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The Truth About Nutrition
Here is the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies.
The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than do the British or Americans.
The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
Find the right combinationThe computer chose a secret code (sequence of 4 digits from 1 to 6). Your goal is to find that code. Black circles indicate the number of hits on the right spot. White circles indicate the number of hits on the wrong spot.
London electric street lightsIn 1891, the city-wide electrical lighting of London streets was marked by a ceremony where the Mayor laid the foundation stone of the principal junction box. This committment came after a dozen years of experiments. Contracts had been awarded to the Brush Electrical Engineering Company and the Laing, Wharton and Down Construction Syndicate for different sections of the city. Each provided their own generating station. The junction box allowed each company to provide back-up power to the other in case either lost production due to any serious accident at a generating station. Every street, lane, court and alley was to be lighted with a total of 400 arc lamps with 2,000 nominal candle power and 1,000 incandescent lamps of varying candle power. Illumination was hoped to be twenty times more than that provided by gas in the past. The cost was expected to be about £20,000 per year.«