SCHOOL TIMES : Strange but true

The axes in use today are very like some of the earliest hunting weapons.

• The human being’s nearest relatives are thought to be gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans.

• At present, one person in three is under 15 years of age. Fewer than one person in 10 is over 64 years of age.

• It is estimated that the average length of life in 400 AD was about 33 years for a man, and 27 for a woman.

• Each person walks about 25,000 km during his/her lifetime.

• An adult’s brain weighs about 1.4 kg. It is roughly the size and shape of a small cauliflower.

• An american man called Glynn Wolfe has been married a total of 27 times.

• New Zealand was the first country to allow women to vote. This happened in 1893. — Compiled by Subesha Adhikari, Class IV,

Alka LS School, Kathmandu