5 Cool Things On The Internet (Vol. I)
1. Who was born today?
Stanley Ann Dunham was the mother of Barack Obama. She was born on November 28, 1942.
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
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
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
Image: Irish Examiner
That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed this week’s Cool Things On The Internet!