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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Trivia number 90

 

I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.

The oldest known map of the moon, about 5,000 years old, was found carved into a rock in a prehistoric tomb at Knowth, County Meath, in Ireland. Before this was discovered, the oldest known lunar map was by Leonardo da Vinci, which was created around 1505.  The last one for today is: Traffic police in Bangkok wear facemasks because of dangerous levels of air pollution. Additionally, police stations are equipped with oxygen tanks in case exhaust fumes overwhelm the officers. More than 20% of Bangkok’s police have some form of lung disease. One Thai bank estimated that Bangkok’s pollution woes cost the nation $2.3 billion annually in lost production, wasted energy, and health costs.

Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way and some of the words may even bring a smile to your face.   

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Comments (11)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

James, guess I will take a trip to Bangkok off my bucket list! Enjoy your day!

Jan 09, 2014 08:30 PM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Hope they are paid well in Bangkok for the hazardous duty.

Jan 09, 2014 08:53 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Startling statistics on Bangkok.....yikes, I had no idea the pollution was so bad there.

Jan 09, 2014 08:56 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Just think they thought the earth was flat!

Make yourself a great day.

Jan 09, 2014 09:58 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I have been to Bangkok and it isn't easy but there is more pollution in Beijing. Enjoy the day.

Jan 09, 2014 11:22 PM
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ
#ChandlerRealEstateAgent

Thats so awesome the found that ancient map. Have you seen the Egyptian market they found in the bay? Statues and tablets so well preserved.. That is disgusting! Poor people living in that. Makes me sad but so glad I live in a less polluted area of the world

 

Jan 10, 2014 12:26 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

How does one map the moon from 5,000 years ago and how do you know it's a map of the moon and not just some stupid circle somebody carved into a rock because it reminded that person of the sun or a drop of rain?

Jan 10, 2014 12:43 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

Sounds like there was an Irishman very busy a long time back.

As far as the pollution in Thailand. t is no surprise to me.

Have a good day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 10, 2014 02:57 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, your post was interesting. I am an Astrologer and have been studying the Universe, the Sun, Moon, Planets, Stars, Asteroids, etc. since 1969. Nice fact on the moon. Secondly, my son is on a three week vacation to Thailand, Bangkok area. Sad information on the lung dilemma in the Police Force in Bangkok.

Jan 10, 2014 03:39 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi James.  Bangok sounds like a wonderful place to breathe

Jan 10, 2014 07:35 PM
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Wow, who would ever want to be a traffic cop there? Sad to see that it is that polluted.

Jan 13, 2014 12:24 PM