Knowledge is indeed power, although applied knowledge is better. Before you get to know about anything, you must have read about it, researched, heard or asked.
It is curiosity that triggers knowledge.
As a result of this, we have compiled some “did you know facts’’ that you probably didn’t know before which would trigger your curious mind and inspire you well enough to become an ardent reader and even a better researcher.
Remember! A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
Don’t also forget that “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
Did you know?
- Different names for the number ‘0’ include zero, naught, nil, zilch, nought and zip.
- Stressed is desserts spelt backwards.
- Men can read smaller prints than women, women can hear better than men.
- The giraffe has higher blood pressure of any animals.
- Napoleon, one of the emperors of the French empire who was a ruthless tyrants was afraid of cats.
- The water we drink is already 3 billion years old.
- You see your nose at all times, your brain just chooses to ignore it.
- Putting sugar on a wound or cut will greatly reduce pain and speed up the healing process.
- High heels were originally created for men. Butchers use them to avoid stepping in blood.
- The names of all continents both start and end with same letters.
Did you also know?
Albert Einstein’s brain was stolen when he died.
Nobel Prize winning physicist Albert Einstein passed away on April 18 1955. He didn’t want his corpse to be worshiped or his brain to be studied, so he gave instruction to those who were responsible for his remains to “cremate them, and scatter the ashes secretly in order to discourage idolaters.”
according to one National Geographic investigation. However, Thomas Harvey the pathologist on call when Einstein died at New Jersey’s Princeton Hospital, didn’t quite follow those instructions. Rather, he stole Einstein’s brain. Thomas Harvey kept the brain in two jars in his basement before moving it to a cider box stored under a beer cooler
Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words.
William Shakespeare in his writings made up his own words in order to craft his plays and poems. It’s on record that he came up with more than 1,700 words including excitement, bedroom, zany, eyeball, bump, champion, moonbeam etc.