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Fearless to the Teeth

Gilberto Shedden, 50, with his crocodile during a show in Siquirres town, near Costa Rica’s Atlantic Coast. Shedden’s best friend is a 4.5-metre-long crocodile named ‘pocho’. Every Sunday, the spectacle attracts large crowds, including tourists from around the world and his exploits have earned Sheddon the nickname ‘Tarzan Tico’.

 

Fifteen IGUANAS

Fifteen IGUANAS that were swept out to sea on a raft of water-logged trees traveled over 200 miles from Guadeloupe to Anquilla in the Caribbean!(1995)

 

Fingernails

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

 

First ballet tu-tu

The first ballet tu-tu was worn by Maria Taglioni in 1832 on a Paris stage. The outfit was white with tiny blue gauze wings.

 

First case of the common cold

The first case of the common cold was diagnosed in 1611 in Stratford, England. The patient? John Common, who coincidentally gave his cold to William Shakespeare who said the new malady exacerbated his lovesickness, thereby inspiring several of his most fondly remembered sonnets.

 

First Parachute Jump

The first parachute jump was made long before aeroplanes were invented. How?

By a brave Frenchman, Andre Garnerin, who leapt from a balloom in 1797 and lived.

The first jump from an aircraft was made more than 200 years later by Captain Albert Berry at St. Louis, USA, on March 1st 1912.

 

First person to invent sign language for deaf and dumb

Did you know that the first person to invent sign language for the deaf and dumb was a French monk who opened a special school to teach ‘hand language’ in the 18th century?

 

First person to swim

The first person to swim the 34 km (21 miles) across the English Channel from Dover to Calais was Matthew Webb. He swam for 21 hours 45 minutes and reached France at 10.41 on the 25th August 1875.

 

First person to swim across the English Channel

The first person to swim the 34 km (21 miles) across the English Channel from Dover to Calais was Matthew Webb. He swam for 21 hours 45 minutes and reached France at 10.41 on the 25th August 1875.

 

Fishy disquise

The Sargassum fish looks very like the seaweed that grows in the Sargasso Sea, where it lives. These long, slim pipefish are cousins of the sea-horses. Their dull color and reed-like shape disguise them among clumps of eels-grass.

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