20 Tantalizing Trivia Tidbits
Did you know that there's a horse out there who could do math? No? Well, uh, it's not true in the strictest sense anyway. In 1891, Germany was astonished by a stallion named “Clever Hans”, who could deduce answers to simple arithmetic problems. But here's the kicker: it wasn't until later that it was discovered he was picking up on subtle cues from the asker's body language. But let's talk about temples, for a change of subject – if you think Vatican City is big, wait until you hear about Angkor Wat in Cambodia! This religious structure holds the title of being the largest in the world. It was built for Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, between 1122 and 1150 AD in the reign of King Suryavarman II. On a different note, a woman got stuck to her chair at home one day in 2002; not because she couldn't get up but because her skin started attaching itself to fabric of said chair! The 550-lb 75-year old also suffered fractures when police tried removing her from attached state before finally passing away in hospital month later.