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Wikipedia - Estate Tax, AK-56, Spartacus, Formula One, Six Flags, Sea Pineapple, 4581 Asclepius, Craig Parker

Posted 10 May, 2010 at 6:16pm by Michael Chu
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I realized that I do a lot of Wikipedia searches each week looking up random stuff. I thought it would be interesting to document some of them each week.

May 4, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estate_tax_in_the_United_States - If you gift too much money in a year (each year is different depending on the current law), the excess comes out of a gift tax exemption (after 2011, unless laws change, has a lifetime maximum of $1 million) which in turn is subtracted from the estate tax exemption; During 2010, the estate tax in the US has been repealed but will be reinstated in 2011 automatically if no action from Congress is taken

May 5, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK-56 - an AK-56 is a Chinese copycat of the AK-47

May 6, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus - Spartacus, Crixus, and Oenomaus led the slaves in the Third Servile War against the Romans; Sparticus surprised Praetor Gaius Claudius Glaber by making ropes out of vines and climbing down a cliff to attack the Roman army from the rear
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_one - Formula 1 gets its name from the fact that all cars entered in the race have to fit a set of characteristics/rules (the formula)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_flags - Six Flags over Texas was the first of the Six Flags theme parks; it was named for the Six Flag that flew over Texas over the years: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, and United States of America
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_pineapple - A sea squirt (which we saw on a menu at a Korean restaurant) is this tunicate

May 7, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Parker - Craig Parker, the actor who plays Gaius Claudius Glaber in Spartacus: Blood and Sand looks familiar because he played Haldir of Lorien in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4581_Asclepius - 4581 Asclepius passed through the exact position of Earth in space only six hours before Earth was there on March 22, 1989

2 comments to Wikipedia - Estate Tax, AK-56, Spartacus, Formula One, Six Flags, Sea Pineapple, 4581 Asclepius, Craig Parker

Ivelisse, May 10th, 2010 at 9:09 pm:

  • I do the same!!! when i'm bored i just read random articles on wikipedia, the last ones i consulted where: cesar millan, fifa world cup 2010, alan harper, brain age express… so many different topics!!

Scott, May 10th, 2010 at 9:26 pm:

  • Thanksfully, due to the speed the earth travels in space, by the time it came through our "flight path" we were nearly 400,000 miles away at 6 hours. :)