Cruise liner - QE2

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

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World's first photographic image

Joseph Niepce developed the world's first photographic image in 1827. Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the film camera in 1894. But the first projection of an image on a screen was made by a German priest. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.

Oldest living thing

The the oldest living thing on earth is 12,000 years old. It is the flowering shrubs called creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert.

Killer Donkey

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

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