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The banana was introduced to the United States as a luxury item

Everyone is entitled to their own food preferences, but my favorite fruit, by far, is the banana. It comes with its own biodegradable packaging, it’s easy on the stomach, and he even fiber healthy digestive tract.

Today, bananas can be purchased at any grocery store, by the beam, often for just a few dollars. In fact, they are so ubiquitous in the American diet today we have a popular bread recipe that calls for unused bananas, overripe.

But it was not always so. The banana, which has its roots in the rainforests of Southeast Asia and has even been cultivated as early as 1000 BC, was an unknown exotic fruit of the American people. Until the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia.

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, America has given the International Exhibition of the centenary of the city of Philadelphia. This long several months later became the first official Fair extravaganza world in the United States. Held on the exhibition grounds along the Schuylkill River in Fairmount district of the city of Brotherly Love, the international celebration, which lasted for seven consecutive months and attracted nearly 10 million visitors, is also a kind of electronic showcase modern consumer. New innovations have been placed on display for the first time for the public to see. These included telephone, typewriter, and even Heinz Ketchup and Hires Root Beer.

A bit on the road was a screen of 40 acres of tropical plants. And there, for the first time, experience the American research could buy individual bananas, wrapped in foil, served with a knife and, for 10 cents, which was at the time the salary value of work of one hour. Listen to this episode the strangest thing of week for the rest of the way the banana has become one of the most popular fruit in America.

Funny hotel mistranslations from around the world – hilarious translation blunders

The hotels of their way to please their customers. This is normally ideal for clients, but can leave a little confused when they go beyond their language boundaries.

The following is a list of some funny signs hotel abroad that have been mistranslated.

 

Japan

  • Is forbitten to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such thing is please not to read notis.
  • Please to bathe inside the tub.
  • You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
  • Information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner: Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself.
  • Guests are requested not to smoke or do other disgusting behaviors in bed.
  • Depositing the room key into another person is prohibited.

Germany

  • Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.
  • Berlin cloakroom: Please hang yourself here.
  • It is our intention to pleasure you every day.

Greece

  • Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.
  • In order to prevent shoes from mislaying, please don’t corridor them. The management cannot be held.

Austria

In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter.

France

  • Please leave your values at the front desk.
  • Name of a hotel in Lectoure: Hotel de Bastard.
  • Wondering what to wear? A sports jacket may be worn to dinner, but no trousers.

Romania

The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.

Serbia

  • To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by national order.
  • The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

Russia

  • Across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursdays.
  • If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.

Poland

On the menu of a Polish hotel: Salad a firm’s own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country people’s fashion.

Switzerland

  • Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.
  • Special today – no ice cream.
  • We have nice bath and are very good in bed.

Mexico

The manager has personally passed all the water served here.

Thailand

Please do not bring solicitors into your room.

China

  • Included with the package of complimentary wares in a Chinese hotel was a pair of workout shorts marked: Uncomplimentary pants.
  • Good apperance please no watermelon please.

South Korea

  • Choose twin bed or marriage size; we regret no King Kong size.
  • Measles not included in room charge.

Italy

  • This hotel is renowned for its peace and solitude. In fact, crowds from all over the world flock here to enjoy its solitude.
  • Please dial 7 to retrieve your auto from the garbage.
  • Suggestive views from every window.
  • If service is required, give two strokes to the maid and three to the waiter. It is kindly requested from our guests that they avoid dirting and doing rumours in the rooms. Hot and cold water running up and down the stairs.

Finland

Instructions in case of fire: If you are unable to leave your room, expose yourself in the window.

Ethiopia

To call room service, please open door and call Room Service. Please call quiet, people may sleep.

Morocco

A strong trunk is at your disposal on the reception of the hotel.

Spain

  • We highly recommend the hotel tart.
  • Take Discotheque with or without date, in summer plus open air bonging bar
  • (Canary Islands) If you telephone for room service you will get the answer you deserve.

Qatar

Please do not use the lift when it is not working.

Kyrgyzstan

No entries in upper clothes

Turkey

Flying water in all rooms. You may bask in sun on patio

Denmark

Take care of burglars

India

No spiting on the walls

Who really invented the telephone? – The Game of Telephone That Became a Battle

The invention of the telephone was credited to Alexander Graham Bell’s father on the phone. Although it was his phone design has been patented, it was not the first person to come up with the idea and was also invented by others. There have been legal battles related to patent applications.

