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1. Sandals originated in warm climates where the soles of the feet needed protection but the top of the foot needed to be cool.
2. 4,000 years ago the first shoes were made of a single piece of rawhide that enveloped the foot for both warmth and protection.
3. In Europe pointed toes on shoes were fashionable from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries.
4. In the Middle East heels were added to shoes to lift the foot from the burning sand.
5. In Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries heels on shoes were always colored red.
6. Shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth century, when left- and right-footed shoes were first made in Philadelphia.
7. In Europe it wasn't until the eighteenth century that women's shoes were different from men's.
8. Six-inch-high heels were worn by the upper classes in seventeenth-century Europe. Two servants, one on either side, were needed to hold up the person wearing the high heels.
9. Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called keds.
10. Boots were first worn in cold, mountainous regions and hot, sandy deserts where horse-riding communities lived. Heels on boots kept feet secure in the stirrups.
11. The first lady's boot was designed for Queen Victoria in 1840.
The first parachute jump was made from a hot air balloon by Andre-Jacques Garnerinthe in France in 1793. But Leonardo da Vinci had made detailed sketches of parachutes in 1485. He also sketched studies for a helicopter, a tank and retractable landing gear. The first helicopter that could carry a person was flown by Paul Cornu in 1907. Tanks were first used during World War One in Cambrai, France in 1917. The first airplane with retractable landing gear was built in 1933. Da Vinci also suggested underwater breathing methods. Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnon introduced scuba diving only in 1943, 458 years later.
If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
A cup of drip brewed coffee has about 115 milligrams of caffeine, an espresso (and percolated coffee) about 80mg, while instant coffee has about 65mg of caffeine. Decaffeinated coffee is not totally caffeine free, containing about 3mg of caffeine. A 8oz can of Coca-Cola has about 23mg of caffeine, Pepsi Cola 25mg, Mountain Dew 36mg, and TAB 31mg. Tea has about 40mg of caffeine, while an ounce of chocolate contains about 20mg.
Ronald Reagan, movie star:
Considered one of the most influential and widely revered presidents in U.S. history, Ronald Reagan won over the American public long before he got into politics. First working as a radio sports announcer after college, Reagan joined the movie business in the late 30s after appearing as an announcer in a film. In all, he acted in over 50 films, the last of which was released in 1964.
Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom at 22 months.