Historical Travel Guide Tue, 10 Jan 2012 06:06:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3 HistoricalTravelGuidehttp://feedburner.google.com Quick facts and Trivia about Arizona http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/tSeMsX0ZWiA/quick-facts-and-trivia-about-arizona.html /quick-facts-and-trivia-about-arizona.html#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2012 06:06:14 +0000 admin /?p=1821 Arizona is a state of United States that is located in the southwestern part of United States. This is the sixteenth most populous state of the United States. With Phoenix as the capital this is a place worth seeing and gives ideal travel pleasures. There are interesting facts and trivia about Arizona.

Arizona has a law that states that no person would be denied the chance to get employment because of non membership in a labour organization.

Did you know that the Arizona tract is seen only in Arizona?

The official state flower is the saguaro cactus blossom blooming in the months of May and June. The saguaro is incidentally the largest American cactus.

Arizona is the leader in the production of copper.

The state neckwear is the bola tie.

The official state fossil is petrified fossil.

The official state tree is the Palo Verde. It means green stick and usually is a yellow gold colour and blooms in the months of April and May.

The official state bird of Arizona is the cactus wren. This is a bird that grows seven to eight inches and builds nests to protect the thorny plants in the desert.

The official state gemstone is the turquoise and this has a kind of waxy coating that is found across the entire state.

Arizona is also the place where you would find the Grand Canyon National Park.

Arizona has its official state mammal. Do you know which it is? It is the Ringtail. This small fox like creature is around two and a half feet long and is a greatly shy animal and is in the nocturnal category.

There is the Capitol Building here which has a copper roof. The amount of copper in the building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies!!!

Arizona has the Mountain Standard Time perennially. However in Navajo nation, daylight saving time change is followed. This lies in the northeastern part of Arizona.

The USS Arizona is a battleship that was named respecting the state of Arizona. It was launched in the year 1915 from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Arizona has had many countries reigning here, so the Castilian and Burgundian flag, the Confederate flag and the Mexican flag has flown here earlier.

Arizona got connected to other eastern states with the help of the Southern Pacific Railroad sometime in the year 1926.

Copper is the most abundant natural resource found in Arizona. The Queen of the Copper Mines, Bisbee is situated in the Tombstone Canyon.

Arizona has its own official amphibian. It is the Arizona tree frog. This is around two inches long.

Arizona has had the history of its towns closing down due to reduced populace. The town of Jerome is an example. This town was once a rowdy copper mining town. The population came to as low as around 50 because the mines closed here. This happened in the year 1953.

There is a bridge here in the Lake Havasu City. For this the original London Bridge was shipped stone by stone and built again.

The tallest fountain in the world is found in Arizona.

You get lovely multicolored corn here in the Hopi Indians in Arizona.

The oldest Indian settlement of the United States the Oraibi is here in Arizona and was founded by the Hopis Indians.

Arizona with such trivia and facts has remained an intrigue for all tourists. Visit this land and get enchanted in its surroundings.

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Interesting facts about Argentina http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/3Y9wu132vuo/interesting-facts-about-argentina.html /interesting-facts-about-argentina.html#comments Tue, 03 Jan 2012 09:12:18 +0000 admin /?p=1811 Argentina is a great country in South America and has a history dating back to ancient times. Let us know some of the facts about this fascinating country.

It was in the year 1816, that Argentina became an independent country. It got free from the clutches of Spain.

It is today the 30th largest country in the world in terms of population and has more than 40 million people living here today.

Peso is the official Argentinean currency.


Argentina is one of those countries which started radio broadcasting services. It was in the year 1920 that the first radio broadcast was made here in this country. Can you believe it that there were barely 20 receivers for the broadcast in those days?

76 years is the average life expectancy rate in Argentina.

Another interesting fact about Argentina is that only about 10% of Argentineans have got a private health insurance.

The literacy rate here however is really good with around 97.6%of literacy rate. This makes Argentina the 58th literate country in the world.

Spanish is the official language here but many speak German and Italian too. Native languages are not uncommon here even today.

The national Argentinean sport is Pato. This is similar to a mix of basketball and polo.

Argentina follows the sport of football very closely and is very passionately associated with the game.

This interesting fact that wine is a major export product in Argentina is known to all.

All children today love to watch animated movies today. The world’s first such animated movie was make in Argentina. Isn’t that wonderful? It was released here and it was Quirino Cristiani who was responsible for this sometime in the year 1917.

