Sunday, 30 October 2011
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
FOUR contains four letters.
TEN is spelled with ten raised dots in Braille.
TWELVE is worth 12 points in Scrabble.
FIFTEEN is spelled with 15 dots and dashes in International Morse Code.
TWENTY-NINE contains 29 straight lines — if you don’t count the hyphen
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Joseph C. Gayetty was an American inventor credited with the invention of commercial toilet paper. Gayetty first marketed toilet paper in 1857 which originally sold for US$0.50 in packs of 500 bearing a watermark of his name.
The original product contained aloe as a lubricant and was marketed as an anti-hemorrhoid medical product.
Gayetty's product was licensed to other manufacturers and sold as late as the 1920s.
Monday, 10 October 2011
Recycled or remanufactured wool which is of inferior quality compared to the original wool.
Historically generated from loosely woven materials.
Benjamin Law invented shoddy and mungo, as such, in 1813. He was the first to organise, on a larger scale, the activity of taking old clothes and grinding them down into a fibrous state that could be re-spun into yarn.
The shoddy industry was centred on the towns of Batley, Morley, Dewsbury and Ossett in West Yorkshire, and concentrated on the recovery of wool from rags.
The importance of the industry can be gauged by the fact that even in 1860 the town of Batley was producing over 7000 tonnes of shoddy.
At the time there were 80 firms employing a total of 550 people sorting the rags. These were then sold to shoddy manufacturers of which there were about 130 in the West Riding
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Identification of a werewolf in human form is quite difficult, and there is no one way to tell.
European legends reference some physical characteristics including distinctive heavy-set eyebrows, low-set ears, and curved nails.
Many other legends around the world reference different traits including dark thick hair and long middle fingers – or odd characteristics such as hairy palms.
All these identification methods are hit or miss however as not all or necessarily any of these characteristics will apply to all werewolves.
There is however a more agreed upon method to identify a werewolf, which is through the eyes – werewolves in human form are said to have very distinctive eyes that draw you in.