Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dog with the longest tongue

Puggy, 10-year-old Pekingese, he entered the Guinness Book of Records as the dog with the longest tongue in the world. The tongue of the nice doggy is 11.43 inches long, almost as much as his whole body.
Although tongue celebrated him, because it Puggy lived through some difficult times. His first owner left him because he was unable to file its cumbersome appearance, and he some time spent as a drifter dog. Its present owner, Becky Stanford from Texan, says people who see Puggy first time usually appalled by its unique appearance.
"It means a lot to us what he has achieved. The drifter dog to the Guinness record holder, it's phenomenal," said the proud owner of a Pekingese.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

World's smallest cow

Miniature cows 84 centimeters high is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest cow in the world. . The animal named Svolou comes from Western Yorkshire, it is 11 years old and according to his owner spends his time grazing the grass and listening to music on the radio set in the barn. Svolou is, Dexter breed known for its small size, but is small even by the standards of his race. So far, calved nine cubs of normal height and is about to be calve and the tenth time.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rock you like a Hurricane

In 1888, Chancellor Otto von Bismarck decided to establish a naval base in the Pacific, and sent warships to occupy the Samoan Islands, without regards to American interests there. Before long, the property of American citizens was being destroyed by German naval fire, and sailors went to far to go ashore and tear apart an American flag. President Grover Cleavland repsonded by sending American warships to protect his countrymen. A great naval battle was about to commence, when a hurricane blew in, scattering ships and sinking others. Both American and German sailors found themselves being rescued from the sea by their enemies. After the storm, the German ships returned home, and Samoa became an American protectorate. Were it not for the hurricane, war would almost certainly have broken out between Germany and the US.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

With A Little Help From My Friend

Not the only song to hit the top spot on three different occasions though. The Beatles song ‘With A Little Help From My Friend’ was never released as a single by the Fab Four but still managed to reach number one in the UK three times. Firstly for Joe Cocker in 1968, then by Wet Wet Wet in 1988. Finally hitting the top spot for Sam and Mark in 2004.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

First Hollywood film ever

The first film ever made in Hollywood was D.W. Griffith’s 1910 In Old California, a Biograph melodrama about a Spanish maiden (Marion Leonard) who has an illegitimate son with a man who later becomes governor of California. It was shot in two days.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Nokia - wood-pulp mill

In 1865, Frederik Idestam founded a wood-pulp mill in southern Finland, naming it Nokia. It rapidly gained worldwide recognition, attracting a large number of workforce and the town Nokia was born. In 1898, the Finnish Rubber Works company opened in Nokia, taking on the town name in the 1920s. After WWII, the rubber company took a majority shareholding in the Finnish Cable Work. In 1967, the companies consolidated to become the Nokia Group. The recession of the 1990s led the group to focus on the mobile phone market.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Real Cold War

Most Americans have no idea that the United States and Russia did openly engage each other in war. In 1918, about 11,000 American soldiers and Marines were sent to Russia to support what remained of the Czarist Russian army, where (in future irony) they joined Japanese troops fighting in support of the Czarist forces. In September of 1918, 7000 Marines landed in Vladivostok, and shortly thereafter, 4000 soldiers arrived in the far north of Russia, where British troops were already fighting the Bolshevik army. It was not until 1920 that Woodrow Wilson decided that he could not stop the Bolshevik takeover and quitely withdrew all American forces from Russia. American involvment in the Russian Revolution was well remembered in Russia, especially during the Cold War, even though it has been nearly forgotten in the United States. The number of American dead has still not been officially released to the American public.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The world's largest coins

The world's largest coins, in size and standard value, were copper plates used in Alaska around 1850. They were about a metre (3 ft) long, half-a-metre (about 2 ft) wide, weighed 40 kg (90 lb), and were worth $2,500.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welwitschia Mirabilis: world's most resistant plant

