Saturday, September 30, 2017

Trivia

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Cleopatra lived closer in time to the moon landing than to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
  • Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as Cleopatra, was born in 69BC and died in 30 BC. After her reign, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire.

Bust believed to be of Cleopatra

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC.

  • Apollo 11 wa landed the first two humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969.



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The Coca-Cola sign on the east wall of Young Brothers Pharmacy in downtown Cartersville has been authenticated by the Coca-Cola Company as the first outdoor painted-wall advertisement for Coca-Cola. It dates back to 1894, when an industrious Coca-Cola syrup salesmen named James Couden put down his order pad and picked up a paintbrush to create the first-of-its-kind sign. This sign received the 1990 Georgia Trust Award for Preservation – 25 layers of paint were removed during the restoration to reveal the original sign.


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For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America. When the skin is pinched together, the ants are applied. Their large mandibles act as sutures and the body is then pinched off, leaving the clamped head.


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The koala is not a bear, it is a marsupial, native to Australia, its closest living relative being the wombat, which eats roots. . . 

Because of the koala's supposed resemblance to a bear, it was often miscalled the koala bear, particularly by early settlers.




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