Monday, 14 May 2018

Did you know No:16



Hello all it is Monday afternoon here now it was another cold start to the day but it has warmed up no aqua class this morning went with Jessica to sort out her rent and then to the shops before home again.

So here is this weeks five did you know facts:

The thumb is such an important part of the human body that it has a special section, separate from the area that controls the fingers, reserved for it in the brain.

Liechtenstein used to have the world's smallest army, there was one soldier, yes one. He served his country until his death at age 85.

Abraham Lincoln's mother died from drinking milk from a cow which, when foraging in the woods had eaten some poisonous snake root.

In 1955 a borrowed book was returned to Cambridge University Library that was 288 years overdue

Cambridge University was established in the year 1209

9 comments:

Joanne said...

I LOVE interesting facts like these! I can recall them forever, but will often have to think hard to remember my house phone number!!!
Blessings, Joanne

Rita said...

Wow! Some goodies this week. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi JoAnne ... I love interesting snippets - sadly I rarely remember them ... I might do the cow one!! Oh and the Cambridge ones ... cheers Hilary

Janie Junebug said...

I wonder what the fine was on that overdue book at Cambridge.

Love,
Janie

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yes it can take a bloody long time for some people to remember their own phone number, I am happy you like these posts

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Pleased you like them

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I also rarely remember them

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I thought that too

Quirky Homemaker G said...

I didn't know any of those facts!

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