Jamaica was claimed by Spain after Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494. It then came under English rule in 1655 before gaining independence in 1962.
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Athens became European Capital of Culture for the first time in 1985.
There are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders. Scientists believe there are probably as many more to be discovered.
Egyptian men and women wore makeup. It was thought to have healing powers, plus it helped protect their skin from the sun.
Bee venom is used as a treatment for several ailments, including arthritis and high blood pressure.
Astronomer William Herschel first coined the word asteroid, which means “star like” in 1802.
Every bee colony has its own distinct scent so that members can identify each other.
Since 1900, the United Kingdom has lost 13 species of bees, and a further 35 are
considered under threat of extinction. None are protected by law. Across
Europe nearly 1 in 10 wild bee species face extinction.
Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa measuring 26,560 square miles.