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#1 2018-01-30 06:51:21

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Interesting facts

Similar to ganesh’s “Miscellany” thread except that these interesting jewels of knowledge are short (one sentence long). smile

  1. The Black Poplar (Populus nigra) is a declining species of tree in Britain but a rare native specimen can be found at Hainault Forest Country Park, Greater London / Essex.
    http://speakforum.forumotion.com/t42-trees
     

  2. The philosophical term Angst was coined by Søren Kierkegaard, a Christian existentialist philosopher.
    http://speakforum.forumotion.com/t35-existentialism#105
     

  3. The set of all intervals on the chromatic scale, categorized by the number of semitones between the first and last notes modulo an octave, together with the operation of “addition” defined by adding their constituent semitones, forms a cyclic group of order 12.
    http://speakforum.forumotion.com/t34-acoustics#102

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#2 2018-02-06 04:02:24

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Re: Interesting facts

4. Moroni is the capital of the Comoros – but Mongolia goes one better by having a town called Mörön.

5. Sibi is in Pakistan, Sibu is in Malaysia, and Sibiu is in Romania.

6. Metu is in Ethiopia, and Mitú is in Colombia.

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#3 2018-03-20 11:50:13

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7. The actress Charlotte Lucas shares her name with a character in the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

8. George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer of Britain from 2010 to 2016, shares his name with a character in the novel Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.

9. The actress Anne Hathaway shares her name with the wife of William Shakespeare (and may even have been named after her).

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#4 2018-05-25 23:58:10

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#5 2018-08-11 05:22:05

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#6 2018-08-26 23:20:39

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