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Listen and Silent contains the same letters

listen and silent

The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”. Listen and Silent are anagrams and both word have a related meaning. “Listen” first appeared in Old English as “hlysnan” or “lysna,” drawn from the Indo-European root “klu,” which denoted the general idea of “hearing.” (It’s also the root of our English “loud.”) “Listen” has stuck pretty closely to its original meaning ... Read More »

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987

American airlines

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class. Quite a common story that gets brought up around airports or business meetings when someone wants to provide a famous example of small change for massive savings is the olive story. Apparently there was an airline that managed to save tens of thousands of ... Read More »

Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours

Bamboo

Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours. Read More »

Aluminium cans take 500 years to break down

aluminium cans recycle

Aluminium cans take 500 years to break down. It’s shocking how long aluminium cans will sit in a landfill. It’s shocking to hear how much goes into landfills each year in the World. There are items thrown into landfills every single day that could be recycled. Often times all it takes is for people to start thinking outside the blue box. ... Read More »

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