Did You Know – 07/21/2015


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1. A bee sting is acidic and a wasp sting is Alkali. To treat a sting by one of these you should use the opposite type of chemical. Bee stings needs to be neutralised with sodium bicarbonate and wasp stings are alkaline and can be treated with vinegar!

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2. The evergreen tree family includes mango, pistachio, cashew, and poison ivy.

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3. Apart from humans the animal most likely to suffer from leprosy is the armadillo

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4. The original flight by Wilbur Wright in 1903 was 75ft shorter than the wingspan of a Boeing 747.

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5. On July 7, 1928, sliced bread was first put on sale to the public by the by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri, USA.


In 1943, the US imposed a ban on sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure. The ban was rescinded after only seven weeks.


The Ancient Egyptians used to pay workers in bread and beer but the use of “dough” in English as slang for “money” dates back only to 1851.

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6.Threefold coincidence relating to apples

On June 29, 1975, Steve Wozniak tested the first working prototype of his Apple I computer.

On June 29, 2007, Apple Inc released the iPhone, their first mobile phone.

June 29, 2015, sees the first night of a new production of Rossini’s apple-related opera William Tell at the Royal Opera House.

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Research in 2005 reported that mice fed concentrated apple juice perform better in mazes.

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