Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Forced to abdicate as French emperor in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the island of Elba on the 26th of February, 1815 and, gathering support en route, retook power on his return to Paris on March 20, ushering in the Hundred Days.
The hundred days is a period in French history between March 20, 1815, the date on which Napoleon arrived in Paris after escaping from exile on Elba, and July 8, 1815, the date of the return of Louis XVIII to Paris.

Quote of the week

"It will, I believe, be generally agreed that eradication of corruption from any society is not just a difficult task; it is without dispute, an impossible objective"- Chief Obafemi Awolowo
He said this quote on August 18, 1975. It must be noted that Nigeria was under military rule during this time and there was a ban on political activities.

The former premier of the Western region later went on to contest for the presidency (when the ban on political activity was lifted after 12 years) in 1979 and 1983 where he lost to Shehu Shagari both times before another millitary coup.

Friday, February 22, 2013

What do you know about the new and different windows 8?

Microsoft made an advancement from windows vista & 7 to windows 8 with the release of the operating system into the market on 26th of October, 2012.

Not many people have been using it especially in my immediate environment. But whether you are already using it or you are planning to upgrade to windows 8, here are things you need to know about the new and completely different operating system:

There are actually two types of windows 8 which are windows 8 and windows RT. Windows eight was built as the full version for the classic desktop environment while windows RT was built for mobile devices (it also has the windows store through which applications can be downloaded).

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Facts about the largest passenger airplane in the world

From the time when it was unimaginable that something could fly in the air from one place to another, to the time when people and even goods (cargo) can now be moved over long distances, it is safe to say revolution has occurred in the history of men.

But even when you are not yet over the awe of this wonderful invention, there are still wonderful things that have been achieved over the years in the aviation industry.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Korean women has highest plastic surgery ratio

British media has reported that Korean women received the most plastic surgery operation per head of population.

13 cosmetic surgery operations per 1000 people were done in 2011, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, which show that one in 77 people had undergone cosmetic surgery procedures.

One in five women aged 19-49 living in cities reported to have gone under the knife.
The double-eyelid surgery which makes eyes bigger and wider by cutting the upper lid, has been reported as the most popular operation among Korean women.