Friday, January 30, 2009

Wacky Stats

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is the capital with the longest name.
Huh? Washington is longer than Bangkok
True - but the official name of Bangkok is Krungthepmahanakhornbowornrattanakosinmahintarayutthayamahadilokpopnopparatratchathaniburiromudomratchaniwetmahasathanamornpimanavatarnsathitsakkathattiyavisnukarprasit

which is Thai for: Great city of Angels, the supreme repository of divine jewels, the great land unconquerable, the grand and prominent realm, the royal and delightful capital city full of nine noble gems, the highest royal dwelling and grand palace, the divine shelter and living place of the reincarnated spirits"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Mary Mary quite contrary

The search for Typhoid Mary turned up a variety of interpretations to the nick Typhoid Mary.

Mary Mallon aka 'Typhoid Mary”, was the first healthy carrier of typhoid fever in the United States in the early twentieth century.

A professional cook, she could cook her food, eat it and stay healthy. But all who ate her dishes - infested with Typhoid bacteria – fell ill with Typhoid.

After deep investigation Health officials traced the root cause of the epidemic to Mary Mallon .She could not understand how she could spread typhoid when she was healthy. So she fought back vehemently denying that she was a carrier and refusing to stop working as a cook. The Public Health Department quarantined her against her will. But she kept she disappearing only to pop up somewhere to serve her dishes. Mallon's informed return to cooking was unforgivable.

Was she a villain or a victim?

Adapting her name, there are many more Typhoid Marys today

Typhoid Mary (Mary Walker), alias Typhoid and Bloody Mary is a fictional character, a super villain in the Marvel comics universe created by Ann Nocenti and John Romita, Jr.

Typhoid Mary is a hard melodic rock band from Atlanta The musical band has officially released the album, Typhoid Mary Live. The album is the best version of Typhoid Mary since the band was founded."

Typhoid Mary is a caricatured character among the fictional netizens created by Mike Reed and his team for the Flame Warriors Collection