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What do you call the dot over the letter “i”?

The dot over the lowercase “i” is called a tittle. It is also seen in the lowercase “j”. The tittle first appeared in Latin manuscripts in the 11th century, to distinguish the letter i from strokes of nearby letters. Although originally a larger mark, it was reduced to a dot when Roman-style typefaces were introduced.

The word “tittle” is rarely used. Its most prominent occurrence is in the introduction to the Antithesis of the Law in the Gospel of Matthew (5:18): “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled” (NKJV). The quotation uses them as an example of extremely minor details. The phrase “jot and tittle” indicates that every small detail has received attention.

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Why is it easier to hear sounds from a boat during the day than at nighttime?

On a sunny day, people at the beach are sometimes surprised to find how well they can hear sounds coming from boats not very far offshore. And at night, people in boats near the shore can hear sounds from land quite clearly.

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How can you see through frosted glass windows and shower stalls?

 


Simple, use Scotch tape.  Yes, you read it right.  Scotch tape is a Peeping Tom’s best friend! I know it’s strange but it really works! A strip of Scotch tape stuck on a frosted glass can give a clear, unobstructed view of the other side.  Just watch the video below and learn.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRoL2q-tU-Q

Here’s how it works: the adhesive on the tape fills in the small imperfections on the surface of the glass. Since the glass, the adhesive, and the tape are clear, filling in the imperfections (the frosting) makes the glass clear.

 

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When was wine discovered?

Though there was no exact date as to when the first wine was made, a Persian poet and astronomer named Omar ‘Khayyam (A.D. 1050-1122) claimed that wine was discovered by accident. According to his story, the first wine was drunk by a member of the Persian king’s harem.

During that time, grapes were stored in jars for eating out of season. One day a jar of grapes were discovered to have developed foaming grapes and a strange smell. Thinking that the fruits have gone bad and could even be poisonous, the jar was set aside in the palace kitchen.

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Which country makes the most movies?

If you are thinking USA because of Hollywood, you are mistaken!

Though Hollywood was the world’s film-making capital for many years, it is not anymore! USA still churn out a great deal of movies but not enough to make it the top (or even the second!) movie-maker in the world!

The country which produce the most movies is India!

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Is it true that there are more chickens in the world than there are people?

Yes, chickens outnumber humans. In fact, chickens are the world’s most populous birds. With a population of more than 24 billion in 2003, there are more chickens than humans on Earth!

By a large margin, the country with the most chickens is China. In 2002, almost four billion chickens resided in China. Coincidence or not, China also has the most people.

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How long do skyscrapers last?

Skyscrapers can last forever if they are properly maintained, that’s according to structural engineers. According to these experts, proper design and high-quality materials are the key to a long-lasting high-rise building.

Materials like steel and concrete will eventually deteriorate because of the elements particularly acid rain, but if damaged materials are repaired and replaced immediately, the building will have a new lease on life.

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