Thursday, October 8, 2015

Topiary - a form of art

Did you know # 10?

Topiary is the art of clipping hedges and bushes into ornamental shapes. Thickly leaved evergreen shrubs are used in topiary. It is said to have been invented by a friend of the ancient Roman emperor Augustus. It is known to have been practised in the first century AD.

Reference: Wisdom magazine
Cool elephants

Amazing art

The first railway!

Did you know # 9?

The first passenger carrying railway in the world was the ‘Oystermouth Railway’ running to and from Oystermouth and Swansea in South Wales. Started in 1806, its carriages were pulled by horses.

World’s Oldest book

Did you know # 8?

The Codex Vaticanus Bible written in Greek around 350 AD is the world’s oldest book! It is preserved in the Vatican museum, in Rome.

Only one book has been distributed more than the Bible, it is the IKEA catalogue!