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The first policewoman was Alice Stebbins Wells (pictured) who joined the LAPD in 1910. Because she was the first (and only) policewoman, she designed her own police uniform. Four years later, Britain had their first woman policeman.


The grid layout used in many cities around the world is not a new invention it first appeared in the city of Mohenjo Daro, in India, 4,500 years ago. The houses to the side of the streets had bare walls facing the street to keep out the sun and dust from carts.


When anaesthetic was used for the first time in childbirth in 1847, the mother was so amazed and relieved at how painless the birth was that she named her child Anaesthesia.


Alexander the Great (pictured) invented a spying technique still used today: he had his soldiers write letters home, which he then intercepted and read to discover who was against him.


In 1911, pigtails were banned in China because they were seen as a link with its feudal past.


In the First Dynasty of ancient Egypt, hoards of staff and family members were walled up with the body of the dead king. The humans and animals buried with the king were expected to help him in the afterlife.


Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.


Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.


Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.


Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.


'fan' is short for 'fanatic'


M*A*S*H stood for 'Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.


Blood is 6 times thicker than water.


Clouds fly higher during the day than the night


Over 500 meteorites hit the Earth each year


Rain contains vitamin B12


The number 1 cause of blindness in the US is diabetes.


Human brain weights 2% of your body weight though uses 20% of all oxygen you breathe and 15% of the bodys blood supply.


The first taxi service began in New York in 1907.


The first toothbrush was invented in 1498

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