Sunday, March 18, 2012



  • The daughter of confectioner Leo Hirschfield is commemorated in the name of the sweet he invented: Although his daughter's real name was Clara, she went by the nickname Tootsie, and in her honour, her doting father named his chewy chocolate logs Tootsie Rolls.
  • The Dead Sea is in fact an inland lake.
  • The decimal system is based on the number 10 while the sexagesimal system is based on the number 60.
  • The derivation of the word trivia comes from the Latin "tri-" + "via", which means three streets. This is because in ancient times, at an intersection of three streets in Rome (or some other Italian place), they would have a type of kiosk where ancillary information was listed. You might be interested in it, you might not, hence they were bits of "trivia."
  • The diameter of the Moon is 3 476 km.
  • The diameter of wool is measured in microns
  • The difference between apple juice and apple cider is that apple juice is the juice of the fruit only, and apple cider is the whole apple-skins, seeds, and all- which gives it the fuller body and deeper colour. The juice is pasteurized and the cider is not.
  • The disease Tuberculosis, is best known as consumption.
  • The disease-carrying mosquito, delivering encephalitis, the West Nile virus, malaria, and Dengue fever, is by far the deadliest beast in the animal world. The World Health Organization says mosquitos cause more than 2 million deaths a year worldwide. Another
  • The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
  • The Dotmatrix printer was developed for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games by the Japanese company Seiko.

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