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DO YOU KNOW THAT... part one

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1 DO YOU KNOW THAT... part one on Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:20 pm

*In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.

*Less than 1% of the Caribbean Islands are inhabited.

*The 16th century Escorial palace of King Philip II of Spain had 1200 doors.

*Napoleon's christening name was Italian: Napoleone Buonaparte. He was
born on the island of Corsica one year after it became French property.
As a boy, Napoleon hated the French.

*The model ape used in the 1933 film' King Kong' was 18 inches tall.

*Virginia Woolf wrote most of her work standing up.

*Over 400 films were made, based on the plays of Shakespeare.

*John D. Rockefeller gave away over US$500,000,000 during his lifetime.

*At the age of 12, Martin Luther King became so depressed he tried
committing suicide twice, by jumping out of his jumping window.

*One of Queen Victoria's wedding gift was a 3 metre diameter, half tonne cheese.

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