It's not pretty to look at, but Namibia's plant Welwitschia Mirabilis can truly claim to be one of a kind. There really is nothing like it. Welwitschia plant consists of only two leaves and a sturdy stem with roots. That's all! Two leaves continue to grow until they resemble the shaggy mane of some sci-fi alien. The stem thickens, rather than gains in height, and can grow to be almost 2 meters high and 8 meters wide. Their estimated lifespan is 400 to 1500 years. It can survive up to five years with no rain. The plant is said to be very tasty either raw or baked in hot ashes, and this is how it got its other name, onyanga, which means onion of the desert.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Number of days in millennium

The first millennium, 1 - 1000 AD, consisted of 365,250 days. Our current millennium, 1001 - 2000 AD, will consist of 365,237 days. The third millennium, 2001 - 3000 AD, will consist of 365,242 days. The reason for the differences is the calendar system that was in use during the milleniums.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Temperature says how hungry you are

Temperature plays an important role in how much hungry we are at a given point in time. To make matters worse, it is absolutely harder to go to the gymnasium or to travel around outside when you are freezing, so winter makes you feel hungrier than ever.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Factories toxic polution

Each year U.S. factories spew 3 million tons of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water. That compounds the over one-half billion tons of solid hazardous wastes - we're not talking about your garbage here - that get dumped across the nation for our generation to one day clean up. (The Gale Environmental Scorecard)

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Interesting watermelon facts

Watermelon is thought to have originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The watermelon was brought into America across the Atlantic oceans by African slaves.

By the 1600′s, watermelon made it’s way to Spain, China, Great Britain, and even farther beyond.

The flowering watermelon plant produces a fruit called by botanists “pepo” .

Watermelons are more than 90% water.

Watermelon is actually a vegetable and not a fruit. It is also related to the pumpkin, cucumber and the squash. Watermelon’s official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae.

The 1996 Guiness Book of Records lists the largest watermelon as being 262 pounds!

Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide.

The watermelon is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

A whole cup of watermelon contains only 48 calories.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Solar radiation rate

Solar radiation reaches a unit of space near the Earth’s orbit at a rate of 1,366 W/m² (Watt per square metre), as measured upon a surface normal (at a right angle) to the Sun. This number is the "solar constant". Of this energy, about 19% is absorbed by the atmosphere, and clouds reflect a further 35% of the total solar energy. Therefore solar energy received a sea level is much less. Its peak power is generally accepted to be 1,020 W/m².

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Monday, October 25, 2010

That's a lot of atoms

Average human body is made of seven quadrillion atoms, it is 7 with 27 zeros - 7 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000. And that human hair has a 300 000 atoms in diameter. ( Physicists say so. I really do not understand how they got that number )

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

5 Deepest Lakes in the World

This is a list of the five deepest lakes in the world:

1. Lake Baikal - Asia - 1,637 m (5,369 ft)

2. Lake Tanganyika - Africa - 1,470 m (4,823 ft)

3. Caspian Sea - Asia - 1,025 m (3,363 ft)

4. O'Higgins Lake (San Martin Lake) - South America - 836 m (2,742 ft)

5. Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) - Africa - 706 m (2,316 ft)

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Friday, October 15, 2010

10 Largest Lakes by Volume

This is a list of the ten largest lakes in the world by volume:

1. Baikal - Asia 23,600 cubic km**

2. Tanganyika- Africa - 18,900 cubic km

3. Superior - North America - 11,600 cubic km

4. Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) - Africa - 7,725 cubic km

5. Lake Michigan - North America - 4900 cubic km

6. Lake Huron - North America - 3540 cubic km

7. Lake Victoria - Africa - 2,700 cubic km

8. Great Bear Lake - North America - 2,236 cubic km

9. Issyk-Kul (Ysyk-Kol) - Asia - 1,730 cubic km

10. Lake Ontario - North America - 1,710 cubic km

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

10 Largest Lakes by Surface Area

This is a list of the ten largest lakes in the world by surface area:

1. Caspian Sea - Asia - 371,000 sq km (143,000 sq mi)*

2. Lake Superior - North America - 82,100 sq km (31,698 sq mi)

3. Lake Victoria - Africa - 68,800 sq km (26,563 sq mi)

4. Lake Huron - North America - 59,600 sq km (23,011 sq mi)

5. Lake Michigan - North America - 57,800 sq km (22,316 sq mi)

6. Lake Tanganyika - Africa - 32,900 sq km (12,702 sq mi)

7. Baikal - Asia - 30,500 sq km (11,776 sq mi)

8. Great Bear Lake - North America - 31,328 sq km (12,095 sq mi)

9. Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) - Africa - 30,044 sq km (11,600 sq mi)

