Chen Si, a Chinese man, has spent every weekend of the past 13 years patrolling the most notorious suicide spot in China, helping prevent suicides. He has saved well over 300 people. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
The kilogram, despite having a prefix, is the base unit in the SI system as opposed to the gram. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
The computers on the Lunar Modules used for the Apollo moon landings used SI (metric) units for their calculations and converted them to Imperial units for the astronauts to read on their instrumentation panels. ukma.org.uk/why-metric/my…
Today I learned of Si Kaddour Benghabrit, the rector of the Great Mosque of Paris who helped over 500 Jews disguise themselves as Muslims by making the administrative staff grant them certificates of Muslim identity, which allowed them to avoid arrest and deportation. wikipedia.org/wiki/Si_Kad…
There are three common musical key signature naming systems in use: The C-D-E-F-G-A-B system in the Anglosphere and East Asia, C-D-E-F-G-A-H system used in the historically German influenced areas and do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si solfege in all Romance speaking and influenced countries/colonies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key…
King You of Zhou deposed his wife, Shen, for his concubine, Bao Si. To entertain Bao Si, You would light fake war beacons and Bao Si would mock the tricked warlords. Shen's father rebelled and overthrew King You. The rebellion succeeded because no warlords responded to You's war beacons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
During World War II, Si Kaddour Benghabrit saved the lives of at least five hundred Jews, including that of the Algerian singer Salim Halali, making the administrative staff grant them certificates of Muslim identity, which allowed them to avoid arrest and deportation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si_…
Chen Si a Chinese man who has stopped more than 300 people from committing suicide off the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing, China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Kathy Ireland, former SI Swimsuit Cover Model and successful businesswoman, had to take voice lessons to deepen her voice because, among other reasons, she couldn't order a pizza because no one would believe she was old enough. people.com/archive/chatte…
Why we get only around 930GB of storage when we buy 1 TB storage which should be near to 1024 GB. ANS: Gigabytes are expressed in 10^9 (for GB) but computer memory can be only expressed in terms of 2^30(GiB). So 1TB = 1000 GB (according to SI units) ~ 931 GiB. gbmb.org/gb-to-gib
The definition of grams and kilograms have been flipped; the kilogram is the SI unit of mass, and the gram is defined as 1/1000th of a kilogram. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Today I learned of Chen Si, a Chinese man who has spent every weekend since 2003 voluntarily patrolling the world's most popular suicide site. As a result, he has prevented over 300 people from jumping over the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. spectator.co.uk/2011/01/t…
Before LeBron James' famous Sports Illustrated cover in '03 while still being in HS, Rick Mount from Lebanon IN became the first male high school team athlete to be on the cover of SI all the way back on Feb. 14, 1966. si.com/vault/2001/07/02/3…
'hella' was a proposed SI prefix for one octillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
The commonly used 'hectare' (= 1 square hectometre) and litre (= 1 cubic decimetre) are metric units, just not SI units. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hec…
US signed the metre convention and bases all customary units on SI standards. Furthermore, the Utah constitution from 1895 required the metric system to be taught in schools. This requirement was repealed in 1987. youtube.com/attribution_l…
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures redefined the units of the metric (SI) system earlier this year. For mass they redefined the Planck Constant, then redefined the kilogram in terms of this newly defined constant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
The SI Units based on the kilogram have been undergoing redefinition in the past years to make them not determined by a physical object. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
The name for the 9mm Parabellum is derived from the latin adage, "Si vis pacem, para bellum." If you seek peace, prepare for war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9%C…
The Grand Mosque in Paris, under Si Kaddour Benghabrit, saved hundreds of Jews during WW2 by granting them fake papers and allowing them to hide in the catacombs beneath the mosque. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si_…
A local Chinese man has prevented over 300 suicides from the Yangtze River Bridge. Chen Si visits the bridge every day and offers help to anyone in distress, including followup phone calls and even occasionally offering his spare bedroom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Today I learned of Chen Si: A Chinese man who since 2003 has dedicated every weekend to patrolling the Nanjing Bridge to help those about to commit suicide. He is credited with stopping over 300 suicides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
The US had a plan in the 1990's to convert from English Units to the SI but it never went through due to it being blocked by Congress fhwa.dot.gov/publications…
Italy banned their own song called "Si" in Eurovision 1974, worried a song repeating "si si si" would subliminally affect an upcoming referendum on divorce. sbs.com.au/guide/node/657…
