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Did You Know - History

  • If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

  • If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.

  • If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

  • Mao Zedong of China never brush his teeth in his lifetime.

  • When Elizabeth-I of Russia died in 1762, there were 15,000 dresses in her closets.

  • During World War II, the Japanese used shark liver oil in the engines of their fighter planes.

  • J. P Blanchard, a Frenchman, is credited with having been the first person to use a parachute. In 1785, from a balloon high in the air, he dropped a dog in a basket to which a parachute was attached. Blanchard also claimed to have descended from a balloon in a parachute in 1793.