1- Charles Darwin calculated that English soil contained 50,000 worms an acre.
2- ‘Soccer’ is not an Americanism. It’s short for ‘Association Football’ and was popularised by Charles Wreford-Brown, captain of the English national team 1894–5.
3- Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls several times on a 1,000-foot tightrope: blindfolded, in a sack, on stilts, carrying a man on his back and cooking an omelette in the middle.
4-Prince Charles is the longest-serving heir to the throne in British history. He has held the position
for 60 years.
5-In Vanuatu pidgin, Prince Charles is known as nambawan pikinini blong Missus Kwin and a helicopter is a mixmaster blong Jesus Christ.
6-Charles Dickens invented 959 named characters. Before deciding on the name Tiny Tim, he considered Small Sam, Little Larry and Puny Pete.
7-Sir Charles Isham, a vegetarian spiritualist, introduced garden gnomes to England in 1847. He hoped that they would attract real gnomes to his garden.
8-Two French kings were killed by tennis: King Louis X (1289–1316) caught a fatal chill after one game and Charles VIII (1470–98) never recovered from a coma after another one. He had banged his head on the door lintel on the way into the match.
9-In 1367, King Charles V of France explicitly banned the wearing of shoes shaped like penises.