Tuesday, May 24, 2011

13 Facts about Polo Ralph Lauren

1. The company was started by Ralph Lauren in 1967.

2. Ralph Lauren was actually born Ralph Lifschitz

3. He was born in the Bronx, New York, on the 14th of October, 1939.

4. He decided to start the company when he received a $50,000 loan.

5. The first product ever created by Polo Ralph Lauren was men's ties.

6. The first women's collection for Polo Ralph Lauren was launched in 1971, in Beverly Hills, California.

7. Ralph Lauren's estimated net worth is $5.8 billion, making him the 173rd richest person in the world.

8. Ralph Lauren's famous Polo t-shirts were released in 1972.

9. Ralph Lauren Polo t-shirts originally came in 24 colors.

10. In 2009 alone, Polo Ralph Lauren recorded a fiscal revenue of $5 billion.

11. Polo Ralph Lauren became a public company in 1997, listed on the stock exchange under "RL".

12. Ralph Lauren was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor in 1987.

13. Ralph Lauren has a collection of over 70 vehicles.

Monday, May 23, 2011

13 Facts about BMW

1. BMW was formed in 1916.

2. The first BMW motorcycle was launched in 1923.

3. BMW owns Mini and Rolls-Royce

4. The BMW headquarters are located in Munich, Germany.

5. In the UK, BMW employs approximately 8000 people.

6. In 2009, BMW produced approximately 1.4 million vehicles.

7. Additionally, 82,000 motorcycles were produced by the company in 2009.

8. BMW owns Husqvarna, a prominent producer of motorcycles and chainsaws.

9. BMW has an estimated 106,000 employees worldwide.

10. BMW made approximately $4,279,000,000 in income in 2008.

11. BMW is ranked 78 in the Fortune Global 500 Business list.

12. BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke.

13. BMW is the only current motorcycle manufacturer to reject the use of telescopic forks on its motorbikes.

13 Things you don't know about Pippa Middleton

1. Pippa's full name is Philippa Charlotte Middleton.

2. The name Philippa means "lover of horses" in Greek.

3. Pippa attended Marlborough College, Wiltshire, on a sports and all rounder scholarship.

4. Pippa also has a degree from the University of Edinburgh in English.

5. Pippa was 27 years old at the time of the royal wedding.

6. Pippa has been dating businessman and cricketer Alex Loudon since December, 2010.

7. Pippa is two years younger than Kate.

8. Pippa was born on September 6, 1983.

9. She is 5'9" tall.

10. Her bra size is reported to be 34B.

11. During 2010, Pippa launched "The Party Times" online magazine.

12. She arranged to have disco balls inside Buckingham palace for her sister and Prince Williams' wedding reception.

13. Pippa Middleton was named "Number One Society Singleton" in 2008.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

13 Fun Facts about your iPod

1. It costs $178.96 to make a 16GB iPhone

2. The most expensive part of an iPhone to produce is the touch screen, at $35.

3. The first iPod was released in 2001.

4. The full range of sounds, on average, for an iPod is 120 decibels.

5. The first iPod ever made had 5GB of capacity.

6. In France, it is illegal to play your iPod louder than 100 decibels.

7. By 2006, the iPod had sold over 41 million units.

8. iPod batteries can last between 14 - 28 days if they are not used at all.

9. Depending on the model of iPod, the battery will continuously play music for between 8 - 20 hours if fully charged.

10. A vacuum has been released which has inbuilt iPod speakers.

11. The world's most expensive iPod costs $231,776.

12. Apple, the brand that makes iPod's, was created in 1976.

13. The iPods computer program, iTunes, was released in 2003

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

13 Statististics about the Sun

1. The nearest star to the sun is located 4.3 light years from it.

2. The sun is 149.6 million km from earth.

3. The sun is 1.4 million km wide.

4. It mass is nearly 330,000 times that of earth.

5. The surface brightness of the sun is 398,000 times the brightness of a full moon.

6. It contains approximately 98% of the Solar Systems total mass.

7. At its core, the sun's temperature is approximately 15,000,000 degrees Celsius.

8. The sun is believed to have been active for approximately 4.6 billion years.

9. It is estimated that the sun has another 5 billion years of existence, before it burns out.

10. The sun is made up of 92.1% Hydrogen.

11. Every second, the sun converts 700 million tons of hydrogen into helium ashes.

12. The sun rotates every 25-36 days.

13. The sun is the closest star to earth.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

13 Fun Facts about Coffee

1. Coffee was originally eaten in African tribes, where tribes people mixed coffee beans with fat.

2. Coffee beans can only be grown between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. This is known as the "Coffee Belt".

3. Around 70% of the world consumes Arabica coffee, while the remaining 30% consume Robusta Coffee.

4. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth behind oil.

5. Instant Coffee was invented in Guatemala in 1906, by a man named George Washington. It was not the American President however.

6. Approximately 6 million metric tonnes of Coffee are produced every year.

7. It takes 5 years for a coffee tree to reach maturity.

8. Coffee trees can grow to 30 feet tall, however they are more commonly cultivated to 10 feet for easier picking of the beans.

9. October 1st is the "Official Coffee Day" of Japan.

10. In the US, approximately 30% of Coffee drinkers added sweeteners to their coffee.

11. In the UK, this number is 57%.

12. It takes approximately 40 Coffee beans to make an espresso coffee.

13. A coffe tree lives for between 60 and 70 years.

13 Things You Don't Know About Tom Cruise

1. All of Tom Cruise's wives (there have been 3) have been taller than him.

2. Tom Cruise stands at 5'7" (170cm).

3. Tom Cruise was reportedly paid $75 million for his role in Mission Impossible II.

4. Tom Cruise was born in 1962, in New York.

5. Tom Cruise's full name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.

6. His first leading role was in "Risky Business" (1983).

7. Tom Cruise reportedly weighs 77kg.

8. Tom Cruise has co-starred in 3 movies with his ex-wife, Nicole Kidman.

9. Tom Cruise started wearing braces in 2002, however he removes them for filming.

10. When Cruise was 7, he was diagnosed with dyslexia.

11. During high school, Tom Cruise was a wrestler.

12. At age 14, Tom Cruise spent a year at a Franciscan seminary, and took a vow of celibacy.

13. Tom Cruise has 3 sisters.