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TOM AND JERRY WERE ORIG­I­NALLY CALLED JASPER AND JINX IN AN OS­CAR-NOM­I­NATED 1940 SHORT AN­I­MATED FILM EN­TI­TLED PUSS GETS THE BOOT.

◆ The emer­gency num­ber in Libya is 1515.

◆ THERE ARE 1,264 IS­LANDS AND ISLETS IN CROA­TIA.

◆ THE ODDS THAT A LEFT­HANDED PER­SON WILL DIE US­ING A RIGHT-HANDED AP­PLI­ANCE ARE 1 IN 4.4 MIL­LION.

◆ The first hu­man-to-hu­man heart trans­plant was per­formed in 1967. ◆ The 1976 heat wave dried out a pond in Wandsworth and set off in­cen­di­ary bombs that had been there since the Se­cond World War.

◆ BEY­ONCÉ TOPPED A POLL OF CELEBRI­TIES PEO­PLE WOULD MOST LIKE TO BE STUCK IN A LIFT WITH. DON­ALD TRUMP CAME BOT­TOM. ◆ Time moves more slowly the closer you get to the Earth’s core – mean­ing your head is younger than your feet.

◆ 488 PEO­PLE ARE IN­JURED BY ZIPS IN THE UK EACH YEAR.

◆ Psy­cho was the first Amer­i­can film to show a toi­let be­ing flushed on screen.

◆ THERE ARE NO FRONT TEETH IN A SHEEP’S UP­PER JAW.

◆ The an­cient Mayans used co­coa beans as cur­rency. ◆ The Dutch vil­lage of Gi­ethoorn has no roads, and is en­tirely con­nected by canals and foot­bridges. ◆ Due to heat ex­pan­sion, the Eif­fel Tower leans away from the sun by up to seven inches.

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◆ In­done­sian car­pen­ter bees are bright blue.

◆ MAR­TIAL ARTS AC­TOR JACKIE CHAN TRAINED AS AN OPERA SINGER.

◆ For two years be­gin­ning in 1929, Rus­sia ex­per­i­mented with a five-day week that had no week­ends. Sev­eral years later, they tried a six-day week with six weeks per month.

◆ BE­FORE TEXT MES­SAGES, PEO­PLE USED TO USE PAGERS TO SEND CODED MES­SAGES IN NUM­BERS. 143 MEANT “I LOVE YOU”.

WAISTCOATS WERE FIRST POP­U­LARISED IN ENG­LAND BY KING CHARLES II IN THE 1660S.

◆ There is an 80-space rooftop car park in Farn­bor­ough that has never been used, be­cause the de­vel­op­ers have yet to in­stall ve­hic­u­lar ac­cess.

◆ The French horn orig­i­nated in Ger­many.

◆ IT’S CON­SID­ERED BAD LUCK TO GIVE KNIVES AS WED­DING PRESENTS.

GreatDanes were once called English Dogges and have no con­nec­tion to Den­mark

Wind­sor Cas­tle is the world’s old­est royal res­i­dence still used by its royal fam­ily

Most guinea pigs have four toes on their front feet and three on their hind feet

The aver­age Swiss per­son eats 23lb of choco­late ayear

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