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Did you know?

Did you know, the potato, the delicious and favourite veggie of children, is the staple food in many countries and is the most cultivated vegetable across the globe?

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WHO are you?

On this day in 1948, the WHO (World Health organisation) was formed. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948 headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The … Continue reading

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Hang 10!

Did you know a Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever – a 50-foot tidal wave?

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April Fool’s Day

April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by … Continue reading

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World Record Building

On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris. Built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300m high it retains the record for the tallest man made structure for 41 years.

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Did you know?

Did you know that on this day in 1906, the “Census of the British Empire” shows that Great Britain rules 1/5th of the world?

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Mr. Watson…

The first telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you” to his assistant Thomas Watson, was said on this day in 1876.

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A real name changer

On this day in 1964, boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to “Muhammad Ali”, calling his former title a “slave name”.

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A Royal driver in the making

Did you know that on this day in 1945, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joined the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver?

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St David’s Day

Today is St David’s Day. Saint David’s Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March, the date of Saint David’s death in 589 AD. The feast has been regularly celebrated since the canonisationof David in the 12th century … Continue reading

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