The best timings for 100 m of Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are respectively 9.27s and 10.82s. But they were convicted for taking the banned drug Oxilofrine, which is a stimulant used to boost the body’s ability to burn fat. It helps the athletes boost their power-to-weight ratio with more lean muscle and less fat, …
Rowling’s ploy-ful pseudonym
J.K. Rowling, the British novelist, is an iconic writer, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. Incidentally, her actual name is Joanne ‘Jo’ Rowling, J.K. Rowling being her pen name. She has written a crime novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Tokyo to Honolulu – Fly back in time and relive it!
There is a massive gap in time zones between Honolulu and Tokyo. Honolulu is 19 hours behind Tokyo. Subtracting the 7 hours and 45 minutes ﬂight time between these two cities gives us a trip difference of 11 hours and 15 minutes. Therefore, you would actually reach Honolulu more than 11 hours before you left Japan.
Niger Bend – The unusual geography
The Niger River in Africa is one of the world’s longest rivers traversing 4,168 km. It has an unusual geography having a boomerang shape with the northern part named the ‘Niger Bend’. The source is the Guinea Highlands and the river drains into the Atlantic Ocean. Interestingly, the source and the mouth of the river …
The world’s deepest river crosses the equator twice
The Congo River, formerly known as the Zaire River, is also the deepest river of the world. It has a length of 4,700 km and originates in the highlands of East Africa and ends at the Atlantic Ocean. During the course of its journey, it crosses the equator twice.
Disney’s Tomorrowland had these rocket scientists as design consultants
In the 1950s, Walt Disney Productions decided to have a theme park with four sections: Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland. Since Tomorrowland was going to be futuristic, it would contain, in the words of Walt Disney, ‘a living blueprint of the future’. The Senior Producer Ward Kimball involved Heinz Haber, a specialist in the emerging …