… the highest flag on Earth was first raised in 1953. Alpinist Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Norghey Tensing raised it on Mount Everest at the 8844 metres high.

… On the southernmost point on the earth the flagship was first raised by the Norwegian Polar explorer Roald Amundsen back in 1911. He and his companions were first to reach the geographic South Pole. At that time, of course, the Norwegian flag was raised.

… the famous pirate flag with a skull and crossed bones was not a universal sign of piracy recognition. It belonged to only one pirate – Emanuel Wine (XVII century). Each pirate leader had his own flag. Also E. Wines’ flag had an hourglass under the skull, which meant that the last hour has come.

… A flag attached to the spear allowed the soldiers to determine the direction of the wind in the battlefield so that the archers could adjust their shots.

… 1969 American astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first to land on the moon. He held the US flag in his hands and solemnly put it on the moon’s surface as a sign of space conquest.

… science exploring flags is called vexillology. This name comes from the Latin word vexillum. This word means a certain type of flag used by ancient Roman legions.