” AND WAS COINED BY WIL­LIAM HER­SCHEL IN 1802.

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