Posts tagged ‘summer’

July 20, 2013

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Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan at the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The first version called “mintonette” was created as a recreational activity for local businessmen to enjoy during their lunch hour. The original rules allowed for unlimited players per side and unlimited contact.

Source:  www.columbiacougars.com

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July 19, 2013

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Barbados was originally called Los Barbados which means “The Beards” because the indigenous ficus tree was thought to resemble male facial hair.

Source: Visual.ly

July 18, 2013

Paris When it Sizzles

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  Due to the fact that steel expands when it’s hot, the Eiffel Tower is 6 inches taller in the summer.

Source: visual.ly

July 13, 2013

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 A daisy is actually two flowers in one: the white petals and the
cluster of tiny yellow disc petals that form the “eye”.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

June 29, 2013

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Last year, over four billion pounds of watermelons were produced in the United States alone, and Americans consumed 15 pounds of watermelon per person.

June 21, 2013

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden

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Solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium which means “point at which the sun seems to stand still.”

Source: www.etymonline.com