Saturday, June 03, 2006

10 things I didn't know until last week

1. A sentence that makes use of all the letters of the alphabet is referred to as a pangram.
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2. The official name of the Statue of Liberty is Liberty Enlightening the World.
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3. The Islamic name of the Queen Of Sheba is Bilqis.
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4. Scott McNealy, ex-CEO of Sun Microsystems, has named all his sons after car models.
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5. The sea bird petrel is named for St.Peter from its habit of flying low with legs dangling and so appearing as to be walking on water.
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6. The Chrysanthemum Throne is the common name given to the Imperial throne of Japan.
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7. In the famous boat race, Oxford is referred to as Dark Blues and Cambridge as Light Blues.
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8.  Tehran in Persian means ‘warm mountain slope.’
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9. Camp David was established by FD Roosevelt and called Shangri-La. Its name was changed to Camp David by Eisenhower.
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10. The Parsi tower of silence is referred to as Dakhma.
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