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Karishma brings you seven things you could really do without, but are better off knowing.

Her warning: You may not like what you find. And you may not believe what is in fact, fact. 

But share them with your children. Step into someone else’s shoes. Imagine.

In the spirit of celebrating the 1st of April next month… here are some fun ‘first’ facts!


On the 1st of April, 1957, BBC played a joke and showed spaghetti being harvested and plucked from bushes in Switzerland. Result: Frantic calls from their viewers who actually believed the fib and wanted to know where to buy spaghetti plants.


The 1st place in the Western world to give women the right to vote was an island known as ‘Man’.


The 1st recorded reference to cricket dates all the way back to 1272.


King Charles VII, assassinated in 1167, was the 1st Swedish king with the name of Charles. Charles I, II, III, IV, V never really existed.


When tennis was 1st invented in 1895, it was called sphairistike.


Pamela Lee-Anderson is Canada’s Centennial Baby, being the 1st baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada’s independence.


The 1st novel ever, ‘The Story of Genji’, was written in 1007 by a Japanese noble woman called Murasaki Shikibu.

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