Fancy That!

Facts to make you go“WOW!”

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◆ FROM 1898 TO 1910, HEROIN WAS SOLD AS COUGH MEDICINE.

◆ The Ro­man em­peror Caligula made his favourite horse a se­na­tor.

◆ IN THE 1930S, AMER­I­CAN FLO OUR COM­PA­NIES SOLD FLOUR IN PAT­TERNED SACKS DE­SIGNED

TO BE MADE INTO CLOTH­ING.

◆ The an­cient Greeks

n nd Ro­mans were the first to o use joined-up writ­ing.

◆ A HOUR OF VIG­OR­OUS SW WIMMING BURNS 71 5 CALO­RIES.

◆ Ja­maica’s name comes fro om an Arawak word that means m wood and wa­ter.

◆ IN HIS JOUR­NAL, CAP­TAIN CO OOK RE­FERRED TO HIS SHIP AS “MRS”M EN­DEAV­OUR. ◆ The odds of find­ing a pearl in an oys­ter are 1 in 12,000.12000 ◆ GE­ORGE BERNARD SHAW LEFT £100,000 IN HIS WILL TO FUND THE CRE­ATION OF A NEW 40-LET­TER AL­PHA­BET.

◆ Liecht­en­stein, Monaco and An­dorra are the only in­de­pen­dent coun­tries ruled by princes.

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