Where was sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin born?

Until the recent times certain facts about the legendary movie star Charlie Chaplin remained unearthed, although Britain’s MI5 and the US spy agency CIA had burnt their midnight oil to grab information about star’s birth place. Almost nothing was known about the birth of Mr. Charlie Chaplin. A letter was fortunately discovered that had been laying locked in Mr. Chaplin’s bedroom. The letter was written sometime during 70s to Mr. Chaplin by Jack Hill, who used to live in Tamworth, Stafordshire. According to the letter the legendary star of the silence movies was born in a gypsy caravan somewhere in Smethwick, West Midlands in the United Kingdom.

The letter was discovered in the year 1991 by the daughter of Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin after she had inherited the desk wherein the letter was locked away for many years. In that letter Mr. Jack Hill wrote to the star that region where he was born (Smethwick, West Midlands) was under the rule of a gypsy queen. According to the letter, Me. Hill was the only man alive there who knew the fact about Charlie’s birth. Hill also wrote in the letter that Chaplin’s dad used to work with Hill’s dad in the Pat Collins troupe.

The question is if Hill’s claims have a ground to be trusted.

Researcher Ellis Edward who lives in Manchester is working hard to find if Hill’s claim in worthy enough to be trusted. Chaplin did not know where he was born, nor he had any birth certificate.

This still remain a hard nut to crack!

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Just discovered a document about the ancient Egyptian formula for toothpaste. There's no proof as to how far this information is true, but documentation have recorded that there wasn't much awareness for dental health during the ancient civilization, although some people used to use tooth paste in order to keep their teeth healthy. World's oldest known toothpaste was used around more than 1650 years ago. This record was discovered in the basement of Viennese museum in a piece of shabby, almost ruined papyrus paper. Colgate launched its first toothpaste in the year 1873, while the world's first toothpaste formula was discovered to have existed over 1500 years before Colgate's first toothpaste.

It is said that some ancient Egyptian writer (during 4th century AD) had documented in the Arabic dialect with faded black ink that was probably prepared by the soot and gum mixed with water that the ancient Egyptian toothpaste used to be kind of powder which people used for white and healthy teeth. The powder when mixed with the saliva used to turn into paste like substance - tasted pungent. According to the record the toothpaste was prepared quite scientifically, where the ingredients were as follows: 

  • 1 drachma of rock salt 
  • 2 drachmas of mint 
  • 1 drachma of dried Iris flowers
  • 20 grains of pepper 

All these ingredients used to be crushed and form a powder like substance that was thought to be healthy for teeth and also used as teeth whitening.

Please note: 1 drachma = 1/100 ounce

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