20 Interesting facts you might not know about Belfast…..

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20 things you might not know about Belfast

 

1. Titanic was built in Belfast

2. Tourism brings £123 million to Belfast every year

 

3. Belfast Zoo is home to the only group of purple-faced langurs in Europe

 

4. John Wood Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre in Belfast

 

5. Liam Neeson first trod the boards at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre

6. Napoleon’s nose overlooks the city

 

7. Queen’s University taught both Protestants and Catholics from 1845

 

8. Poet Seamus Heaney, David Trimble and Irish President Mary MacAleese are all alumni of Queen’s University

Heaney's work was a reminder that poetry could be for everyone while still being profound.

9. James Murray invented Milk of Magnesia in Belfast

Image result for old milk of magnesia blue bottles

 

10. Belfast’s famous cranes are called Samson and Goliath. Some women think they should be called Samson and Delilah Cranes

 

11. One third of the population of Northern Ireland lives in Belfast

12. Women could hold any office at Queen’s University in…

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