10. Great Slave Lake - North America - 28,568 sq km (11.030 sq mi)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Money the biggest stress inducer

Money (or the lack thereof) is the biggest stress inducer in the lives of Americans. We worry more about money than our marriages, our health, or even who's going to win the Superbowl Game or come out on top in the latest Survivor TV show.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

You can only piss behind the car

In England it is illegal for a male to urinate in public. It is allowed only if the person aims for the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle at all the time.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The first motorcycle

Motorcycle, 29 August 2010 celebrated its 125 birthday. The first model with a wooden frame and wooden wheels also, in its day was considered a vonder.

Known as the "father" motorcycle with an internal combustion engine, a German gunsmith, and later an engineer Gottlieb Daimler, in collaboration with Wilhelm Maybach 1885 produced the first two-wheeler equipped with this type of engine.

The first motorcycle was run single-cylinder, four-stroke engine and the drive is used then the miraculous new fuel - gasoline.

The engine start with turning handle. Motorcycle was equipped with two extra wheels, one on either side of the knee axis, and the entire engine was placed inside the aluminum shaft.

Daimler protect its patent 29 August 1885, but was soon found that the prototype engine is not powerful enough and that the motorcycle "Petroleum Rajtvagen," as then called, is one unstable machine that is extremely difficult to drive. Such a precarious ride, are further added then the roads which are not even resemble the present.

Since it was a true visionary, Daimler has decided to focus attention on the production of "horseless carriages" - forerunner of the modern car - so that the "Petroleum Rajtvagen" is left forgotten in a place where still can be seen, the museum „Daimler – Benz“ in the German city of Stuttgart.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Mosquitoes killer

Huang Yuyen from the Junlin area in Taiwan has become a real danger of mosquitoes. Currently most popular Taiwan's, is in a month killed about four miiona mosquitoes that are sought together all of 1.5 pounds, and thus set a new world record and won the award (3000 US dollars).

This woman has managed to overcome her 72 rivals, and catch that was two times higher than that achieved its strongest opponent.

The competition was organized by the company Imbictus International, specializing in the fight against various insects.

As local media reported, the company has already notified the Guinness Book of Records, Huang Jujen to be recognized worldwide as the best and most successful mosquitoes killer.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Biggest speeding ticket ever issued 2

Swede who was driving his Mercedes, 290 kilometers per hour (180 mph) along the highway through the Swiss, was fined one million Swiss francs (724,000 euros).

Swiss police, that stopped Swedish driver on the highway A12 between Bern and Lausanne, where the speed is limited to 120 kilometers per hour (75 mph), seize his car as collateral to pay the fine.

Although there are no statistical data, it is believed that this is an absolute record for speeding on a highway in Switzerland. Driver sporting a black Mercedes was stopped by police Frajburg County, as the camera set flew by on the highway.

Brought to it, and with a driver's license taken away his car to, worth 180,000 euros. Speeding more than 25 miles per hour in relation to the prescribed limit is a criminal offense in Switzerland.

Last astronomical penalty in the amount of 200,000, "Swiss", was issued last January, the Swiss driver of red "Ferrari" that was driving 137 kilometers per hour in a place where the limit is 80 km.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Longest Film Ever Made

The longest film ever made according to is The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple, which clocks in at 27 hours long. The film was never shown in its entirety due to its length. Instead it was split into 18 features that were shown from 1928 through 1931. Even though the film was split, it was produced as one major film as a whole. I wonder if anyone here at Spill can sit here in a cinema for 27 hours watching a film that's in black and white. Some consider The Cure For Insomnia to be the longest film ever produced with a running time of 87 hours, but the film has no plot. With no plot/charecters it really isn't considered a film. It consists of a man reading a poem throughout the movie with occasional clips of pornography and heavy metal.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Strongest beer in the world

