5 things I didn’t know till last week – Series 2

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#1
The talented Indian movie comedian Johnny Walker was a teetotaler all his life. Then why did he get the name of a whiskey brand? Read here

#2
Wish you could put more into that SMS? Read why text messages are limited to 160 characters?

#3
Fucking
(pronounced “fook-ing”) is an Austrian village located in the western Upper Austria. The village is located 33 kilometres (21 mi) north of Salzburg, four kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the German border.

We had a vote last year on whether to rename the town, but decided to keep it as it is. After all, Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area. The ‘ing’ was added as a word for settlement.

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#4
Using Gmail? Well, you can only send out 500 messages per day. Read more about Gmail’s Limitations for sending messages.

#5
Do you know what’s a Flugelbinder? See this photo and you’ll be surprised it had to have such a difficult name.

 

Did you learn something new in the past few weeks? Care to share with all, put it in the comments area.

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2 thoughts on “5 things I didn’t know till last week – Series 2

  1. Try these:

    # Why are CDs of the diameter they are?

    (Someone liked a certain aria sometime back)

    # Why is Google called Google?

    (Someone made a mistake with the domain registration)

    # Why does the average male have absolutely no training to protect himself and/or his immediate family from physical threats in the real world (mugging, crowd altercations, etc.)?

    (Someone got lazy & overconfident..)

    Enjoy.

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