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21. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is constantly being painted.

22. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Queen Victoria passed a law in the 19th century banning homosexuality. She refused to pass a law against Lesbianism because she didn't think women "would do that kind of thing".

23. Posted by thezenyen (Full Member 88 posts) 11y

did you know that century eggs are traditionally duck eggs preserved in horse's urine?

That's me, always ready to share the food heritage of the chinese

Yen

24. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

Quoting thezenyen

did you know that century eggs are traditionally duck eggs preserved in horse's urine?

That's me, always ready to share the food heritage of the chinese

Yen

Hey Yen,
I think that's an urban myth. Or at the very least, it was prepared this way centuries ago.

25. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Ming Dynasty eggs, fermented eggs, ancient eggs, century eggs, thousand year old eggs, and hundred year old eggs. These are all names for the Chinese preserved eggs. They are really only about 50 to 100 days old. The eggs are covered with a coating of lime, ashes, salt and rice straw and buried in shallow holes for up to 100 days. The lime "petrifies" the egg making it look like it's been buried for at least a century. The black outer coating and shell are removed to reveal a firm, amber-colored white and creamy, dark green yolk. The flavor is pungent and cheeselike. Eggs from chickens are generally used, though duck and goose eggs are also preserved in this manner. These eggs are sold individually and can be found in Chinese markets. They will keep at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or in the refrigerator up to a month. These preserved eggs are usually eaten uncooked, either for breakfast or served as an appetizer, often with accompaniments such as soy sauce or minced ginger.

26. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

On the ocean, a mile is called a nautical mile and measures 6,080 feet. On land a mile is called a land or statute mile and measures 5,280 feet.

A space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second to escape the earth's atmosphere and gravitational pull.

27. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Why do scientists call it REsearch when looking for something new?

28. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Why do scientists call it REsearch when looking for something new?

Just in case they didn't get it right the first time...

29. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

The average lead pencil can draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

(I have no idea why they specified English words?)

30. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Cupcake

The average lead pencil can draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

(I have no idea why they specified English words?)

Well, because some cultures use symbolic character for complete words, and have you read Russian? Long words. Maybe the researchers only know English... Or, it was an English pencil.

Did you know, Chicago has the second largest Polish population, Warsaw being #1.