Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What is The Smallest Country In The World?!

Vatican City

Vatican City is the World's smallest country in the world with a population of only approximately little more than 800! This country is smaller than New York City's Central Park, Believe it or NOT!! Also, " In terms of measuring, it just 0.2 square miles, almost 120 times smaller than the island of Manhattan." Learn more: Vatican City 



Check out this informative video about Vatican City!


                                                                    
Source: "What is the smallest country in the world? — Ask HISTORY — History Q&A."History.com — History Made Every Day — American & World History. N.p., 17 July 2013. Web. 31 July 2013. <http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/what-is-the-smallest-country-in-the-world>

Saturday, July 27, 2013

7 Reasons You Need to Eat Grapes!

7 reasons you should eat grapes...
  • Has antioxidant
  • Great for heart
  • Eyes health
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boosts your colon health
  • Great for your brain
  • Supports men’s health.
Grapes have been around a long, long time. In fact, the first grape varieties might date as far back as 6000 B.C

Checkout this video about grapes!



                                                 
  Source: http://www.tablegrape.com/overview.php http://www.tablegrape.com/didyouknow.php http://www.buzzle.com/articles/facts-about-grapes.html**


AVOCADO


  • Avocados are naturally cholesterol free, excellent source of protein!! 
  • Avocado is virtually the only fruit that has heart-healthy no-saturated fat.
  • Did you know that Avocado is also called alligator pear because of its pear like shape and green skin. 

Watch this video about Avocado!

How Many People suffer from Food Poising each year? YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!!


Food Poising in U.S. Each Year

Food-borne illness, also known as food poising make million of American each year. 1 in 6 Americans or 48 million people get sick from food Poisoning every year.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How Many Chemicals are available in a cup of Coffee?

  • A cup of Coffee has 1000 types of chemical, including antioxidant. Just to mention those chemicals are labeled as "Aroma Chemical Compound", which is capable of stimulating your sense of smell. 
  • Now, you probably know when you go to a fragrance store their Sales Associates ask you to smell coffee beans before smelling fragrance or cologne samples. 






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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How Many Donuts Are Made in U.S Each Year?!!


10 Billion Donuts per Year!!!!
Did you know that each year over 10 billion DONUTS are made in the United States! That means over 2.7 million donuts a day!! 

Easy way to make donuts    

3 Facts about U.S Presidents



      3 Facts about U.S Presidents


  • More presidents born in the state of Virginia than any other states!
  • So far, no president has been an only Child!
  • All U.S presidents have worn glasses; probably some of them didn't choose to wear in public




Check out this clip!

ONE day U.S President!



One Day President In U.S History

David Rice Atchison was the only one president in U.S history who served the nation for only ONE day, Yes! That's right only 1 day, not for 4 years or 8 years.





                                                           

Source: Parrish, William E. David Rice Atchison of Missouri: Border Politician. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1961.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Who Came Up With Using SALT for Preservation



Who Came Up With Using SALT for Preservation

Using salt to preserve, food, even human body isn't nothing new, but have you ever asked yourself who came up with this idea? Lets learn!
  • Egyptians were the first to realize using salt for preservation 
  • "Salt was gathered from the lake during the dry season, when the water evaporated and flats of salt were exposed. The Egyptians got their salt from Nile marshes, while early British towns clustered around salt springs"

Source: Butler, Stephanie. "Off the Spice Rack: The Story of Salt." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 10 Jan. 2013. Web. 22 July 2013.

Who Invented Coca-Cola!?


Who Invented Coca-Cola!?

  • In 1886, Dr. John Stith Pemberton, invented Coca-Cola, by the way he was a pharmacist!
  • Coca-Cola was first served at a Pharmacy called " Jacob's Pharmacy" for only 5 CENTS!
  • Mr. Earl Dean Came up with the Coca-Cola bottle design. Designer Dean was offered $500 as a reward or life time job at Root Glass company (Illinois).
  • Only two people know the secret of Coca-Cola formula!


Source: 
"Inventory"http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/business/dean.php 
Noel , Botham. The Book of Useless Information. New York, NY, USA: Penguin, 2006. 89. Print.

5 interesting facts about NYC!


New York City

  • British seized the New Amsterdam (NYC's first name given by Dutch settlers) from the Dutch and gave its a new name, New York city in 1664.
  • New York City has 722 miles of Subway tracks!
  • New York was the first state, which requires having car license.
  • Do you know Alexander Hamilton who established "The New York Post" in 1803. It is the oldest newspaper in the United States!
  • In 1861, the first American chess tournament took place in New York. 

Source: “New Amsterdam becomes New York.” 2013. The History Channel website. Jul 21 2013, 10:03 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-amsterdam-becomes-new-york



Saturday, July 13, 2013

Consumption of POPCORN In The U.S.

Americans consume at approximately 16-18 billion quarts of popcorn every YEAR!! Average
American consumes about 69-70 quarts a year. 

If you are confused about Quarts, here's it is: Quarts = 1/4 Gallon or 36 Ounces  or 0.946 Litters 


                                                       

                                                               

                                                          

How Much Pizza Are Being Consumed In USA Each Day?


Like the rest of the world, Americans LOVE pizza. So, I was wondering how much do we actually consume each year; so I did allow myself to do little research and my research shows that Americans eat close to 95 -100 acres of pizza each day, that means 350 slices per second!!!
                                                               

                                                                

How Much Candy Americans Eat Per Year?



Americans eat about 20-24 pounds of candy per person each year. Did you know that dutch People eat 3 times more!!!!






                                     

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

How Much American Spent on Pets?

  • According to American Pet Products Association, American spent $52 billion on pets! 
  • Americans spend $6.2 pet grooming and treats!

Look at this Chart that might surprise you. 







Source: Thompson, D “These 4 Charts Explain Exactly How Americans Spend $52 Billion on Our Pets in a Year”, feb. 23,2013<http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/02/these-4-charts-explain-exactly-how-americans-spend-52-billion-on-our-pets-in-a-year/273446/>

Amazon Company


Founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos established is company in 1994 after he left his job as a vice president of the Wall Street firm D.E. Shaw.
 Amazon lists 5 promising products as he thought would a great idea:
  • Compact Disk
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Videos
  • Books


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Source: "Amazon.com, Inc." International Directory of Company Histories. Ed. Tina Grant. Vol. 113. Detroit: St. James Press, 2010. Business Insights: Essentials. Web. 12 July 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The LONGEST Name of The Place in The World



Taumalawhakalangihanga
koauauotamateaturipukaka
pikimaungahoronukupokaiw
henuakitanatahu

According to the Encyclopedia of New Zealand it means " ‘the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as landeater, played his flute to his loved one’. It refers to the renowned explorer Tamatea, who played music to his beloved on the hill in the background."

                                                               
Source: 
Rāwiri Taonui. 'Tapa whenua – naming places - Traditions and place names from Polynesia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12  URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18650/the-longest-place-name-in-the-world

Monday, July 1, 2013

First Pizzeria in The United States?



Pizza actually came from Neapolitan, Italy.


"Pizza came to the U.S. with Italian immigrants; the first U.S. pizzeria opened in 1905, and pizza became one of the nation's favourite foods after World War II."









                                                                    


Source: Pizza (2012). In Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com/entry/ebconcise/pizza

How many words are there in English?

Unfortunately, there's no exact count of the number of words in the English language because languages are flexible and expanding.