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Fun facts about kites

Fun facts about kites

DID YOU KNOW? It is thought that the first kites were made with leaves over 3000 years ago, 1000 years before paper was invented. The longest kite in the world is 1034 metres and the record for the highest single kite flown is 3801 metres. The fastest recorded speed of a kite is over 193 km/h and the record for the longest kite fly is 180 hours....

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Longest Italian word

The longest word in Italian is…

DID YOU KNOW? The longest word in Italian is "esofagodermatodigiunoplastica" (29 letters!), a complex reconstructive surgery after the removal of stomach and esophagus. A better-known (very long) word is "precipitevolissimevolmente", which means very fast, though it has “only” 26 letters. You want to learn more Italian words? Check this demo Italian course on my website, in the Portfolio page here!...

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Most lightning strikes survived

The odds of being struck by lightning

The odds of being struck by lightning are about one in 280,000,000. This number does not quite apply to Roy Sullivan, a United States park ranger in Virginia. Between 1942 and 1977, Sullivan was hit by lightning on 7 different occasions and survived all of them. For this reason, the Guinness World Records awarded him the title of "Most lightning strikes survived". In 1983, he committed suicide at the age of...

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Fun facts about rugby balls

The first rugby balls

DID YOU KNOW?
The first rugby balls were made in the second half of the 19th century by a man named Richard Lindon out of pig's bladders covered in leather panels.

However the hand pump and valve had yet to be invented and Lindon wife had to blow up the balls by mouth. Eventually Mrs Lindon fell ill as a result of a diseased bladder, and passed away.

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Free PowerPoint vehicles

Do you need a car, a bike, a cherry-picker or, why not, a submarine to spice-up your presentations or e-learning courses? If the answer is yes, no worries! I got you covered.

These vehicles were all made in PowerPoint, combining shapes as I discuss in this post.

Feel free to change colours and add your personal touch to any of them!

NB. Please note that you can use them freely for...

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Free PowerPoint health items

Do you need health items to spice-up your presentations or e-learning courses? If the answer is yes, no worries! I got you covered.

These items were all made in PowerPoint, combining shapes as I discuss in this post.

Feel free to change colours and add your personal touch to any of them!

NB. Please note that you can use them freely for any non-commercial project. Even though credit isn't required, I would appreciate a credit...

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Free PowerPoint Avatars

Do you need to spice-up your presentations or e-learning courses with great avatar characters? If the answer is yes, no worries! I got you covered.

These avatars were all made in PowerPoint, combining shapes as I discuss in this post.

Feel free to change colours and add your personal touch to any of them! NB. Please note that you can use them freely for any non-commercial project. Even though credit isn't required, I would...

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“Layers” in PowerPoint

If you ever used Photoshop I am sure you loved its “layers” feature. There is no easier way of moving objects above and below each other on your canvas. At first glance, PowerPoint doesn’t have the same feature, but that’s only because they’re not called “layers” and they’re only visible when you select an object (a shape or a text box for instance). The feature I will describe comes in handy...

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Free PowerPoint Office items

Do you need office items to spice-up your presentations or e-learning courses? If the answer is yes, no worries! I got you covered.

These items were all made in PowerPoint, combining shapes as I discuss in this post.

Feel free to change colours and add your personal touch to any of them!

NB. Please note that you can use them freely for any non-commercial project. Even though credit isn't required, I would appreciate a credit...

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Easy drawing in PowerPoint

Ever wondered how to draw in PowerPoint? I mean, other than circles, squares, lines and cubes? If the answer is yes (but even if it’s no), then you’re in the right place! At first glance, PowerPoint might look so limited for such a challenge, but dig deeper and you’ll find endless possibilities. Of course it is no match with other graphics software – like Adobe Illustrator for instance – but if you’re...

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