20 Interesting Facts

Soviet biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov attempted to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm, but failed in his quest to make a “humanzee.”

In colonial America pregnant women didn’t receive painkillers during delivery because pain was considered God’s punishment for Eve’s eating the forbidden fruit.

Saddam Hussein was given the key to the city of Detroit.

In early Rome a father could legally kill anyone in his family.

Approximately 750,000 men died in the Civil War, which was more than 2.5% of America’s population at the time.

In 1788 the Austrian army attacked itself and lost 10,000 men.

Upon dying, some pharaohs were sealed into their tombs alongside their living servants, pets, and concubines.

In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey in order to attract flies away from the pharaoh.

The Ottoman Empire’s Sultan Ibrahim I had 280 of his concubines drowned in the ocean after one of them slept with another man.

There are only thirteen blimps in the world. Nine of them are in the United States

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.

The state of Florida is bigger than England.

The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours is.

The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.

The condom – made originally of linen – was invented in the early 1500s.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

There are over 52.6 million dogs in the U.S.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

The average person has 1460 dreams every year, that comes out to be 4 dreams per day.


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