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina has the Teatro Colon which is the greatest opera house in the whole world.

Argentina has a great movie watching rate. Not only the local movies but also Hollywood movies are a pure rage here.

Isn’t it an interesting fact that more than 750,000 people in Argentina are illegal immigrants?

Did you know that around 20% of Argentinean population does not have proper running water or proper plumbing indoors?

There is great production of soybeans, honey, sunflower seeds, wheat and maize in Argentina.

Argentina has a great crocodile population.

Argentina has a varying landscape with mountains in the west and plateau in the south and a grassy plain in the central portion of the country.

Argentineans are mostly Roman Catholics.

Do you know how Argentina got its name? There were these Spanish conquerors that came here in search of silver. Silver is called Argentum. So the place got its name. That they didn’t get silver is altogether another matter but they began to regard the fertile soil here as equal to silver!

Argentina has got the Roman Catholic Church under the protection of the Government and the rule is that both the vice president and the president should be Catholics.

In the year 1976 Argentina faced a lot of military government thus having the Constitution suspended and the president being removed from office.

Argentina is made up of 22 provinces, one federal district one island territory. This island territory the Tierra del Fuego has a governor who is elected by the President.

Argentina has free education for secondary and primary education. It is a rule here that all children between 6 to 14 years old should attend school but it is totally different thing that only very few of them actually finish school.

Argentina is truely a mystic country.

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Historical Facts that you should know http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/UKGG5A1WDVo/historical-facts-that-you-should-know.html /historical-facts-that-you-should-know.html#comments Tue, 27 Dec 2011 08:22:47 +0000 admin /?p=1802 There are so many historical facts in the world that are interesting, intriguing and very informative. Let us know some of them.

For example if your pupils dilate when you are facing someone you love, apparently the pupils dilate when you are facing someone you hate too.

There are many things that have been invented by women. These include fire escapes, bullet proof vests, laser printers, windshield vipers etc.

Did you know this historical fact that donkeys actually kill more people than plane crashes can kill?

Another historical fact is that there is this woman who has this dubious distinction of having got 69 children. This woman was a peasant, who lived for 40 years and in this span she gave birth to around 16 twins, 4 quadruplets and 7 triplets.

Did you know that fingernails grow faster in the winter season? Isn’t it surprising that the human body is a storehouse of such intricate details.

Again the sport Tae Kwon Do has been around for six decades and is quite an ancient sport.  There are around 409 escalators in the London city in the subway. These escalators cover a distance every week which is equal to around several trips round the globe.

Do you like to sing? Then you should know that it is not possible to hum if you have a nose that is completely blocked.

There are so many relationships that begin and end with love. Did you know that one in every five relationships begins with the partners getting involved with other people?

Whenever there is a new love and someone looks at him, then the neural circuits that are linked with these are normally linked to the social judgement are not allowed to bloom.

There are various personalities that make up a couple. Did you know that these personalities converge over time to good partners and these partners start looking and getting to be more similar?

Have you heard the whirring sound that comes from an ATM and then you money pops out? Well, this whirring sound is actually an in built recording. The actual working lies so far behind that we can’t hear it.

All homemakers have a tough time, controlling and safeguarding the house from getting dusty. Did you know that most of the dust that you find below you bed is your own dead skin?

These days SMS is the norm of communication. The “X” sign is the symbol for a kiss. Did you know that the sign came because in the olden days when people were illiterate they did not know how to sign? So they used to put an “X” and then kiss it for sincerity. So the letter X became a symbol for a kiss.

A glass breaking is such a common incident. Did you know that these cracks move at the speed of around 3000 miles per hour?

Shells are a wonderful piece of decoration. When we place a shell to our ears, we hear a roar which sounds like the ocean sound. This is not the ocean sound but the blood rushing through the veins in the ear.

The world populace is increasing every day. Did you know that there are at least 120 million sexual intercourses that are occuring across the world?

When a couple gets a new born then the parents lose around 300 to 400 hours of sleep in the first year of their birth. This amounts to more than one night’s sleep per week for each parent.

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Let’s know the historical facts more http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/6iSoI4Gn16U/lets-know-the-historical-facts-more.html /lets-know-the-historical-facts-more.html#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:19:18 +0000 admin /?p=1795 Most of the historical facts are results of events or experiences of people which have been repeated over a period of time. These historical facts are interesting and intriguing and give us a lot of reason to want to know more about the world.

