Maps of where Olympic athletes are born and where they move to

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The map above shows the birthplace of the 500 athletes the United States sent to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Lg bridge download. The break down:

  • 9 percent (43 athletes) – are from Los Angeles
  • 3.6 percent (17) – are from the Bay Area
  • 3 percent (14) – are from greater New York
  • 2.3 percent (11) from Dallas Real glow download.
  • 8 percent were born abroad

This map shows where these athletes are currently living:

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History of air conditioning, invented by Willis Carrier – cool reading for a hot day

Willis Carrier submitted drawings of the first modern air conditioning system on July 17, 1902 블루투스 4.0.

Carrier was working to solve a problem that effected the quality of printing…

He came up with the brilliant idea to circulate cold water rather than steam through heating coils in a machine he used to test heaters 다운로드.

Carrier’s design was credited as the first to address four basic functions necessary for air conditioning. An air conditioner must: 1. control temperature, 2 다운로드. control humidity, 3. control air circulation, and 4. cleanse the air.

After the first appearance of Carrier’s air conditioner drawings in 1902, the air conditioner has revolutionized the comfort of people in many different activities 닷넷프레임워크 4.6.

This timeline from Carrier highlights some of the major impacts of air conditioning on society.

 

1902– First application of modern mechanical air conditioning, Sackett-Wilhelms

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1914– First application of air conditioning in a residence – Charles Gates mansion, Minneapolis, Minn.

1924– First department store air conditioned, J.L 다운로드. Hudson’s, Detroit, Mich.

1925– Movie theaters cooled: Grauman’s Theater, Los Angeles, Calif., Rivoli Theater, N.Y 다운로드.

1928-29– Chambers of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate air conditioned

 

See the rest of the timeline and read the full articleThe Journey of Air Conditioning: 1902-Today

 

 

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Charles Dickens London

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Doubtless, the dour Victorian author would have wanted us to celebrate the day exploring the city he loved and hated, London.

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Charles Dickens Museum

 

The Charles Dickens Museum is in Bloomsbury, right in central London, and is housed in an actual Dickens residence 체스게임 다운로드. Visiting it gives you a sense of exactly what it was like to live in Dickens’ house – if that house were stuffed with hundreds of thousands of artifacts, manuscripts, and other historical objects 다운로드.

Cheshire Cheese

 

With roots going back to the Middle Ages, this pub is tucked away from Fleet Street up a narrow alley 관전자 데이터를. Fans of the pub tout its mention in A Tale of Two Cities, although Dickens never mentions the pub by name. Apparently, though, it’s a great place to grab a pint or two after you’ve been acquitted of treason 다운로드.

Southwark Cathedral

 

You won’t find this cathedral mentioned anywhere in Dickens’ works 래빗스쿨 다운로드. That’s because in his time, it was just a plain ol’ church (named “St Saviour’s”).

The cathedral – one of the oldest churches in London – appears in a classically Dickensian sentence from Oliver Twist: “The tower of old Saint Saviour’s Church, and the spire of Saint Magnus, so long the giant-warders of the ancient bridge, were visible in the gloom.”