On 9 September 1997, a Cincinnati woman was put on probation for child neglect after she was found to have been been letting her children live in squalor while she spent 12 hours a day on the Internet.
The woman's name was Hacker.
VENICEOn 6 May 1996, gondoliers in Venice stopped serenading passengers following a ruling that singing... MORE
LUCRETIUSVery little is known about the Roman poet Lucretius except that he wrote a hugely... MORE
SHOOTINGHungary's best pistol shooter at the time of the 1936 Olympics was probably Karoly Takacs,... MORE
AMMONIAThe gas ammonia (NH3) takes its name from the Egyptian god Ammon. In classical times,... MORE
ARMENIAThe Armenian company Grand Candy were awarded a certificate by Guinness World Records in September... MORE
UFO68% of all UFO sightings are by men. ... MORE
WORMLinnaeus longissimus, the bootlace worm, is the longest animal on earth. In 1984 one found... MORE
GOLFIn 1456, King James II of Scotland decreed that 'futeball and the golfe be utterly... MORE
BAGUETTEThe baguette became popular in France around 1920 and is said to owe its existence... MORE
FEBRUARYThe month of February is said to have been invented by the legendary second King... MORE
GENETICSAccording to current knowledge, there are about 21,600 distinct human genes, which combine in different... MORE
PACIFICThe point on earth farthest from land is in the South Pacific.
At 48°30'S, 120°30'W, halfway... MORE
TIMEAccording to John of Trevisa's 1398 translation of Bartholomeus's De Proprietatibus Rerum (Of The Properties... MORE
PETRARCHThe Italian scholar and poet Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca) was crowned the first national Poet Laureate... MORE
TRILLION DOLLARSIf a trillion dollar bills were placed in a single pile, it would reach about... MORE
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