Several animals that live in the far north, like stoat, become white in the winter to blend in with the snow. They moult and grow a thicker coat. Some Arctic birds change color, too, and grow white feathers.
Women using makeup should be punished
Lots of women wear make-up today. But in 1770 a bill was put forward to the British Parliament, which proposed that women using makeup should be punished for witchcraft!
The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
world’s first four-wheeler roller skates
The world’s first four-wheeler roller skates were invented by James Plimpton, of New York, in 1866. The following year he opened the first public roller skating rink at Newport, Rhode Island.
World’s first Railway System
The world’s first railway system was built in the 16th century. Tracks wooden rails were used in mines. Trucks were kept on the line by a large pin, which ran in a groove between the tracks.
World’s largest island
Greenland is the world’s largest island. (Australia is a continent and so it doesn’t count). Greenland is just over 2,000,000 sq. km (1,242,800 sq.miles), nearly ten times as large as Great Britain. It is covered with ice and snow.
World’s largest river
The world’s largest river is Nile. It flows from central Africa 6,670km (4,415 miles) north to the Mediterranean Sea. If all the bends were straightened out it would reach about one third of the distance from the North Pole to South Pole.
World’s most Durable Car
The world’s most durable car is a diesel engine, a 1957 Mercedes 180D, which travelled 1.90 million km in 21 years. That is the equivalent of five times the distance to the moon.
World’s most popular name
What do you think the world’s most popular name is?
John, Susan, Peter? The answer is Muhammad. Although it is sometimes spelled differently, it is the most common first name on earth.
World’s Tallest Man
The world’s known tallest man is Robert Pershing Wadlow. The giraffe is 5.49 m (18 ft.), the man is 2.55m (8ft. 11.1 in.).