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More Fascinating Food Facts

In Amazing, Health, History, Trivias, Unique on December 14, 2008 at 4:13 pm

More fascinating food trivia:

Food is something we interact with on a daily basis – frequently in fact. There are many very obscure facts about food that are fascinating and definitely worthy of knowing. Here are another 10 interesting trivia about food following the previous one posted earlier:

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We Didn’t Start The Fire

In Amazing, History, Music, World History on November 27, 2008 at 9:01 am

Historical Timeline from 1949 to 1989:

Billy Joel

William Martin Joel, famously known as Billy Joel, is an American rock musician, songwriter and singer. He released his first hit single, Piano Man, in 1973. Recording Industry Association America labels Joel as The Sixth Best-Selling Recording Artist in the United States.

One of Billy Joel’s song in STORM FRONT album, We Didn’t Start The Fire, has been considered an essential education tool in terms of history. Each word in the song represents a clickable-historical event in the world. Check out the lyric below and hover your mouse on each word to see the hidden history behind it :

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Hidden Treasure in a Portugal Barn

In Amazing, Bric-a-brac on November 5, 2008 at 4:56 am

A Dream Comes True

A couple of New Yorkers decided to invest their retirement money to buy a house and a few acres of land in Portugal. The modest farmhouse had been vacant for 15 years; the owner and wife both had died, and there were no heirs. The house was sold to pay taxes.

There had been several lookers, but the large barn had steel doors, and they had been welded shut. Nobody wanted to go to the extra expense to see what was in the barn, and it wasn’t complimentary to the property anyway… so, nobody made an offer on the place.

The couple bought it at just over half of the property’s worth; moved in, and set about to tear in to the barn – curiosity was killing him. So, he and his wife bought a generator and a couple of grinders… and cut through the welds.

What was in the barn? Don’t miss it!

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“One World, One Dream”: 2008 Summer Paralympics

In Amazing, Photography, Sports on November 3, 2008 at 6:10 am

2008 Summer Paralympic Games:

The 2008 Summer Paralympic Games, the thirteenth Paralympics, took place in China from September 6th to September 17th, Beijing is once again hosting athletes from around the world. Over 4,200 athletes – from six different disability groups – from 148 countries are taking part in the 2008 Summer Paralympic Games. Not only are the sports divided into events, but the events are divided into different disability categories, to even out the playing field as much as possible. The slogan for this year’s Paralympic Games is the same as the one for the Olympics held just last month: “One World, One Dream”

This 2008 Summer Paralympic Games, according to Phillip Craven, The President of International Paralympic Committee, is quoted as “The Greatest Paralympic Games Ever”.

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The Pictures That Shame The World

In Amazing, History on October 31, 2008 at 11:46 am

The following pictures have been published in thousands of sites, even millions, but I’ll post them anyway. All of the pictures posted represent a particular history at a particular time.

Here are some dark days in the world’s history:

December 3rd, 1984. The first picture was taken in time of the Bhopal Industrial disaster. This has been considered as the biggest tragedy, resulting in the instant death of more than 3,000 people, 8,000 more died within two weeks and another 8,000 died since the tragedy. This was triggered by the release of 42 metric tons of Methyl Isocyanate gas, exposing at least 52,000 people to toxic gas.

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