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Interesting facts for a lazy Sunday morning.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon
of diesel that it burns.

. The first airline, DELAG, was established on October 16, 1909, to carry passengers
between German cities by Zeppelin airships. Up to November 1913, more than
34,000 people had used the service.

. Titanic was travelling at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg.

. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; '7' was selected because the original
containers were 7 ounces. 'UP' indicated the direction of the bubbles.

. Francis Scott Key was a young lawyer who wrote the poem, 'The Star Spangled
Banner', after being inspired watching the Americans fight off the British
attack of Baltimore during the war of 1812.. The poem became the words of
the national anthem.

. Because radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second and sound waves
saunter at 700 miles per hour, a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 13,000
miles away than it can be heard at the back of the room in which it originated.

. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. the spray blocks the mosquito's
sensors so they don't know you're there.

. The bagpipes were originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.

. Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver in 1836.

My education for today. Regarding number 6 - I talked on Skype on my notebook to friends in Canada and the next day could not talk to my brother in Brisbane which is 70 odd kilometres away. Go figure...
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.
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