Here are five little-known facts. Or stuff the Bag Lady just made up.
Fact Number One: Most people hang pictures too high on their walls. Short people are especially prone to this. Hang your pictures so the centre is at a comfortable eye level. Unless you are under 4 feet tall. Then hang it a little higher. (no offense to the vertically-challenged)
Fact Number Two: The very first moving picture was of a man sneezing. Thomas Edison patented the peephole Kinetoscope in 1893. By 1895, the first cinema opened in Paris.
Fact Number Three: Preserving food by canning was invented in 1809. Canned fruits and meats were first available for sale in 1880.
Fact Number Four: The first vacuum cleaner was invented in England in 1901 by Hubert Cecil Booth. It was operated from the street via a long hose. William Hoover developed a lightweight, upright version for ease of use inside the home in 1907.
Fact Number Five: It took almost 130 years after the invention of the can for the first can opener to be invented. (That’s a long time to wait for supper…) At first, people had to open cans with a hammer and chisel.
The Bag Lady might have made one of these facts up (she can't remember). Care to guess which one?