Category: Top 10 Facts

Russia: Top 10 facts about the world's largest nation

Russia: The world’s largest nation adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918 1. The Russians called the date September 1 because they were still using the Julian Calendar. They adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918.  2. For the same reason, they call the Russian Revolution the “October Revolution” though it began on November 7 by the modern …

Ten things you never knew about Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet and screenwriter 1. In the Second World War, Dahl was a fighter pilot and a spy, working alongside Ian Fleming. 2. He later wrote the screenplays for Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and You Only Live Twice.  3. Dahl’s parents were Norwegian immigrants. His first language …