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Did You Know?

Did you know any of these amazing facts? Count the ones you knew already and post your score!

Did you know… that the Shire theme from Lord of the Rings…

…was inspired by the tune of the hymn “This is My Father’s World” ?

Did you know that…

From Cracked.com

Did you know that… when anaesthetic was used for the first time in childbirth in 1847, the mother was so amazed and relieved at how painless the birth was that she named her child Anaesthesia!?*

Did you know that… St. Francis of Assissi’s birth name… was John?**

Did you know that…

Taken from http://imgur.com/gallery/xx9hU

Did you know that… The heart begins beating at four weeks after conception and does not stop until death.***

Did you know that… when I was in fifth grade, I was the President of the Elementary School Student Council?!?!****

 Did you know that… the most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million?**^**

Did you know that the Harry S Truman’s middle name is… S?!?! (His grandfathers’ middle names were Shipp and Solomon, so the S was a compromise between his parents.)

Well now you know, and don’t you forget it!!

 

 

 

*Taken from http://listverse.com/2010/09/20/15-historical-facts-you-dont-know/

**Taken from http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Catholic/2008/09/The-Real-St-Francis-14-Surprising-Facts.aspx?p=2

***Taken from http://facts.randomhistory.com/

****Taken from my brain!

**^**Taken from http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~bingbin/

 

 

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