The strongest and most expensive beer in the world called "The End of History", has 55% alcohol. Bottles of 330 milliliters cost 765 dollars, and makes with technique of extreme freezing.
One of the founders of the British company "BrewDog" witch producing it, James Vat said: "This beer marks the end of all other beers".
Last year the company has been criticized because it is produced, beer from 32% alcohol, but started the race for high-alcoholic beer, so then a German brewery produced beer from 40% alcohol, then on market appeared "Sink The Bismark" with 41% alcohol.
Somewhat unclear what all of this. because the beer is very popular because you can drink a bottle or two, and still be able to keep irrelevant discussions. However, although the "end of history" may be the beginning of a new philosophy for the beer you will need considerably more money than now, and these specimens of 765 dollars they found their customers - were sold for 12 bottles (the first two Danes), the following will be delivered in the U.S., Canada, Italy ... It tastes like whiskey and so it should consume - carefully.
It is interesting that this beer is rated as most shocking. For bottles, was use of several animals killed on the road: four squirrels, seven weasels and wild rabbit.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The best lover in the world

In the list of the biggest seducer of the world by Maxim magazine is published in the first place It is Umberto Billo from Italy, who allegedly had sex with more than 8,000 women.
Umberto was a carrier of luggage in a hotel in Venice and says that he is allowed to easily get in touch with the girls and women who have stayed there. He claims that, that happened in one night he has relationships with four women. "It is not irrelevant, that at home was waiting for me a insatiable wife," said Umberto, who recently got fired because he had too often been exhausted to do his job. On the "Maxim" list of the world's second biggest seducer Charlie Sheen takes place with 5,000 women, Gene Simmons won a third place, and hi had sex with 4600 women. The following Julio Iglesias (3000), Inglbert Humperdinck (3000), Ilie Nastase (2,500), Jack Nicholson (2,000), Lemi Kimister (1200), Magic Johnson (1000) and Bill Vajmen (1000).

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Most expensive toy in the world

Golden Bugatti Veyron which costs 2.4 million euros was declared the most expensive toy in the world.
It is a replica of the famous car that is in the ratio of 1:18 made of twenty-four carat gold and platinum and decorated with diamonds. Doors and hood of expensive toys, which is more expensive than the two real Bugattis, can be opened, and steering wheel is function. Golden Bugatti was created by British designer Stuart Hughes and Swiss luxury designer Robert Gulpen car models. The sale will be found three copies of the model which is named after the famous race winner "24 Hours of Le Mans" Frenchman Pierre Verona.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Women spend 7920 minutes a yer nagging (Nagging wife)

Women spend 7920 minutes a year having objections to its partners, mainly due to domestic duties, alcohol consumption and health, the result of the survey, which was organized in England published in June 2010, and attended by 3,000 participants. It was found that women criticize the partners an average of two and a half hours a week, or 11 hours per month. The largest number of objections related to the daily tasks at home, and then the following complaints for excessive drink and watching sports transmission and in the end because men typically avoid visits to the doctor. Consolation is that most women say that it works out of love, and it is interesting and that experience shows that nagging in most cases gives result, because men do at the end of what they are asked. The most interesting of all is the fact that even 83 percent of men surveyed admitted that their partner's are right in nagging.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Human fetus can not feel pain

The human fetus can not feel pain before 24 weeks of age, according to the study of the British Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, published in June 2010.
Research conducted at the request of the government, a blow to abortion opponents who are pushing to shorten the time to perform legal abortions in the UK which is currently 24 weeks. At this stage of fetal development of nerve endings are not sufficiently established to enable the feeling of pain, say authors of the study.
They say that there is any obvious evidence that even after 24 weeks of age the fetus is in a kind of unconscious state, or prolonged sleep, reported The Associated Press.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Most expensive musical instrument in the world

A violin made by the famous Italian master Giuseppe Guarneri that is sold at auction in July 2010 in Chicago for $ 18 million, which is the most expensive musical instrument in the world.
Violin was made 1741st , and is named after the musician from 19th century Henri Vjeten. The owner of the precious instrument is a British banker Jan Stoker. The world today is of 140 Gvarnerijevih violin, and many of them are owned by various museums and foundations.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Most convicted man in the world

