Did You Know – 02/18/2019


  1. Diamonds are either rare, nor valuable. In one of the most successful advertising campaigns of all time, De Beers claimed that a man should be spending two months salary on a diamond engagement ring. Then they raised their prices, restricted their supply and created a costly illusion that generations of people still consider to be a mandatory part of the marriage process.

2.  In 1870 two million rabbits were killed every year in Australia, all descended from just 24 released in 1859.  In 1859, a man named Thomas Austin, a landowner in Winchelsea, Victoria imported 24 … Within a number of years, those 24 rabbits multiplied into millions. … By 1890, rabbits werespotted all the way in Western Australia.

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3. Airbags deploy between 100 & 200 MPH( 160kph – 322kph.)  If you ride with your feet on the dash you may send our knees through your eye sockets if the airbag is deployed. Police are sharing this photo in hopes of spreading awareness while driving

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4. Difference in size between Australia and Austria

5. Ren’e Descartes the French Philosopher, mathematician, and scientist had a fetish for cross-eyed women. He is famous for having made an important connection between geometry and algebra, which allowed for the solving of geometrical problems by way of algebraic equations

 

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