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What Wi-Fi Stands For

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Llamas, what wi-fi stands for and other strange facts

Do you know what Wi-Fi stands for? We have this and 29 other strange facts for you!

Samsung Is the Eye of Apple

Donating Blood
Donating Blood
  1. One pint of donated blood can save up to three lives.
  2. Only female mosquitoes bite you for your blood – males are vegetarians.
  3. Samsung actually manufactures the Apple iPad’s retina display.
  4. As a child, Elon Musk was a target for severe bullying. He once had to go to hospital after a beating from other students.
  5. It only takes six minutes for brain cells to react to alcohol.

Is That Coffee Ready? Check the Webcam!

Twin Towers
Twin Towers
  1. The New York Times wrote an article about every single 9/11 victim.
  2. At its economic height in the fourth and fifth centuries BC, Ancient Greece was the most advanced economy in the world.
  3. In China, over 35 million people still live in caves.
  4. Australia is one of the most sparsely populated countries, with just 3.3 people per square kilometre.
  5. Cambridge scientists first created the webcam to check the status of a coffee pot.

That’s Not Alright, Elvis

Map of Australia
Map of Australia
  1. Australia is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.
  2. Elvis Presley failed a music class in high school.
  3. The Hawaiian alphabet has just 13 letters.
  4. Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsche.
  5. Over 250 cinemas in the UK have autism-friendly screenings in which the volume is lower, the lighting is darker, and you can take your own food and drink.

“They’re Moving in Herds!”

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
  1. The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition as a temporary feature, not a permanent one.
  2. The Danish monarchy is over 1,000 years old, making it the oldest monarchy in Europe still existing today.
  3. The longest complete dinosaur skeleton ever found was a 27-metre (89 feet) long Diplodocus, discovered in Wyoming, US.
  4. Authorities were going to demolish the Eiffel Tower in 1909, but relented when they repurposed it as a giant radio antenna.
  5. Argentina had five presidents in 10 days in 2001.

A Power Cut, You Say? Where’s That Llama?

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
  1. When the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27th 1937, the celebration lasted a week.
  2. Atomic bomb tests were a major tourist attraction in Las Vegas during the 1950s.
  3. Many studies suggest premature babies are more likely to be left-handed.
  4. La Paz, Bolivia, was the first South American city to get an electricity supply. It was powered by llama dung.
  5. China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.

Hedy Lamarr: Not Just a Pretty Face…

Danish Flag
Danish Flag
  1. Denmark’s current flag design first appeared in 1219. No other modern country has used its flag for so long.
  2. A dogs’ sense of smell is between 10,000 to 100,000 times more sensitive than a human’s. They have 300 million smell receptors and could detect a teaspoon of sugar in a million gallons of water, which would be the size of two Olympic-sized pools.
  3. Hedy Lamarr was a famous Hollywood film actress who also invented what became modern-day Wi-Fi.
  4. You may have surmised that Wi-Fi stands for “wireless fidelity” just as Hi-Fi stands for “high fidelity”, but you’d be wrong. Phil Belanger, a founding member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, says: “Wi-Fi doesn’t stand for anything. It is not an acronym. There is no meaning.”
  5. Abraham Lincoln was a professional wrestler long before he became the 16th President of the United States.

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