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Wikipedia - Tripe, Whistler's Mother, 187, Hospital Emergency Codes, 420, Fundamental Attribution Error, Blood Types in Japanese Culture, Neil Armstrong, Fergie, Pink MArtini, FIFA, Pachira aquatica

Posted 15 June, 2010 at 6:05pm by Michael Chu
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June 2, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripe - Tripe is stomach not intestine

June 3, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whistler%27s_Mother - Whistler was annoyed that his Arrangement in Grey and Black was viewed as a portrait instead of a simple arrangement.

June 4, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/187_%28murder%29 - The use of 187 to refer to murder comes from California Penal Code Section 187 which defines the crime of murder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital_emergency_codes - In hospital terminology, when someone is "coding" they are undergoing cardiac arrest. The term is short for Code Blue, one of the most common codes called for in a hospital.

June 5, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_%28cannabis_culture%29 - The term 420 (referring to marijuana) was coined by a group of teenagers from San Rafael High School in California in 1971. The story goes that they would meet at 4:20pm in the afternoon to smoke marijuana while looking for a supposed stash of abandoned cannabis in the area (which they never found).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error - This is the tendency for people to place more emphasis on personality based explanations than situational factors. An example of this is when people blame the victim of a crime because they must have done something in their past to deserve their fate.

June 6, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_types_in_Japanese_culture - The idea that people with blood type A are sensible while people with blood type B are free spirits was originated by Masahiko Nomi in the 1970's who was a lawyer and broadcaster with no medical background.

June 7, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_armstrong - Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

June 8, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fergie_%28singer%29 - Fergie joined the Black Eyed Peas in 2003 and is considered by will.i.am to be the "body" of the group.

June 11, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Martini - Pink Martini is a twelve person musical group based in Portland, Oregon that band leader Thomas Lauderdale describes as "music of the world without being world music" and "If the United Nations had a house band in 1962 hopefully Pink Martini would be that band".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifa - FIFA stands for Federation Internationale de Football Association (or International Federation of Association Football) and has 208 member associations (nations).

June 13, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachira_aquatica - Popularly sold as the "money tree", this plant got its name because (as the story goes) a poor man prayed for money, discovered the plant, and made money selling the plant grown from its seeds.

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