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  1. Legend has it that sometime in the 10th century, the goat herder Kaldi discovered the potential of coffee. He noticed that after eating the berries from a certain tree, his goats became so energetic that they did not want to sleep at night.

  2. But the history of tea goes much further back and begins in China. According to legend, in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water, when some leaves from the tree blew into the water.

  3. The triangle shaped part under a horses hoof is called a FROG and the frog helps with traction and to pump blood back up a horse’s leg.

  4. Ellen Brook and the suburb Ellenbrook, was named after Captain James Stirling’s wife.

  5. The Swan begins as the Avon River, rising near Yealering in the Darling Range, approximately 175 kilometers (109 mi) from its mouth at Fremantle.

  6. The history of chocolate begins in about 1900BC. The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency. In our house, they still are.‎

  7. White horses (which are actually called grey) are born black or chestnut (reddy brown) and turn white over a few years.

  8. The long hair that some draft horses have on their legs is called feathers.

  9. The Swan Valley has been crowned Australia's first Humane Food Region.

  10. Horses were originally measured in Hands (HH, Hands High). 1 hand = 4 inches. The measurement is taken from the ground to the top of their wither (the wither is the bone at the base of their neck). Being thoroughly modern, horse measurements are slowly converting to the metric system.

Horse Measurments
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