Facts about Tanzania


Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa known for its vast wilderness and wildlife which includes the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros). It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

Tanzania is East Africa’s largest country, Africa’s 13th largest and the world’s 30th largest.

Over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania, most of them from the Bantu family. The kiswahili language (Swahili) is the official language of Tanzania and Kenya.

Tanzania has been inhabited for at least 7,000 years. The country’s earliest people were hunters and gatherers, who lived in the region as far back as 5000 BC.

The use of left hand to greet someone is considered impolite and rude in Tanzania.

The country’s name is a combination of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, from when the two states merged in 1964.

Tanzanians prefer drinking tea in the morning as a breakfast beverage and coffee in the evening.

The Tanzanian flag is made up of green and blue triangles separated by a black diagonal stripe with yellow borders. Black represents the people, green agriculture and the land, yellow the country’s mineral wealth and blue the Indian Ocean.

Tanzania is made up of at least 120 tribes, each significant in their own way.

Tanzania has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Africa, only South Africa (10), Ethiopia (9), Morocco (9) and Tunisia (8) have more.

Before Tanzania merged with Zanzibar in 1964, it was known as Tanganyika and had its own flag – a green background cut into half by a black and yellow band.

Freddie Mercury, legendary lead singer of the British rock band Queen, was born in Tanzania. He was born in 1946 on the island of Zanzibar.

Tanzania has an island called the Mafia. 

Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, at 5,895m (19,340ft).

The country has designated 25% of its land to wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.

The UNESCO-listed Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is known for its annual migration of millions of animals such as wildebeest, gazelles and zebras, and their predators.

In total area comparison, Tanzania (947,300 sq km) is just a little bit more than twice the size of California (423970 sq km).

The UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is the world’s largest caldera and is also known for its diversity of wildlife. 

According to the CIA, all land in Tanzania is owned by the government which can lease land for up to 99 years.

Africa’s largest lake is mainly located in Tanzania. Lake Victoria, also called Victoria Nyanza, has an area of 69,484 sq km (26,828 sq mi) and a coastline of 3,220km (2,000mi).

Tanzania receives close to 500 million dollars of aid from the world, most of it being paid by the UK and the US.

Lake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake in the world at 660 km (410mi) and the second deepest at 1,436m (4,710ft) after Lake Baikal in Russia. Tanzania shares Lake Tanganyika with DR Congo, Burundi and Zambia.

Ruaha National Park, the largest national park in Tanzania, is home to its largest elephant population.

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest city and was named by the first sultan of Zanzibar.

A German geologist named Hans Meyer was the first person to climb the Mount Kilimanjaro in October 1889.

The highest altitude pizza delivery on land took place in Tanzania. In 2016, a pizza was delivered to the summit of Kilimanjaro. It took four days to deliver the pizza from a new restaurant to the top of the highest mountain in Africa.

Bernard Goosen from South Africa was the first person to scale to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on a wheelchair. 

Ugali is the Tanzanian national dish. Made from cassava or maize flour, the staple dish is usually served with a sauce containing meat, fish, beans or greens.

Nearly 40% of the whole population lives in extreme poverty, and nearly 60% lives below the World Bank designated poverty line of $1.25 a day.

Around 38% of Tanzania’s total land area is protected and 31% of all its total territorial (including marine) area is protected.

Zanzibar, Tanzania is home to the place where the shortest war in the history was fought. The war was fought between the British forces and Khalid bin Barghash. The war lasted between 38 and 45 minutes and the British succeeded.

Facts about Eazy E


Eazy-E was an American rapper known as The Godfather of Gagstas Rap. He was born Eric Lynn Wright on September 7, 1964 in Compton, California, to Kathie and Richard Wright. Eazy-E, was an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. Eazy-E went into business with Jerry Heller and started Ruthless Records. Eazy-E joined Arabian Prince, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube to create NWA.

It is estimated that by the time Eazy-E was 22 he had already earned over a quarter million dollars selling drugs.

