Saturday, 18 June 2011 7 facts about Vincent Van Gogh

  1. In his lifetime he only sold 1 painting
  2. He painted one of his most famous works, The Starry Night, whist staying in an asylum in France
  3. He had the nickname of Fou-Rou meaning crazy redhead
  4. He produced 39 self portraits
  5. Prior to becoming a painter, Van Gogh was a clerk in a bookstore, an art salesman, and a preacher
  6. Contrary to popular belief, Van Gogh did not cut his ear off, only a small portion of his right earlobe after a quarel with Paul Gauguin
  7. He died from a self inflicted gunshot wound

Friday, 17 June 2011 7 varieties of apricot

Today's list was suggested to me by JK. Thanks for the idea :)

  1. Hargrand - Very large, firm apricot. Mid season harvest
  2. Puget Gold - Medium sized apricot low in acid. Mid to late season harvest
  3. Tomcot - Large sweet apricot with orangy flesh. Early harvest
  4. Wenatchee Moorpark - Large oval apricot with orange-yellow flesh. Mid season harvest
  5. Blenheim - Medium to large apricot with yellow-orange juicy flesh. Early to mid season harvest
  6. Apium - Medium to large fruit with clear yellow skin. Late harvest
  7. Moongold - Plum-size apricot with golden skin and flesh. Early to mid season harvest

Thursday, 16 June 2011 7 non-computing products made by IBM

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the formation of IBM. Happy birthday :)

  1. IBM 954 Facsimile Posting Machine - 1952
  2. IBM Shoebox Voice Recognition - 1962
  3. IBM Electric Scoreboard - 1949
  4. IBM Style 5011 Electric Coffee Mill - 1920
  5. IBM Hydrogen Peroxide Analyzer - 1982
  6. Norden Bombsight - 1938
  7. M1 Carbine Rifle - 1941

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 7 longest birds of various bird orders

  1. Waterfowl - Trumpeter Swan (1.82m)
  2. Pigeons - Victoria Crowned Pigeon (85cm)
  3. Birds of Prey - Eurasian Black Vulture (1.19m)
  4. Songbirds - Common Raven (70cm)
  5. Trogons - Resplendent Quetzal (60cm)
  6. Gamebirds - Wild Turkey (1.3m)
  7. Parrots - Hyacinth Macaw (1.2m)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 7 Musicians/Bands that have been sued for Plagiarism

  1. Chuck Berry sued The Beach Boys - Sweet Little Sixteen vs Surfin' USA
  2. The Chiffons sued George Harrison - He's So Fine vs My Sweet Lord
  3. Richie Valens sued Led Zeppelin - Ooh! My Head vs Boogie with Stu
  4. Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr - I Want a New Drug vs Ghostbusters
  5. Britney Spears sued Lee Hyori - Do Something vs Get Ya
  6. The Rubinoos sued Avril Lavigne - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend vs Girlfriend
  7. Stevie Wonder sued Oasis - Uptight (Everything's Alright) vs Step Out

Monday, 13 June 2011 7 amazing facts about Graphene

  1. It is lighter, stronger, harder and more flexible than steel.
  2. A sheet of graphene absorbs only 2.3 percent of light that lands on it.
  3. It has a current density a million times greater than copper.
  4. Graphine can stretch up to 20 percent of it's length, but is stiffer than diamond.
  5. It is the best thermal conductor known to man.
  6. Graphene is the most impermeable material ever discovered. Even helium atoms cannot squeeze through.
  7. Sheets of graphene oxide are hightly effective at killing E.Coli.

Sunday, 12 June 2011 7 types of helmet

Saxon Burial Helmet
Pith Helmet
Zukinnari Kabuto
Barbute Sallet
Corinthian Helmet
Montefortino Helmet
Waterloo Helmet