Monday, 10 February 2020

Did you know or not


Well it's Monday again, started out wet but drying up, well being Monday that means it's did you know day. So what amongst things do you know?

In 1850 two hundred and twenty six soldiers lost their lives when they crossed a suspension bridge that crossed the Maine at Angers in France. They were marching in step which caused an increase in resonance or vibration to the bridge. Since then soldiers often would cross iffy bridges out of step.

Radio waves travel so much faster then sound waves that a broadcast voice will be heard 10,000 miles away sooner then in the back of the room that it was sent from

The movie “Gandhi” featured 300,000 people

Elvis Presley was a avid gun collector and had 40 weapons including M-16s and a Thomson sub-machine gun.

Leather money was used in Russia up until the 17th century


12 comments:

Margaret D said...

Interesting.
Can't imagine using leather money.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't think I know any of those. Didn't know about Elvis or leather money!

Rita said...

These were all really good new ones for me! :)

Nancy Chan said...

Thanks for the interesting facts that I didn't know until now.

Rosie said...

Very interesting facts. Thanks for sharing.

Kea said...

I didn't know any of these, either. How awful for all those men who died on that suspension bridge. Ugh.

Rick Watson said...

I’d never heard about the soldiers on the bridge. I did know that Elvis was into guns.
R

Karen BakingInATornado said...

I didn't know even one of those things.

CWMartin said...

That radio wave thing is wild! You had some real stumpers this week.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Margaret......Me either

Sandie.......Same here

Rita......Glad you liked them

Nancy.....You'e welcome

Rosie......That they are

Kea.....I know how terrible

Rick.....Me either, so sad

Karen.......Now you do

Chris.....Yep indeed

Katie Isabella said...

Gosh I don;t know but one of these!!!

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