The Apollo Guidance Computer calculated using metric (SI) units but displayed the information in Imperial units. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
A man named Chen Si spends every weekend of his life at the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (the World's #1 suicide site) and saves people from jumping. He has saved 144 people from killing themselves so far. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Mansfield Smith-Cumming, the first head of the British SIS, had a wooden leg which he would suddenly stab with a pen knife in the middle of agent interviews. If the man flinched, he wasn't fit to be an agent. spartacus-educational.com…
Michigan's state motto is "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice": "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Since Latin had no general word for "yes", the French created one out of the latin words for "that is it" (hoc ille>oil>oui) and the Spanish created one out of the latin word "thus" (sic>si) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Years can be represented in SI units prefix multipliers as ka (kiloannum) - thousand,ma (megaannum) - million, ga (gigaannum) - billion, ta (teraannum) - trillion, pa (petaannum) - quadrillion, ea (exaannum) - quintillion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yea…
A kilogram, the international SI unit for mass, is based on the mass of a cylindrical metal called the Le Grande Kilo, which is locked away in a vault in Paris. It is the last of the SI units to be still based off a physical object rather than a universal constant si-units-explained.info/m…
The US armed forces standard issue pistol uses the 9X19mm Parabellum cartridge which is named after the Latin phrase "Si vis pacem, para bellum" (If you seek peace, prepare for war). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9%C…
Memory cards come with lower memory space than advertised because manufactures choose to use the SI system to denote cards sizes. Our computers and card readers use the binary system for size calculation and here is where the missing Bytes are. diyphotography.net/memory…
Today I learned of a man named Chen Si who since 2004 has devoted his free time to patrolling the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, the most popular suicide site in the world, and has saved more than 300 people from jumping en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
NASA agrees that SI units are better than imperial nasa.gov/offices/oce/func…
Skeptical Inquirer and JREF investigated appearances by "psychic" Sylvia Browne on The Montel Williams Show by looking at what happened to 115 victims of crime discussed on the shows. While Browne claims to be at least 85% correct of her abilities, SI and JREF found her to be 0% correct. csicop.org/si/show/psychi…
A $300 million Mars orbiter, designed to take atmospheric measurements of Mars, was destroyed because Lockheed's software provided output in Imperial units instead of SI (metric), as specified by NASA. cnn.com/TECH/space/9909/3…
The "si" in Malaysia was Introduced to Represent the Inclusion of Singapore into the Country After Singapore was expelled it was never removed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Sriracha is named after the city of Si Racha, in eastern Thailand, where it was first produced for local seafood restaurants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri…
In the metric and SI unit system, all units are in lowercase, except for those that are named after someone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_…
As Galileo was being forced by the Catholic Church to recant his theory that the earth moves around the sun, it is said that he muttered under his breath "Eppur si muove", or "And yet it moves". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
The parabellum bullets are named after the Latin sayin "Si vis pacem, para bellum" (If you seek peace, prepare for war) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9%C…
The Kilogram (and units derived from the it) is the only SI unit that is directly tied to a physical object, "The Big K", which is currently locked away by the International Committee for Weights and Measures. bipm.org/en/bipm/mass/ipk…
The name, Sriracha, comes from Si Racha, the city in Thailand from which it originates. And the iconic rooster on the bottle is the astrological sign of the company’s founder David Tran and the company name, Huy Fong, was the name of the freighter Tran came to the US on from Vietnam. seriouseats.com/2012/02/h…
The SI definition of a second is " the duration of 9 192 631 770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec…
The names of most musical notes in the solfΓ¨ge scale (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si) are based on a Latin chant - "Ut queant laxis" where the syllables fall on the corresponding notes youtube.com/watch?v=SugtS…
The original Playboy Mansion had a brass plate on the door with the Latin inscription Si Non Oscillas, Noli Tintinnare ("If you don't swing, don't ring"). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
The SI unit for electrical inductance is called a "Henry" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
The official SI definition of a second is: The duration of 9192631770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom. physics.info/system-inter…
The SI multiple of the gram below the kilogram is called a hectogram (100 grams) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…

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