The first asteroid
The first asteroid was Ceres, discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi in 1801.
More interesting facts
Check more facts related to The first asteroid
See what curiosities other people are reading in this moment
The risk of being killed in a plane crash is 1
in 11 million. The risk of being killed in a car accident is 1 in 5,000.
Bees have straw-like tongues called a proboscis so they can suck up liquids and also mandibles so they can chew.
Brazil is home to a wide range of creatures, including armadillo, tapirs, panthers and jaguars.
The Netherlands invaded Brazil in 1630, under Portuguese control until now. By 1654 the Netherlands had to abandon Brazil and again in 1500 the Portuguese had control over the territory that they found.
Egypt is home to the largest river in the world, the Nile River.
Both the world’s tallest and largest land animals both come from Africa.
They are the Giraffe and African elephant.
The word "hummus" is from the Turkish word humus
, meaning "mashed chick peas".
The longest dinosaur was Argentinosaurus, which measured over 40 metres, as long as four fire engines. It was part of the Titanosaur group of dinosaurs. Its remains have been found in Argentina, South America.
Worker bees perform the following tasks outside the hive as Field Bees:
Gathering nectar and pollen from flowers, collecting water and a sticky
substance called propolis.
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.