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Old 07-17-2012, 09:00 PM
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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wow, so many interesting facts.

One fact that i was shocked to find out, was that Nigeria, being such a small country, haves more than 150 millon people living in it!!! 150 million!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SophieLL View Post
wow, so many interesting facts.

One fact that i was shocked to find out, was that Nigeria, being such a small country, haves more than 150 millon people living in it!!! 150 million!!
I guess that's why you find them everywhere in the world. Even Korea and Japan have a lot of Nigerians.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:31 PM
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Of the 6,000 languages spoken in the world, over 800, or 12% of the global total, are indigenous to Papua New Guinea, which has a population of only 6 million people.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:52 AM
Location: State Fire and Ice
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A Joke Of A Millionaire
American millionaire Roger Dorcas, who died from heart failure, came up with a rather original way to leave his young the widowwith the nose. He made a will in which all of his status changed his dog Maximilian. In the amount of dog millionaire received almost $ 64 million, and the widow didn't get a dime. But the story does not end there.

The wife of Roger Доркаса - 24-year-old actress Wendy Dietrich, known for episodic role in his film «Mighty Joe young». Together they have lived only one year. In the reason of the rapid death of a millionaire there is no doubt, as well as before and after the wedding, he led a dissolute the Bohemian life. The wife of his death had nothing to do, although she was the sole heir to Roger Доркаса.

Apparently the joy of a young actress, from suddenly fallen on her million, knew no bounds. But, glad it was still early. After it became known the true heir, Wendy Dietrich was furious. Under the will of all the money Roger bequeathed his dog max.

Mrs. Roger Dorcas tried to pick up the dog millions through the court. But the court left it as is. Then Wendy began to look for another way to return the money to her husband. And strangely found.

Phillip Goldstein - attorney Roger Доркаса, told the widow of the original sense of humor her husband. And just that, a couple of years ago Roger joke opened in the name of his dog's Bank account. But when you had to pay taxes, it took to the dog, who became like a full-fledged citizen of the USA, were the instruments.

Dorcas was not long thinking done for the dog all the necessary documents, and even social security card. So the dog Maximilian became a full-fledged citizen of the United States with the condition, more than 250 thousand dollars.

Entrepreneurial widow, having learned of this, took the unprecedented action: she married a dog, he became her guardian - because the securities dog is a citizen of the United States. One can only guess, meant the «dog fight» wag-a millionaire from the very beginning, when doing this Scam or it was another legal loophole, with the help of which a young widow was able to take possession of the money.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:59 AM
Location: State Fire and Ice
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- What country you can rent.
For quite extraordinary step went to the authorities of Liechtenstein, a small European country with a population of 35 thousand people and an area of 160 square km. This country can be rented by the day, but it can allow yourself plenty of wealthy tourists. Only 70 thousand dollars a day, and this is the cost of such a pleasure, every person has a unique opportunity to feel yourself a real monarch.

In the rental price includes comfortable accommodation 150 guests and the possibility of the introduction of its own monetary unit and road signs. In the list of the Royal pleasures are also included enjoying breathtaking scenery of the Alpine mountains and plains, visit ancient castles, interesting excursions around the city of Vaduz, fun rides in a sleigh, skiing and snowboarding, tasting the fine wines of the cellars and of course festive fireworks. But if the new monarch wish to seperate the coat of arms and a solemn procession, it will require additional investment.

Booking is not less than 6 months before the estimated date of arrival and in case of a cancellation penalty is 50% of an advance payment.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:09 AM
Location: State Fire and Ice
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Kalashnikov assault rifle.
The Kalashnikov submachine gun was developed in 1947, Mikhail Kalashnikov and throughout its history, was considered to be the most reliable and easy-to-use machine. In the 1950s, 18 States have received a license for the production of Kalashnikov machine gun. In spite of the fact that the term of the license is expired long ago, the production of weapons on the basis of AK is actively continuing.

