(1 September 2014) Equatorial Guinea is a country in sub-Saharan Africa. Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the equator and the Gulf of Guinea. The country is... Read More


(31 August 2014) Leslie Cameron Harvey was born on 13 September 1944 in Glasgow, Scotland. He co-founded the band "Stone the Crows". It was while on stage with "Stone the Crows" at Swansea Top Rank in 1972 in front of... Read More


(30 August 2014) Before Google launched the "Street View" service in Germany in 2010, there were many protests from individuals and privacy advocates. As a compromise, Google offered the possibility to blur individual... Read More


(29 August 2014) A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country, a sovereign state, or a dependent territory. The retail prices for ccTLDs depend on tw... Read More


(28 August 2014) The Elephantine Colossus Hotel in the New York district Coney Island existed from 1885 to 1896. The name of the hotel said it all: the approximately 45 meters tall building with its seven floors was i... Read More


(27 August 2014) The International Airport O'Hare in Chicago (ORD), one of the busiest airports worldwide, handled approximately 66 million passengers in its four terminals (terminal 1, 2, 3 and 5) in 2013. After ... Read More


(26 August 2014) In 1970, the inventor of the mouse, Douglas Engelbert, had the cursor (aka mouse pointer) aligned vertically upwards. However, for the Xerox Star, the first commercial computer with a graphical user i... Read More


(25 August 2014) The GPS coordinates where Walt White aka "Heisenberg" buried his cache of cash in the fifth season of "Breaking Bad" (+34° 59' 20.00", -106° 36' 52") aren't actually for a location in th... Read More


(24 August 2014) When the first McDonald's opened in 1955, there was only one burger in the menu. The meat content of this hamburger was approximately 45 grams. Today, the largest available McDonald's hamburge... Read More


(23 August 2014) MasterCard is one of the major credit card companies worldwide. Interestingly the headquarter's name reveals the function of their product: purchase. It is a small town in the state of New York an... Read More