You might have heard, again as a useless trivia that golf balls have 320 dimples. Although there are golf balls with this number, this is not a necessity. The Rules of Golf, governed by the USGA, state in Appendix III that the diameter of a “conforming” golf ball cannot be any smaller than 1.680 inches (42.67 mm), and the weight of the ball may not exceed 1.620 ounces (45.93 g), but there is no mention in the dimples. [Read more…]
Although this question is a matter of faith, and we can be certain that any answer given will offend at least one group, we will remain neutral. Science says there is no evidence, just sayin’. One thing everyone can agree on is that there is a Door to Hell. It has been found, anyone can see it, it’s right here on earth. But where? [Read more…]
I will give you the answer on this one right now: It’s kidney stones! Usually requiring the use of opioids to alleviate it, it is perceived as the most painful experience by both men and women who get through it. However, this introduces another interesting question: Is it more painful to get hit in the balls or giving childbirth? [Read more…]
Originating in Chicago, the International Worker’s Day is a holiday in more than 80 countries of the world and commemorates the establishment of the eight-hour workday in 1886. Here are some fun facts about this day. [Read more…]
Right now there are more than 1 billion people on our planet without access to drinkable water. Sea water is also pretty much inaccessible for many people on Earth. But it is also dangerous to drink. So… how far can we get from seawater?
Hoping that you might have seen the answer yourself without realizing, it will not be very hard to explain that a mirror is not colorless. At first, you might think that a mirror is a silverish-grey, because in catalogs and illustrations this is the color used to display a Mirror. You might think that colorless is the right answer because this is the color reflected. But since we live in a world where nothing is perfect a perfect mirror doesn’t actually exist, mirrors do have a color. [Read more…]
A quick Google search reveals it with very very large lettering. The Greek Debt is standing, as of 2011 at 170% of its GDP. This is a relatively large number, currently standing at 469.2 billion dollars and if you look at the economy of Greece it is colossal. However, there is another truth to this number, that comes out when compared to other countries, say, Germany. [Read more…]
Flickr is the largest photo sharing network (considering Facebook is a more general social network). Every day, millions of photos are uploaded and the network is keeping stats on the uploads by camera model every day. There is a clear winner in dSLR cameras, and that is the Canon EOS 5D Mark II but all cameras combined results are highly different.
The Vatican, although the world’s smallest country, has a government as it should. As a matter of fact it is the world’s only absolute not-hereditary monarchy. You may never have heard of the king of Vatican because he is going by a different name.
We commonly think that kings and leaders have no idea what is going on with the commoners. The royals in France, just before the French Revolution in 1789 were also thought to be living in luxury, having no contact with the miserable reality. This is where the story of the phrase “Let them it cake”, or “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” starts.