In 1854, Antonio Meucci (13 Apr.1808 – Oct.1889 18) – an Italian immigrant to the US who invented a telegraph system of voice and called the telettrofono. He filed a legal document with the U.S. Patent Office in 1871, the document describes its invention, but does not mention all electromagnetic phone functionality. In the 1880s, Meucci was credited early induction charging invention of telephone son to increase long-distance signals. Due to business capabilities and lack of English, Meucci fails to develop his invention in the United States.

Elisha Gray (August 2, 1835 – January 21, 1901) – An American electrical engineer who is known for his development of a prototype phone 1876. Some authors have said that Gray should be considered as the true inventor of the telephone and not Graham Bell. Because Graham stole the idea of ​​liquid transmitter him. Although Gray had used this idea for two years. Graham Bell’s telephone patent has been confirmed in numerous judgments. (more…)

When did mobile phones come out?

Prior to 1973, mobile telephony was limited to phones installed in cars and other vehicles. Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, his rival. The prototype handheld phone used by Dr. Cooper weighed 1.1 kilograms (2.4 lb) and measured 23 by 13 by 4.5 centimetres (9.1 by 5.1 by 1.8 in). The prototype offered a talk time of just 30 minutes and took 10 hours to re-charge.

Before devices were now referred to as cellphones or mobile phones, there were several precursors. In 1908, Professor Albert Jahnke and the Oakland Transcontinental Telephone and Airpower Company claimed to have developed a wireless telephone. They were accused of fraud and the charges were later canceled, but they did not appear to continue production.  Starting in 1918, the German railroad system tested wireless telephones on military trains between Berlin and Zossen. In 1924, the public trial began with a telephone connection on the train between Berlin and Hamburg. In 1925, the Zugtelephonie AG company was established to supply train telephony equipment and, in 1926, telephone services on the Deutsche Reichsbahn train and German postal services on routes between Hamburg and Berlin were approved and offered to first-class travelers.

John F. Mitchell, Motorola’s chief of portable communication products and Cooper’s boss in 1973, played a key role in advancing the development of handheld mobile telephone equipment. Mitchell failed to push Motorola into developing wireless communication products that would be small enough to use anywhere and participated in the design of the cellular phone.

As a result of Dr. Cooper’s public test call using the prototype phone, it would take another ten years for his first commercial sale. The first phone for the public was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. This first phone was very different from today’s phones. Unlike modern phones that weigh just 4 ounces, the DynaTAC 8000X weighs 2.5 pounds. This, with its size of 13 x 1.75 x 3.5 inches, earned this first cell phone the nickname “Brick”. The size and weight of the phone are not the only features that differ from modern slim phones. The talk time on the original phone usually lasted only half an hour and the cost was $ 3995. This cost did not include the cost of operation, which involved monthly fees and per-minute fees.

The first rocking phone was also launched by Motorola, several years later, in 1989. It was also the first phone small enough to fit in his pocket. Part of the reason for the reduced size was the placement of material in the open or closed phone section. In 1992, the Motorola International 3200, the first mobile phone with 2G technology. In 1997, Philips introduced one of the first attempts to use a smartphone called Synergy. It allowed users to access the Internet, faxes and e-mails. The same year, Nokia launched the Nokia 9000 Communicator, with Web access, a QWERTY keyboard and an LCD screen. The external antenna that was a basic function was no longer visible on the Nokia 8810, released in 1998. It was the first phone without external antenna, which made mobile phones easier to handle and more attractive. More and more standard features have begun to appear each year. In 1999, Nokia messaging became possible with the release of the Nokia 3210. In 1999, GPS navigation was also integrated on a phone and WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) was integrated for the first time on a mobile phone. Cameras were added to cell phone technology in 2000 with Sharp’s J-SH04; However, the first camera phone to be sold in the United States came from Sanyo. In 2002, several different PDAs started adding telephone support. The Apple iPhone was introduced in 2007. This smart phone revolutionized the mobile phone with a touch screen.