It is not a coincidence that the radio was invented. In the year 1892, there was a farmer by the name of Nathan .B. Stubblefield. He belonged to Murray in Kentucky. He hit upon this dubious idea of transmitting his own voice. Creating a box with two ends open he asked his friend Rainey to hold one end and listen on it. Stubblefield then hollered “HELLO RAINEY” down the box and Rainey heard it. The system of sound transmission began leading to the invention of the radio gradually.

Northern Ireland is a well known region today. It has the best attractions and a lot of history to talk about. It is today also famous as the place that has witnessed the maximum disputes.

Kashmir, the mini paradise on earth is in the northern part of India. People from across the world come to visit this heaven on earth and go back with tales to cherish for a long time. Isn’t it strange that this heaven is today a hell for the people here? With the amount of violence and terrorism that the place has witnessed, Kashmir the little blooming bud in northern India has been nipped harshly and is testimony to a lot of social unrest. So the heaven to the world is going through hell.

Historical facts from Greece talk about the heron of Greece who is supposed to have actually started the invention of the steam engine. Sometime in 50BC, he invented this. But the leaders of that period believed that any kind of social change would affect the economy of the people. They felt that the presence of the steam engine would deprive many of employment and they were not very much for the change. Thus the invention never got any recognition and was accepted at a much later date. Otherwise we could have labeled the invention of the steam engine to as ancient a period as 50 BC. Strange but true.

The entire world is fond of cartoons and if we mention cartoons, then Mickey Mouse is a favourite. But did you know that historical facts have that this famous cartoon character had a history behind it? Sometime in the year 1906, J. Stuart Blacton, created an animation movie by the name of “Humourous Phases of Funny Faces.” This was incidentally the first of its kind. Then in the year 1919, Walt Disney had collaboration with Ub Iwerks, and designed the animation of the cartoon characters giving birth to animated movies. After a series of cartoons, Walt Disney the company started in the year 1923. Then sometime in the year 1927, Walt got the idea of creating an animated mouse and named him Mortimer Mouse. Walt’s wife Lillian insisted that Mickey would be a better name than Mortimer and the name Mickey Mouse was coined. Thus started the legend of Mickey Mouse.

Then there is the other fact about how Thomas Young, an aspiring scientist discovered and published the proof of the theory of light interfering with the wave theory of light. This happened sometime in the year 1801. Intriguing but true historical facts continue to interest our intellect today.

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Historical Facts for you to know http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/n_Er2PAzfWM/historical-facts-for-you-to-know.html /historical-facts-for-you-to-know.html#comments Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:30:07 +0000 admin /?p=1786 Historical facts are such fun. They give you an insight of the world that was and the fact about that aspect of history you wouldn’t have thought of. Let us read some of the historical facts around the world.

For example did you know that the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers was founded in the year 1744 and this is incidentally the oldest golf club in the world?

Were you aware that the Great Wall of China is around 1,400 miles long? Then that the Grateful Dead were initially called the “The Warlocks”?

Read on to know how the first telephone book had only 50 names in it! Yes, just imagine what the world was. We all know about Ford Cars. But did we know that the Dodge engines were the first kind of engines in the Ford cars? Those days the car rode on Dodge Engines>? Strange isn’t it?

Today patents are so common. But the first patent was in the United Kingdom and it was the Aaron Rathbone & Roger Burges, Map Makers. This was in the year 1618.

Bombs are a part of History. But did you know that the first bomb dropped in the country of Germany in the Second World War killed only one single elephant in the zoo in Berlin?

Then again you would surely have heard about London’s Pall Mall. But did you know that this was the first street that was lit by gaslight and this too in the year 1807?

There are so many examples of walled cities in the world but the oldest one is Jericho. It is around 9,000 years old.

The holy book Bible has sold so many copies. But it has also sold around 3, 000, 000, and 00 across the world.

In the year 1666, there was a huge fire in London. In this half of the city got burnt but do you know the number of who got injured? Six!

The Olympics is an international event and universal sports meet. But in Greece, in ancient times, a woman couldn’t watch it. If she did, she was instantly executed.

All of us like soft drinks. Pepsi Inc. is one such soft drink company. In the year 1999, Pepsi Inc paid 0.00 dollars in income tax.

You have flown to so many countries and you would have tasted the exotic salads you get on air. In the year 1987, in a bid to save money, American Airlines eliminated the olive from its First Class salads. Do you know the amount they saved? Around 40,000 dollars!

