Ten Random Facts
A fireplace is called a "mantelpiece" because, at one time, people hung their coats (or "mantles") over the fireplace to dry them.
The original fifty cent piece in Australian decimal currency had around $2.00 worth of silver in it before it was replaced with a less expensive twelve sided coin.
One of the patron saints of Dublin, St. Kevin was known as a hermit during the sixth century.
Hoi polloi is a Greek phrase meaning “the many.” Hoi polloi are the masses.
Some species of earthworms in Australia can measure more than ten feet in length.
The average IQ is 100, while 140 is the beginning of genius IQ.
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