1) A 17-year-old young man from Sieradz in Poland, Antek Cierplikowski (1884-1976) after moving to Paris became a famous master of hairdressing, called the king of hairdressers. Antoine de Paris (that was his nickname) was visited by the famous inhabitants of Paris. It was he who in 1909 initiated the women’s “tomboy” hairstyle. The first woman he cut his hair like this was Coco Chanel.
2) The term red carpet was coined in 458 BC by the Athenian writer Aeschylus. Red carpets are used on special occasions. Kings, movie stars walk on them (for example, during the entrance to the Oscar gala in Hollywood).
3) The word trivia in different languages? In German: Kleinigkeiten, in Polish: ciekawostki, in French: futilités, in Italian: curiosità.
4) The word shower originated from the name Vincentz Priessnitz (1799-1851). This man used water therapy and water treatment for many years in the Czech town of Lázně Jeseník. He was called the Water Doctor.
5) It is said that 30% of chimpanzees are left-handed and half of rats and mice are left-handed.
6) Mirrors were placed in women’s graves in ancient Turkey. It was probably believed that mirrors have special properties, for example, they can show the future and help understand the world of the dead.
7) 100 seconds – only that much time is needed for a caricaturist from Poland, Szczepan Sadurski, to draw one caricature. In the last 10 years, he has created over 50,000 cheerful portraits in Poland and other countries. Media reports that Sadurski from Karykatury.com is one of the fastest caricaturists in the world.
8) Prohibition period in the USA also means restrictions on whiskey consumption. This alcohol could only be consumed in medicinal quantities. The Walgreens pharmacy chain then expanded from 20 to 400 outlets in 13 years.
9) Happy Skyscraper has been traveling around the world since 2012. The smiling traveler was photographed in 700 cities around the world in 70 countries. It is the symbolic seat of the Good Humor Party. This international organization through its activities would like people to smile more often.
10) When in the 19th century in Western Europe girls were taught how to sew and cook, a Polish woman, Maria Skłodowska-Curie, was the first woman to graduate from the Sorbonne in Paris, at the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry.
11) The small Polish town of Kazimierz Dolny is famous for its rooster-shaped rolls baked here.
Hang on to your hats because this isn’t your average wind storm. In 1996, a tropical cyclone named Olivia hit off the coast of Barrow Island, Australia with such a force that it broke an incredible record. Also, According to The Weather Channel, “Olivia’s eyewall produced five extreme three-second wind gusts, the peak of which was a 253 mph gust,” which blew past the previous wind record of 231 mph set in Mount Washington, New Hampshire back in 1934.
Europe has been experiencing serious dry spells and extreme heat since 2015, which has caused major droughts. Also, Research done led by the University of Cambridge (and published on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website) looked at isotopes in the rings of old European Oak trees in Central Europe which formed over thousands of years to try to pin down the cause. Also, They discovered that the dry spells are a “result of human-caused climate change and associated shifts in the jet stream,” according to EurekAlert!