Friday, June 8, 2012

Did You Know That...

It is evident that many people want to see the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. That is because France enjoys the highest tourism rate of any country in the world with 80 million visitors every year.

There is a reason for everything, even the naming of chocolate bars. The famous Snickers bar was named after a horse belonging to Frank Mars, founder of the chocolate candy maker, Mars Incorporated.

Surgery is an intricate and modern practice; but, it has an age-old history. An Indian doctor performed brain surgeries 2,600 years ago. The earliest medical school was also in India.

The country of Ukraine is known for its custom of decorating eggs in an elaborate fashion. Traditionally, birds' eggs were used. This type of craft is known as Pysanky.

Each year, nearly 50% of paper bills manufactured in the United states are one-dollar bills. These bills only last about 18 months before they have to be replaced. Some people think it's time to switch to coin currency - Canada already has with a $1.00 coin and $2.00 coin.

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