Monday 21 January 2019

Did you know No 3


Hello Monday and what a lovely Monday it is nice and cool again after a string of stinking hot days it is lovely. Anyway here are this weeks did you know facts.'

Duffel bags are named after the town of Duffel in Belgium where they were first made.

During the time of Peter the Great any Russian man who had a beard was required to pay a special tax.

According to scientists,gold exists on Mars, Mercury and Venus

Dr James Barry qualified as a doctor, joined the army and rose to the rank of Inspector-General it was only at the time of his death in 1865 that it was discovered that he was actually a woman..

When Marie Antoinette became pregnant many of the fashionable women of Paris took to wearing padding over their stomachs. As the queens pregnancy advanced they wore thicker and thicker pads when the Dauphin was born the women's fashioned all returned to their normal dimensions.

5 comments:

  1. GOOD GRIEF! Seriously? They were padding to emulate the Queen?

    How can the Scientists guess that there is gold there ya gotta wonder.

    xx

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  2. The woman doctor--bravo!

    Women padding their stomachs to be pregnant with anybody famous is just weird-weird!

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  3. Interesting facts. The scientist did a good job in concealing her secret for so long!

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  4. 1- I did not know that!
    2- I DID know that- read a book on him some time back.
    3- Might have known that, not sure.
    4- Is that the one from Australia you did the piece on a while back?
    5- Well, now that's just silly! Prolly kept them from the guillotine, though...

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  5. Katie.....Yeah weird about the padding, lone way to go for gold

    Rita.......Yes I thought so and weird indeeed

    Nancy.......Yes I agree

    Chris........I don't remember doing a post about him/her but may have

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