Few interesting facts of history that are lesser known to people
Bruce Lee could perform one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger
Yes!! Bruce Lee could perform one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and the index finger. Not only this; Bruce Lee could punch holes in soda cans made of strong steel with his finger. He could perform 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups. Bruce Lee could easily break 6 inches (15 cm) thick wooden boards. One of the most interesting facts about him is that, he had the ability to catch a grain of rice in mid-air with chopsticks. Bruce Lee was even a great Cha-Cha dancer; he had won the Hong Kong Cha-Cha Championship in 1958. Bruce Lee’s secret hobby was writing poetry. Bruce Lee is considered to be one of the most physically fit human beings to have ever lived. But the irony of the fact is Bruce Lee wore contact lenses and actually failed his physical exam in 1963.
World’s first known female physician – Merit-Ptah
Merit Ptah of Ancient Egypt (2700 BC) is the world’s first known female physician. She is known mainly for being the first woman in the history of medicine and nevertheless, possibly the first named woman in the world of science.
Alexander Graham Bell never liked telephones
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of first practical telephones, never liked telephones. Surprisingly he never had a telephone in his study. He never phoned his wife or mother because they were deaf. When Graham died in 1922, every telephone served by the Bell System in the USA and Canada was silent for one minute.
Dave Kunst- The first man to walk around the world
Dave Kunst is the first man to walk around the earth, by walking 14,452 miles. He set out his journey on June 20, 1970 and ended October 5, 1974. He was initially accompanied by his brother John, but John was killed by bandits and Dave completed the walk with another brother.
Thomas Edison, world’s most famous inventor had only 3 months of formal education
That’s right! Edition was pulled out of school by his mother after 3 months of formal education, when she learned that Edition was called addled by his school teacher. Edition was partially deaf and he was completely OK with it. Edison built his first science laboratory, when he was just 10 years old. By the age of 84, Edison had 1,093 patents to his name. Surprisingly his first patented invention-a telegraphic vote-recording machine, was never used. And most interesting fact is – Edison, the inventor of light bulb was afraid of the dark. Edition himself revealed the truth during an interview. Ironically, when Edition died, he died with all the lights in his house turned on.