Thursday, July 12, 2007

Did you know....

...that "SPAM" which usually brings up images of inboxes overflowing with unsolicited junk emails, is also a company that produces canned meat products? (primarily consisting of chopped pork!)

...that the term "VISA", along with representing the credit agency and being used as an entry permit to a foreign nation is also an acronym? It stands for 'Visa International Service Association' (It is what is usually called a recursive acronym!!)

...that "Steganography" is the art (or science. Suit yourself!) of writing/hiding messages within an other medium such that no one would know there is a message? (Usually the messages are hidden in a picture: may be that's why the saying "A picture is worth a thousand words"!!!)

...that the 'all-white' homepage of Google, would supposedly consume a lot less energy if it were 'all-black'? (Its 74 watts and 59 watts of power consumed for 'all-white' and 'all-black' respectively. And there is actually a site called created just for this purpose!!!)

...that the term 'WMD', was first coined and used by Rev. Cosmo Lang, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1937 after the World War I? (And to think it gained world wide notoriety only after nearly 60 years!!!)

...that Bill Gates is no longer the world's richest person? (The new guy is Carlos Slim, the founder of the IKEA furniture chain. But of course this could change again at a later date)

...that Monaco, with an area of 2 square kms, is the most densely populated country in the world? (If we consider countries having a more country like area, Bangladesh is the densest!!)

...that "In-Laws", when they leave, become "Out-Laws"??? (Ok, joke alert. Laugh!!!)

1 comment:

Boopathy said...

The blackle thing is good. the WMD hmm interesting information.. interesting trivia infos... Good keep it up