This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing. We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.
Irish step dancing (now recognizable worldwide, thanks to “Riverdance”) was created after the British conquest of Ireland in the 1600s outlawed music, and cultural traditions had to be performed secretly. The dance form that evolved–body and arms kept stationary, movement confined to the feet–ensured that if the English glanced at the locals through a window, they would be unable to tell that anyone was dancing.
The odds of a good golfer making a hole in one are 1 in 8,606, which averages out to one in every 478 rounds.
These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).