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Did You Know – 08/05/2013

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1. Duct Tape:  During World War II, the U.S. military needed a strong, waterproof tape to help keep ammunition cases dry. By modifying medical tape, researchers at the Permacel division of Johnson & Johnson came up with a three-ply tape that sandwiched a fabric mesh between a layer of polyethylene on top and a rubber-based adhesive on the bottom. Their take on tape performed better than anyone expected. It was exceedingly strong, yet allowed soldiers to rip it easily into strips. And its ability to repel water  became legendary.  Soldiers returned home and took jobs on building sites.
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2. World’s Largest Outdoor Pool:  Outdoor swimming pool at San Alfonso Del Mar Resort in Chile: This pool covers 20 acres, the pool is over 900 meters (3,000 ft) long. Its deep end is 35 meters (115 ft)—also a world record—and it holds 66 million gallons of water. Also, it could engulf 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools, took five years and nearly $1 billion to build, and costs about $2 million yearly to maintain.The pool uses an advanced suction and filtration system and virtually no chemicals, making it surprisingly environmentally friendly
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3. Worlds Largest Waterfall. Inga Falls, along the Congo in Kinshasa, Zaire. It moves more water than any other waterfall on the planet. A lot more, as it turns out. Inga Falls has an average discharge rate well over 10 times that of Niagara—over 900,000 cubic feet of water per second.
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4. Worlds largest Video Screen. Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil is a big building. it seats nearly 50,000 and will be the 11th-largest stadium in Brazil. The entire front of the building is one giant video screen.
The screen will be capable of displaying images, video, and scoreboard information that will be visible to anyone even glancing in the stadium’s general direction. At 20 meters (65 ft) high and an astonishing 170 meters (560 ft) long, the screen is comprised of 34,000 LEDs and is easily the biggest video screen in the world.
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5. The largest man-made freestanding structure on the planet is in China.. Taking three years to complete, the structure holds a 14-screen IMAX theater, an ice skating rink large enough to host sanctioned international competitions, a complete replica Mediterranean village, and (of course) a water park. The water park alone can accommodate 6,000 visitors at once, all of whom could easily be put up in the 2,000 available hotel rooms. But even these details don’t do justice to the immense scope of this facility—inside this building, you could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses. Or over 300 football fields. Or Monaco.
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Did You Know – Maybe Not

Los Angeles

Los Angeles ‘ full name is:
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula
— and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.

New York City

The term ‘The Big Apple’ was coined
by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s
who used the slang expression ‘apple’ for any town or city.
Therefore, to play New York City
is to play the big time – The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City
than in Dublin , Ireland ;
more Italians in New York City
than in Rome , Italy ;
and more Jews in New York City
than in Tel Aviv , Israel . 

Ohio

There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio , every one is manmade.

Pitcairn Island

The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn
in Polynesia , at just 1.75 sq. miles/4,53 sq. km.

Rome

The first city to reach a population of 1 million people
was Rome , Italy in 133 B.C.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.

Siberia

Siberia contains more than 25% of the world’s forests.

S.M.O.M.

The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world
is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M).
It is located in the city of Rome , Italy ,
has an area of two tennis courts
and, as of 2001, has a population of 80
— 20 less people than the Vatican ..
It is a sovereign entity under international law,
just as the Vatican is. 

Sahara Desert

In the Sahara Desert , there is a town named Tidikelt , Algeria ,
which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.
Technically though, the driest place on Earth
is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island .
There has been no rainfall there for two million years.

Spain

Spain literally means ‘the land of rabbits’.

St. Paul , Minnesota

St. Paul , Minnesota , was originally called Pig’s Eye
after a man named Pierre ‘Pig’s Eye’ Parrant
who set up the first business there.

Roads


Chances that a road is unpaved:
in the U.S.A. . = 1%;
in Canada = …75%




Russia

The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the
Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia .
It reached a depth of 12,261 meters
(about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles).
It was drilled for scientific research
and gave up some unexpected discoveries,
one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen
– so massive that the mud coming from the hole
was boiling with it.

United States


The Eisenhower interstate system requires
that one mile in every five must be straight.
These straight sections are usable as airstrips
in times of war or other emergencies.


Waterfalls

The water of Angel Falls (the world’s highest) in Venezuela
drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).
They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls . 

 I have always  thought you should learn something new every

Because If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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