Collective Intelligence I (Questions & Answers)
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¿Did You Know That Vodka & Whisky, means "Water"?
So, the word whiskey comes from the Gaelic uisce beatha, meaning water of life. The word evolved to usge uisge beatha, and thus to Uski, and this to the final whiskey (whiskey).
In the case of vodka (wodka in Polish, Russian водка) is a clear liquor colorless and odorless. Generally fermented grain. It is the national spirit of Russia and Poland, and means "little water" (short for water) (water = woda in Polish, Russian водá).
A drinking water is said!
How fast does rain fall?
The answer depends on the diameter and weight of the water droplet, the greater is, the faster it falls. Still, it is estimated that the speed varies between 8 and 32 miles per hour. A drop of rain can have a diameter of 0.5 mm, as a grain of salt, and a maximum of 6.35 mm.
What is the most bitter substance?
Denatonium benzoate is called, is known commercially as Bitrex. It was invented half a century ago and used as an additive in highly toxic to prevent accidental poisoning of humans (especially children) and pets. He is present in the bathroom cleaning products in the shampoo and soap, in antifreeze ... Also added to the special glazes that are applied on the nails to fight the bad habit of biting nails.
Which is the worst smell?
Although it is difficult to establish a ranking of smells, most experts agree that the most unpleasant smell in the world is generated by the mercaptan. This is a sulfide compound that generates the decaying matter, and that in a pure state issues a "stench" that can make us feel really sick. Those who have smelled the stench compared with that of rotten eggs off or well-used socks.
However, this foul smell has also proved useful: adding a derivative, methyl mercaptan, natural gas, this fuel is achieved, which is odorless, can be detected by the human nose, warning of possible leaks. Hence we can confidently say that the mercaptan has also saved many lives.
Why does it sound so good when we sing in the shower?
I think your voice sounds better when humming a song in the shower? The key is to physics. The smooth hard walls and bathroom make this room act as a sounding board, so that the sound waves reflect off the walls, increasing the intensity of the sound and making our voices seem much more powerful. In addition, because the voice reverberation remains more airtime after issuing each note.
What is a phosphorous bomb?
The product is a white or yellow waxy solid with a garlic-like odor. Burn easily upon contact with oxygen and forms a dense white smoke hide troop movements. The use of these pumps is recognized internationally for that role, but not to throw on the civilian population, as the incandescent particles of phosphorus produce deep burns. Even so, Israel admitted if any cast in the city of Gaza in 2008 and 2009.
The end of the human race will be in 100 years?
According to the renowned Australian scientist Frank Fenner, who helped eradicate smallpox, the human race will become extinct in 100 years. The expert says that overpopulation, uncontrolled consumption of goods and rapid climate change that leads to global warming will be the main reasons.
Why are planets with stripes?
The planets like Jupiter, are covered by strips parallel to the surface Equator occupying one pole to another. In these regions, the winds flow at different speeds. Astronomers assumed that originated by convection, which arose as a result of the tendency of hot gases to rise and fall of the cold, but it was unclear whether only took place in the atmosphere or if they reached the planet's core .
Now a team of researchers from the universities of Göttingen, Germany, and Aix-Marseille, France, has proposed that they also may be caused in part by the gravitational pull of the dozens of moons of the gas giant.
What is anamorphosis?
It is known as anamorphosis (from the Greek, means 'transform') to a particular use of the laws of perspective in painting in which shapes are distorted representations of reality on a flat or curved surface that make sense when viewed from one point of view. In other words, with this technique leads to create an optical illusion using the knowledge of mathematics and perspective.
What animals are recognized in the mirror?
It was thought that only chimpanzees and orangutans recognize his own reflection in a mirror and make faces as you stand before him to see how it changes your face. But a study by Luis Populin, professor of anatomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) shows that a rhesus macaque monkey (Macaca mulatta) can too.
Did you know a touchscreen phone has more bacteria than a public restroom?
Stanford University has pointed out that the glass or screens of these devices have bacteria. The researcher of this subject Timothy Julian, said that cell phones are on 18 times more germs than a public toilet for men.
Do mice sing?
Male mice are emitting high frequency sounds (of course, are impossible to perceive by the human ear) and they do when they detect the presence of female mice, presumably as part of courtship.
