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20 Fun Facts about American Football

20 Fun Facts about American Football

American football started as a mixture of Soccer and Rugby and was first played in 1869. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that it was shaped into the game we know today, with the help of Walter Camp also known as the “Father of Football.”   The First Football Game Was Played in 1869 Between Rutgers…

26 Unknown Facts about Vikings

26 Unknown Facts about Vikings

The word ‘Viking’ means ‘A pirate raid’ in the old Norse language. The Age of the Vikings lasted for just under 300 years between 900 A.D. and 1066. It is difficult to gather Information about the Vikings because they Never wrote down their own history. Most of what is known about Viking raids and customs…

24 Fascinating Facts about Greek Gods and Mythology

24 Fascinating Facts about Greek Gods

The Oldest surviving sources for Information on the Greek gods are The Iliad and The Odyssey by the blind poet Homer. According to the Greek myths, the Ancestors of the Gods were the Titans. The Greatest challenge the Greek gods ever faced was brought against them by Gaia, who basically got Sick of whoever was…

23 Surprising and Weird Cosmetic Facts

23 Surprising and Weird Cosmetic Facts

‘Dermatologist tested’ does not mean ‘Dermatologist approved’. ‘Hypoallergenic’ means that the Manufacturer feels the product is Less likely to cause an Allergic reaction. When the term ‘Natural ingredients’ is used, It means they are Extracted directly from Plants or Animal products. Microbeads, widely used in Cosmetics as exfoliating agents, are made of Plastic and can…

17 Strange Cosmetics and Makeup Facts of Ancient Times

17 Strange Cosmetics and Makeup Facts of Ancient Times

The word ‘Cosmetic’ is from the Greek word kosmos meaning to Arrange, order or adorn. Cosmetics are symbolic of a Civilization’s practical concerns, such as Class hierarchies and Conventions of beauty. The Ancient Egyptians regarded beauty as a Sign of holiness. Cosmetics were an integral part of Hygiene, health, and ritual. Pills and creams protected…

24 Fun and Surprising Facts about F.R.I.E.N.D.S

24 Fun and Surprising Facts about F.R.I.E.N.D.S

The show was Originally going to be titled Insomnia Cafe. Once NBC bought the pilot, the Title was changed to Friends Like Us. By the Time the show aired, they had landed on Friends. The Opening of the show has a Fountain was actually shot on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. When the…

19 Fun Facts about Balloons

19 Fun Facts about Balloons

Balloons were First invented in France in the late 18th century. Two Paper makers, Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier, discovered that when paper bags are filled with hot air, the bags rise. The Rubber balloon was invented by Michael Faraday in 1824, during Experiments with various gases. He invented them for use in the lab. Today,…

26 Cool n Interesting Facts about Maths for Kids

26 Cool n Interesting Facts about Maths for Kids

Arabic numerals, like the ones we use today in English, were actually invented in India. Plus (+) and Minus (-) sign Symbols were used as early as 1489 A.D. When written ‘Forty’ is the only number with letters in Alphabetical order, while ‘One’ is the only one with letters in Reverse order. Abacus is considered…

21 Beneficial Facts about Drinking Water

21 Beneficial Facts about Drinking Water

Water makes up approximately 70% of a Human’s body weight. Bottled water in and of itself doesn’t cause the Teeth to decay but it usually doesn’t contain any Fluoride, which is added to Tap water to help prevent Tooth decay. Good Hydration can help reduce Cavities and tooth decay. Water helps produce Saliva, which keeps…

21 Interesting Facts about Android

21 Interesting Facts about Android

In California in 2003, Andy Rubin, Nick Sears and Chris White founded Android Inc. Originally the Android OS wasn’t designed for the Smartphone Market, It was actually developed as a Digital camera platform. In 2004, the Android OS was Developed with the backing of Google by Android Inc. In 2005, Google paid $50 million for…