In 1991, during the height of gang warfare and hate spilling over between rap artists and politicians, Eazy-E was invited to the White House by President George Bush Sr.

Eazy-E did not come from a bad home. His father was a postal worker and his mother was a school administrator.

Eazy-E has fathered 7 children by 6 different women. His child support payments each month were estimated to be $50,000.

The debut single from NWA was Panic Zone.

Eazy-E dropped out of school when he was just in the 10th grade but returned to complete his G.E.D.

The most controversial album released by Eazy-E and NWA was called Straight Outta Compton. A movie was made about the members of NWA titled Straight Outta Compton.

Eazy-E was a Captain Kelly Park Crip. 

Straight Outta Compton was so popular it earned double platinum sales. This album contained the highly controversial track F*** the Police, which spawned legal issues when performing on the road. The FBI sent a warning letter to the group advising them of the trouble it could start if they continued to play it live.

Before Eazy-E was known by this name, his street name was "Casual".

Eazy-E and NWA were seen as major influences in the gangsta rap scene. The lyrics were violent and misogynistic.

Despite Eazy-E always working with B.G Knocc Out and Gangsta Dre'sta, they never actually signed to his label, they signed to OutBurst/Def Jam Recordings.

Ice Cube left NWA three years after the group formed due to a disagreement with Eazy-E over money matters.

Bone Thugs N Harmony had to audition to Eazy-E over the phone, but he never got back to them, so the group caught up with him at a concert and he signed them.

NWA began to attack Ice Cube as a result of his leaving the group, which resulted in a rift as Ice Cube went solo.

Dr. Dre also left NWA over financial issues with Ruthless Records and Eazy-E.

Comedians, contemporary rappers, and 70s funk groups were Eazy-E's main influences.

Eazy-E married Tomica Woods in 1995. They met in 1991 and had a son and a daughter together.

There is said to be over 70 unreleased Eazy-e tracks/verses, some of them are owned by Julio G, Ruthless Records and two are owned by DJ Yella.

In 1995 Eazy-E was admitted to hospital for suspected asthma and related symptoms such as a cough that persisted, but instead he was diagnosed with AIDS. He made a public statement about his illness on March 16, 1995.

One month after being diagnosed with AIDS Eazy-E died of complications of AIDS. He was 30 years old when he died.

Eazy had plans for a "Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton Part II" but it was never made as part 1 was finished after his death.

Some people believed that Eazy-E was 31 due to a false birth record. He was 30 when he died.

Eazy-E's daughter with Tomica Woods was born six months after he died.

Eazy-E's favourite film was a horror movie named "First Power".


Tomica Woods took over Ruthless Records after Eazy-E died.

Eazy-E's doctor at his death was Dr. Williams Young, who claimed that he had died of complications from AIDS

Eazy-E's funeral was attended by approximately 3,000 people, believed to be mostly fellow rappers.

At Eazy's funeral, the mayor named Fridays in Compton as being "Eric Wright Day" in memory of him, at first the mayor didn't like Eazy-E but as time went by he became a fan as he made Compton famous.

Eazy-E's coffin was golden much like the bling rappers often wear.

After Eazy-E's death, Ruthless Records was to release an Eazy album named "Temporary Insanity" but it was confirmed by DJ Yella that it was never finished.

Facts about Lasers


A laser is a device that emits light through an optical amplification process based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. The word "laser" is an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation". It stimulates atoms or molecules to emit light at particular wavelengths and amplifies that light, typically producing a very narrow beam of radiation.

The first laser was built by Theodore H Maiman in 1960 at Hughes Research Laboratories and was based on the theoretical work of Charles Hard Townes and Arthur Leonard Schawlow.

In 2016, scientists created a new type of microlaser, smaller than a red blood cell, which could lead to innovations in medical imaging.

The strength of early lasers was measured in ‘Gillettes’ which was a measure of how many razor blades a laser beam could penetrate.

