Fun Facts – 10 Fun Snippets of Trivia

 

   "Fun Facts - 10 Fun Snippets of Trivia"

 

  1. International convention states that English is the main official language to be used in space travel.
  1. Contrary to popular belief pigeons do not jerk their heads backward and forwards while walking; they stretch their head out as far as they can and keep it still until their bodies catch up then they repeat the action.
  1. Napoleon’s Army was the first to develop and use ambulances. Dominique Jean Larrey, Napoleon’s chief surgeon, came up with the idea of using horse-drawn carriages to take the wounded soldiers from the battlefield in order to treat them.
  1. Midges have the fastest wing beat of any creature in nature and can beat their wings more than 1000 times per minute.
  1. The pop group called the “Bee Gees” got their name from the initials of Bill Gates, the Australian DJ that discovered them.
  1. If daylight patterns are changed too rapidly plants may get a form of jet lag as they become confused as to when to open and close their leaves.
  1. The Greek astronomer Sosigenes, by order of Julius Caesar, is credited with devising the Julian calendar and also introducing the Leap Year, whereby an extra day is added every four years.
  1. In ancient Greece, even though there were twelve main gods and goddesses, and several other lesser deities, there was no word for “religion” in ancient Greek language.
  1. The mystery of where the body of the English King Richard III, who died in battle in 1485, was buried was finally solved in 2012 when his body was discovered under a car park in Leicester, in the UK.
  1. With their streamlined bodies, Penguins are the fastest swimming and deepest diving species of bird with the ability to remain submerged for up to 20 minutes.
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