The word “tax” is from the Latin taxare, meaning “evaluate, estimate, assess, handle.”
Japanese restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid $1.76 million for a bluefin tuna in 2013. It weighed 489 pounds. That’s $230 per ounce which does not make it the most expensive food. The title belongs to 2.9 pounds of white truffles sold in 2010 for $330,000 or $7,112 per ounce.
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The Titanic had four smokestacks. Only three of them worked. The fourth was just for looks.
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Today, Maundy Thursday, commemorates the washing of the disciples’ feet by Jesus before the Last Supper. Maundy comes from the Latin mandatum, meaning “commandment,” and refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice.
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A curious person in 2012 took over 420,000 routers, uninterrupted power supplies, printers and other internet-enabled devices whose passwords nobody bothers to change from the default to see who used the internet. His probes created a visual mosaic of the World Wide Web. He then quietly deleted his code. His deed is called the Carna Botnet.
He found that of the then 4.3 billion possible IPv4 addresses about 2.3 billion were not used.
4.3 billion is 4.3 x 109.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-12-17 Carna Botnet
John Paul Jones was also a rear admiral in the Russian navy.
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Who were the Parisii? They were a Celtic tribe that made their home on an island in the Seine in France. A city is named for them.
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Caffeine is poison. 75mg per 75kg of bodyweight — that’s 165 pounds — can kill you.
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The Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City was named by noted frontiersman Davy Crockett.
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Who was Owain Glyndwr? He was the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales.