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Did You Know – 10/10/2016

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  1.  Lockheed WC-130 Is the plane that flys into storms – It  is a high-wing, medium-range aircraft used for weather reconnaissance missions by the United States Air Force. The aircraft is a modified version of the C-130 Hercules transport configured with specialized weather instrumentation including a dropsonde deployment/receiver system and crewed by a meteorologist for penetration of tropical Storms and winter storms to obtain data on movement, size and intensity.
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3. Most places of work in Sweden will have two “mandatory” coffee breaks per day and On December 24th at 3:00 p.m. of every year, it is a tradition for the Swedish to watch “Donald Duck and His Friends Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

 

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School Lunch In Sweden

In my opinion this looks better than yogurt, and apples. Probably healthier as well

School lunch in Sweden

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Did You Know – 02/25/2013

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1. ‘Fortnight’ is a contraction of ‘fourteen nights’. In the USA ‘two weeks’ is more commonly used.

My friends in the USA  laugh when I say lets lunch again in a fortnight. When I first mentioned it the look on their faces was ‘Whatttt?’. So now, even when I am not in the States they call the 2 week get together the ‘fortnight’ lunch.

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2. The largest book in the world, a copy of the Tripitaka, the sacred buddhist text that includes Buddhas’s teachings, is inscribed on 729 marble slabs, each 3.5′ x 5×5″, and occupies a thirteen – acre site on the grounds of the Kuthodaw pagoda in Mandalay, Burma

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3.  The worlds greatest temperature range at a single locations is 105C from minus 68 C to 37C recorded at Verkhoyansk, Siberia

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4. Rats use their tail to control their body temperature because they cannot sweat, to communicate and for balance. Source

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5.  Glaciers store between 70% and 80% of all the freshwater on the planet.  99% of those glaciers are in the Arctic and Antarctic. Glaciers exist on all the continents of the world except Australia. Source

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6.The second Longest geographical name that is accepted in the world is “Taumatawhakatangihangak oauauotamateaturipukaka pikimaungahoronukupokaiwhe nua kitanatahu” (85 letters) which is a hill in New Zealand. Source

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7.  The Shortest place-name is ‘Å’ it is located in both Sweden and Norway. In Scandinavian languages, ‘Å’ means “river”. Source

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