The world’s most powerful laser, China’s Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility (SULF), fired a single pulse equivalent to 5.3 petawatts — 5.3 quadrillion watts in 2016.

The world’s most powerful lasers can direct as much power as a hydrogen bomb.

The world’s largest laser, California’s National Ignition Facility (NIF), is about the size of three football fields.

The first commercial toy to use laser technology was a phaser gun which featured on the show Star Trek and produced a very weak laser beam.

Three scientists shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for work leading to the first lasers, but grad student Gordon Gould designed one before the laureates — one of whom was also his adviser. Gould sued and finally received patent rights in 1977. A fifth scientist actually built the first working laser, in 1960.

The ability of lasers to focus light with intense power at very precise areas makes them excellent tools for cutting, welding and even performing surgery on human beings.

Astronomers use lasers to measure real-time turbulence in Earth’s atmosphere.

Laser cutting equipment uses mirrors and lenses to focus a highly concentrated beam onto materials to cut them very accurately.

Astronauts on the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969 used a laser to measure the distance between Earth and the moon.

Laser cutting equipment is highly accurate and can be used to engrave to a microscopic level.

Lasers are grouped into specific classes, 1-5, for levels of danger. If you reach level 5, you could suffer permanent blindness and burning skin.

Scientists have found that lasers are accurate to more than a nanometer which is one billionth of a meter.

The light in a laser is more parallel than any other light source; every part of the beam has almost the exact direction.

Lasers have been used in a wide range of consumer technologies such as optical disk drives, barcode scanners, fibre optics, manufacturing computer chips and as lighting displays for entertainment.

In 1974 lasers were used commercially for the first time in supermarket barcode scanners.

Lasers can be used as spectrometers which are devices that use light to determine the specific chemical components in different types of matter.

The grainy appearance that a laser gives off is called “laser speckle” and is why there are light and dark patches in the beam of a laser.

Today, lasers are used in speed cameras to determine whether drivers are exceeding the speed limit.

Laser tag was developed as a non-lethal training program for the U.S. army in the 1970s. 

Lasers are also used for latent fingerprint detection and are much more accurate than previous methods that were used.

Despite some lasers being hotter than the surface of the sun, they can be used to cool atoms when combined with a magnetic field.

Lasers can be used to treat cancers by destroying or shrinking cancerous tumors or growths that appear before cancer develops.

A tiny laser beam can etch a serial number onto a diamond, the hardest natural substance known to humans.

Facts about Yarrow


Yarrow is an herbaceous plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. This plant can survive in different habitats like forests, meadows, grasslands, mountains, coastal areas and even deserts. This plant reproduces quickly and easily occupies new habitats. Yarrow is a perennial herb botanically known as Achillea millefolium and is related to chrysanthemums and chamomile. Yarrow is grown primarily for its healing properties and as an ornamental plant. In addition, yarrow is useful in the garden and can be used to prevent erosion.

Yarrow has small, antler-shaped leaves growing along its thin, light green stems creating a feathery appearance.

Yarrow has one or more stems that can reach 0.66 to 3.28 feet in height.

Yarrow is a soft herb, like tarragon.

Yarrow has feathery leaves that are usually 2 to 8 inches long. Leaves are covered with tiny hairs and spirally arranged on a stem.

The herb has a strong licorice-like aroma with a sweet flavor and a somewhat bitter and astringent finish.

Yarrow develops miniature white, reddish or pink flowers arranged in terminal inflorescences, shaped like rounded or flat heads. They are usually 2 to 4 inches wide. Flowers smell like chrysanthemum. Yarrow blooms from May to June. Flowers attract butterflies, ladybugs and hoverflies.

The strong aroma remains even when Yarrow is dried.

Yarrow produces nut-like fruit called achene which contains one seed.

The plant blooms in the late summer with small white flowers, reminiscent of tiny, flattened daisies.

Yarrow can be propagated via seed and parts of the stem.

