Monday, 19 March 2018

Did you know No:9


Here I am on a Monday afternoon writing a post it is a warm day but not as hot as it has been over the weekend which saw really stinking hot days and nights.

Being Monday means it is did you know day so here are this weeks did you know facts.

The song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” has different words in different countries, in France the gifts include Four Pigs' Trotters and in Scotland, an Arabian Baboon......weird or what

In one of the most unusual military manoeuvres ever, King Richard the Lionheart captured the fortress of Acre and because the inhabitants were barricaded inside he instructed his soldiers to throw 100 beehives over the walls forcing those inside to surrender immediately.

Geese have been know to fly higher than five miles up in the air.

The character of Cinderella dates back to an ancient folk tale from China, really...........I don't know

The tin can was invented in 1810, the tin opener was not invented until 45 years later



6 comments:

Rita said...

I only knew the last one. Enjoy these. :)

CWMartin said...

I may have to look into those "12 Days" things, sounds fun!

Chatty Crone said...

Interesting!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I knew that it took a long time for the can opener to be invented but not how long

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yes interesting

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Agreed

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