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Jingle Bells is now firmly associated with Christmas, but originally the song was more connected with Thanksgiving.

 

J. R. R. Tolkien constructed the grammar and vocabulary of at least fifteen Elvish languages and dialects.

 

The Internet was invented in the United States during the late 1950s to the 1970s by a group of researchers and scientists at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). On the October 29, 1969, computers at Stanford and UCLA connected for the first time using the network then called ARPANET.

 

July 4 is the only date on which three US presidents died: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (both 1826) and James Monroe (1831).

 

November 2 is the only date that was the birthday of two US presidents: Warren Harding (born 1865) and James Polk (1795).

 

In 1712, February had 30 days in Sweden as it changed from the Julian to Gregorian calendar.

 

The earliest known reference to the game of Musical Chairs dates back to 1877.

 

Eight Nobel Prize winners had birthdays on February 28. No other date has as many.

 

Only 45 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to women.

 

In puri Jagannath Temple the flag always flaps in opposite direction of air.

 

One in 2,000 babies is born with teeth: Richard III, Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis XIV and Julius Caesar shared that distinction.

 

Research in Germany in 2001 involving T-shirt sniffing showed that men are better than women at detecting the smell of newborn babies.

 

Eta Carinae is one of the largest stars in the known galaxy.

 

The most massive stars are the shortest lived.

 

The first ever webcam was deployed at Cambridge University computer lab. No, it wasn’t to Skype or Facetime. It was used to watch a pot of coffee.


 

Twitter was first described by founder Jack Dorsey, as an SMS-based social network, codenamed twttr. He sent the first tweet on March 21, 2006, “just setting up my twttr”.

 

The “@” symbol was used to signify that the message was sent to a person instead of a machine.

 

The email system invented by Ray Tomilinson, the US programmer & the first ever email was sent in 1971 by him.

 

On the original “The Facebook” website, Al Pacino’s face can be seen in the upper left-hand corner.


 

"There are approximately 4,200 new domain names registered every hour, or around 37 million per year."


 
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