The entire plant is edible, and it is said the leaves are best harvested when the plant is in bloom.

Scientific name for the yarrow is Achillea millefolium. Plant is named after Greek's hero Achilles, who used yarrow to treat battle wounds of his soldiers.

Yarrow is available in the summer months.

Yarrow is also known as carpenter's weed because carpenters often use it to stop the bleeding from the wounds and cuts that are inevitable part of their work.

Yarrow contains flavonoids that aid in digestion by increasing saliva and acids in the stomach. 

Yarrow was used as food in the 17th century. Leaves were prepared and consumed like spinach. Yarrow was also used as an ingredient of soups.

The herb is used as an astringent and as an anti-inflammatory in the treatment of arthritis.

Synonym for yarrow is "Poor man's pepper" because it has bitter and pungent taste. It even alters the taste of cow's milk when cow eats too much yarrow.

Over consumption of Yarrow may cause skin irritation.

Combination of yarrow, marsh rosemary and sweet gale was used for the production of beer known as gruit ale during the medieval times.

In Sweden, Yarrow is often used to flavor beer, as a substitute for hops.

Essential oils extracted from yarrow are often used in treatment of influenza and common cold. These oils need to be taken with caution because they may trigger severe allergic reactions on the skin and even induce miscarriage in pregnant women.

Yarrow can be used in meat and vegetable marinades.

Yarrow can be used in a treatment of rheumatism, toothache and sore throat. It also stimulates circulation, regulates menstrual cycle and eliminates excess water from the body.

The Greeks employed the Yarrow as a fever-reducer and to inspire perspiration.

Yarrow is beneficial for the gardeners because it improves quality of the soil and repels certain types of insects or pests.

An essential oil is made from Yarrow flowers that is used to flavor sodas.

Birds such as common starling use yarrow when they build nests. Nests made of yarrow do not contain parasites.

Yarrow is known by many common names, including Soldier's Woundwort, Devil's nettle, Bloodwort, Knight's Milfoil, and Herbe Militaris.

Yarrow is perennial plant which means that it can survive more than two years in the wild.

Facts about Rheas


Rhea is a member of the flightless bird group. The rheas are the largest bird in South America. There are two types of rhea: Greater or American rhea and Darwin's rhea. They differ in size and type of habitat they live in. Rheas can be found in open grasslands, pampas, and forests of Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, and Brazil. The rhea is also farmed for its meat, eggs, and skin. Rheas are distantly related to the ostrich and emu.

Rheas have three toes on each foot, while ostriches have two.

American Rhea can reach 5 feet in height and weight of up to 55 pounds. Darwin's Rhea can reach 3 feet in height and 22 pounds in weight.

Body of rhea is covered with grey-brown plumage with dark patches on the neck and back. Abdomen and thighs are covered with white feathers.

A rhea's head, neck and thighs are covered with feathers, but the bird has no tail feathers.

Rhea has strong legs with three toes that are designed for running.

Its plumage is mostly gray and brown with white underparts.

Rhea has large wings, but it is a flightless bird because it lacks breast bone which connects muscles required for flying.

Rheas cannot fly, but they have unusually long wings for flightless birds.

Although it is unable to fly, rhea can run very fast and reach the speed of up to 40 miles per hour. Wings provide stability during running.

They use their wings like an airplane rudder to help them dodge predators and for balance while running.

Rhea consumes both meat and plants (an omnivore). Different kind of seeds, fruits, roots, plants, lizards, insects, reptiles and rodents are normal part of rhea's diet.

They weigh between 33 and 66 pounds (15 and 30 kilograms) and stand 3-5 feet (0.9-1.5 meters) tall.

Rheas also like to consume agricultural crops. Because of that, farmers often considered them as pests.

Males rheas are typically larger than the females.

Rhea is a silent animal most of the time. During mating season males produce sounds that are similar to the roars of mammals.

During the breeding season, rheas stay near rivers, lakes or marshes.

