J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter fantasy series was the first person to ever become a billionaire from writing books
The term, "Google Effect" is the tendency to forget information that can be easily found using a search engine
The word "poecilonym" is actually the synonym to the word "synonym"
Butterflies taste primarily with their feet, which are covered in tiny sensory organelles.
The only food that can't get spoilt is honey
On the 24th of Jan, 1972, Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was discovered in Guam, having spent 28 years hiding in the jungle thinking World War II was still going on.
The first Winter Olympic games opened at Chamonix, France on the 25th of Jan, 1924
On the 22nd of Jan, 1954, USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine was launched.
On the 22nd of Jan, 1901, Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 63 years (the 4th longest among longest-reigning monarchs and the longest for queens)
Captain James Cook became the first European to visit the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) on the 18th of January, 1778
Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire on the 18th of January, 1782
On the 17th of January, 1806, James Madison Randolph, the grandson of Thomas Jefferson, became the first child born in the White House
Operation Desert Storm was launched against Iraq on the 17th of January 1991
The world\'s largest office building, the Pentagon was completed on the 15th of January, 1943
Ivan the Terrible was crowned the first czar of Russia on the 16th of January 1547
Worlds First flying-boat airplane designed by Glenn Curtiss made its maiden flight on January 10, 1912.
Cox and Kings were the first travel agencies founded in 1758.
Jan 7, 1789: First U.S Presidential election was conducted.
In 1912, Captain Berry made the first parachute jump from an airplane at St. Louis, Missouri.
3rd January, 1926 : In U.S.A, General Motors introduced a new make of car to the market called the Pontiac.
On January 3, 1521, Pope Leo X issues the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem, which excommunicates Martin Luther from the Catholic Church.
Jan 1, 1879, Thomas Edison gave the first public demonstration of an electric incandescent lamp
The first spacecraft to fly by the moon and also to orbit the Sun, Mechta (Luna 1) was launched by the USSR on the 2nd of January, 1959.
On the 27th of December 1947, The new Italian constitution was enacted in Rome.
On the 27th of December 1945, The International Monetary Fund and the Bank for Reconstruction and Development were created.
Togo gained its independence from France in 1960
Ghana formerly called The Gold Coast achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957, becoming the first sub-Saharan African nation to gain independence from European colonialism.
On the 30th of November 1966, Barbados became independent of Great Britain.
On the 30th of November 1995, President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to visit Northern Ireland.
The highest point in Nigeria is Chappal Waddi, which is 2,419 m (7,936 ft) above sea level; it is located in eastern Nigeria near the Cameroon border
Nigeria was named after the Niger River which runs through west of Nigeria. The Niger River is the 3rd longest river in Africa. Nigeria was first given this name by Flora Shaw in the late 19th century.
Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar' Adua, a former Chemistry teacher was Nigeria's First University educated President.
Manmohan Singh of India is the most educated President in the world. He has a BA (Hons) in Economics 1952 and MA First Class in Economics, 1954 from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the first and only Prime Minister of an independent Nigeria
Nnamdi Azikiwe became the first President of Nigeria on the 1st of October 1963
The Liberian Civil War was from 1989 to 2003
The Nigerian Civil War was from 6th July 1967 to 15th January 1970
The Second World War broke out 1st of September 1939 and ended 2nd of September 1945
The First World War broke out 28th of July 1914 and ended 11th of November 1918
The only Southeast Asian nation not colonized by a western power during the 1800 was Thailand
The only two countries in Africa that were not colonised by Europeans were Ethopia (because of the high mountain ranges) and Liberia (set up for freed slaves).
The Baptist Church was founded in 1609
The Church of England was established in 1534, with the Monarch as head.
Romero Jordan, a 13-yr-old became the youngest climber to climb Mount Everest in 2010
Sir Edmund Hillary became the first man to climb Mount Everest in 1953
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia became Africa's first female President in 2006.
Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister in Britain in 1979
The Ultrasound scan was invented by Ian Donald in 1979
Contact lens was invented by Adolf Frick in 1887
The Vatican City has the smallest population in the world (less than 1000 people).
That China has the largest population in the world (Over 1billion people).
The ambulance was invented by Jean Dominique Larrey in 1792
The aeroplane was invented by the Wright brothers (Orville & Wilbur Wright) in 1903