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