Leonardo da Vinci (full name: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci) is a famous Italian mathematician, engineer, inventor, painter, musician, botanist, writer and a whole lot more! Leonardo da Vinci is probably best known as a painter and his two most famous works of art are The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. Da Vinci also conceived ideas that were far ahead of his time. But where did Leonardo Da Vinci live?
Polar bears are the world’s largest land dwelling carnivore and they weigh up to 600kg (1300lb). The very thick fur on a polar bear protect it from the freezing cold climates in which they are found. Polar bears love eating seals, but have been known to eat just about anything when very hungry. But where do polar bears live?
Hurricane Katrina is one of the five deadliest hurricanes in United States history. Severe loss of life and heaps of property damage occurred in New Orleans. It is estimated that Hurricane Katrina caused more than $US81 billion in damage. This article will answer the question when did Hurricane Katrina hit and also look at four interesting facts about Hurricane Katrina.
Post-it notes (or Post-its) are re-adherable pieces of stationary that are designed to attach to documents, computer monitors and tables without the need for blu tack or tape. Post-its leave no marks or residues when they are removed from different surfaces and they can be moved from one surface to another without losing much of their ‘stickiness’. But who invented Post-it notes?
Christopher Columbus was a navigator, colonizer and explorer who was instrumental in bringing Spanish colonization to the Americas. While he was not the first European to reach the Americas, he was the first to make Europe fully aware of the Americas. But where was Christopher Columbus born? This article will answer exactly that question and also look at three interesting facts about Christopher Columbus.
Mountain Dew is a popular citrus tasting soft drink that is produced by PepsiCo. It is the 4th best selling soft drink in America behind Coca Cola, Pepsi-Cola and Diet Coke. But who invented Mountain Dew? This article will answer exactly that question and also look at seven interesting facts about Mountain Dew.
Coffee is a very popular beverage, and stimulant, that is consumed by millions of people worldwide every day. The health benefits, and health problems, associated with drinking coffee are still heavily debated. Some religions (such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) actually prohibit members from drinking coffee. But who discovered coffee? This article will answer exactly that question and also look at four interesting facts about coffee.
Argon is a chemical element with the symbol Ar. Its atomic number is 18 and is in group 18 of the periodic table, making it a noble gas. Argon is the most abundant noble gas in the Earth’s atmosphere. But who discovered argon? This article will answer exactly that question and also look at seven interesting facts about argon.
An apple pie is a type of fruit pie where the main ingredients are cooking apples. Pastries generally cover both the top and bottom of an apple pie, making a double-crust pie. But who invented the apple pie? This article will answer exactly that question and also look at three interesting facts about apple pie.
The Apple iPod is the best selling portable media player in history. As of January 2008, over 140 million iPods have been sold. Apple iTunes is used to transfer music and other programs onto iPods and millions of songs, movies, television shows and video games are bought by people through iTunes everyday. But when was the iPod invented?