Tuesday, 10 May 2011

More Trivia

Some 30% of local residents in Shanghai say cycling is their main means of transport and 60% of locals pedal to work every day. With the possible exception of China, the Netherlands boasts more bicycles per capita than any other country - at least 16-million bikes for the 16-million Dutch. Roughly 30% of all urban trips in the Netherlands are on bicycles, compared with 2% in the UK.

Their are at least 250,000 species of insects constituting the order Coleoptera or beetles, making it the largest order in the animal kingdom.
Among the approximately 5,000 widely distributed beetles of the family Coccinellidae is the Ladybird; the name originated in the Middle Ages, when this little beetle was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and called "beetle of Our Lady".

In the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill , Jack represented the French King, Louis XVI who "Lost his Crown" in the Revolution, while Jill who (or rather her head) came tumbling after, was Marie Antoinette

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