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There are 113,000 Na­tional Parks in the world cov­er­ing six per cent of the Earth’s land sur­face.

◆ THE NAME SOPHIA COMES FROM THE GREEK WORD FOR WIS­DOM.

◆ JANE AUSTEN HAS A CRATER ON VENUS NAMED AF­TER HER.

◆ In 1920s slang, an en­gage­ment ring was a “hand­cuff”, a wed­ding ring was a “man­a­cle” and a di­vorcee was said to have been “let out on pa­role”!

◆ Emma Clark, born in 1876, was Bri­tain’s first black fe­male foot­baller.

◆ THE FIRST AROUND THE WORLD FLIGHT BY AIRSHIP WAS COM­PLETED BY THE GRAF ZEP­PELIN IN 1929.

◆ In 1970, the King’s Head in Is­ling­ton be­came Lon­don’s first pub the­atre to open since Shake­spearean times.

◆ VENEZUELA HAS PRO­DUCED SIX MISS WORLDS, WHICH IS MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUN­TRY. THE UK AND IN­DIA ARE IN JOINT SEC­OND PLACE WITH FIVE EACH.

◆ The Great Sin­ga­pore Duck Race of 2002 set a world record of 123,000 rub­ber ducks tak­ing part in the same event.

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