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Day of January 28th 2015

  • Charles Townes was awarded the Nobel prize for Physics (along with two other scientists) in 1964 for inventing the laser. He left this world today, at the age of 99. Rest easy, sir.
  • Agitprop is overt political propaganda in art or literature.
  • The apogee is the highest point, climax or peak of an event, happening or story.
  • Texarkana is a city split between the borders of Texas and Arkansas.
  • Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4th, 1975.
  • This is a photo of James Joyce when in 1915! (He was in his early thirties.)
  • James Joyce in 1915. (From Wikipedia)

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LED Day – 163

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Day of January 27th 2015

  • Midol is a brand of ibuprofen.
  • Tanha means lonely or alone in several South Asian languages/dialects.
  • The Latin word for tongue is lingua.
  • The MV82 title registration form from the NYS DMV, has to be filled out by both seller and buyer when privately transferring a vehicle.
  • Pro Line Archery club in Ozone Park offers two hour sessions (including introductory lessons and equipment rentals) for $20 per person.
  • http://www.downdetector.com provides real time updates on the status of websites and live servers.

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  • A friend of mine was talking about basic pain medication and I looked it up.
  • Learning about her name! Hello T 
  • Wikipedia broke down the word cunnilingus into its root parts.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunnilingus

  • Schemecity.
  • She put me on:

    http://prolinearchery.com/

  • Facebook bugged out and I wanted to see if it was only me.

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LED Day – 162

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Day of January 25th 2015

  • Hypogonadism is a state which occurs when an individual’s sexual organs produce very few hormones.
  • NYC attempts to count the homeless population across the five boroughs every year, with a team of volunteers. This year, it’s on January 26th, 2015.
  • Capra Ibex is Capricorn in Latin.
  • The design of the beer can is now 80 years old!
  • The Emu is the national bird of Australia.

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  • Found this term on Trivia Crack and looked it up later on.
  • Read about this in a newspaper clipping on the street!

    https://a071-hope.nyc.gov/HOPE/welcome.aspx

  • Read this on a Wikipedia page discussing a legend.
  • Fun facts from a book!
  • Emu eggs are all the rage to eat nowadays. I didn’t know where the bird was from.

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LED Day – 161

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Day of January 17th 2015

  • In Slavic folklore and culture, Baba Yaga is a mythical figure typically depicted as a ferocious or deformed woman. In Russia, Baba Yaga is often used to refer to the Bogeyman.
  • Linus Torvalds is known for having created the Linux kernel and having an exceptionally foul mouth.
  • Google’s capacity calculator claims that 1 shot is just about 44ml.
  • Google is shutting down it’s Explorer Glass Program on January 19th, 2015. The Explorer program allowed developers and other interested consumers to purchase Google Glass for $1,500.
  • According to federal law, if your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) is 0.08% or above, then you are drunk.

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LED Day – 160

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Day of January 12th 2015

  • The catacombs under Paris host the remains of some six million individuals.
  • Eidetic: referring unusually vivid visuals. Eidetic memory: photographic memory.
  • Ulna means elbow in Latin.
  • The Pepsi Center near Downtown Denver is home to the Denver Nuggets (Basketball) and the Colorado Avalanche (Ice Hockey) teams.
  • Idaho Springs is a small town in the mountains of Colorado. The most recent census (2010) listed the town’s population at 1,717 people.

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  • The City of Paris has turned much of the catacombs into a museum. This information is on the official website.

    http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en/catacombs/more-2000-years-history

  • I was discussing the TV series Suits with a friend and she explained that Mike’s photographic memory is also known as eidetic memory.
  • While discussing bones, a friend told me that ulna refers to the elbow bone.
  • I was looking at images of Downtown Denver on Google Maps and found the Pepsi Center.
  • I found this small town on Google Earth. This information was in the quick facts drop-down when I clicked on the town’s name.

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LED Day – 159

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Day of January 6th 2015

  • Sazon is a type of seasoning or spice which has to be put together. It contains: coriander, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Turducken is a popular combination meat dish. A chicken is stuffed into duck, which is then stuffed into a turkey. Putting turducken together requires deboning (bone removal) of all the aforementioned birds.
  • The perihelion is an annual event which occurs on January 4th. On this day, the earth is at the point on its orbit which is closest to the sun.
  • The earth’s seasons are actually not caused by its distance from the sun, but rather by the tilt of the earth and its angle against the sun; the misconception is common.
  • Mont Blanc (French) translates to “White Mountain” in English. It is the tallest mountain in the Alps, also making it the highest peak in Europe.
  • Parochial (adj) means local, trivial, or narrow-minded.

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Happy New Year!!

Day of January 1st 2015

  • I just discovered the subreddit TIL which has a lot in common with this blog. TIL stands for “Today I Learned”. Each post features a fact which someone has just learned and a source of some sort for legitimacy!
  • In the 2013 movie Jobs, Ashton Kutcher (playing Steve Jobs) decided to try Jobs’ infamous fruit diet. In return, Kutcher ended up in the hospital with severe pain and an imbalanced pancreas. Steve Jobs himself notably died struggling with pancreatic cancer.
  • VY Canis Majoris is the largest star known to man. It is a red hypergiant and its radius is estimated to be between 1900 and 2500 times as large as the radius of our sun.
  • Gamma rays are the most powerful/energetic type of light in the universe. They are packed with energy and can only be created by extraordinary events such as the collapse or supernova of a star.
  • Kid Cudi’s song Man on the Moon, uses Aquarium by Nosaj Thing as an instrumental background.

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