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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Amazing Facts About Jose Rizal: The Philippine National Hero

Amazing Facts About Jose Rizal: The Philippine National Hero

Jose Rizal was a man of exceptional talent and intelligence. He was considered a Universal Genius. Jose P. Rizal is the National Hero of the Philippines.



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1.) Jose Rizal could write and read at age two and grew up to speak 22 languages including Latin, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, English, Chinese and Japanese.
2.) Three animal species were named after Rizal; Draco rizali, a species of flying dragon, Rachophorous rizali, a species of toad and Apogonia rizali, a beetle species.
3.) Rizal is one of the few recognized “Renaissance man” in the world. A Renaiss... From: Amazing Facts About Jose Rizal: The Philippine National Hero
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

World’s Largest And Most Amazing Buildings

World’s Largest And Most Amazing Buildings

See some of the world’s largest and biggest buildings in the world.

 Check out also their amazing features that make them famous all over the world.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The World’s Most Beautiful Orchids Two | Gomestic

The World’s Most Beautiful Orchids Two | Gomestic

Here’s another batch of the world’s most beautiful orchids.
Orchid plants are the second largest family of flowering plants in the world with between 21,950 and 26,049 known species from 880 genera. There are also more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.
1.) Waling-Waling (Euanthe sanderiana)




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The elegant and beautiful Waling-waling of the Philippines is one of the most beautiful and largest orchid flowers in the world. It is hailed as the “Queen of Philippine Flowers” and worshipped as ‘diwata’ (fairy) by Bagobo people. It is native to Mindanao and occurs in the provinces of Davao, Cotabato and Zamboanga. Due to over-collection, Waling-waling is very rare in nature. This beautiful orchid is frequently used in hybridization.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Interesting Facts About Augustus Caesar

Interesting Facts About Augustus Caesar 

Augustus Caesar is one of the most popular leaders in History. He brought the Roman Empire to its “Golden Age” and left a great impact to civilization. Roman civilization is still evident anywhere else in the world.

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1.) Augustus Caesar was born Gaius Octavius Thurinus on September 23, 63 BCE (Before Common Era).
2.) It was during his reign as Roman Emperor that Jesus Christ was born.
3.) Augustus Caesar is regarded as the first Roman Emperor although he was never proclaimed as such.
4.) As adoptive son of Julius Caesar, he was called Gaius Julius Caesar Octavia... From: Interesting Facts About Augustus Caesar
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Unique Cakes From Around the World

Unique Cakes From Around the World

Different countries, different style of cakes. Witness and learn some popular but somehow peculiar types of cake.
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Cakes, usually sweet and baked, have been the usual dessert in many occasions like birthdays, weddings, baptisms and others,
1. Pontefract – UK

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Oops… these are not old silver coins it’s called Pontefract cake. These small, roughly circular and sweet tablets are made of liquorice. Originally, it is manufactured in Yorkshire, Pontefract in England. It is also called Pomfret cakes and Pomfrey cakes.
2. Croquembouche – France

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This unique-looking cake is a French dessert called “croquembouche or croquenbouche”. It is the usually served at weddings, baptism and first communions. Croquembouche is a French word which means “crunch in the mouth’. This high cone dessert consists of profiteroles, decorated with thread of caramels, chocolate, flowers, sugared almonds and ribbons. It is also covered in macarons.

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World’s Most Colorful and Beautiful Ducks

World’s Most Colorful and Beautiful Ducks

A list of the most brightly colored ducks in the world.
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Cartoon characters Donald Duck and Daisy Duck are the two most popular ducks in the world.  Now, meet the most brightly colored and pretty ducks. Most male duck species are much more colorful than females.
1.Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

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Undoubtedly, the male Mandarin Duck is one of the most beautifully colored ducks of all.  This medium- sized perching duck with striking coloration has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and whiskers.

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The breast of this lovely duck is purple with two vertical white bars with two orange ‘sails’ at the back. The female which is not as colorful as the male is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

50 Interesting Facts About Julius Caesar

50 Interesting Facts About Julius Caesar

Here’s a long list of interesting facts about this interesting person in History.
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Julius Caesar is one of the most popular figures in history. Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman. He laid the foundations of the Roman Imperial System. Here’s a long list of interesting facts about this interesting person in History.

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1.)Julius Caesar was born in Subura, Rome on July 13, 100 BCE.
2.) The medical term "Caesarian section", is often attributed to an ancient story, told in the first century A.D. by Pliny the Elder, which claims that an ancestor of Caesar was delivered in this manner.
3.)His complete name is Gauis Julius Caesar.
4.)He belonged to the prestigious Julian (Julii) clan.
5.)Marius Gauis, 7 times Consul, was his uncle by marriage.

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