Factual Facts about Facts

Back again with some more factual facts about facts, or in other words, corrections to commonly misbelieved facts!

1. Napoleon was short

Napoleon Bonaparte was not short. After his death in 1821, the French emperor’s height was recorded as 5 feet 2 inches in French Feet, which in English/ Imperial measurements is 5 feet 7 inches (1.69 m), which made him taller than the average bear Frenchman at the time. Some believe that he was nicknamed le Petit Caporal (The Little Corporal) as a term of affection. Napoleon was often accompanied by his imperial guard, who were selected for their height—this could have contributed to a perception that he was relatively short!


2. Summer is cause by the Earth being closer to the sun

Seasons are not caused by the distance of Earth to the sun. In fact, the Earth is farthest from the Sun when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Seasons are caused by Earth’s axial tilt. In July, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun resulting in longer days and more direct sunlight; in January, it is tilted away. The seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, which is tilted towards the Sun in January and away from the Sun in July. (FYI this makes Christmas at the height of summer in Australia!)


3. Waking a sleep walker will cause them harm.

Waking a sleep walker does not harm then in any way, but they are likely to be disorientated! In fact they are more likely to injure themselves if you left them sleep walking than if you wake them!15592Sleepwalking.jpgYou can check out the last lot of factual facts about facts Here!


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