According to research, these vocalizations were not random but songs, they said Timothy Holy, one of the researchers. "There was a pattern, they sounded like the singing of the birds."
How fast can a sneeze travel?
The air from the sneeze can travel at an average speed of between 110 and 160 km / h.
The starting point is the irritation of the nasal mucosa. In fact, sneezing is a defense mechanism of the respiratory system.
The irritation stimulates the sensitivity of the nose and this causes a strong air-breathing about two quarts, which goes into the lungs. This is when the abdominal muscles make up the diaphragm to increase the pressure in the lungs.
Meanwhile, the muscles of the pharynx are also closed. The air then exits through the mouth and fired, to a lesser extent, by the nose, at an average speed of between 110 and 160 kilometers per hour.
Where does the name of the Nike comes?
Phil Knight, Nike founder took the name and logo of your company after the Greek goddess Nike, which comes also the symbol of victory, represented by a "V".
Knight paid a design student Carolyn Davidson only for $35 for designing the famous logo and now worth millions of dollars.
Did you know that China was the first to use paper money?
It was in the seventh century in China when it appeared on paper money and the Emperor established official use in the year 812. However, the oldest specimens that remain are the fourteenth century.
In Europe, the bills came from the hand of Swede Johan Palmstruch were issued in Stockholm in 1661. The use of paper money, was because he was more comfortable to wear and to prevent the circulation of large amounts of metal.
Is tipping in Japan are rude?
Japan is somewhat different from other European countries and America. Something very peculiar is what he has to do with tips.
Tipping in restaurants, hotels or any service that has been paid is considered impolite, because for them it is as insulting as it seems that anyone who wants to look tip gives superiority.
What is hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia?
The hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia is an irrational fear (phobia commonly called) to the pronunciation of long words and complicated. It is characterized by dislike or nervousness at the time in which the subject enters into talks which are used long words or use unusual (scientific talks, medical, technical, etc.). And not to mention avoiding or at all abnormal words colloquial vocabulary.
What is the oldest board game?
El backgammon es el juego de mesa más antiguo del que se tenga registro. Se cree que tuvo su origen en el antiguo Egipto, Sumeria o Mesopotamia bajo el Imperio Persa. La forma actual del backgammon fue inventada en Persia por Buzurgmihr. Según se registra en la página Gammon Village, entre los años 1922 y 1934 el arqueólogo Leonard Woolley descubrió en tumbas de los Sumerios que se hacía mención a un tablero de juegos que se cree que es el más antiguo de backgammon.
Did you know that a baby has more bones than an adult?
The number of bones in adults ranges from approximately 206 to 208, but remember that this figure is not met unless young children and even babies.
This is because babies are born with some separate bones to facilitate his departure from the birth canal, for example we have the bones of the skull, if we touch the head of a newborn are called fontanels soft parts: in them the bones are united by cartilage which later ossify to form the skull of an adult.
Is there more bacteria on a keyboard than a toilet?
Recent laboratory studies by the Swedish-born Pegasus Lab indicate that the computer keyboard was saved microorganisms and be infected with an amount of 33 000 bacteria per square centimeter.
This amount of bacteria is more than 260 times that of bacteria found in a toilet seat and tear, as this figure does not even reached the 130 bacteria per square centimeter
Did you know that the planet Neptune had a birthday recently?
Neptune met last July 12 a year Neptunian, ie terrestrial 164.79 years since its discovery on September 24, 1846.
This is the outermost planet of the gas giants, with an equatorial diameter of 49,500 kilometers. If Neptune were hollow, contain about 60 Earths. Your weight exceeds that of 17 planets like ours and has eight moons, the largest of which is Triton, formed by ice that orbits the planet in the opposite direction to the other moons. A day on Neptune lasts 16 hours and 6.7 minutes.
Why clothes darkens when wet?
When rain wets the suit us, or just remove the wet clothes from the washer, the tissue is darker than when dry. This effect has to do with the refraction of light. Among the tissue fibers usually have spaces, so that if a beam of light strikes them is reflected in the most part. If the fabric is wet, the spaces between are filled with water, which makes much of the light rays do not reflect but refract, ie diverted to a different angle of incidence.