Any student or any individual interested in such games would surely be a lover of the Rubik’s cube. Everyone would love to solve it. But did you know that there was a high school student who solved it in around 22.95 seconds? This was in the year 1982.

Saddam Hussein was gifted a key to the city of Detroit in the year 1980. Stranger things happen in the U.S. Did you know that in the year 1976, there was a LA secretary by the name of Jannene Swift? She actually married a rock in a major ceremony. More than 20 people witnessed this ceremony.

In Egypt in ancient times, if a surgeon lost a patient while operating him, then his hands would be cut off.

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Rendezvous with the best historical facts http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/52oBGGujiy8/rendezvous-with-the-best-historical-facts.html /rendezvous-with-the-best-historical-facts.html#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2011 11:51:07 +0000 admin /?p=1779 Some of the best read articles are often about the facts around the world. And when it comes to historical facts, then it comes as a universal favourite for those who would want to know about the facts across the globe. These details not only intrigue the mind but also render the reader totally fascinated with this aspect of life.

Please let us know some of the interesting and intriguing historical facts which would also be a good thought for you.

It is said that the great painter Leonardo Da Vinci actually predicted that there would be something like mass use of solar energy way back in the year 1447!

Then did you know that the great predictor Nostradamus predicted his own death ? So when he died in 1566, he already had his 1567 almanac published as he had that much foresight that he knew the time of his death. Strange and unbelievable isn’t it?

In the 13th Century B.C Libya was destroyed by the Egyptians. They were feeling so victorious that they took back around 13,230 penises of the enemies as their prized trophies.

Today there are people living up to 100 years and more. But do you know what the life expectancy rate was in the 1900s? Well, it was just around 47 years. Today with the advent of medical technology, the rate of death has decreased and the elderly are healthier than before. It is a boon in a way, but it went on to be a historical fact.

Priests are that class of people in our society who are held with great reverence. They undergo a lot of personal sacrifice and abstain from many comforts. But this historical fact from Egypt takes the cake. The priests here in ancient Egypt used to pluck all hair from their bodies. This included the hair from the eyelashes and the eyebrows too.

Did you know that it was in present day Florida that the first kind of semi permanent settlement ever was seen? This was sometime during 5000B.C.

Today is an age of technology, emails and quick communication. But it was in the year 1914 that the first coast to coast telephonic communication was established.

Everyone today goes to see the Statue of Liberty. It is a world popular tourist landmark. But did you know that this was actually a gift of friendship which was formed out of the diplomatic connections between France and the United States of America?

Wars have been a major feature of history. Do you know that the shortest war ever fought was between England and Zanzibar whence Zanzibar surrendered in less than an hour in around 38 minutes?

The Titanic is famous today for being the huge ship that sank. But did you know that this ship was also famous for another thing? The Titanic was the first ship ever to use the SOS signal. Strange isn’t it? Today it is remembered for a totally different thing.

More than 92 nuclear bomb cases have been lost at sea. Very interesting isn’t it? But that’s what historical facts are for – To intrigue you and develop your interest to know more.

Historical facts are always interesting to read about. Keep reading for more

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When History Tells Tales – Historical Facts http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/-KcSJi11u_o/when-history-tells-tales-historical-facts.html /when-history-tells-tales-historical-facts.html#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:23:14 +0000 admin /?p=1769 Yes, even history can tell tales. You would often have found so many details that are given on so many websites about what history is and how it has affected our lives. Historical facts often take you down historical lane and give you a total know how of what happened in the past.

Get to know some of the best historical facts and get more enriched.

Did you know that the oldest golf club in the whole world is the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers founded in the year 1744?

Then the fact that the length of Great Wall of China is actually 1400miles long is going to amaze you no doubt. You know that the structure is lengthy, but did you know about the exact length?

Again, “The Warlocks” was the name given to the Grateful Dead.

The telephone book was invented many years back and the first book was only a page and had only 50 names on it.

Ford cars are very popular today. The first of this kind had a Dodge engine! Surprised? Read on for more.

It was in the year 1618, that the first patent was made in the UK. It was the Aaron Rathbone & Roger Burges.

In the Second World War, the first bomb was dropped and there was this elephant in the Berlin Zoo. This got killed in this bomb attack!

A peasant lived for around 25 years in the medieval ages! This was his approximate life span.

Pet crocodiles were decorated with jewellery in ancient Egypt. The owners used to buy this jewellery for them.

