Did You Know – 1/31/2012


Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called Keds. They became known as “sneakers” because the rubber soles allowed sneaking around silently. Source


Sugar was called”White Gold”. Until the late 1700’s sugar was a luxury that European nobility used to validate their rank and social power. Source

In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people’s clothes. Source

 

If you slowly pour a handful of salt into a totally full glass of water it will not overflow. In fact, the water level will go down. Explanation


Brazil takes up 47.8% of South America. Source


Hawaii is moving towards Japan 4 inches every year. Through satellite images we can see that the Island of Maui, Hawaii had been gradually moving toward Japan at a rate of 3 inches per year since 1976. Plate tectonic theory predicts that the plate that Hawaii is on will continue to move Hawaii in that direction at a rate of 4 inches per year. Source

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