Forty-nine-year old Baldwin Paul from Portsmouth, England continued to record-breaking, he was arrested 154th time in June 2010. British, and perhaps a world record in the number of arrests, 154th time ending up behind bars because he had stolen a crate of beer. His list of offenses, otherwise is infinite, and there is just few offenses that he was not arrested for. Never, however, has not made a serious crime such as murder or armed robbery. A year and a half after he was arrested for stealing a can of beer, which costs one pound, and had to pay a fine of 5,000 pounds, that has been replaced by the prison. A few days after being released from prison he got fight in the pub, which is why he was arrested 153rd time and sentenced to one year in prison. Before the 154th arrest, he spent the entire two weeks at freedom.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

The best sniper shooter ever

Vasily Zaitsev Russian peasant from the Siberian steppes is the best sniper shooter ever, his famous battle with the German Major Erwin König, was adapted in several popular films, although in the German documents were never found evidence of the existence of Major König.

Late in the summer of 1942 he reported voluntarily to the service on the front lines on which he was put into the 1047th Defense Regiment of the 284th Defense Division. This was put into the 62nd army in Stalingrad. During the Battle of Stalingrad after the Soviet assigned him a sharpshooter Zeitsev killed about 225 German soldiers between November 10th and December 17th, 1942. After his own assignment until January 1943 twenty-seven more were to be added.

Soviet war reporters report that Zeitsev killed forty Germans with precise shots in the first ten days after the landing of his union on the western banks of the Volga. Moreover he led a sharpshooter school in the ruins of the Lazur chemical factory in which he trained 28 soldiers, who themselves supposedly killed 3000 German soldiers.

To the famous Noble-Shooter (name of a sharpshooter of the Red Army with more than 40 fatal hits) belonged "Zikan" with 224 dead German soldiers and officers, Nikolai Ilin (185 [dead]), Under-officer Studentov (170), Sergeant Passar (103), Viktor Medvedev, Anatolij Tschekow (17 dead Germans in just 2 days), Tanja Tschekowa (40), the Ukrainian man Kucherenko (19) and a Usbek with unknown name, who shot 5 Germans dead in 3 days.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Skeletal Facts

Big collection of human skeletal facts for kids.

The largest bone of the human skeletal system is the pelvis bone or hip bone. The pelvis is made up of six bones that are joined to each other firmly.

Your nose and ears are not made up of bones. They are made up of cartilage or 'gristle'. It is more lighter and flexible than the bone. Try bending your ear and nose, you will be able to bend them with ease.

Ever wondered, why skeletons have their ears and noses missing? Well, the cartilage in the ears and nose decompose quickly than the bones, thus, leaving the poor skull without ears and nose.

There are 27 bones in the human hand and 14 bones make up your face.

The number of bones in your neck and the number of bones in a giraffe's neck is the same! Do you want to know more about the neck. The article on anatomy of neck will prove useful.

There are about 230 movable and semi-movable joints in your body.

The only bone without a joint is your body is the hyoid bone present in your throat.

Did you know your height depends on the growth of your bones. If you are a girl, your bones will keep growing till you are about 16 years old and the bones of boys grow till they are about 18 years old. Therefore, if you wish to be a tall individual, it is very important to eat healthy foods and drink as your bones need nourishment to grow. If you give your bones the right nourishment, they will grow well, making you tall and good looking.

When you were born you had about 350 brand new bones. Now if you could peek inside yourself you'd count around 206 or so. That's 90 less then what you started with. You know darn well you haven't had any surgery that removed 90 of your bones, and you also know that you were born perfectly healthy. This truly is a mystery, and now you're curious. Well actually it really isn't all that much of a mystery. Many of our bones simply fuse together throughout out lifespan. Part of the reason this happens is so those bones fusing together, can perform the functions we need as adults, which we didn't require as children.

Of the 206 bones in the skeletal system, 52 of them make both our feet.

Our bone is six times stronger than steel if both are of the same weight.