Is there a 4-leaf clovers?
The four-leaf clovers are well known. According to popular legend, each leaf represents, in order, hope, faith, love and luck.
For the team of Wayne Parro, of the University of Georgia, USA, is the presence of two versions of the same gene that determines the number of sheets of white clover, Trifolium repens. One, the dominant, inhibits the formation of the fourth leaf, and the other triggers its growth.
Did you know that lightning is hotter than the sun?
Specifically up to six times. Sometimes the beam reaches 10,000 million kilowatts, ie, 7,000 times the power of a nuclear plant. The air in the discharge channel is heated abruptly up to about 30,000 degrees Celsius, which is six times the temperature of the solar surface.
What is the most expensive car of 2011?
There could be none other than the super number one sport: The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, with a price of U.S. $ 2,600,000, has the record for being the fastest car with a top speed of 415 km / h (although those sold are limited to 415 km / h) While previous editions have a top speed of 8 km / h lower the prestige of having the most expensive car in the world (and fastest) is something few are willing (and can not) pay.
Can you play in pictures what a person sees?
Using a scanner MRI, the neurologist Jack Gallant managed to read and reconstruct the images that someone was receiving in real time. The movie is not accurate, but it compensates with a surrealism amazing. The sensors pick that is not in the eye, but in the imagination.
Sharks do like AC / DC?
Anyone electrocepction coincide with the great white shark that AC / DC is a band moving. The experiment that supports this thesis revealed that sharks are comforted with this music and are more friendly with humans. His favorites: Back in Black and You Shook Me All Night Long....
What has been the largest gathering of Santas?
The largest Santas sighting took place in 2007, when 13,000 men, women and children, all dressed in Santa Claus, gathered in Guildhall Square in Derry City, Northern Ireland
What bird has a thousand beats per minute?
Even a tiny bird, hummingbird or bird fly has a huge heart beating a thousand times a minute. Some 338 species of hummingbirds can get to fly above 15,000 feet above sea level and beat their wings 200 times per second.
Since when do women wear Jeans?
Amelia Bloomer, a leading feminist in the United States, designed in the mid-nineteenth century, a skirt to the knee on some baggy pants, but this first attempt was unsuccessful. At the end of the century began to be used for cycling pants, but until 1920 they began to be used for riding. However it was during the Second World War, when pants became a garment more.
Why can a submarine go under water?
The mechanism by which a submarine can navigate through the surface and dive in and do it on the seafloor is very simple. It is constructed with a camera system from an outside wall and other interior wall made of special materials that prevent water penetration. To immerse no more water to fill the chamber between the walls. Thus, the weight makes the submarine sink. To rise to the surface, simply fill the air.
Did you know about the fighting fish?
The latest in China are fighting fish, which move millions of bets. A brutal fighting sport in the Siamese fighting fish, animals with a sense of territoriality that fight to the death destroying the gills.
What was the first phone book?
The first telephone directory which is known was published in 1878 in New Haven, United States, and contained only fifty names ... and no phone numbers.
The book only served to see if the person you want to contact or not he had had a telephone. If so and if we wanted to contact her, she had to call the operator and give the name of that person. It was she who dialed
When did the first taxi appears?
We can say that the taxi as we know it today, was born while the meter, which appeared in 1891 and was invented by German engineer Wilhelm Bruhn.
Taxi drivers at the time did not like at all what a machine that regulate their income and as punishment for having invented Bruhn, threw him into the river.
What is the slowest flowering plant?
The flowering plant is the titanca slower. This is a plant discovered in 1870 in Bolivia for the first time showing their flowers when the plant is between 80 and 150 years old.
Yes, see how flowers became one of the great events for plant lovers, as each flower buds over 8,000 titanca emerge.
Why Apple's logo is an apple bite?
When Apple was born in 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, with the help of Roland Wayne designed a complex logo with a man under a tree with an apple in her hands, which probably alluded to the great physicist Isaac Newton. But he soon decided to simplify and adopted as its logo the apple-rainbow (although the colors in a different order), designed by Rob Janoff, with a bite, later replaced by a brightly colored apple. Apparently the bite meant to symbolize knowledge, and some say that, as the word bite in English is "bite", the bit makes a nod to the "bytes" computer.
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