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The Symbol on the “Pound” or “Number” Key (#) on a Telephone is Also Called An Octothorpe

The Symbol on the “Pound” or “Number” Key (#) on a Telephone is Also Called An Octothorpe

Daven Hiskey June 15, 2011 4

Today I Found Out the symbol on the “pound” or “number” key (#) is also called an “octothorpe”. The origins of this term date back to the 1960s and 1970s in Bell Labs with

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What the SOS Distress Signal Stands For

What the SOS Distress Signal Stands For

Daven Hiskey December 27, 2010 15

Today I Found Out what SOS stands for. It is commonly held that SOS is an acronym for “Save Our Ship” and thus often written “S.O.S.”.  Interestingly though, SOS actually stands for nothing at

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Where the Word “Plastic” Came From

Where the Word “Plastic” Came From

Daven Hiskey September 22, 2010 1

Note: This is a guest article contributed by plastics engineer and owner of Polymeric Life, Noah. Today I Found Out where the word plastic came from. The word plastic existed long before the first

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The Origin of the Word “Soccer”

The Origin of the Word “Soccer”

Daven Hiskey June 23, 2010 162

Today I Found Out the origin of the word “soccer”.  For all you out there who love to complain when Americans, and certain others, call “Football”, “Soccer”, you should know that it was the

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The First Website Ever Made

The First Website Ever Made

Daven Hiskey May 24, 2010 23

Today I Found Out what the first website ever made was.  Simply put, it was a website made by the World Wide Web’s creator Tim Berners-Lee, who was working for CERN (European Organization for

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