WEEK ONE FACTS

Hello world damn I am in pain just saying.

Here are the first facts post for 2022.

A French schoolboy, Claude Chappe, went to great lengths to send messages to his brother. Using two wooden arms mounted on a long high pole, he put together a system that could send thousands of different words. He could tilt the two arms at different angles by turning some handles. Different arm positions stood for different words. As the arms were high in the air, his brother could see them if he was hundred metres away. In the 1770’s he gave his invention to the French revolutionaries.

This system called semaphore was also adopted by the British who used it to keep in touch about the battle of Waterloo.

Duelling was once legal in Paraguay as long as both parties were registered blood donors.

A female kangaroo is called a Flyer the male is a Boomer

A lions roar can be heard up to five miles away or just over 8 kilometres.

The male Gypsy Moth can smell a virgin female Gypsy Month fbrom 2 miles away or 3.2 kilometres.

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3 thoughts on “WEEK ONE FACTS

  1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
    Some very incredible findings mentioned here above.
    Hoping your pain will subside…
    My back is not yet cooperating and neither is the weather, thunderstorms and rain today…
    Hoping the painters can work tomorrow!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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