During the winter, rheas gather in group composed of up to 50 animals of both sex. Group of rheas is called a "flock". They sometimes even combine with other, unrelated animals, such as deer or guanacos.

Rheas continuously move as they feed. 

Rheas are polygamous animals which mean that males and females mate with more than one partner during the mating season.

Rheas generally live in groups, although breeding males are solitary for part of the year.

Unlike other animals, males are fully responsible for building of the nest and care of the eggs and chicks after hatching.

Their breeding season is from August to January, depending on the region. 

Male can mate with between two and twelve females. He will build a nest in the ground where each female will deposit her eggs. Number of eggs can vary from 12 to 50, depending on the number of mating partners.

Males develop a dark collar at the base of their neck during the breeding season.

Male will keep the eggs warm throughout the whole incubation period that lasts 6 weeks. He also takes care of the chicks after hatching, keeping both female rheas and predators away.

Each of the females lay up to five gold- colored eggs in the male's nest over a period of seven to 10 days. They can lay up to 60 eggs total.

Young rhea grows quickly and it reaches adult size in six months. However, it will not mate until it reaches the age of 2 to 3 years old.

The male incubates the eggs for about six weeks and cares for the chicks alone.

Maximum lifespan of the rhea in the wild is 15 years.

Facts about Morocco


Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, is characterized by its Berber, Arab and European cultural influences. It is a mountainous country of western North Africa that lies directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain. Morocco is about one-tenth larger than the state of  California in the US.

The name Morocco comes from the Spanish and Portuguese names “Marruecos” and “Marrocos,” which in turn, come from “Marrakesh” the Latin name for the former capital of ancient Morocco.

The earliest known independent Moroccan kingdom was the King Bocchus I, a Berber of Mauretania.

Archaeological homo sapien remains found in Morocco have been dated to around 315,000 years old.

Morocco laid claims to the territory of Western Sahara, leading to a war that continued until a cease-fire agreement was reached in 1991. The standoff continues today. The Moroccan government refers to this area as its Southern Provinces.

Morocco was a French protectorate from 1912 to 1956, when the country gained independence and Sultan Mohammed became king.

Today Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. King Mohammad VI, who claims to be directly descended from the prophet, holds vast legislative as well as executive powers.

Morocco is currently the only kingdom in North Africa and one of only three in Africa. The other two are Lesotho and Swaziland.

Morocco celebrates their national holiday of Throne Day on July 30 each year, which celebrates and honors the accession of King Mohammad VI to the throne in 1999.

Morocco’s flag is red with a green, five-pointed star in the centre. Red and green are traditional colours in Arab flags and the five-pointed star – known as Sulayman’s (Solomon’s) seal – represents the five pillars of Islam.

The capital city of Morocco is Rabat. The largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Fes, Agadir, Oujda, Tangier, Marrakesh and Nador. Its main port city is Casablanca.

On a clear day, Morocco is visible from the Spanish mainland coast across the Strait of Gibraltar which is at its narrowest of 13km (8mi) between Point Marroquí (Spain) and Point Cires (Morocco).

Morocco is in the top five African economies by its GDP and a few years ago ranked as the first by the quality of life index of the Economist Intelligence Unit. Today it has the fifth largest economy in all of Africa.

Morocco is home to the world’s oldest university. The University of Karueein was founded in 859 AD in Fez and is the oldest existing, and continually operating educational institution in the world.

Morocco was once a member of the African Union but removed its membership in 1984 when the AU let one of the Western Sahara disputed territories enter as a member. However, Morocco once again joined the African Union in January 2017.

Morocco has nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Africa, only South Africa (10) has more.

Morocco is a member of the Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), the community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) plus the United Nations.

Morocco is the world’s largest exporter of sardines, accounting for over a quarter ($201 million) of the entire world’s exports.

France and Spain are Morocco’s primary trade partners, as well as their primary foreign investors and creditors.

Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries and is known as the Maghreb or Maghrib in Arabic which means “the West”.

