- More than 1000 have died from the SWINE FLU in India just this year, with 20,000 cases so far? This is a real H1N1 virus pandemic. The state of Gujarat has the highest death toll at 275, followed by Rajasthan with 267 and Madhya Pradesh with 160. Delhi is located just north of Rajasthan. Agra and the Taj Mahal are south of Delhi, while Jaipur is in Rajasthan. Last year the State Department had an advisory for Bangalore, stating that over the last five years more than 4,000 people in India succumbed to the swine flu. Last week the United Arab Emirates advised people to restrict travel to India, for 30% the population are Indian nationals. No warnings yet from our State Department.
- In the year 1000, the written date in Roman numerals was DCCCCLXXXXXIX, which was simplified to M. Thus, this year, 2015, is MMXV, while 2020 will be MMXX. So why did the National Football League use XLIX for the Super Bowl last month? Well, XLIX is 49, or the 49th time the game has been played. However, next year is 50, which is L, so this will be the logo:
- Sorry to spoil your day, but at one time, if you were worth a million, you would be wealthy. Well, no more: $5 Million Is the New $1 Million. The largest bill is $100,000 with a photo of Woodrow Wilson. In case you were wondering, though, the Department of Treasury in 1969 announced that the largest bill in circulation would be $100.
Add the rare subtropical storm called Cari off Brazil, and you have something unusual brewing on Planet Earth:
There have only been four such episodes in the region since 2011.