Obsolete Geographical Knowledge

“You mean there are two Koreas?” — U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Richard Kneip, when questioned about his opinion during a congressional hearing on the conflict between the North and South Korea. Doctor, a newspaper targeted to general practitioners published once a week, was well received by the doctors due to its excellent content and service. […]

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16 Fun Facts About Shoes By The Numbers (Infographic)

This is a guest post by Paula Casey. Shoes are a major part of our lives in that they protect our feet providing comfort and support to get from point A to point B safely. They aren’t just a necessity when we’re walking about outside, they can also be used as a fashion statement. With […]

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50 Random Fun Facts

1. Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, was the first owner of the phone number 888-888-8888. Unfortunately, he found it unusable since he received more than a hundred phone calls per day from kids playing with phones. 2. FORTY is the only number in the English language which letters are in alphabetical order. In Spanish, […]

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A Curious Property Of The Square Root Of 2

One day, while doing some calculations involving the square root of 2, of which you’d most likely find boring, I discovered a little curiosity involving the square root of 2 by chance. Multiply by 1, 2, 3 and so on but drop the decimals from the products. For instance,  is equal to 8.485… but you […]

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101 Mathematical Trivia

1. In 1988, Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995) invented a method of beating a different rhythm with each arm–created a new composition by identifying each note in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with a number, and then playing the square root of each note. 2. The symbol for infinity (∞) was used by the Romans to represent 1000. 3. […]

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Country Names With One Syllable

There are only five countries which have one-syllable names in the English language. Can you name these countries?

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