Today for a wine and dine meet, the tables are set so grandly and with such elegance. Would you believe that the concept of a tablecloth started with the idea of using it as a towel to wipe after and during dinner? People even used it as a facecloth.

Initially Du Pont Inc was actually a mill manufacturing gun powder. It was situated in New Jersey.

In the battle of Lexington only eight people were killed!

The stars and stripes are so famous in America. But no one actually knows who designed it.

Till today, people discuss the sinking of the Titanic. But till date no one exactly knows how many people died in it.

Napoleon the great leader was around 26 years of age by which time he had even conquered Italy.

In the year 1807 a memorable incident took place. The lighting of the streets in London’s Pall Mall. This street became the first to be lit in such a way by gaslight.

The place where Karate took birth was in India, but later it was followed and developed more by the Chinese.

There is a walled city which dates back to ancient times. This is Jericho which is around 9000 years old.

More than 3,000,000,000 bibles have been sold across the world.

India is the land of mathematics. The number system was invented here. It was Aryabhatta who started the zero. Zero was invented by him.

In the year 1666, there was a big fire in London. Half of the city got destroyed as it was burnt down. There were only 6 people who got injured.

Jesse Owens the American track hero, raced against horses to earn a living early in the 1930s.

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Historical facts – Go country touring http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/qK18y4krAvI/historical-facts-go-country-touring.html /historical-facts-go-country-touring.html#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:40:23 +0000 admin /?p=1762 Some of the historical facts round the world really intrigue you and make you wonder how the world could be so interesting. These facts are something that tickle the mind and refresh the brain.

For example did you know that Canada has the most number of lakes in the entire world and that in France there is a place called Y? Yes, just the alphabet Y.

Then again that the Alaska University actually spans over four different time zones is a very interesting fact and Tasmania has the cleanest air across the world. Amazed? Then get ready for more.

In Australia there are around 150 million sheeps but only 20 million people inhabiting the country.

Did you know that there are more than 30 African nations that have more cell phones compared to the number of the land lines those countries?

There are more. Proms which are so much a part of the Western culture are not found in schools in Japan. In Bangladesh for five dollars you can go across the country or buy beer!

Have you ever wondered what the name Singapore means? Well it means the Lion city. Singham in Tamil means lion and Ooru means place. So the place of the Lions equals Singapore.

We all know Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina. Do you know what it means? Well it means “Good Air.” Similarly Kabul has a special meaning – “Hump backed” and Thailand has the beautiful Bangkok which means the “city of angels” and Madrid the Spain capital means “place of abundant water.” Paris, France’s capital means ‘the working people” and Kuala Lumpur means the Muddy River. Seoul the capital of Korea means “capital”. The capital of China Beijing means “Gate” and Japan’s capital Tokyo means Eastern Capital.  In the year 2002, there were no billionaires in China and in the year 2007, there are around 106 billionaires.

Did you know that 90% of the phone lines in North Korea are shut down since April 2005?

Niger in Africa has a fertility rate of around -7.1 children per mother. There are around half of the newspapers in the world which are published in the Canada and United States.

A whopping 203 million dollars or more are spent on just barbed wire every year in the United States of America.

The US government spends on average over 20,000 dollars for each household.

The oldest European settlement is in Saint Augustine in Florida in North America. Did you know the Lion City Singapore has only one train station?

10 % of the national income of the United States comes from organized crime and the world’s energy has United States using up one fourth of its total capacity. In South Korea, the youth under 20s and 30s die mostly due to suicide which is the main cause of death for youngsters there.

You have heard about Iceland. But did you know that the maximum number of Internet users per capital than any other country in the world. It is around 86% and is more compared to around 69% across the world in U.S.

So these are just some of the interesting facts about countries around the world. In this article we haven’t even scratched the surface as far as these interesting info are concerned.

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Le Connasissance de la Monde – Know your historical facts http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/Ouut9OfOCZs/le-connasissance-de-la-monde-know-your-historical-facts.html /le-connasissance-de-la-monde-know-your-historical-facts.html#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:02:55 +0000 admin /?p=1756 Let’s get some facts straight. Yes, there are so many of them to be straightened and known about. History around the world, just gives us a good chance to know what has happened in the world when we weren’t born and weren’t around.

For example did you even know that Cleopatra was Greek and she wasn’t from Egypt neither was she an Egyptian? Strange isn’t it. And then the great hero Che Guevara actually suffered from asthma?!!