At the present time, according to approximate estimates, the modification of the AK (which officially there are around 20) are 20% of the total volume of small arms on the Ground and adopted by the Aryans 55 States. To calculate the exact number of instances it is not possible because of the huge volumes of counterfeit and Handicrafts weapons on the basis of the AK. According to various sources, over the age of 50 was from 40 to 70 million Kalashnikov assault rifles (of all modifications).

Until 1956 machine carefully hidden from prying eyes. Baptism of fire AK was held on November 1, 1956 in Hungary in the course of the suppression of the uprising. After that, a Kalashnikov submachine-gun and its modifications took part in all the major military conflict. During the Vietnam war, American soldiers replaced their M16 on the trophy AK, since the first quickly out of the system under adverse conditions Asian jungle. In the war in Afghanistan AK used as the Soviet soldiers, and the Mujahideen, who provided the arms of the CIA. Later the Americans themselves faced with the same AK, which they supplied to the Mujahideen. In 1974, looking to the West, was created AK-74 caliber 5.45 mm, which only increased the popularity of the legendary submachine gun.

Due to its reliability and simplicity of service Kalashnikov became a favorite weapon of terrorists, guerrillas and rebel groups, and some of them after coming to power, expressed the gratitude of the AK, portraying it to the state symbols. So, for example, the vending machine was depicted on the flag and coat of arms of Mozambique and the coats of arms of Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, and East Timor.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:14 AM
Location: State Fire and Ice
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What was the full title of Nicholas II
And did you know that the full title of the last Tsar of Russia was this: "Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod; the Tsar of Kazan, Tsar of Astrakhan, the King of the Polish King Siberian, Tsar Херсониса Taurida, the King of Georgia; the Prince of Pskov and the Great Prince of Smolensk, Lithuanian, Volyn, Podolia, and Finland; the Prince of Estland And Livland, kourliandsky and Семигальский, Самогитский, belostoksky, Корельский, Tver, Ugra, Perm, Vyatka, Bulgarian and other; the Tsar and Great Prince Новагорода, Низовския of the earth, Chernigov, Ryazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Belozersky, udor, Обдорский, Кондийский, Vitebsk, Mstislav, and all северныя countries of the Lord and the Lord Иверския, Карталинския and Кабардинския of the earth and the Арменския; Cherkassky and Mountain princes and other crown Sovereign and Owner; the Prince of Turkestan, the Heir of Norway, Duke of Schleswig-Голстинский, Сторнмарнский, Дитмарский and Ольденбургский and other, and other and other."

In some law certain cases used the abbreviated form of: «God поспешествующею by the grace, We, Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod; the Tsar of Kazan, Tsar of Astrakhan, the King of the Polish King Siberian, Tsar Херсониса Taurida, the King of Georgia, Grand Duke of Finland, and so forth, and the other.»

There were also rules for the treatment of the members of the Imperial family and people of noble origin:

"Your Imperial Majesty" - to the Emperor, the Empress and the Dowager Empress.

"Your Imperial Highness" - the great princes (children and grandchildren of the Emperor), and in the 1797-1886, and to the great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren of an Emperor.

"Your Highness" - to the princes of the Imperial blood.

"Your Highness" - to the younger children of the great-grandchildren of an Emperor and their male descendants, as well as to the illustrious princes of
to raise.

"Your Excellency" - to the princes, counts, Dukes.

"Your Honor" - to the barons, the Marquis and the rest of the nobles.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:47 AM
Location: State Fire and Ice
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The Chernobyl nuclear power plant is located on the territory of Ukraine near the city of Pripyat in 16 km from the border with the Republic of Belarus and in 110 km from Kiev.

As a result of explosion on 4 reactor was thrown in 400 times more radioactive material than the bombing of Hiroshima.

At the moment of explosion killed two employees of the station. 31 people died during the first three months after the accident. In the following 15 years of exposure according to the official data were killed 80 people. According to unofficial - ten times more. More than 115 thousand people from the 30-km zone were evacuated.

To eliminate the consequences of significant resources were mobilized more than 600 thousand people.