How to Be a Man? 36 Commandments

Argument with these rules instantly revokes your identity as a man. You’re no longer a man and you’re out of the man club

1.) It is ok for a Man to cry under the following circumstances:

– When a heroic dog dies to save its master.
– The moment Emma Watson starts unbuttoning her blouse.
– After wrecking your boss’ car.
– One hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds into “The Crying Game”.
– When she is using her teeth.

2.) Any Man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally killed and eaten by his friends.

3.) Unless he murdered someone in your family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.

4.) If you’ve known a Man for more than 24 hours, his sister is off limits forever, unless you actually marry her.

5.) Moaning about the brand of free beer in a friend’s fridge is forbidden. Complain at will if the temperature is unsuitable.

6.) No Man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another Man. In fact, even remembering your friend’s birthday is strictly optional.

7.) On a road trip, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the weakest.

8.) When stumbling upon other men watching a sporting event, you may ask the score of the game in progress, but you may never ask who’s playing.

9.) It is permissible to drink a fruity alcopop drink only when you’re sunning on a tropical beach… and it’s delivered by a topless supermodel…and it’s free.ral man

 

10.) Only in situations of moral and/or physical peril are you allowed to kick another Man in the nuts.

11.) Unless you’re in prison, never fight naked.

12.) Friends don’t let friends wear Speedos. Ever. Issue closed.

13.) If a Man’s fly is down, that’s his problem, you didn’t see anything.

14.) Women who claim they “love to watch sports” must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game and the ability to drink as much as the other sports watchers.

15.) A Man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight.

16.) Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza, but not both – that’s just mean.

17.) If you compliment a Man on his six-pack, you’d better be talking about his choice of beer.

18.) Never join your girlfriend or wife in discussing a friend of yours, except if she’s withholding sex pending your response.

19.) Phrases that may NOT be uttered to another Man while lifting weights:

– Yeah, Baby, Push it!
– C’mon, give me one more! Harder!
– Another set and we can hit the showers!

20.) Never talk to a Man in a bathroom unless you are on equal footing: i.e. Both urinating, both waiting in line, etc. For all other situations, an almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you need.

21.) Never allow a telephone conversation with a woman to go on longer than you are able to have sex with her. Keep a stopwatch by the phone. Hang up if necessary.

22.) Never, EVER slap or smack another Man.

23.) There is no reason for guys to watch Men’s Ice Skating or Men’s Gymnastics. Ever.

24.) When you are queried by a buddy’s wife, girlfriend, mother, father, priest, shrink, dentist, accountant, or dog walker, you need not and should not provide any useful information whatsoever as to his whereabouts. You are permitted to deny his very existence.

25.) You may exaggerate any anecdote told in a bar by 50 percent without recrimination; beyond that, anyone within earshot is allowed to call ‘BULLSHIT!’.
Exception: When trying to pick up a girl, the allowable exaggeration rate rises to 400 percent.

26.) The minimum amount of time you have to wait for another guy who’s running late is 5 minutes. For a girl, you are required to wait 10 minutes for every point of hotness she scores on the classic 1-10 babe scale.

27.) Agreeing to distract the ugly friend of a hot babe that your buddy is trying to hook up with is your legal duty. Should you get carried away with your good deed and end up having sex with the beast, your pal is forbidden to speak of it, even at your bachelor party.

28.) Before dating a buddy’s “ex”, you are required to ask his permission and he in return is required to grant it.

29.) The universal compensation for buddies who help you move is beer.

30.) A Man must never own a cat or like his girlfriend’s cat.

31.) When your girlfriend/wife expresses a desire to fix her whiney friend up with your pal, you may give her the go-ahead only if you’ll be able to warn your buddy and give him time to prepare excuses about joining the priesthood.

32.) If a buddy is out-numbered, out-Manned, or too drunk to fight, you must jump into the fight.
Exception: If within the last 24 hours his actions have caused you to think, “What this guy needs is a good ass-whoopin.”, then you may sit back and enjoy.

33.) If a buddy is already singing along to a song in the car, you may not join him…too gay.

34.) Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella.

35.) When a buddy is trying to hook up, you may sabotage him only in a manner that gives you no chance of hooking up either.

36.) Before allowing a drunken friend to cheat on his girl, you must attempt one intervention. If he is able to get on his feet, look you in the eye, and deliver a “FUCK OFF!” You are absolved of your of responsibility.