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6 Facts About Saladin

  1. Saladin, pronounced Salah al-Din in Arabic, was a Kurd born in Tikrit, Iraq in 1137. In 1174 he became Sultan of both Egypt and Syria after the death of Nur ad-Din, who was once Saladin’s political rival and once-mentor.
  2. Following a year long truce with the Crusaders, on July 4, 1178 Saladin defeated the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin.
  3. During this battle Saladin captured the King of Jerusalem Guy de Lusignan.
  4. The fall of Jerusalem led to the calling of the Third Crusade, and soon Saladin’s famous rival Richard I of England was on his way to the Holy Land along with the King of France and the Hly Roman Emperor. The armies of Richard and Saladin soon fought several times and the two leaders had a great respect for each other. Before Richard surrounded the city, Saladin burnt all the crops in the fields outside of the city walls so Richard and his army would have no food.
  5. Eventually Richard realized that even if he did capture Jerusalem, he would not be able to defend it against Saladin, so in 1192 the two kings agreed to a truce. Saladin would remian in control of Jerusalem, so long as he allowed safe passage to and from the city for Christian pilgrims.
  6. The following year, in the city of Damascas in Syria, Saladin passed away on March 4. When his advisors opened his treasury there was not enough money to even bury the great Sultan, he had long since given nearly everything away to charity.

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6 Facts About Cats Part(III)

  1. A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
  2. Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
  3. Cats spend nearly 1/3 of their waking hours cleaning themselves.
  4. The most expensive cat was an Asian Leopard cat (ALC)-Domestic Shorthair (DSH) hybrid named Zeus. Zeus, who is 90% ALC and 10% DSH, has an asking price of £100,000 ($154,000).
  5. The cat who holds the record for the longest non-fatal fall is Andy. He fell from the 16th floor of an apartment building (about 200 ft/.06 km) and survived.
  6. The richest cat is Blackie who was left £15 million by his owner, Ben Rea.

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6 Facts About Cats Part(II)

  1. The world’s rarest coffee, Kopi Luwak, comes from Indonesia where a wildcat known as the luwak lives. The cat eats coffee berries and the coffee beans inside pass through the stomach. The beans are harvested from the cat’s dung heaps and then cleaned and roasted. Kopi Luwak sells for about $500 for a 450 g (1 lb) bag.
  2. Approximately 1/3 of cat owners think their pets are able to read their minds.
  3. Most cats had short hair until about 100 years ago, when it became fashionable to own cats and experiment with breeding.
  4. A commemorative tower was built in Scotland for a cat named Towser, who caught nearly 30,000 mice in her lifetime.
  5. In the 1750s, Europeans introduced cats into the Americas to control pests.
  6. The normal body temperature of a cat is between 100.5 ° and 102.5 °F. A cat is sick if its temperature goes below 100 ° or above 103 °F.

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6 Facts About Dogs Part(III)

  1. The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.
  2. Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure of dog owners.
  3. In Croatia, scientists discovered that lampposts were falling down because a chemical in the urine of male dogs was rotting the metal.
  4. The best dog to reportedly attract a date is the Golden Retriever. The worst is the Pit Bull.
  5. The Akita is one of the most challenging dogs to own. Some insurance companies have even characterized it as the #1 “bad dog” and may even raise an Akita owner’s homeowner insurance costs.
  6. One kind of Pekingese is referred to as a “sleeve” because it was bred to fit into a Chinese empress’ sleeves, which was how it was often carried around.

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5 Facts About The Hilton Hotels

  1. Portfolio includes more than 540 hotels and resort.
  2. Serves more than 78 countries across six continents.
  3. More than 193,232 guest rooms.
  4. More than 144,000 Team Members.
  5. Flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide.

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6 Facts About Women & Pornography

  1. 13% of Women admit to accessing porn at work.
  2. 70% of women keep their cyber activities secret.
  3. 17% of all women struggle with pornography addiction.
  4. Women favor chat rooms 2X’s more than men.
  5. 1 out of 3 visitors to adult website’s are women.
  6. 9.4 million women access adult website’s each month.

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6 Facts About Dogs Part(II)

  1. Alexander the Great is said to have founded and named a city Peritas, in memory of his dog.
  2. Dalmatians are completely white at birth.
  3. A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.
  4. It costs approximately $10,000 to train a federally certified search and rescue dog.
  5. At the end of WWI, the German government trained the first guide dogs for war-blinded soldiers.
  6. There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.

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6 Facts About Cats

  1. Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia.
  2. On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
  3. There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with approximately 40 recognized breeds.
  4. Many Egyptians worshipped the goddess Bast, who had a woman’s body and a cat’s head.
  5. In the original Italian version of Cinderella, the benevolent fairy godmother figure was a cat.
  6. In Holland’s embassy in Moscow, Russia, the staff noticed that the two Siamese cats kept meowing and clawing at the walls of the building. Their owners finally investigated, thinking they would find mice. Instead, they discovered microphones hidden by Russian spies. The cats heard the microphones when they turned on.

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6 Facts About Fruits Part(II)

  1. Thereare over 7000 different types of apples grown all over the world.
  2. The cabbage encloses nearly as much water as watermelon. Watermeloncontains 92% water where cabbage is 90% and carrots are 87%
  3. Avocado leaves are harmful to animals and the fruits may also poisonous to some birds
  4. Dried fruits contain more calories than fresh fruits. Since drying process takes out water and volume
  5. Eating an Apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee.The natural sugar in an apple is more potent than the caffeine in coffee.
  6. Lychee seeds are poisonous and should not be eaten.

6 Facts About Dogs

  1. Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be harmful.
  2. Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.
  3. During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply caravans.
  4. Puppies are sometimes rejected by their mother if they are born by cesarean and cleaned up before being given back to her.
  5. The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.
  6. The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular female dog names are Maggie and Molly.

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