Awesome Movie Trivia & Facts

James Cameron Drew That Charcoal of Naked Kate Winslet That slightly scandalous charcoal drawing of a topless Kate Winslet in Titanic was drawn by none other than the director himself, James Cameron. If you want something done right, sometimes you just need to do it yourself. Psycho Is the First U.S. Film to Feature a Toilet Flushing At a time itContinue reading “Awesome Movie Trivia & Facts”

English Words & Phrases: Where do they come from?

avocado (Nahuatl) – Not to put you off your next avocado salad, but āhuacatl in Nahuatl, a language of the Aztecs still spoken in Mexico, also means ‘testicle’, presumably because of its shape. bungalow (Hindi) – This derives from the word bangla, meaning ‘of or belonging to Bengal’. Bungalows were originally cottages built for European settlers in the region. palaver (Portuguese)Continue reading “English Words & Phrases: Where do they come from?”

The Fantastic Origin of Things

Source: Byrdie Source: BBC Source: Vanity Fair Source: BBC Source: WQXR Source: BBC Source: CNN Source: BBC Source: Mental Flo Source: Mental Floss Source: ESPN Source: BBC Source: Mental Floss Source: CNN Source: JStor Wi-Fi Started as a Way to Detect Black Holes Stephen Hawking proposed a theory on how black holes emit radio signals after evaporating. A physicist, called John O’Sullivan, wanted to prove it. Consequently, he developed aContinue reading “The Fantastic Origin of Things”

57 Fascinating Business Facts

1. Ben & Jerry’s is owned by Unilever. 2. Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour. 3. “Yahoo” is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.” 4. Starbucks’ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone. 5. Apple’s iPad retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung. 6. Dasani water is just purified tap water; it doesn’t comeContinue reading “57 Fascinating Business Facts”

33 Awesome Facts About India

Did you know that India used to be an island more than 100 million years ago? About 50 million years ago, it collided with the Asian continent and thus was born the Himalayas. Fascinating, isn’t it? With over a billion people from all kinds of religions and ethnicities, India is not only the second most populated country,Continue reading “33 Awesome Facts About India”

101 Fun Facts

1. Three presidents, all Founding Fathers—John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe—died on July 4. Presidents Adams and Jefferson also died the same year, 1826; President Monroe died in 1831. Coincidence? You decide. ( 2. The Barbie doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, from Willows, Wisconsin. Her birthday is March 9, 1959, when she was first displayed atContinue reading “101 Fun Facts”

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