History facts

Only One Australian Prime Minister Has Retired

Reading Time: < 1 minute The only Australian Prime Minister to leave office at a time of his or her own choosing was Robert (Bob) Gordon Menzies, who retired 26th January 1966 after serving a combined total of 18 years over 2 terms. All others were either removed by a general election, their party replaced them or they died in …

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The Loudest Noise Ever Heard

Reading Time: 2 minutes The loudest noise ever heard was an event so shocking and terrible that not only was it deafening, but also tremendously destructive. It wasn’t exactly the sound that caused the destruction, although it in itself would have had enough power to cause damage, it was the event that caused the loudest noise ever heard that was …

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Volcano Birth In 1943 Of Paricutin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Geology rarely offers observers and experts in the field the opportunity to see the changes in the Earth as they happen. It’s usually a case of events taking place over millions of years, unless it’s an earth quake or volcanic eruption. The creation of physical mountains is a process that normally takes a very long …

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Mark Twain, Born and Died with Halley’s Comet

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the greatest authors who has ever lived, Mark Twain, was born and died during Halley’s comet years. This is a pretty freakish coincidence, but it’s not the kind of thing that hasn’t happened before. Furthermore, Mark Twain predicted his own passing while the comet was once again passing Earth. Now that itself is …

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Why Are Chefs Hats Shaped The Way They Are

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever looked at a chef and asked this question? Why are chefs hats shaped the way they are? Is it for style, comfort or tradition? I mean, they really do look quite ridiculous, so why wear them? Well when digging into this question we discovered several possible answers. I’s really rather difficult to …

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The Average Medieval Life Expectancy Was Only 30 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes The average medieval life expectancy for a peasant was only a mere 35 years of age. Wow, like that really sucks, right? That’s hardly enough time to accomplish everything that you wanted to in life. But it’s more complicated than being of old age at 35, far more complicated. So what made the average medieval …

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Evolution of Insects, Wings, Flight and Other Features

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to evolution for some people the jury is still out. But if you look at the science, evolution does exist. In fact, even the Catholic Church has admitted that evolution does happen. Their only dispute is that humans didn’t evolve from another species. But that’s an argument for another day. Today we …

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Thomas Edison Was Afraid Of The Dark

Reading Time: < 1 minute Did you know that Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark? This was a man who was and is regarded by most people as a genius, one of the greatest inventors the world has ever know. He is most notably known for two of his most used inventions. One was the forerunner of vinyl records, the phonograph, which …

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