Fascinating Little-Known Facts from Around the World
What's In Store For You. The book deals with unusual contributions, inventions and customs that came to us from many different cultures and peoples throughout the ages.
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What's In Store For You? The book deals with unusual contributions, inventions and customs that came to us from many different cultures and peoples throughout the ages. For example, what is the story behind giving someone the "middle finger flip," or where did the custom of wearing a cap and gown for graduation came to us from? Additionally, why did we adopt the seven-day week as well as the sixty second in a minute and sixty minutes in an hour? Or what is the story behind the "red carpet" treatment when celebrities or important officials come to visit? In this book you will learn abut the origin of these practices from the ancient Sumerians all the way to the present. They are not what you think!!!