The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth.
When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him. The nurse at his side didn’t understand German.
St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not Irish.
The lance ceased to be an official battle weapon in the British Army in 1927.
St. John was the only one of the 12 Apostles to die a natural death.
Gabriel, Michael and Lucifer (more commonly known as Satan) are the only 3 angels to be named in the bible.
According to Genesis all demons are angels who were cast out of heaven after Lucifer tried to take God’s throne and several of the other angels bowed down and worshiped him.
Many sailors used to wear gold earrings so that they could afford a proper burial when they died.
Some very Orthodox Jew refuse to speak Hebrew, believing it to be a language reserved only for the Prophets.
Because they had no proper rubbish disposal system, the streets of ancient Mesopotamia became literally knee-deep in rubbish.
Sliced bread was patented by a jeweller, Otto Rohwedder, in 1928. He had been working on it for 16 years, having started in 1912.
Before the Second World War, it was considered a sacrilege to even touch an Emperor of Japan.
The richest 10 per cent of the French people are approximately fifty times better off than the poorest 10 per cent.
The magic word “Abracadabra” was originally intended for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.
Albert Einstein was once offered the Presidency of Israel. He declined saying he had no head for problems.
It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.
Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
The study of stupidity is called ‘monology’.