Did You Know The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Is Opened and Closed By A Muslim Every Day?

Regarded as the holiest site in Christianity, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is visited by thousands of pilgrims each year. It is situated in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is believed that Christ was crucified at this very site and also buried. It is also therefore significant as it is believed to be the site of Christ's miraculous resurrection. Yet

Did You Know In 19th Century Great Britain, Attempted Suicide Was Punishable By Hanging?

Suicide was not seen as something acceptable in the 19th century, especially in Great Britain. So much so that attempted suicide would mean you would be sentenced to death by hanging. The irony of course being the person attempting to kill themselves would get what they want either way. Under today's law, it is no longer seen as a criminal

Did You Know A Stray Dog Caused A War?

Known as The War of The Stray Dog or the Incident at Petrich, this was the war between Greece and Bulgaria which was caused when a stray dog crossed into territories where Bulgarian soldiers were situated. It occurred in 1925 when a Greek soldier ran after his dog which crossed the border from Greece into Belasitsa, which belongs to both Greece

Did You Know In The 18th Century You Could Get Into The Zoo By Feeding The Lions With A Dog or Cat?

That was the price of admission in the 18th century zoo in England. A dog or cat to feed the lions! The 'menagerie' as it was called back then was first opened to the public by Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century. It contained a collection of animals, many which were gifts from foreign rulers. During the 18th century, there were two ways

Did You Know Hitler Was Against Animal Cruelty?

The Nazi party came into power in 1933 and if you had heard the set of laws they passed in regards to animal rights, you might have thought they weren't too bad! It was Adolf Hitler himself who came out and made the announcement "In the new Reich, no more animal cruelty will be allowed." Hitler as well as a few other senior members of the

Did You Know Coca Cola Once Contained Cocaine?

Ever wondered why Coca Cola gives you such a great lift? No it's not because of cocaine! Not these days anyway. However Coca Cola did once contain cocaine. The inventor of Coca Cola, John Pemberton, would use 5 ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup. It was around this time that it was estimated that the drink contain approximately 9mg of cocaine

Did You Know The Blueberry Jelly Belly Flavour Was Developed For President Ronald Reagan?

Ronald Reagan became Governor of California 1967. He decided thereafter he wanted to quit pipe-smoking and therefore took up eating jelly beans. No sooner than did jelly bellies hit the market, he switched to them. It was in 1981 when Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. For the inauguration festivities that were taking place,