January 7, 1985: Japan launched its first interplanetary spacecraft, Sakigake, the first deep space probe launched by any nation other than the US or the USSR.
January 8, 2001: Ella T. Grasso became Governor of Connecticut, the first female governor in the US who did not come into office by succeeding her husband.
January 9, 2007: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, unveiled the first iPhone.
January 10, 1920: The League of Nations officially came into existence with the goal of resolving international disputes, reducing armaments, and preventing future wars. The first Assembly gathered in Geneva 10 months later with 41 nations represented. More than 20 nations joined later.
January 11, 1964: A collection of previously unexhibited paintings by Pablo Picasso are displayed for the first time in Toronto.
January 12, 1908: A wireless message is sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
January 13, 1990: Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the first African American governor in the U.S. as he took the oath of office in Richmond.
It can be difficult to understand how units of digital information work. Here are real-life examples for what each file size really means.
1 byte = One character
10 bytes = One word (a word of language, not a computer word)
100 bytes = Telegram; two punched computer (Hollerith) cards
1 Kilobyte = short paragraph
2 Kilobytes = Typewritten page
10 Kilobytes = Page out of an encyclopedia
50 Kilobytes = Compressed image of a document page
100 Kilobytes = Low resolution photograph
1 Megabyte = Small novel
2 Megabytes = Photograph, high resolution
5 Megabytes = Complete works of Shakespeare; 30 seconds of broadcast-quality video
10 Megabytes = Minute of high-fidelity sound; digital chest X-ray; Box of 3-1/2 inch diskettes
20 Megabytes = Two boxes of 3-1/2 inch diskettes
50 Megabytes = Digital mammogram
100 Megabytes = Yard of books on a shelf; two encyclopedia volumes
200 Megabytes = Reel of 9-track tape; IBM 3480 cartridge tape
500 Megabytes = CD-ROM
1 Gigabyte = 7 minutes of HD-TV video
2 Gigabytes = 20 yards of books on a shelf or a high resolution photograph
5 Gigabytes = 8mm exabyte tale
20 Gigabytes = Audio collection of the works of Beethoven
50 Gigabytes = Library floor of books on shelves
100 Gigabytes = Library floor of academic journals on shelves; large ID-1 digital tape
1 Terabyte = 50,000 trees made into paper and printed
10 Terabytes = Printed collection of the U.S. Library of Congress
1 Petabyte = 20 million four-drawer filling cabinets filled with text
1.5 Petabyte = All 10 billion photos of Facebook
20 Petabyte = Daily amount of data processed by google
50 Petabyte = Entire written works on mankind, from the beginning of recorded history, in all languages
1 Exabyte = Entire Netflix catalog streamed more than 3,000 times
5 Exabyte = All the words ever spoken by mankind
1 Zettabyte = 250 billion DVDs
1 Yottabyte = Size of the entire World Wide Web, it would take approximately 11 trillion years to download a Yottabyte file from the internet using high-power broadband.
Death is only the beginning – well, at least it is for murdered trapeze artist Boston Brand. Once a famed circus performer, Brand now walks the Earth between the realms of life and death as Deadman, tasked with discovering the truth of his murder and forced to help those destined to repeat his sins.
Enthralled by fame and wealth, Boston Brand took his loyal family and friends for granted and wasted his skills with a shallow existence based on fortune and glory. But after his death, he was sentenced to a unique penance: a ghost charged with solving his own murder and preventing others from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Deadman is able to possess any living person on the planet, inhabiting their bodies and inheriting all their skills. With a newfound perspective on his past, Deadman is increasingly compelled to help the living, forever leaping from body to body and showing others how to appreciate life in all the ways he failed to. Selfish and single-minded while alive, Boston Brand never learned to live until he died – moving through the lives of others, inhabiting their bodies, fixing their problems, and hopefully, atoning for his own sins in the process.
Spiritual possession, invisibility, intangibility, supernatural knowledge, flight
Strange adventures #205 (1967)
First Appearance New 52:
Dc universe presents #1Ê(2011)
Former circus performer
People’s Republic of China
The five-star red flag of the People’s Republic of China was officially adopted in 1949 on the same day as the Republic itself came into being. The flag’s field of red uses the colour traditionally associated with both China and revolution. The large gold star in the canton represents the Common Programme of the Communist Party, while the four smaller stars symbolise the social classes it unities: the workers, the peasants, the petty bourgeois and the capitalists sympathetic to the Party. Collectively, the five stars symbolise the unity of the people under the Communist Party.
1. What kind of fish in Nemo?
2. What is the name of Nemo's father?
3. Where do Nemo and his father live?
4. How old is Crush the sea turtle?
5. What kind of fish is Dory?
6. What is that famous address Dory has to remember?
7. Who voiced Dory?
8. What are the name all three of these extremely friendly, non fish-eating sharks?
9. ‘Just keep swimming’ is the catchphrase of which character?
10. Nemo's mom dies after being eaten by what?
11. What name does the Tank Gang give to Nemo?
12. What name does Dory give to her pet jellyfish?
13. What was the name of Darla's last pet fish?
14. What nursery song does Darla sing to the starfish?
15. What kind of fish is Nemo’s school teacher?
Last week’s answers:
2. Mr. Moseley and Mrs. Patmore
3. Eclampsia from childhood
4. Wireless radio
5. Thomas, Mathew, William, Isobel Crawley and Sybil
6. Evelyn Napier
8. Sinking of the RMS Titanic
10. Highclere Castle
15. Thomas Barrow
Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, Santa Maria del Fiore di Firenze is the world’s third largest church. Dedicated to the Virgin of the Flower, Sana Maria del Fiore, it is the third and last cathedral of Florence. The construction of the cathedral began in 1296, but construction took almost 150 years and it wasn't consecrated until 1436. It’s magnificent Renaissance dome, which was added in the 15th century and was designed by Filippo Brunelleshci, stands tall over the city. Although the façade (front of the church) was only half finished by then, the church was consecrated as soon as the dome was in place. Construction on the dome began in 1420 and was completed in 1436; the cathedral was consecrated by Pope Eugenius IV on March 25, 1436.
The many different styles that we observe in the building are witness to varying tastes over the extended period of time between its foundation and its completion. In 1587, the cathedral’s façade was demolished. It was left bare until the 19th century. In the 19th century, architect Fabris designed the neo-Gothic façade of the Duomo to replace the uncompleted original. Work began in 1876 and was completed in 1887.
While the exterior is covered in a mix of white, green and pink marble, the interior is pretty stark and plain. Inside, the clock above the entrance was designed, in accordance with the ora italic, by Paolo Uccelllo in 1443. Giorgio Vasari’s frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) is the biggest artwork within the cathedral. Pierced by Porta dei Canonici, south flank is the most Gothic and oldest part of the cathedral.
Mesmerizing mosaic marble floor, stained glass windows, numerous paintings, and above the altar, the ceiling frescoes on the underside of the dome are certainly the main attractions within. You can also climb 463 steps up the dome for a spectacular view of the city.