Saturday, January 20, 2007

World War II Lend-Lease Agreement

Question: I understand that the Lend Lease loans totalling $7 billion between Britain and the U.S. were paid off in January, 2007. Can you confirm this? - Omnivorous

Yes it is true and it was made before 2007 set foot into history. A payment of $83.25 million (£42.43 million) was made on Dec. 29, finally fulfilling the financial obligations of Britain to the United States after 61 years. The funds were used by Britain to fight Germany during World War II.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Instructions to Play Tamagotchi Classic

Question: My Daughter was recently able to buy one of those cheap Tamagotchi replica toys. Is there an instruction out there on how to play these things? I don't need the new one but the old classic ones.


Yes I found a web page which provides instructions on how to play those old Tamagotchi toys. The Tripod page however, doesn't come out the way it should be so I will refer you to the cached version instead wherein it is much readable. Have fun!

Tamagotchi Game Instructions


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Who was Tyler Kent?

Question: Who was Tyler Kent and what role did he play in British history?

Tyler Kent was a code and cipher clerk at the US Embassy in London in 1940. With evidence that he was leaking out classified information, they took custody of him. When he was arrested in that year, his flat contained hundreds of documents including controversial correspondence between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill which Tyler found at the US Embassy.


Bryan Clough recently wrote a book about this conspiracy and one of the passages provide an interesting preview.

"...after all the stories and speculation, here at last was proof positive that Kent had been telling the truth: Churchill and Roosevelt had been in correspondence about the Lend-Lease (or Lease-Lend) formula months before Roosevelt had supposedly conceived the idea, after his re-election."

"Consequently, Kent’s knowledge of Roosevelt’s pre-war commitments was the only reason for his having been tried in secret and incarcerated during the war; and the assumption that ‘the full correspondence’ between Churchill and Roosevelt had previously been made public is now proved false."

Read More at the Official Website.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

How fast can one build a prefabricated house?

Question: How fast can one build a prefabricated house?

Hi! You can have a prefabricated house in 5 days!

Prefabricated house parts or panels and modules are built in the factory ready made. And then they are just delivered to the home owner and placed on the foundation. Of course, the speed in building the house depends on the type of home you want, so the one mentioned above is not a hard and fast rule.

Source: "Prefab Houses Go Outside the Box" from BusinessWeek


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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Plastic Scale Modeling Club in The Philippines

Question: I'd like to know, is there a scale modeling club in the
Philippines? If there are many, what's the biggest? - Chino

Hi! Yes there is and its a big one.

The International Plastic Modelers Society of the Philippines (IPMS Philippines). It meets scale modeling hobbyist every 2nd Sunday of the month at the University of the Philippines. Time is at 2:00 pm.


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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Introducing "Think Shirts" from One Link Answers

Now you can wear your knowledge with our THINK SHIRTS! Every one to two weeks, we plan on coming up with a different trivia shirt for you to wear. Visit our Cafepress store to see our wide array of different t-shirts!

This week we are featuring a nice fun fact. Enjoy!


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Where is the best place to visit in singapore?

Question: Where is the best place to visit in Singapore? - Raffy

Hi Raffy!

A good source for this type of information will be travel guides and one of the most trusted out there is Frommer's. This publication has already been in service for 50 years.

According to Frommer's, the best place to be in Singapore is (drum roll)... Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve! They judge that this in the Best Adventure category of Singapore. In case the wilds aren't your thing, the link I referenced also specifies different ways to enjoy the best of Singapore.

Have a great trip!


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Whatever happened to

Question: Hi, how are you. I just want to know what ever happened to why are they always not available also their internet radio are not available. thank you.
-Melito is a Filipino website formed by two of the biggest media companies in the Philippines. The partnership is made up of the newspaper publisher Philippine Daily Inquirer and the television station, GMA News 7.

I am not from so I am not really in the loop to what is the problem. But one of them could be the Taiwan earthquake which has degraded Internet connection in most of Asia for more than two weeks now. The Taiwan undersea cables that links most of Asian Internet to the United States was damaged. Anyway, as the homepage shows and by looking at the individual links to both company sites, it seems that they have distributed their content among themselves so you can still access most if not all of them.

See info about Taiwan Earthquake


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Friday, January 12, 2007

How many people in the United States donate blood each year?

Question: Approximately, how many people in the United States voluntarily donate blood each year?

There are approximately eight million people who volunteer to donate blood each year in that country. Over 4 million patients benefit from such donations.

Source: Blood Centers of the Pacific


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Thursday, January 11, 2007

How many world boxing organizations are there today?

Question: It seems that boxing champions are sprouting up everywhere and multiple champions exist in multiple divisions because there are so many organizations. How many boxing bodies are there right now? It's so confusing!

I share your sentiments. Couple that with all the politics in boxing, the sport is really in a state of confusion.

Right now there are five bodies handling out world championships.

World Boxing Council - WBC
World Boxing Association - WBA
International Boxing Federation - IBF
World Boxing Organization - WBO
International Boxing Organization - IBO

So in a sense you can have at most five champions per weight class unless of course there are unification bouts.

Wikipedia: Boxing


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What do you call a group of kangaroos?

Question: What do you call a group of kangaroos?

A group of kangaroos is called a troop. Other animals with quite unique congregation names are the following:

apes - a shrewdness
ferrets - a business
hippopotamuses - a bloat
porcupines - a prickle
rhinoceroses - a crash
giraffes - a tower

For other what do you call a group of certain animals please go to the link below.

Animal Congregations


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