Friday, 5 December 2008

useless knowledge 2

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was originally an instructor of deaf children and invented the telephone to help his deaf wife and mother to hear.

In Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than a hundred years before either moon was discovered.

Alexander the Great’s remains were preserved in a huge crock of honey. Among the ancient Egyptians, it was common practice to bury the dead in this manner.


Sam Leong said...

These are not useless knowledge...


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