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10 Historical Facts From History You Might Like To Know

Updated on November 13, 2012

Historical Facts

1. Ludwig Van Beethoven born 1770 in Germany. He was deaf, yet composed great music. One popular work of his was the Symphony #5 in c Minor.

2. The men on the moon hear nothing. Because vibrations can exist only in things that have mass, such as air, water, or any solid object of the planet.

3. A small speck of the suns hot gas could destroy life up to 100 miles away. The sun is 93,000,000 miles away from earth.

4. The biggest tsunami ever recorded occured off the volcanic island of Krakatau Indonesia in 1883. It's height was more than 120 feet tall.

5. Common Currency: USA=Dollars, Great Britian=Pound, China=Yuan Renminbi, Japan=Yen, South Africa=Rand, India=Rupees, Brazil=Reais.

6. The ocean is salty because salt has been deposited in it from rocks, soil, water, and rivers. This has been happening for millions of years, about one cup in every gallon.

7. Toothpaste is made up of sedimentary rock called limestone. If swallowed, it is harmless.

8. November 19, 1863 president Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

9.The top five most spoken languages;

A.Mandarin Chinese-1 Billion

B.English-700 Million

c.Hindi-497 Million

D.Spanish-293 Million

E.Russian-280 Million

10.The human neck has exactly the same number of neck bones as the giraffes, even though a giraffes is 18 times longer.

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    • crazybeanrider profile imageAUTHOR

      Boo McCourt 

      8 years ago from Washington MI

      Thank you Dave. I didn't suggest limestone whiten your teeth, or swallowing toothpaste. I just stated a fact.

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      Dave 

      8 years ago

      Great list, but limestone doesn't whiten your teeth. Don't swallow toothpaste people.

    • crazybeanrider profile imageAUTHOR

      Boo McCourt 

      10 years ago from Washington MI

      Thank you. Yes I was surprised in my research to find limestone is one main ingredient.

      http://www.netherhall.cambs.sch.uk/EXTRANET/depts/...

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      Chris Crow 

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the interesting information. I didn't realize I was brushing my teeth with limestone! Keep up the good work.

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      Agro Donkey 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      I don't think that I will ever need any of this but it's nice to know and some of it I did already know but thank you for the information. I hope that you keep writing and good luck.

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