According to Galen the physician, crocodile dung is good for freckles.
CANCANThe entry on the cancan (or can-can) in the first edition of the Oxford Companion... MORE
CAT STEWA businessman in China died in December 2011, and two business associates were sick after... MORE
AZERBAIJANThe first time Pope John Paul II stayed in a hotel was during his visit... MORE
GREECEThe men's sailors' 100 metres freestyle swimming event in the 1896 Olympics was open only... MORE
EDWARD VIIThe coronation of Edward VII in 1901 had to be postponed to allow an emergency... MORE
PIPESIn 2010, Palestinian women in Gaza were banned from smoking water pipes, as it "leads... MORE
PORTUGALWhen Pedro I was crowned King of Portugal in 1357, he proclaimed his lover, Ines... MORE
SAN FRANCISCOIn 1848, San Francisco had 469 residents.
The Chinese Fortune Cookie is said to have been... MORE
SWAZILANDWhen a King of Swaziland dies, his successor is chosen from among his younger sons... MORE
SANDWICHESAccording to a poll among British schoolchildren in 2002, the five sandwich fillings children most... MORE
NOBEL PRIZEAlfred Nobel, who founded the prizes that bear his name, was the inventor of dynamite.
BUGANDAAfrican kingdom, of which the native language is Luganda. The word for a second of... MORE
DYNAMITEThe word 'dynamite' was coined in 1867 from the Greek word for 'force' by its... MORE
PRESBYTERIANISMPresbyterianism is an anagram of Rise Empty Brains.... MORE
BROOKLYNAccording to the perfume company Bond No. 9, the New York borough of Brooklyn smells... MORE
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