Some of the bones in a child's skeleton are made of cartilage. As children  grow, bone tissue replaces the cartilage. Children's skeletons continue to grow and change until they are about 25 years old.

Unlike an adult skull, the bones of an infant's  skull are separate. The bones eventually grow together as the child develops and immovable joints hold the skull bones together.

A baby's  skeleton is made of about 300 bones at birth. By the time a child reaches adulthood, many of the bones that were separate have fused together. As a result, the adult skeleton has only 206 bones.

Broken bones range from a hairline fracture to a complete fracture, where the bone is broken into two separate pieces. According to KidsHealth, a bowing fracture is a type of fracture that occurs only in children; the bone bends but does not break.

In the Pediatrics article, "Physical Activity and Bone Measures in Young Children: The Iowa Bone Development Study," researchers correlated physical activity to bone-mineral density in young children ages 4 to 6. Children who were more physically active had greater bone mass than their less-active peers. Increased bone mass can result in fewer broken bones.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Largest numerical denomination bill ever

Largest numerical denomination bill ever is 1 Milliard Hungarian Pengő (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) in 1946. It was only worth twenty cents US! Hyper-Inflation is rough.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Glass recycling

For every 2,000 pounds of glass that is recycled, we save more than 2,000 pounds of other resources (1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar).

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oldest currency bills known to have existed

The oldest currency bills known to have existed come from China and the Han and Tan Dynasties. The earliest bills to still exist (as in not disintegrated) come from the Ming Dynasty and were issued between 1368-1399.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Eye facts

 This is a larger list of the most interesting facts about the human eye on the Internet.

* Under the right conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.

* Utilize 65% of all the pathways to the brain.

* Can instantaneously set in motion hundreds of muscles and organs in your body.

* In a normal life-span, will bring you almost 24 million images of the world around you.

* The adult eyeball measures about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Of its total surface area only one-sixth is exposed -- the front portion.

* The eye is the only part of the human body that can function at 100% ability at any moment, day or night, without rest. Your eyelids need rest, the external muscles of your eyes need rest, the lubrication of your eyes requires replenishment, but your eyes themselves "never" need rest. But please rest them!

* Eyes are your most precious sense... care for them properly!

* Your eyes are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.

* Your eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts

* The average person blinks 12 times per minute - about 10,000 blinks in an average day

* Your eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.

* Only 1/6th of your eyeball is exposed to the outside world

* The external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the human body for the job that they have to do. They are 100 times more powerful than they need to be.

* Color blind people do see color but confuse certain colors in certain conditions.

* Red and Green are the most commonly confused colours among colour blind people.

* Color blindness is 10 times more common in males than females

* Your eyelids and  the external muscles of your eyes need rest, the lubrication of your eyes requires replenishment, but your eyes themselves never need rest.

* Your eyelashes have an average life span of 5 months.

* The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.

* The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray.

* People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen than from paper.

* Men are able to read fine print better than women can.

* The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose.

* It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

* The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.

* Your eye will focus on about 50 things per second.

* Your retina contains 120 million rods for "night vision", and 8 million cones that are colour sensitive and work best under daylight conditions.

* Your Eyes contribute towards 85% of your total knowledge.

* About half of our brain is involved in the seeing process. Humans are very much visual animals.

* Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.

* That modern cataract operations have been made possible thanks to the second world war? Sir Harold Ridley, who was an ophthalmic surgeon in London, found that pilots came back from their missions with little pieces of perspex in their eye(shattered screens of the planes they were flying in), to which the eye did not seem to "object": no inflammation of any significance was found in their eye.This material was modified and further developed into artificial lenses that are used in cataract operations.
* Eyes can be transplanted.

* A cataract must be ripe before it can be removed.

* It is not harmful to watch a welder or look at the sun if you squint, or look through narrowed eyelids.
* the entire length of all the eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 98 feet (30 m).

Your Eyes As You Grow

* Your eyes begin to develop 2 weeks after conception

* Your eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing

* The adult eyeball measures about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.

* The older we are the less tears we produce.

* Babies don’t produce tears in their eyes until they are one to three months old.

* All babies are colour blind when they are born.

