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top 5 world war 2 facts

world war 2 facts

1- Percy Spencer (USA) invented the microwave oven in 1945, using new technology developed for military defence during the Second World War.

2- Radar was first used to detect enemy aircraft during the Second World War.

3- The first programmable computer, Colossus, was built in England during the Second World War to crack coded enemy messages.All 14 Colossus computers were destroyed after the war and the British government denied they had ever existed.

4- A chemical found in asparagus attracts fish. During the First World War,American soldiers were issued with asparagus so that if they were stranded near water they could eat the asparagus, urinate in the water and catch some fish to eat!

5- In the First World War, soldiers used the super-absorbent sphagnum moss to bandage their wounds. It can soak up four times as much blood as cotton bandages, but was a disgusting colour, like dried pus!


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