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15 interesting facts about the Sedan chair

A Sedan chair is essentially a covered cabin that is carried on poles by two people. It was used in the past for transporting...

110 Important historical facts that you must know!

History is littered with amazing historical accounts and facts. However, did you know that almost 97% of human history is lost? Hence we have...

Samuel Colt, an American inventor, gifted a gold revolver to the Ottoman Empire’s Sultan on his visit to Constantinople and said that the Russians...

Samuel Colt, an American inventor, gifted a gold revolver to the Ottoman Empire's Sultan on his visit to Constantinople and said that the Russians...

The British employed many Sikhs from India as cheap labour to enforce law and order in Shanghai during the Taiping civil war, circa 1885. 

The British employed many Sikhs from India as cheap labour to enforce law and order in Shanghai during the Taiping civil war, circa 1885.  This...

In 1304, King Edward I built the largest trebucahet ever made. Upon just seeing it, Scots surrendered.

In 1304, King Edward I built the largest trebuchet ever made. Upon just seeing it, Scots surrendered. The King built the trebuchet during the Stirling...

“Christmas Cake”, refers to single, Japanese women over 25 because “after the 25th they’re not good”.

"Christmas Cake", refers to single, Japanese women over 25 because "after the 25th they're not good". However, today, Japanese women are forgoing or postponing marriage. Hence,...

An American construction worker called Gary Brooks was arrested near Afghanistan’s border while hunting down Osama Bin Laden with a 40-inch sword, loaded pistol...

An American construction worker called Gary Brooks was arrested near Afghanistan's border while hunting down Osama Bin Laden with a 40-inch sword, loaded pistol...

Doctors advised Freddie Mercury not to do Live Aid in 1985 due to some vocal troubles. He ignored the advice and did it anyway....

Doctors advised Freddie Mercury not to do Live Aid in 1985 due to some vocal troubles. He ignored the advice and did it anyway....

“Fart” is one of the oldest words in the English Language. The term has Indo-European roots and the oldest recorded joke is a saying...

“Fart” is one of the oldest words in the English Language. The term has Indo-European roots and the oldest recorded joke is a saying...

Steve Jobs believed he was free of any body odour and didn’t need to shower regularly due to his vegan diet. He thought that it...

Steve Jobs believed he was free of any body odour and didn't need to shower regularly due to his vegan diet. He thought that it...

In the Bible, “Nimrod” is a mighty hunter and a King. But Bugs Bunny called Elmer Fudd a nimrod, sarcastically. This led to a...

In the Bible, “Nimrod” is a mighty hunter and a King. But Bugs Bunny called Elmer Fudd a nimrod, sarcastically. This led to a...

In Ancient Rome, nobody discriminated against Black people for their skin colour. They weren’t excluded from any profession, nor was there a stigma against...

In Ancient Rome, nobody discriminated against Black people for their skin colour. They weren’t excluded from any profession, nor was there a stigma against...

In 1566, England executed its first woman for witchcraft, Agnes Waterhouse. She was guilty of turning her cat into a toad, which then turned...

In 1566, England executed its first woman for witchcraft, Agnes Waterhouse. She was guilty of turning her cat into a toad, which then turned...

In 2000, a wild turkey whiskey storage facility in Kentucky, USA, caught fire. It had over 17000 barrels of Whiskey stored & it flowed...

In 2000, a wild turkey whiskey storage facility in Kentucky, USA, caught fire. It had over 17000 barrels of Whiskey stored & it flowed...

Michelangelo illustrated his grocery lists so that his illiterate servants would know what to buy him.

Michelangelo illustrated his grocery lists so that his illiterate servants would know what to buy him. In these lists, he mentioned  "a herring, tortelli, two...

First class meals on Titanic consisted of up to 13 different courses. Each course had wine and lasted 4/5 hours.

First-class meals on Titanic consisted of up to 13 different courses. Each course had wine and lasted 4/5 hours. Passengers traveling in first-class enjoyed extraordinary...

Eunus, a slave magician joked on stage that he planned to overthrow the roman rule and become the king of Sicily. This led to...

Eunus, a slave magician joked on stage that he planned to overthrow the Roman rule and become the king of Sicily. This led to...

“Death from Laughter” is recorded as a genuine cause of death throughout the history in England. A man known to have died due to...

“Death from Laughter” is recorded as a genuine cause of death throughout the history in England. A man known to have died due to...

In 1784, Thomas Jefferson proposed a federal law to end slavery in all the US territories. But his bill lost in Congress by just...

In 1784, Thomas Jefferson proposed a federal law to end slavery in all the US territories. But his bill lost in Congress by just...

In the 1880s, the staff of Harvard Observatory frustrated their director. He said, “ My Scottish maid could do better than this”. Eventually he...

In the 1880s, the staff of Harvard Observatory frustrated their director. He said, “ My Scottish maid could do better than this”. Eventually, he...
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