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Dyk fact#56

Did you know silver has antimicrobial properties and was used in many treatments before the invention of antibiotics. People would often put a silver coin in their milk to stop it from going sour.

Dyk fact#51

Did you know until the 20th century lobster was seen as a food for the poor and was even used as fertilizer.

Dyk fact#50

Did you know Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.

Dyk fact#49

Did you know Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.

Dyk fact#42

Did you know in ancient times , Indian doctors used live ants to “stitch” wounds together.

Dyk fact# 39

Did you know Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation. It is believed that he first started studying the effects of gravity after watching an apple fall.

Dyk fact#38

Did you know Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed.

Dyk fact#11

Did you know During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, The Red Vineyard .

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