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How various languages sound unintelligible to speakers of other languages.
That's Greek to me or It's Greek to me is an idiom in English, expressing that something is not understandable.
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The Amazon river is 6,800km long, but has zero bridges!
The Amazon River is the largest river in the world by the amount or volume of water it carries. It flows through the tropical forests of South America, mainly in Brazil. Its headwaters are in the Andes Mountains in Peru, on the western edge of South America and flows eastward into the Atlantic Ocean near the equator. The Amazon moves more water than the next eight largest rivers of the world combined and has the largest drainage basin in the worl...
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The Mechanical Turk was a chess-playing machine constructed in the 18th century, exposed later as an elaborate hoax.
The Turk, also known as the Mechanical Turk or Automaton Chess Player , was a fake chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century. From 1770 until its destruction by fire in 1854 it was exhibited by various owners as an automaton, though it was exposed in the early 1820s as an elaborate hoax.[1] Constructed and unveiled in 1770 by Wolfgang von Kempelen to impress the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the mechanism appeared to be able ...
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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns amid diesel-emissions rigging scandal
The Volkswagen emissions scandal began on 18 September 2015 when the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a Notice of Violation of the Clean Air Act to German automaker Volkswagen Group. The company had programmed their model year 2009 through 2015 turbocharged direct injection diesel engine so that US standards nitrogen oxides emissions were met only during laboratory emissions testing. NOx emissions during driving were up to 35 ...
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In Ancient Rome, salt was worth its weight in gold. Soldiers were sometimes paid in salt, hence the word "salary"
Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride , a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. Salt is present in vast quantities in seawater, where it is the main mineral constituent; the open ocean has about 35 grams of solids per litre, a salinity of 3.5%. Salt is essential for animal life, and saltiness is one of the basic human ta...
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And the word salad literally means "salted", and comes from the ancient Roman practice of salting leaf vegetables
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Did you know? The Laron Syndrome is a genetic disorder that results in protection against aging, cancer & diabetes.
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Laron's syndrome, or Laron-type dwarfism, is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by an insensitivity to growth hormone , usually caused by a mutant growth hormone receptor. It causes short stature and a resistance to insulin or even a rare form of diabetes mellitus type 2[1] and cancer. It can be treated with injections of recombinant IGF-1.
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Did you know? Bruce Lee had to flee HK after he got into a street fight with a member of an organized crime group
Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker,[3] and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time,[4] and a pop culture icon of the 20th century.[5][6] He is often credited with helpin...
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Wagering with friends on how many dozen years you will need, for release the android version of Wikiwand
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Great review of the Wikiwand iPhone app:
Wikipedia is thoroughly useable in a mobile browser. It’s quite easy to search, browse, and read this massive repository of information with mobile Safari or what-have-you. The use case for a dedicated app is in the fact that Wikipedia isn’t meant for casual reading. It’s a reference tool. To get the most out of it, …
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What about android app?
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Wikiwand is the highest rated extension in Chrome Web Store (>100K users), with a rating of 4.85!
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WHY IS THERE ONLY COMMENT FROM A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT ON WIKIWAND ? THE SATURN V PAGE IS AMAZING BUT I CANNOT PRAISE IT 'CAUSE YOU GUYS HAVE NO GOOGLE PLUS ICON FOR THE ENTRY. STILL THE SATURN V PAGE IS A GREAT JOB. GIDDYUP.
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In 1881, Alexander Bell developed a metal detector to locate a bullet lodged in US president James Garfield's chest
A metal detector is an electronic instrument which detects the presence of metal nearby. Metal detectors are useful for finding metal inclusions hidden within objects, or metal objects buried underground. They often consist of a handheld unit with a sensor probe which can be swept over the ground or other objects. If the sensor comes near a piece of metal this is indicated by a changing tone in earphones, or a needle moving on an indicator. Usual...
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What do you think of Rami Malek, the lead actor in the TV drama–thriller Mr. Robot?
Rami Said Malek is an American actor.[2] Malek studied acting at the University of Evansville and began his Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making his feature film debut in Night at the Museum . He was a regular on the FOX comedy series The War at Home and on the HBO miniseries The Pacific . Malek appeared in Larry Crowne and had integral parts in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and in the final installment of...
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