20 Flaky Facts That Really Picked Our Scabs
English may be known as the universal language, but did you know that it's the only one to capitalize the personal pronoun ‘I’? There were no official rules for the capitalization until 1700s anyway. The lowercase ‘i’ was difficult to read back then so writers started making it more clear by using capitals. Speaking of history, did you hear about the time when a famous medieval Spanish warlord was posthumously sent into battle? El Cid's corpse was embalmed and fitted with armor before being placed on his horse during Valencia's siege. Talk about boosting troops' morale! Thanks to him, they won a charge against their attackers. In France, supermarket chains are not allowed to throw away unsold food anymore; they have to donate them instead to charities or food banks. With this new law came millions of free meals per year for those struggling financially. Who knows – maybe other countries will follow France's lead soon enough!