Interesting facts about google
Google’s index of web pages is the largest in the world, comprising of 8 billion web pages. Google searches this immense collection of web pages often in less than half a second.
The infamous “I feel lucky” is nearly never used. However, in trials it was found that removing it would somehow reduce the Google experience. Users wanted it to be kept. It was like a comfort button.
Employees are encouraged to use 20% of their time working on their own projects. Google News, Orkut are both examples of projects that grew from this working model.
Google’s Orkut is most popular in Brazil and India. It was the brainchild of a Google engineer who was given free reign to run with it.
The first real person that named after “Google” is a Lebanese with full name of Oliver Google Kai. He is now three years old and owns a website, which is probably run by his father Walid Elias Kai, a vertical search marketing consultant.
Google started in January, 1996 as a research project at Stanford University, by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively.
Google products appear in 117 type of languages, including 5 “fake” languages like Elmer Fudd and Swedish Chef. Spanish, German, French and Japanese are the most used search language besides English.
Interesting facts about gold
Chemical symbol is Au from the Latin word ‘aurum’ which means “shining dawn” .
A carat was originally a unit of mass based on the carob seed used by ancient merchants.
Gold was discovered in Ancient times and used by the ancient South Americans, Asians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese. It is mentioned in the Bible.
The purity of gold is measured in Carats.The Carat is still used for the weight of gem stones where 1 carat = 200mg. Pure gold is 24 carats.
Oceans are the greatest single reservoir of gold at Earth’s surface, containing approximately eight times the total quantity of gold mined to date. However, the current cost of extracting it is more than the gold is worth. About 10 billion tons of gold are estimated to be held in suspension in the oceans of the world.
The oldest gold jewelery used by man is dated to 3500 BC.
Pure gold is expensive and not very practical to wear owing to its extra softness. Therefore, it is mixed with other metals mainly copper and silver.
Compared with other metals, gold is much softer. It can even be hammered so very thin that the light of the sun can shine through it.
The melting point of gold is 2,063 degrees fahrenheit.
Did you know that Platinum is one of the world’s strongest metals? It weighs 60% more than karat gold.
Interesting facts about bears
Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without resting.
Koalas look like they could belong to the bear family and are often called bears, but they are, in fact, marsupials.
Grizzly bears are powerful, top-of-the-food-chain predators, yet much of their diet consists of nuts, berries, fruit, leaves, and roots.
The Panda was not officially considered a bear until 1995.
Bears eat a lot of food to get ready for winter. We would have to eat 50 hamburgers and 12 large orders of fries for many days to get as big as these bears.
The sun bear is a small animal that lives in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia
If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple.
Black bears can run up to thirty-five miles per hour.
The grizzly bear is the largest land carnivore in the world.
interesting water facts
A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day.
Water serves as nature’s thermometer, helping to regulate the earth’s temperature.Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, 0 degrees Celsius.
About 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh, and about three-fourth of that is in the Arctic icecaps
It takes 2 gallons to brush your teeth, 2 to 7 gallons to flush a toilet, and 25 to 50 gallons to take a shower.
Did you know that a human being can go without food for a month, but he can go without water for only one week?
Water is the only substance on earth that transcends all three states of physical matter-gas, liquid and solid.
The USA has 3 times bigger water consumption per day, than is the average water volume in the European countries and much bigger than have most of the countries in development.
Human blood is 83% water.Kidneys are 82% water.Muscles are 76% water.The Human brain is 75% water.
Skin and Liver are both 70% water.
Interesting facts about babies
Babies are born with swimming abilities and can naturally hold their breath. However, they shortly lose this instinct.
Newborn babies have an acute sense of smell, which enables them to recognise the natural scent, or pheromones, from their mother’s body.
Babies have a define preference for high contrast images, like geometric shapes in black, white and red.
Men are the best at changing a baby’s diaper. Men take just over a 1 minute while women can
take over 2 minutes to change a diaper.
At birth, a child’s feet have 22 partially formed bones; by the time the child turms 18, each foot has 26 fully formed bones.
If your child is born in the month of May they are on average 200 grams heavier at birth then other babies.
The more stimulating experiences you can give your baby, the more circuitry is built for enhanced learning in the future.
Babies are always born with blue eyes, within a few moments of delivery their eye color can change.
Invention Of Zero
Zero was invented in India by Indian mathematicians dating as early as 5th century. They widely used it in calculations, astronomy and astrology. Zero was spread by Arabians to the Europe and there on it was spread all over. Before this, all Europeans used roman numerical which were difficult to calculate on as they were in the form of Symbols, lengthy and had limits. New Math Multiplication Methodother continents for years before infecting humans. Cooked pork products are safe to eat as the virus cannot be transmitted by eating and it is transited from human to human. The virus typically spreads from coughs and sneezes or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the nose or mouth. Symptoms, which can last up to a week, are similar to those of seasonal flu, and may include fever, sneezes, sore throat, coughs, headache, and muscle or joint pains. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that most cases worldwide have been mild so far and most hospitalizations and deaths have been of persons that also had underlying conditions such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, or a weakened immune system. So far, over 200 000 people have been infected with Swine Flu, while “only” about 1 600 have died, which is mortality rate of 0.8 percent, so we should not panic, but we should be cautious. Compared to Black Plague pandemic between 1348. and 1350. in Europe, which had mortality rate of over 75 percent, Swine Flu is not so scary, isn’t it?