Quite Interesting Facts 11
-The belief that gunpowder, even though it was a Chinese invention, was first used for war by the Europeans is a misconception. The Chinese used flame throwers and gunpowder arrows for military purposes from the 900s onward.
Abraham Lincoln‘s Emancipation Proclamation did not immediately free all American slaves, just the ones in the area under revolt (i.e. the South). Since that area did not recognize his authority, only a few slaves were immediately freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Most slaves were freed as Confederate territory came under Union control over the course of the war. It took the thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution to free slaves in the few Union slave states
During World War II, King Christian X of Denmark did not thwart Nazi attempts to identify Jews by wearing a yellow star himself. Jews in Denmark were never forced to wear the Star of David. The Danish government did helpmost Jews flee the country before the end of the war.[5
Entrapment law in the United States does not forbid police officers from going undercover, or from denying that they are police. It is a common misconception among persons engaged in low-level crime that if an undercover police officer is asked, “Are you a cop?” that they must reveal themselves to avoid entrapment
Shaving does not cause hair to grow back thicker or coarser. This belief is due to the fact that hair wears down over time, whereas, immediately after it has grown back, it has had no time to wear. Thus, it appears thicker, and feels coarser due to the sharper, unworn edges.
Nowhere in the Bible is the fruit eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden ofEden referred to as an apple. The fruit is called the “Fruit of the Knowledge of Good and Evil” (from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil) and not identified as a known species. In Middle English, however, “apple” was a generic term for all fruit, other than berries but including nuts, as late as the 17th century.
Hinduism is not one distinct religion, but considered to be under the British rule who, confused about the intricacies of Indian philosophy, used the word as an umbrella term for all the religious, spiritual, and philosophical traditions of the sub-continent. This excludes the distinct dharmic religions of Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Despite this, all traditions considered “Hindu” today draw their validity from four core scriptures called the Vedas. Those traditions that reject the Vedas are considered nastika (heterodox), as opposed to astika (orthodox). Shiva is not female. Shiva is one of the three main male gods of the current Hindu beliefs and is supposed to be “the destroyer” (along with Vishnu “the manager ” and Brahma “the creator” of the Universe in the Karmic circle of life).