Fun facts and trivia

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The kings in a deck of cards each represent a great king from history. The king of spades is King David, the king of clubs is Alexander the Great, the king of hearts is Charlemagne, and the king of diamonds is Julius Caesar.

The LEGO company was founded by Ole Kirk Christiansen in Billund, Denmark, in 1916. Today it has over 9,000 employees worldwide. The Danish words Leg and Godt were put together to make “LEGO.” Later, it was discovered that in Latin, the term “Lego” means “I put together” or “I assemble.”

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, written by Mark Twain, was the first novel ever to be written on a typewriter.

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.

Four thousand years ago in Babylonia, the bride’s father would give his son-in-law all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and since the Babylonian calendar was lunar, this period was called the “honey month.” Today it’s called a “honeymoon.”

Green Bay, Wisconsin lays claim to being “The Toilet Paper Capital of The World.

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