Buenos Aires has more psychiatrists per head than any other city in the world.
In 1813, Camembert cheese was made an honorary citizen of the town of Caen in Normandy.
The first commercially viable lightbulb, patented by Thomas Edison in 1880, used a filament made from bamboo.
The name Imogen is a mistake. Shakespeare wrote ‘Innogen’ in the play Cymbeline and the printer misread it.
Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga, commonly known as Andrés Escobar, was a Colombian footballer who played for the national team as a defender. Escobar scored an own goal in the 1994 FIFA World Cup against the United States. Because of this, he was shot and killed three weeks later in his hometown of Medellín aged 27.
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