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Did You Know: Leap Day

Did you know…?

That Julius Caesar is the reason why we have a Leap Year every four years!

Back in the Ancient Times, he came up with the idea of adding an extra day in February to accommodate Solar Year, which consists of a weird 365.2422 days!

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Anniversary: London’s 7/7 Bombings

Today, it’s the 10th anniversary of the bombings that took place here in London on the 7th July 2005.

While this is not strictly the kind of history I usually write about, it is history, since this happened over ten years ago. But, it’s living history, as there are still people alive today who went through it.

Furthermore, with this post, I’m not writing in a detached mode, with no idea what happened and in place, trying to piece information together. This is actually an aspect of history that happened close to me. Continue reading Anniversary: London’s 7/7 Bombings

Did you know: Kleftigo

Did you know…?

The famous Cypriot dish –  Kleftigo – was originally a ‘stolen meat’? 

Back in the 19th century, there was a band freedom fighters called Kleftes, who opposed the Ottoman Empire. They lived (well, hid!) in the mountains. They slept during the day, and fought during the night. Continue reading Did you know: Kleftigo

Did You Know: Letters

Did you know…?

That letter-writing dates back to the ancient times in Ancient Egypt, Rome, India, China, Greece, and Sumner? Continue reading Did You Know: Letters

Did you know? Roman Numerals on Clocks

Did you know…?

On the face of clocks, the Roman numeral IIII is incorrect, and it really should really be IV?
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