The origins of how the dollar sign came to be is an uncertain one that has been explained in several different ways. One of the most widely accepted explanations as to how the dollar sign came to be is that the dollar sign symbol had came to be in the 1770s. The first time it was seen, was in some business documents of some English-Americans who had been doing some business with some Spanish-Americans and it was seen in some of their documents. The dollar sign has been claimed to be a symbol of American currency and of America’s economic freedom. Now, how exactly did America’s famous dollar sign come to be? Well Origin and history of the dollar sign ► The dollar sign became very popular early in the 1800s when the first official U.S. dollars were in use and being issued. Before this use,READ MORE!
There are many different things on your car or truck that will need to be regularly inspected and possibly replaced if needed, but none of those might be more important than the tires on your car or truck. Your vehicle’s tires help to keep it stuck firmly on the road and help it to transport yourself, family, friends or other passengers to your destination safely. The tires on your vehicle also need to be in the best shape possible for the many different driving situations and conditions that you might find yourself in while driving. When you’re purchasing tires for your car or truck it is important to make sure that all the tires on your vehicle are the same or that they are at least very close to being the same. This is why when buying tires for a vehicle it is usually done by purchasing all fourREAD MORE!
As everyone knows, the common cold is just that, common. On average an adult human develops common cold symptoms at least 3 to 4 times per year. In young children this number can jump up to more than 8 times per year. Do you know that the common cold is responsible for over 1/4 of all missed school days children miss? Studies have shown that the common cold is also behind about 40% of work time lost. It’s a fact that common cold is infectious and it is spread easily. That is just one of the main reasons for it being called the common cold. Below we are listing some common cold facts, some of which you might know or have heard about and others you might not. Either way we hope that this article can help bring you more awareness and facts about the common cold soREAD MORE!
Magnets can be fun to play around with. They are one of the wonders of our universe that have many uses and are found in many things. Some uses for magnets are well known and others are not so well know. Magnets are an important part of our modern lifestyle. We are sure you know something about magnets but below are some interesting facts about magnets that you might not know. Interesting Facts about Magnets The ends of a piece of magnet are referred to as a pole and this is where the magnetism force is strongest. The biggest known magnet that we know of is our planet, Earth. It has its own North Pole and South Pole. One of the basic characteristics of a magnet is that like poles repel each other and opposite poles attract each other. The common phrase ‘opposites attract’READ MORE!
We live in a very interesting and wonderful world with interesting things happening every day. Some of these things are wonderful and some are very alarming. Here at New Concept Encyclopedia we thought that we would share some of these facts with you. Perhaps through sharing & education we can make a change for the better when it concerns the alarming facts as well as learn to enjoy the wonderful facts a bit more. The Facts: Only 1% of the worlds water supply is usable, 97% are the oceans and 2% is frozen. On average, ONE supermarket goes through more than 60,000,000+ paper bags every year! Earth’s tallest tree is a coast redwood tree in California, measuring at over 360 tall. The oldest trees in the world are 4,600+ year old Bristlecone pines located in the USA. Approximately 5 million+ tons of oilREAD MORE!