Monday, January 20, 2014

Inches to feet

Every 12 inches equals one foot.

Miles to furlongs

Each mile equals eight furlongs.

Gallons to quarts

Each gallon equals four quarts of liquid.

Megabytes to gigabytes

A total of 1024 megabytes are equal to 1 gigabyte.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May in the United States. Memorial Day is for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Labour Day

Labour Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September in the United States. It marks the end of the summer vacation season. It is also celebrated in other countries on different days.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Father's Day

Father's Day was started by a woman; Sonora Smart Dodd. It became an official holiday in the United States in 1972. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was started by Anna Jarvis. It became an official holiday in the United States in 1914. It is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ketchup

Ketchup is made from tomatoes, with other spices or ingredients added.

Human tongue

The human tongue is a muscle.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chess not solved

The game of chess is still not solved but checkers is.

Cricket

The sport of cricket was first played in England in the 1500s.

Record player

The phonograph is also called a record player.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Phonograph invented

The phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I

One is written as I in Roman numerals.

V

Five is written as V in Roman numerals.

X

Ten is written as X in Roman numerals.

L

Fifty is written as L in Roman numerals.

C

One hundred written as C in Roman numerals.

D

Five hundred is written as D in Roman numerals.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

State of the Union

The State of the Union is an annual address given by the president of the United States. It reports on the condition of the country and also his agenda.

Friday, May 27, 2011

E pluribus unum

E pluribus unum is a Latin motto that means "out of many, one".

Experto crede

Experto crede is a Latin motto that means "believe one who has had experience".

Carpe diem

Carpen diem is Latin for "seize the day".

00:00 hours

In 24-hour time, 12:00 a.m. midnight is not 24:00 hours, it is 00:00 hours.

23:00 hours

In 24-hour time, 11:00 p.m is 23:00 hours.

M

One thousand is written as M in Roman numerals.

Royal flush

The highest hand in poker is a royal flush.

Sextillion

Sextillion has 21 zeros. Sextillion comes after quintillion which has 18 zeros.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Water body

The human body is made up of mostly water.

Earth age

The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old.

Earth and water

The Earth is approximately 70% water. Only 30% is solid ground.