5 Cool Things On The Internet (Vol. I)

5 Cool Things On The Internet (Vol. I)

1. Who was born today?

Source: ABC News

Stanley Ann Dunham was the mother of Barack Obama. She was born on November 28, 1942.

Source: Google Play

C. S Lewis or Clive Staples Lewis was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He was born on November 29, 1898.

2. These amazing animal pictures

Found on: Today
Source: Today

Source: Today






3. Italians do not consider 13 an unlucky number

Today, I found out that in Italy, 13 is not an unlucky number like what we have been accustomed to. Instead of avoiding the number 13, Italians avoid the number 17. After a little digging, it was not hard to find out that they do not like the number 17 because of it’s Roman numeral equivalent.

17, when converted to Roman numerals is XVII. If these letters are arranged like an anagram, you’ll get VIXI, which means “I have lived” in Italian. When properly tensed, it can mean that “my life is over.”

Found on: Irish Examiner

The Italian airline Alitalia doesn’t have a row 17 on any of its aircraft.
Many hotels and other buildings in Italy will skip floor 17.
Renault chose to sell their R17 model in Italy as R177.
At the Cesana Pariol bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track in Cesana, the 17th turn is called “Senza Nome” (“no name”).
The 2000 parody film “Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth” was sold in Italy as “Shriek – Hai impegni per venerdì 17?” (“Shriek – Do You Have Something to Do on Friday the 17th?”)

4. Cool things on the internet: Vietnam keeps a wrecked bomber as a victory trophy

On the night of December 27, 1972, a US bomber B-52 was knocked out of the sky during a bombing raid on Hanoi, Vietnam. A part of the wreckage came crashing down into a small lake in a crowded residential neighborhood, where it still lies today as a sort of war trophy of Vietnam’s victory over the dreaded B-52s.

Found on: Amusing Planet






5. This beautiful photo of a girl riding a merry-go-round in Germany

Source: CSMonitor

Image: Irish Examiner

That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed this week’s Cool Things On The Internet!

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