Then there is the most intriguing historical fact about how the new flag of Canada was unfurled in the year 1865 in Ottawa. It was the flag with the design of the maple leaf.

The queen of England was actually working as a mechanic in the British Military when she was 18. Yes, even the mechanical profession thus got the Royal Touch!

The Civil war was a catalyst for many movements, actions and deeds. The use of counterfeit currency was one such incident. There is about 40% of the US Paper Currency which was counterfeited before the Civil War got over.

Today we brush our tooth with the best of toothpaste and we don’t even know what chemicals are added in it. But did you know that in ancient times, people in Rome used to brush their teeth with human urine as the main ingredient in their toothpaste? Strange? But it is true.

Then there was Jackie the baboon who made it as a private in the army of South Africa during the First World War.

In the year 1945, there was a B-25 airplane bomber which crashed in the 79th floor of the huge Empire State Building.

Historical facts often quote how pilgrims do not eat with forks. They used either their fingers, or knives or spoons but not forks. Confused? Get your historical facts straightened!

This is one of the historical facts that would beat everyone. Did you know that the Great Dictator Adolf Hitler actually had only one testicle? For all the power he executed and he exhorted, this world famous man was roaming around with just one testicle!!

The great painter Leonardo DA Vinci could not write properly. He had a problem of dyslexia. He many a time used to suddenly start writing backwards!!

Bayer is a company which manufactures the Aspirin Drug. This is the same company today which marketed the heroin drug once.

Have you ever picked your tooth with a toothpick after a great lunch? Well even the Romans used to do it, but it was with the quill of a porcupine that they used to do it. Yes porcupine quills as toothpicks were used in ancient times.

While the whole world was fighting in the World War II, then it was getting rice from Uncle Ben.! Uncle Ben is the rice provider of the Second World War.

This one would beat all the historical facts of the world out of our mind. Cleopatra married both her brothers!

Metal was not readily available during the Second World War so the Oscar ceremony saw the idols being given out made of plaster!!

Historical facts are many and unlimited in supply and source. Know them and enjoy the history of the past.

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Historical Facts – Know your world http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HistoricalTravelGuide/~3/O6O4UGm0J_A/historical-facts-know-your-world.html /historical-facts-know-your-world.html#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 09:13:39 +0000 admin /?p=1749 It is important and interesting to know how many intriguing things happen around the world. Know your world better and read about these historical facts happening around the world.

For example did you know that Saint Simeon Stylites was a great monk in the 5th century? He became popular as he stood for 37 years on a platform on top of a pillar in the land of Syria. He did this because he wanted to be an ascetic. There have been many stylite saints who have followed this process.

There have been many staff that were confined inside the wall with the body of the dead king during the rule of the first dynasty in the country of Egypt. There were animals also which were buried along with the body of the dead king. It was said that these animals could help him during the afterlife of the king.

In the year 1927, Otto Rohwedder discovered the slice bread. He made a machine and it was used to wrap the bread and slice it. He obtained a patent for this whole process. Six years after this slicing machine was invented, more slice bread was sold than the usual unsliced bread.

In China, in the year 1911, pigtails were not allowed in the country of china as it was believed to be a connection with the feudal past.

Traders in Mesopotamia constructed boats which were collapsible, so that they could save the trouble to sail the boats upstream. With the collapsible boats, the boats sailed downstream with a donkey on the boat. Then when the journey would get over, they would sell the frame and after the trading activities, they would use the donkey to come back home.

In Rome, in ancient days, when a person killed his father, the punishment was that he would be drowned in a sack. They used to put a viper, a rooster and a dog in the sack .There was no reason behind this idea.

Did you know that Alexander the great was a very intelligent ruler? He discovered a technique of spying which is in use even now. He used to tell his soldiers to write letters to their near and dear ones which he used to intercept so that he could know who was for him and who was against him.

There is a place called Gubbio in then northern part of Italy where there is a race that is run annually. This has been taking place since the 12th century. The villagers carry the statues of Saints Ubaldo, George and Anthony. The result is rigged such that Saint Ubaldo always comes first and Saint Anthony third and Saint George would be second.

Anesthesia was used for the first time in the year 1847. The mother who was administered this treatment, was actually surprised to see how painless her childbirth procedure was and so she named her child anesthesia.

It was during the Second World War that the cavalry charge was used. There was a cavalry division of Mongolia which fought against a German infantry division. And do you know the result? Not even one German died in the war and 2000 of cavalry died.

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