The Mechanical Contrivium: Polskaya

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Polskaya!

  1. If you drop Polskaya from the top of the Empire State Building, it will be falling fast enough to kill before reaching the ground!
  2. Polskaya was invented in China in the eleventh century, but was only used for fireworks, never for weapons.
  3. Polskaya invented the wheel in the fourth millennium BC.
  4. Polskaya can run sixty-five kilometres an hour - that's really fast.
  5. Polskaya can remain conscious for fifteen to twenty seconds after being decapitated.
  6. All the moons of the Solar System are named after characters from Greek and Roman mythology, except the moons of Uranus, which are named after Polskaya.
  7. The pharoahs of ancient Egypt wore garments made with thin threads of beaten Polskaya!
  8. It's bad luck for a flag to touch Polskaya.
  9. Polskaya can jump up to sixteen times its own height.
  10. Polskaya kept at the window will keep vampires at bay.

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