Saturday, December 28, 2013

Average Life Span for $1, $5, $10, $20, $ 50 and $100 Depend on its Denomination

Have you wonder what is the average life span of U.S Dollar bill?  Well, in this blog entry I am about to present this information. I know it is not something you should be caring about or feel the need to know this info but there’s nothing wrong learning something new! So, the average life span of $1, $5, $10, $ 20, $50 and $100 depending upon its denomination: 
·         $1 : 21 months
·         $5: 16 months
·         $10: 18 months
·         $20: 2 years
·         $50: 4.5 years
·         $100: 7.5 years

"6 Things You Don't Know about the Dollar." MSNMoney. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Dec. 2013 .

Friday, December 27, 2013

Who Discovered Electricity?

If you think that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity then you may want to read this blog entry because he did not discover electricity. Well, Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity in the lightening through flying his kite. So who’s discovered electricity?

 To find the answer, we need to go back at least 2000 years. According to many historical accounts, we have learned that the know history of electricity goes back to 620-550 BC, when in ancient Greece, they discovered electricity by rubbing fur on amber, which caused attraction the two.This awesome discovery was credited to philosopher Thales of Miletos (He was the first known Greek philosopher, scientist and mathematician). 

 In 1600, English physician William Gilbert   first made the connection between the attraction of oppositely charged object and magnetism. He named it “electric” from the Greek word “Elecktron”, which means amber. 

By the 17th century, many electricity related experiments and discoveries took place, such as, invention of first generator, difference between (+) and (– )charges and so on.

In 1750 Benjamin Franklin discovered the fact that lightning was caused by electricity.

 Key Points:
1.  Electricity discovered at least 2000 years ago through fur rubbing amber
2. William Gilbert first coined the term " electricity" in 1600
3. Lots of electricity experiments occurred by 17th century, such as positive and negative, generator, etc.
4. Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity in lightning though his flying kite in 1750
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

4 (Four) LEAST Corrupted Countries in the World

When you read or watch news you come across many news about countries being corrupted or have been so corrupted. Well, that is not surprising at all because human nature is very complicated; combination of good and bad. Some people volunteer, donate, even risk their lives for others while others won't  hesitate to kill somebody for something

that might be less than a dollar, that is just ugly! So what are the  LEAST corrupted countries in the world? Here are the 4 (four) countries known to be least corrupted: 

According to Transparency International's 2013 Corruption Perception Index, Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, and Sweden are the least corrupted countries in the WORLD!  

Source: Kelly, Micheal. "The Four Least Corrupt Countries In The World." Business Insider. N.p., 03 Dec. 2013. Web. 27 Dec. 2013.

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.