* Your eyes will never wear out

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Food that never spoil's

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

One hour earlier

If you fly with Concorde (while he was still in use) from Paris to New York, you will come one hour before you set off. For example, if you set off from Paris at 9 a.m. you will arrive to New York at 8 a.m. This happens because the Concorde flies faster than the Earth rotates. This is the simplest explanation.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Most powerful bomb ever detonation

Most powerful bomb ever detonation is Russian Tsar (emperor) nuclear bomb.   .Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb was originally designed to have a yield of about 100 megatons of TNT (420 PJ); however, the bomb yield was reduced to 50 Megatons — one quarter of the estimated yield of the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa — in order to reduce nuclear fallout. Only one bomb of this type was ever built and it was tested on October 30, 1961, in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Most expensive city to live

The Japanese capital city of Tokyo comes first on the list of most expensive cities to live in. In addition to being the top of the list of cities with the highest living costs, it is also the centre of the world's largest metropolitan area by both population and economy. This is probably what makes it the most expensive city in the world in which to live. The Tokyo stock exchange is one of the world's largest, and is the largest one in Japan. Many international companies are based in Tokyo, and yet more have regional offices in the city which leads to a lot of highly paid jobs. In addition, the large size of the population leads to massive demand for space, and this is further exacerbated by the fact that Tokyo is surrounded by the Bay of Tokyo and a lot of steep hills and mountains. All of these factors combine to make Tokyo the most expensive city in the world in which to live.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tupac Gump

Tupac was cast in Menace II Society (1993) but was fired after a fist-fight with the film’s director, he auditioned for the part of Bubba in Forrest Gump (1994), and won a role in the film Woo (1998) but was shot and killed five days before filming began.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Richest country of the world

In the treasures of national banks throughout the world are currently being kept in total about 30 200 tonnes of gold reserves. World Gold Council reported that the most gold kept the United States nearly 8140 tons, followed by Germany with 3400 and the International Monetary Fund, which has more than 3,000 tons of gold.
In the list of the World Council following: Italy, France, China, Switzerland, Japan, Russia and the Netherlands.
India has taken 11 place, then follows the European Central Bank, which kept in the treasures 501.4 tons of gold. On top list of 50 countries that have the largest gold reserves in the world, find the Greece and Romania at 30 and 31 place.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

I’m feeling lucky

The infamous “I’m feeling lucky” button is nearly never used. However, in trials it was found that removing it would somehow reduce the Google experience. Users wanted it kept. It was a comfort button.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Women use Internet more them men

In the US, more women use the Internet than men: 97 million women use the Internet compared with 90 million men (66% percent of women over the age of three and 64% of men over the age of three in the US)

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Inferior education

Another Brick In The Wall II, the famous Pink Floyd number with its chorus of kids chanting ’’We Don’t Need No Education’’ was banned by the South African government since black children, upset about inferior education, adopted the song as their anthem. The government said in a statement that the song was ’’prejudicial to the safety of the state.’’

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Alcohol overdose

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham died of alcohol overdose. It is said that he downed 18 bottles of whisky before he passed away in his sleep.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Most expensive cheese

The most expensive cheese in the world is produced Zasavica company from Serbia, 1 kg (2 lb) of this cheese cost 1000 euros (1400 US dollars). Reportedly, this cheese is so expensive because it is made from donkey milk, and for one kg of cheese need 25 liters of milk. This does not look impressive but when you know that donkey for the whole year produce 25 liters of milk, then you understand why this cheese is so expensive.

Donkey milk is highly valued in the pharmaceutical industry because donkey milk has beneficial effect on the skin, and apparently rejuvenated. It was noted that Cleopatra bathed once a week in donkey milk, and that is why her skin was perfect.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Alpha Herculis

The Star Alpha Herculis is twenty five times larger than the circumference described by the earth's revolution around the sun. This means that twenty five diameters of our solar orbit would have to be placed end to end to equal the diameter of this Star.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Symbol of life

The tulip, a symbol of life, love and immortality, actually dates back to the time of Confucius. By the late 1600’s in Holland, bulb prices often exceeded the price of precious metals. A single bulb is said to have sold for more that $2,000.

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