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The capital of England

The Romans invaded England in 43 AD, establishing Londinium, which became London, but had Colchester as the capital of England. London became […]

07/05/2012. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

The Mousetrap

For her 80th birthday in 1947, Queen Mary requested a radio play be written for her by Agatha Christie. The play – […]

10/17/2011. Category: did you know. Tags:

World population

In 1801, when the first complete world census was carried out, the world’s population was 1 billion. The most populous countries were […]

08/23/2011. Category: did you know. Tags:

Dialysis, Life-Saving Care at Great Risk and Cost

In 1972, after a month of deliberation, Congress launched the nation’s most ambitious experiment in universal health care: a change to the […]

11/10/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

The powerful machine inside you

Your heart beats 101,000 times a day. During your lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 800 million […]

10/14/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

Human eye detects sound

The human eye can detect millions of colors and is sensitive to light and sounds. Yes, sound. University research studies show that […]

09/28/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , ,

20-20 vision is based on the distance of 20 feet

When you do an eye test, the distance between you and the eye chart is 20 feet. The distance was chosen because […]

09/24/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

13% of people are left-handed

In medieval times, left-handed people could not become knights because it was thought that they were descendants of the devil, it is […]

09/21/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , ,

August is baby month

We bid a hearty welcome to the millions of new earthlings who arrive in August, the month with the highest birth rate. […]

08/09/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

Smoking in public buildings first banned in 1940s

While British and American tobacco companies are in the headlines often, China actually is the world’s largest cigarette producer. Almost 50% of […]

07/12/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

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