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Day of September 14th 2014

  • A garron is a small but study breed of workhorses originally found in Ireland and Scotland.
  • Junior Investment Bankers are sometimes assigned 120 hour work weeks. (A 7 day period has a total of 168 hours.)
  • The divorce rate in the U.S. is between 40-50%.
  • The EZoo festival has free “high-speed” water fill up stations across the festival site on Randall’s island. EZoo security also permits clear & empty containers up to 1 liter in capacity to be brought on site.
  • There is a watch that sells for $11,650 on Amazon..

Sources:

  • This term came up while I was reading the second Game of Thrones book. (Kindle dictionary is awesome.)
  • I was reading an article about top paying jobs that make people miserable.
  • A Google search of the American divorce rate will yield this answer.
  • I found the EZoo FAQ page open in a set of old tabs on my mobile chrome browser, and I decided to read through it.
  • This came up in “recommendations”.

 

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LED Day – 126

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Day of September 11th 2014 **Never Forget**

  • Eggs are not washed and kept chilled in all parts of the world. There is a thin layer of natural protective film around the egg which prevents toxic chemicals from entering the egg. This layer is washed away in America; to replace this natural protection, eggs are lightly sprayed with oil and then kept chilled.
  • Grado Headphones have been made in Brooklyn since the 1950’s. The original production house is still active in Sunset Park.
  • Desecration of a Venerated Object is a crime in Pennsylvania.
  • The Huffington Post has a “Weird News” section.

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LED Day – 125

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Day of September 10th 2014

  • A caliper is a tool used to measure the distance between two opposite sides of an object.
  • The distinction between the words who & whom is minute. One way to self check is by replacing the word who with he/she & the word whom with him/her. If the replacement term renders the sentence incorrect, then you are using the wrong word. (**Note: This is still a little confusing, even for me, and it does not work in every situation.)
  • The iPhone 6 will come in two sizes 4.7″ & 5.5″ (diagonal screen length) and finally incorporate NFC technology; there is also an Apple smart-watch coming.
  • ISIS stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” while ISIL stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”. President Obama insists on using the acronym ISIL when referring to the militant group.
  • The Levant refers to the Eastern Mediterranean region including modern day Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.

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LED Day – 124

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Day of September 8th 2014

  • The top three finishers in a Formula One race are each handed a bottle of champagne to spray on one another and the nearby crowd. By contrast, the top finisher of the Indianapolis 500 is given milk.
  • There are what appear to be goats at Queens College (near Queens Hall).
  • Sweden has incinerators all over the country which and use the resulting fumes/steam to power turbines which generate electricity.
  • TV anchorperson & journalist Bob Woodruff was critically injured by a roadside bomb while he was reporting in Iraq. He was not expected to survive, and needed major surgeries for which he was kept in a medically induced coma for 36 days.
  • Gambia’s “President” (leader) is named Yahya Jammeh. His views on homosexuality are extreme, and he has ratified a bill which will punish participants of “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment. Homosexual acts already carried a 14 year sentence in Gambia prior to this.

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LED Day – 123

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Day of September 7th 2014

  • CC & BCC (in emails) mean carbon copy and blind carbon copy respectively. Email addresses listed in BCC will not be visible to standard and CC recipients or to other BCC recipients.
  • Bridgestone tire company is Japanese. It was founded in 1931 by Shorjiro Ishibashi. “Ishibashi translates to “Stone Bridge”.
  • Calque is another term for “loan translation“. This refers to a situation in which a word from one language is translated very literally into another language.
  • There is a list of unsolved linguistics problems on Wikipedia. Some of the questions are quite interesting and call for deep thought.
  • Ed Koch was a Jewish US Congressman, lawyer & three term mayor of NYC.

Sources:

  • This is something I feel like I should’ve known quite a while ago. It was only when one of my professors noted that he emails all of his students using BCC, that I wondered about how BCC really functioned.
  • This information was on a newsfeed I follow.
  • Bridgestone is a calque translation of Ishibashi.
  • I found this while reading about “calque”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_linguistics

  • A friend of mine was talking about Jewish presence in NYC and mentioned Ed Koch. I looked up him shortly after.

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LED Day – 122

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Day of September 5th 2014

  • D.E.P Spraypaint uses the same ink formula as dry-erase markers and can be wiped off whiteboards and glass.
  • Scientists have mapped the surrounding galaxies and discovered the full length of the supercluster of galaxies which we are a part of. It’s been named Laniakea.
  • Ivory & Bronze are used as skin tone/color descriptions.
  • The phrase “No Rest for the Wicked” comes from the Book of Isaiah verses 48:22 and 57:20-21.
  • The Book of Isaiah stops using the name Isaiah after chapter 39.

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LED Day – 121

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Day of September 3rd 2014

  • NTSC stands for National Television System Committee. It is broadcasting system commonly used in North & South America. The system is quickly being phased out however, in favor of newer digital systems.
  • Anamorphic widescreen is a process in which widescreen images are stored onto standard (35mm) or full size media containers. The result is a familiar pair of black bars on the upper and lower boundaries of the viewing screen.
  • Dubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by author: James Joyce.
  • One of my classmates claims to have driven at 137 mph on the Belt Parkway at night.
  • Dead batteries will bounce when dropped on a hard & flat surface, while charged batteries will not. (This applies to traditional AA, AAA, C & D cell batteries.)

Sources:

  • I was looking at the back of an old DVD case, and decided to search up all the terms I didn’t know.
  • See above.
  • I was assigned to read the short story: ARABY for my comparative literature class.
  • Our professor asked all of us to tell him (while taking attendance) what the top speed we’ve driven at is.
  • I came across this article on Facebook!

    http://gizmodo.com/an-amazingly-simple-way-to-test-if-a-battery-is-dead-1138197569

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