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Made Swiss

Made Swiss

Sure everything is made in China, but some very good things are actually Swiss and you probably had no clue. Facts about Switzerland first: Switzerland used to be called Helvetia.  8 million people The flag is like the red corss flag but inverted. You would never guess the countrys name abbreviation .. its CH. Capital is … Continue reading

Day light saving 1,2,3

Day light saving 1,2,3

Day Light Savings is adjusting clock  item by 1 hours so as to gain the added daylight on summer evenings. It is common throughout the world, check the map. Since 2007, Daylight Saving started at 2AM on the 2nd Sunday of March and ended on the first Sunday of Nov. The point is to : – Conserve … Continue reading

NBA 12-13 season starts today!

NBA 12-13 season starts today!

Fun facts about Basketball (by 10 facts about.com) Fact 1: In the very beginning the color of the basketball was brown, but later it was changed into a brighter color; that is orange. Fact 2: The NBA (National Basketball Association) was founded in 1949, after the combination of the NBL (National Basketball League) and the … Continue reading

The new world: Discovered by Italians, Baptized by Germans, and Financed by Spanish and Portuguese.

The new world: Discovered by Italians, Baptized by Germans, and Financed by Spanish and Portuguese.

A day like this in 1492 Columbus arrived to America (technically Honduras). Columbus was Italian, he believed he could get to India without having to go all around Africa. He went around with his idea and it was the monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile (who united territories from Spain and Portugal) that believed in his idea and financed … Continue reading

Until 2013 Oktoberfest!

Until 2013 Oktoberfest!

Oktober Fest (Die Weisen in german) started in 1810 as a way to celebrate the wedding of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually (for 202 years now)in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. All … Continue reading