10 interesting historical facts that might sound unreal but are true

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  • May 29, 2019
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Below are 10 interesting historical facts that might sound unreal but are true.

1. In 1987, American Airlines was able to save $40,000 just by removing one olive from each salad that was served in first class.

2. The revolving door was invented in 1888 by Theophilus Van Kannel simply because he hated opening doors for women.

3. In 2000, a Frenchman in Egypt decided to build an “End of the World” cinema in the Sinai desert, Egypt. Well, he succeeded, but to date, no movie has been screened and the cinema has been left to rot in the desert.

4. In 1990, a 6.5-acre Kowloon walled city in Hong Kong was the most densely populated place in the world.
It housed approximately 50,000 people. The city was demolished in 1994.

5. In 2015, Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars. When someone asks you what Volkswagen sell, tell them Sausages, lol.

6. The first person to put wheels on an office chair was Charles Darwin.

7. The largest gold object in the world is A 15th-century statue of Buddha at the Wat Traimit temple, in Bangkok, Thailand. The statue stands 3 metres tall and weighs 5.5 tonnes.

9. The Codex Hammer book was bought for $30,800,000 by Bill Gates in 1994. The Codex is one of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks and contains most of his scientific works.

10. Anna Pepper was born in December 1882, she was given 26 first names one of each letter of the alphabet in alphabetical order: Anna Bertha Cecilia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Inez Jain Kate Louisa Maud Nora Ophelia Prudence Quince Rebecca Starkey Teresa Ulysis Venus Winifred Xenophone Yetty Zeus Pepper.

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