French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362
The oldest rose in the world has flourished for over 1,000 years on the wall of Hildesheim cathedral in Germany
The amount of carbon in the human body is enough to fill about 9,000 lead pencils.
The story of Cinderella first appears in a Chinese book written between 850 and 860 A.D.
Orangutan females give birth only about once every 8 years, the longest time between births of any mammal on earth. Orangutans share almost 97 percent of the human DNA
Piano was invented in 1698 by an Italian, Bartolomeo Cristofori. There are over 12,000 parts in a piano, 10,000 which are moving.