Did you know that famous Ferdinand Porsche has also designed the first VW Beetle? For all his achievements he was named the "Car Engineer of the Century" in 1999. #cars #bestengineer

Did you know that famous Ferdinand Porsche has also designed the first VW Beetle? For all his achievements he was named the "Car Engineer of the Century" in

Did you know that historians suggest that when Christopher Columbus thought he saw mermaids on the 9th of January, 1493, he was actually mistaking manatees, aquatic mammals also known as sea cows, for mermaids? He even mentioned that the mermaids were by no means as beautiful as depicted in folk tales.

On 9 Jan­u­ary Christo­pher Colum­bus described an encounter with three mermaids in his journal. Find out whom he really saw and more on mermaids.

Did you know that the earliest known map is of heavens, not of earth? These #maps date back as far as 16,500 BC on the walls of caves in South-Western France.

⇚ Map Quest ⇛ maps & globes in history, art, craft & decor - Compass of Wind

Did you know that the fear of #clowns is called ‘#Coulrophobia’? Funnily enough, they should be the ones in fear. The Ringling Brothers Clown School- best clown school in the world - is harder to get into than Harvard law school!

Did you know that the fear of is called ‘ Funnily enough, they should be the ones in fear. The Ringling Brothers Clown School- best clown school in the world - is harder to get into than Harvard law school!

Did you know that the Paralympic Games were created by Ludwig Guttmann in 1949, a German neurosurgeon who escaped the Nazi regime in Germany and found refuge in the United Kingdom? The games have grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans to become one of the largest international sport events, second only to the Olympic Games. Guttmann was aware of the positive psychological benefits of physical activity and so his treatment regime included individual and team sports.

Once again the world will be watching London as the city hosts the XIV Summer Paralympics.

Did you know, that Mozart's father, Leopold, a musician and a minor composer, gave up his career to dedicate himself fully to his son and his future success?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born on 27 January is one of the greatest classical composers.

Did you know that there are approximately 60 million teachers and 12.5 billion people in education worldwide? That’s a lot of learning. And yet it’s not enough – UNESCO estimates that 6.8 million more teachers will be needed worldwide by 2015. Use europeana.eu as your educational site, that is available 24/7.

The day, created by UNESCO in aims to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future

Did you know that the term ‘Selfie’ was recently added to the Oxford #Dictionary?  But the phenomenon is not entirely new. Through the years many great #artists have created stunning #illustrations of their own faces.

Did you know that the term ‘Selfie’ was recently added to the Oxford But the phenomenon is not entirely new. Through the years many great have created stunning of their own faces.

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