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Here are some amazing  Charles Darwin facts that school textbooks may not tell you. Take a look, and share them with your friends!

  • Charles Darwin was born on 12 February 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
  • Darwin wanted to be a doctor, but he couldn’t stand the sight of blood.
  • Darwin married his fist cousin, Emma Wedgwood.
    Darwin Facts

    “We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universe, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.” – Darwin

  • Charles Darwin liked to eat exotic animals, but not owls.
  • Throughout his life, Darwin produced seminal works on the biology of various animals.
  • When Darwin presented his Theory of Evolution (1859), the Church of England attacked him ferociously.
  • He gave the idea that all the living species have evolved over time from common ancestors.
  • More than 120 species have been named after Darwin.
  • The last book Darwin published was about earthworms.
  • Darwin didn’t invent the phrase “Survival of the Fittest”.
  • More than 125 years after Darwin’s death, the church offered apology for its treatment of the legendary naturalist.
  • Darwin washed his feet once a month at school, due to a lack of anything with which to wash.
  • Darwin was a backgammon friend.
  • Darwin and his wife had 10 children, but three of them died at young ages.
  • Darwin was incapacitated by various illnesses of unknown origin for much of his adult life.
  • For Darwin’s 25th birthday on February 12, 1834, Captain FitzRoy named a mountain after him (Darwin Mountain).

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