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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