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Your skin weighs twice as much as your brain.

 

The first opening ceremonies were held during the 1908 Olympic Games in London. The first Olympics covered by U.S. television was the 1960 Summer Games in Rome by CBS.

 

The Olympic oath was first taken during the 1920 Olympic Games by Belgian fencer Victor Boin.

 

Since 1945, India has been a member of the United Nations.

 

Up until 1994 the Olympics were held every four years. Since then, the Winter and Summer games have alternated every two years.

 

Skylab, the first American space station, fell to the earth in thousands of pieces in 1979. Thankfully most over the ocean.

 

In 1894, a French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, proposed a revival of the ancient tradition, and thus the modern-day Olympic Summer Games were born.

 

In 1876, Sir Henery Wickham transported 70 000 Rubber tree seeds from Brazil to Kew Gardens in London.

 

The earliest cockroach fossils are about 280 million years old.

 

India (413-5) beat Bermuda (156) on March 19, 2007, its Highest Margins of Victory by 257 runs in World Cup Cricket History.

 

An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 workers built the Pyramids at Giza over a period of 80 years.

 

The last Olympic gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912.

 

The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924.

 

Norway has won the most medals (263) at the Winter Games & United States has won more medals (2,189) at the Summer Games than any other country.

 

The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.

 

The ancient Egyptians were the first to tame the cat (in about 3000 BC), and used them to control pests.

 

The first mass-produced toothbrush was made by William Addis of Clerkenwald, England, around 1780.

 

On October 2002, Bill Clinton was given an honorary induction into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, becoming the first white person in the hall.

 

Black-eyed peas brought to the West Indies from West Africa by slaves, by earliest records in 1674.

 

In the year 1935 the United States Congress announced the first Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day. It was initially declared a holiday in honor of friends.

 
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