Archive for May 9th, 2008

How did the computer mouse get its name?

The name mouse, originated at the Stanford Research Institute, derives from the resemblance of early models (which had a cord attached to the rear part of the device, suggesting the idea of a tail) to the common mouse.

Was Barack Obama raised outside the U.S?

Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack Obama passed most of his childhood and adolescent years in Honolulu, Hawaii. At age six, he moved to Jakarta where he lived with his mother and Indonesian stepfather for four years.

Is there really such a thing as snake oil?

Snake oil originally came from China, where it is called shéyòu. There, it was used as a remedy for inflammation and pain in rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and other similar conditions. Snake oil is still used as a pain reliever in China. Fats and oils from snakes are higher in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) than other sources, […]

Does Coca-Cola produce soft drinks?

It’s trivia time today!!! check it out!! The Coca-Cola company actually produces concentrate, which is then sold to various licensed Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the world. The bottlers, who hold territorially exclusive contracts with the company, produce finished product in cans and bottles from the concentrate in combination with filtered water and sweeteners. The bottlers then […]

Today’s Word “autodidact”

autodidact aw-toh-DY-dakt (noun) – One who is self-taught. “I’m an autodidact and a good one, because I’ll kick my own (butt) if I don’t learn, which is a sight to see with this leg brace.” — Dean Koontz, ‘One Door Away from Heaven’ Autodidact is from Greek autodidaktos, “self-taught,” from auto-, “self” + didaktos, “taught,” […]

Vote Up Count down at Design Diva

I just visited this site for the first time today!! It’s really cool and interesting!! What make their site interesting is their Vote Up Count Down feature!!! How it works???very easy!!! all you need to do is visit their site at, register for an account and then you can vote for whatever products you […]



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