Facts to make you go“WOW!”
◆ 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.