Archive for March, 2010

Almost Alice

March 29, 2010

Tracks:

  1. Alice – Avril Lavigne
  2. The Poison The All-American Rejects
  3. The Technicolor Phase – Owl City
  4. Her Name Is Alice Shinedown
  5. Painting Flowers – All Time Low
  6. Where’s My Angel – Metro Station
  7. Strange – Kerli
  8. Follow Me Down – 3OH!3 feat. Neon Hitch
  9. Very Good Advice – Robert Smith
  10. In Transit – Mark Hoppus w/ Pete Wentz
  11. Welcome To Mystery – Plain White T’s
  12. Tea Party – Kerli
  13. The Lobster Quadrille – Franz Ferdinand
  14. Always Running Out of Time – Motion City Soundtrack
  15. Fell Down A Hole – Wolfmother
  16. White Rabbit – Grace Potter  and The Nocturnals
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Interesting Facts About The Philippines

March 28, 2010

This is my first post. I want to make a blog about different lists. What inspired me? cracked.com

So, here it comes, my first list. Interesting facts about the Philippines.

  • Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,107 islands.
  • With a population of about 90 million people, the Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world.
  • The Philippine flag is the only flag in the world which is hoisted upside-down when the country is in war.
  • In the Tabon Cave Complex of Philippines, fossil evidence of Homo sapiens has been found. According to the studies, the area was inhabited around fifty thousand years ago.
  • The Philippines comprises the two thousand years old Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. These are accredited as World Heritage Sites.
  • This nation was baptized the Philippines, after King Philip II of Spain.
  • Its capital city Manila was named after a white-flowered mangrove plant, the nilad.
  • The Philippines is regarded the “text capital of the world”. About 350 to 400 million SMS (Short Message Service) or text messages are sent daily by 35 million cell phone subscribers in the country, which is more than the total daily text messages sent in the U.S. and Europe, together.
  • However, the land area of the Philippines is about 1/30th of the U.S.; it has a coastline of 36,289 kilometers while the U.S. coastline is just 19,924 kilometers.
  • The karaoke was invented in the Philippines and not Japan. Karaoke means “singing without accompaniment” in Japanese was invented by Roberto del Rosario. The invention of “Sing-Along-System” was later called karaoke.
  • In the Philippines, Filipinos were introduced to the English language in 1762 by British invaders, not Americans.
  • What is the world’s 3rd largest English-speaking nation, next to the USA and the UK? The Philippines.
  • The first ever international Grandmaster from Asia was Eugenio Torre who won at the Chess Olympiad in Nice, France in 1974.
  • Who invented the fluorescent lamp? Thomas Edison discovered the electric light bulb and the fluorescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla. But the flu! orescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores (a Cebu man named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island, according to the Philippine Daily inquirer), a Filipino scientist. Americans helped then-Philippine leader Ramon Magsaysay to develop it for worldwide commerce.

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March 28, 2010

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