Belarus received 70% of radioactive contamination from Chernobyl. In the economic calculation of the loss of Belarus constitute approximately $235 billion us dollars

Still compensation is paid 7 million people.

About 97% of radioactive material of the 4-th reactor is located in a crumbling to this day the sarcophagus. In order to build a new sarcophagus, required more than $ 2 billion.

As a result of the accident from the agricultural turnover was divided into about 5 million ha of land, around nuclear plants created a 30-kilometer exclusion zone, destroyed and buried (buried heavy machinery) hundreds of smaller settlements.

The town of Pripyat was built in 1970. After the accident was found unfit for habitation. Two years later there was built a new city of Volgodonsk - Slavutich.

From 1 January 2011, the Ministry of emergencies of Ukraine opened to tourists door in Chernobyl and Pripyat. According to Forbes magazine the territory of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was named the most exotic place for tourism on the planet.

Sarcophagus, built over the fourth exploding, the unit is gradually being destroyed. The danger in case of its collapse, mainly determined by the fact, how many of radioactive substances is within him. According to official data, this figure reaches 95% of the amount, which was at the time of the accident. If this assessment is correct, then the destruction of shelter can lead to very large emissions.
Now you can imagine what happened at the Fukushima, she is many times higher than the Chernobyl
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Location: State Fire and Ice
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The biggest helicopter in the world.
V-12 (the same as the Mi-12 and Homer - at the NATO classification) - the most difficult and lifting helicopter in the world.

In-12 was designed as a super-heavy transport helicopter, to order the military to transport the components of Intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The first flight of the helicopter made on July 10, 1968, and the 6 August 1969 - In-the-12 picked up the load in the 44 205 kg at a height of 2 255 m, setting the world record for capacity for helicopters, which has not been broken yet.

For the creation of the helicopter of the American helicopter Association наградиля OKB M. Mile «Prize And The. And. Sikorsky», awarded for outstanding achievements in helicopter technology (V-12 in size in two times, and the weight-to-four times exceeded the great American helicopters).

Despite a surprising development, the program turned the unnecessary " by this time the military was no longer necessary in the helicopter such capacity.

For you to finally understand THAT created by our designers, here are the basic specifications of this monster:

Crew: 6 pers.
Passengers: 196 people.
Max. speed: 260 km/h
Flight range: 1000 km
Ceiling: 3500 m
Rotor diameter: 2 x 35 m
Fuselage length: 37 m
Height:12.5 m
Max. Takeoff weight: 105 000 kg

Was built only 2 helicopter In-12, of which one is kept on the territory of the Moscow mil behalf of the Mil design Bureau in Punk, and the second one is in the aviation Museum in Monino.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:24 AM
Location: State Fire and Ice
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Do you know an interesting fact, that Four-fifths of Africa, the second largest continent in the world, consists of desert and fields. Less than one-fifth of the forest, and because of population growth, it is decreasing every day.
On the Northern edge of the Africa vast Sahara desert, the biggest desert in the world, occupies about two-fifths of the continent.
Africa is the birthplace of Egypt, one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, which, as estimated, approximately 5 000 years.
Area of Africa 16 million square kilometres, or 17.9 per cent of the surface of the earth. Live in Africa 600 million people.
Among the population of Africa live the smallest growth and the highest peoples in the world.
Currently, Africa is one of the most concerned regions of the world, faced with poverty, disease, war and environmental disasters. Most of the tribal violence everywhere in Africa was caused by the fact that the colonial government divided the continent, often not paying attention to the ethnic borders
Only three countries in the world more than the Sahara Desert, Russia, Canada and China.
The smallest country in Africa - Seychelles, covering an area of 453 sq. km.
At least 25 million people in Africa are HIV-positive.
Africa is the oldest inhabited region on Earth.
In Africa speak more than 1 000 different languages.
Africa is rich in minerals, such as copper, silver, Nickel and diamonds. Since 1970, South Africa, Brazil, Russia and Botswana are the largest manufacturers of diamonds.
Only in Sierra Leone, 2 000 from 100 000 women die during childbirth because of low level of medicine
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