Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Sam Cole, Writer/Designer

From the people of Homestead

  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Anne Frank were born in the same year (1929).  -Abby Gorrell (10)
  • The word “Denim” has French origins. -Madame Borders
  • Clouds can weigh upwards of 1,000,000 pounds. -Mrs. Bogdananwicz

General Knowledge

  • The oldest person to ever live was a French woman named Jeanne Louise Calment. She was 122 years old when she died in 1997.
  • The Earth’s circumference is roughly 25,000 miles.
  • Sweden has 267,570 islands, the most of any country in the world.
  • Bats are the only mammals that can actually fly.
  • The Four Corners is the only spot in the U.S. where you can stand in four states at  once.
  • People originally started wearing pajamas (originally spelled pyjamas) instead of nightgowns in order to quickly run out of their homes in case of an air raid during World War II.
  • The tallest building in the world is in Dubai, and is called the Burj Khalifa. It stands at over 2,700 feet tall.