1) For many centuries it was believed that cats do not need to be fed. The task of this animal was to protect granaries and pantries from mice. Cats hunted mice, which were their food. Cat food is an invention of the 20th century.
2) Chestnuts from the chestnut tree were prepared for meals and eaten as early as the 17th century.
3) The word trivia in different languages? In German: Kleinigkeiten, in Polish: ciekawostki, in French: futilités, in Italian: curiosità.
4) Happy Skyscraper has been traveling around the world since 2012. The smiling traveler was photographed in 700 cities around the world in 70 countries. It is the symbolic seat of the Good Humor Party. This international organization through its activities would like people to smile more often.
5) Mushrooms are dried not only by humans, but also by squirrels. They bring mushrooms to their hollow or nest or hang them on the branches of trees.
6) The 16th-century Gothic tower of the cathedral in Ruen (France) was financed by sales taxes paid on butter. That’s why it’s called the Tour du Buerre (Butter Tower).
7) 100 seconds – only that much time is needed for a caricaturist from Poland, Szczepan Sadurski, to draw one caricature. In the last 10 years, he has created over 50,000 cheerful portraits in Poland and other countries. Media reports that Sadurski from Karykatury.com is one of the fastest caricaturists in the world.
8) French bakers were the first to start baking baguettes. Rolls of oblong shape were very practical. French soldiers put them in their pockets.
9) A 17-year-old young man from Sieradz in Poland, Antek Cierplikowski (1884-1976) after moving to Paris became a famous master of hairdressing, called the king of hairdressers. Antoine de Paris (that was his nickname) was visited by the famous inhabitants of Paris. It was he who in 1909 initiated the women’s “tomboy” hairstyle. The first woman he cut his hair like this was Coco Chanel.
10) The term red carpet was coined in 458 BC by the Athenian writer Aeschylus. Red carpets are used on special occasions. Kings, movie stars walk on them (for example, during the entrance to the Oscar gala in Hollywood).
11) The word shower originated from the surname Vincentz Priessnitz (1799-1851). This man used water therapy and water treatment for many years in the Czech town of Lázně Jeseník. He was called the Water Doctor.