Sorry I got held up, and let me just say that I really hate people wearing trucker hats.
The forint (abbrieviated as "ft") is the currency of Hungary. It is divided into 100 filler, although filler coins are no longer in circulation. The introduction of the forint on 1 August 1946 was a crucial step of the post-WWII stabilization of the Hungarian economy, and the currency remained relatively stable until the 1980s. Transition to market economy in the early 1990s deteriorated the value of the forint, inflation peaked at 35% in 1991. Since 2001, inflation is single digit and the forint was declared fully convertible. As a member of the European Union, the long term aim of the Hungarian government is to replace the forint with the Euro. Right now 19,990 Hungarian forints is equal to about $86.83 dollars, or 69.72 Euros.
MESSENGER (an acronym of MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) is a robotic NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet Mercury, the first spacecraft ever to do so. MESSENGER made a flyby of Mercury on January 14, 2008 (closest approach 200 km above surface of Mercury at 19:04:39 UTC), followed by a second flyby on October 6, 2008. Analysis of those photos revealed a crater that looked, well, it looked like fucking Mickey Mouse. So yes, it seems Disney is everywhere and no, that image wasn't photoshopped and neither were these.
The modern English alphabet is a Latin alphabet consisting of 26 letters – the same letters that are found in the basic Latin alphabet. The letter most frequently used in English is E, appearing in 12.7% of our written words, while the least frequently used letter is Z with only 0.07%. And in case you were curious the letter N is right in the middle, at 6.75%.
Do you know that some people think it's bad luck to hang something on a door knob? Weird, eh?
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Drinking straws are a form of plastic consumption when made, and become a landfill item when discarded. Made from polypropylene, they are strong and can be reused rather than recycled into other products. Waste straws in Uganda are collected from beer and soft drink depots, cleaned, and woven into mats for picnics and prayers or joined to form bags. A bendable straw -- known in the industry as an articulated straw -- has a concertina-type hinge near the top for convenience. This variation was invented by Joseph Friedman in 1937.
A man lies on the ground while the crowd cheers on a tractor that slowly drives over his ribcage. No, this isn’t some horrible execution scene, but an event at the annual ‘Rural Olympics’ – as they are popularly known – a festival of strength and skill that takes place every year in the village of Kila Raipur in India’s Punjab region.
The rain in Spain may stay mainly on the plain, but here in the States there's an awful lot of it on the roadway. Rain is blamed for thousands of accidents yearly. Many of these accidents are preventable, but are caused by intrepid drivers who don't realize that fair- and foul-weather driving are fundamentally different. When the road is wet, the film of the water on the asphalt causes tires to lose traction. Less obvious is the fact that rain reduces driver perception — it's harder to see through the rain — and also decreases visibility through its action on headlights, windshields and the road itself.
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may i present to you, the 40 hottest photos of kate upton
pop quiz hotshot: which is the best ice cream flavor. no really, which one?