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Friday, December 14, 2007

Things of Knol

Google has started a rival project to Wikipedia, centred around authored articles created with a tool dubbed Google has started a rival project to Wikipedia, centred around authored articles created with a tool dubbed "knol" - the word denotes a unit of knowledge.
  1. Renowned atheist Professor Richard Dawkins likes singing Christmas carols.
  2. Home of the US president, the White House grounds are a National Park.
  3. The Australian town of Eucla has its own time zone.
  4. British prison Pentonville, when built in 1842, had toilets in all the cells. They were later taken out.
  5. Church of England vicars don't have to wear a collar if there's a "justifiable cause".
  6. Ike Turner made what's widely considered to be the first rock 'n' roll record - Rocket 88 - in 1951.
  7. Iago in Othello is the third longest part in all of Shakespeare's plays.
  8. The strength of wine has increased from 11.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) to 13.5% ABV in recent years.
  9. UK police were banned from striking in 1919, after walk-outs that year by officers in London and Liverpool.
  10. Anyone convicted of a criminal offence in England and Wales is bound to pay a £15 "victims' surcharge".

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