Human-like animals that walked upright were known as hominids. It is believed that the earliest hominids lived around 4.4 million years ago in the humid forests of eastern and southern Africa.
These animals, known as Australopithecus, are believed to have been around three to five feet tall, and probably fed on leaves, fruits, and the remains of dead animals. There is no evidence that Australopithecus made their own tools. There is, however, strong evidence that they used sticks and bones to help them dig and defend themselves.
One ship drives east and another drives west with the selfsame winds that blow. Tis the set of the sails and not the gales that tell us the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate. As we voyage along through life, Tis the set of the soul that decides its goal, and not the calm or the strife.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.