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

Carpe 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.


One thousand is written as M in Roman numerals.

Royal flush

The highest hand in poker is a royal flush.


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.

Piano invented

The piano was invented in the early 1700s by Bartolomeo Cristofori.


Sic in its bracketed form, is used to show that the text is spelled and written correctly even though it may appear to the reader that it is not.