Sunday, May 15, 2011

Did You Know That...

Until 1870, American baseball players didn't wear gloves when they played ball. That year, Cincinnati Red Stockings catcher, Doug Allison, decided his hands were too sore; so, he fashioned half-fingered, buckskin mittens to wear - the first baseball glove used in a game. Necessity is the mother of invention.

The first electronic computer, which was introduced to the world over 50 years ago, was named ENIAC. It was 80' (24.4 m) long. A personal computer in today's world can store a million times more information than this earliest model.

The Eiffel Tower, the famous landmark in Paris, is 1,063' (324 m) high and consists of an iron framework supported on four masonry piers. Every seven years, the structure is repainted with dark brown paint - 50 tons of it! What's that in gallons?

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