Monday, May 30, 2011

random fact 20

The most expensive single bottle of beer ever sold was the first bottle of "Tutankhamun Ale." It was sold for the price of $7,686. The recipe of the beer came from an old kitchen in an ancient temple in Egypt.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

random fact 19

A tornado is a rotating air column which is in contact with the ground and a cumulonimbus cloud. Synonyms to the word are twister and cyclone. It is described a a dangerous phenomenon often with violent results on the areas it passes. It is described as funnel-shaped, which is an extension from a cumulonimbus cloud. The Fujita Scale is used to grade the intensity of a tornado by assessing its damage to man-made structures.

The Philippines, which is a common alley of thunderstorms, is also susceptible to tornadoes as cumulonimbus clouds are formed in thunderstorms. The latest recorded tornado in the Philippines was in August 2010, in Oton, Iloilo.


Monday, May 23, 2011

random fact 18

Pierre de Coubertin, who made the olympic flag, interpreted it as five interlaced rings on white background which symbolizes the five inhabited continents of the world, while the six colors (including white) are colors which are found on all national flags which are present on that time (1931).

random fact 17

Anguillula aceti, or vinegar eel is a roundworm which lives in vinegar. Usually found on cider vinegar, it lives on fruit pulps and vinegar-producing bacteria from cider. The vinegar eel does not produce harm when ingested.

random fact 16

The Valley of the Kings, located in the West Bank of the Nile River in Egypt, was used as cemetery of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The tomb of the famous "boy king" Tutankhamen is found on the Valley.

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random fact 15

Uranium, which is a main source of nuclear energy, was discovered by a German chemist named Martin Klaproth in 1789. He named the element so in honour of the planet Uranus, which was recently discovered (1781) by that time.

random fact 14

The first music video aired on MTV (Music Television) in the United States was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles on the 1st of August 1981.

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