Cannabis is grown in the Rig Mountains and according to the French Ministry, 80 percent of the hashish consumed in Europe comes from here.

The medieval city of Fez in Morocco is home to the world’s largest car-free urban area.

The predominant religion in Morocco is Islam. Most people are Sunni Muslims. Any Moroccan who is sherfa (believed to be a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad) is given the title Lalla, Sidi, or Moulay.

Berbers are Morocco’s indigenous people and are descendants of North Africa’s pre-Arab inhabitants. In Morocco, they mostly live in the High Atlas Mountains, although some maintain a nomadic existence in the desert.

Morocco’s official languages are Berber and Arabic.

Morocco has been occupying Western Sahara since 1975.

The national literacy rate among adults in Morocco is 50 percent. French is required to be taught in all schools.

The small mountain town of Chefchaouen in Morocco is famous for its blue-washed buildings and is known as the Blue Pearl.

As many as 10 million people visit Morocco each year.

The UNESCO-listed ruined Roman city of Volubilis is the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco. 

The national drink is a green tea with mint leaves and other ingredients known as “atai” that is important in the culture of the Moroccan people. Refusing it is considered extremely rude.

Morocco’s national symbol is the lion and the country was once home to the largest lion subspecies, Barbary lions (Panthera leo leo).

The national Moroccan sport is football or soccer, known as Koura. 

Morocco is partially covered by the world’s largest hot desert (excluding the Arctic and Antarctic deserts). The Sahara Desert, with a total area of 8,600,000sq km (3,320,000sq mi), covers much of North Africa.

Traditionally, the heart is not the symbol of love for the Moroccan people. The liver is.

Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains are North Africa’s highest mountain range. They are known by local Berbers as ‘Idraren Draren’ which means Mountains of Mountains.

A Moroccan woman, named Nawal EL Moutawakel, won the 400-meter hurdles and became the first woman from any Arab or Islamic country to win an Olympic Gold Medal. 

Mount Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak, is also North Africa’s highest peak at 4,167m (13,671ft).

Facts about Emma Stone


Emma Stone is an American actress who rose to fame from roles in films such as Easy A and The Amazing Spiderman. She was born Emily Jean Stone on November 6, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista Jean Stone and Jeffrey Charles Stone. She experienced panic attacks and found that attending the theater helped resolve the problem. She took singing lessons for several years and was homeschooled for two years, during which time she appeared in various plays. In 2004 Emma and her mother moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. 

Emma Stone originally wanted to be known as Emily Stone but the name was already taken in the Screen Actors Guild. Her family and friends still refer to her as Emily.

As a teenager, Stone prepared a presentation for her parents called 'Project Hollywood' explaining why they should let her move to California to become an actress.

At the age of seven Emma Stone fell of the parallel bars in gymnastics and broke both arms.

Emma Stone believes her trademark voice came from being colicky as a baby.

Emma Stone's husky voice is the result of being colicky as an infant and having developing nodules on her vocal cords.

One of Stone’s first acting gigs was in ‘The New Partridge Family’ which she earned a part on following a competition on VH-1. Only the pilot was shot and never aired.

Emma Stone created a PowerPoint presentation to the tune of Madonna's song Hollywood, in order to convince her parents to let he move to Hollywood after only one semester of high school at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona.

Emma Stone auditioned for the role of Claire in ‘Heroes’ which eventually went to Hayden Panettiere.

It took eight months after moving to Los Angeles for Emma Stone to get her first role.

Her first big movie break came in 2007 when she appeared in ‘Superbad’.

Emma Stone is naturally blonde but has changed t to brown and red for roles.

She was originally cast as Amber in ‘Sucker Punch’ but had to back out and was replaced by actress Jamie Chung.

Emma Stone learned how to play the bass guitar for her role in The Rocker.

Stone appeared in the rebooted Spider-Man films as Gwen Stacy, a role played by Bryce Dallas Harper previously. She returned to her natural hair color for the role.

Emma has been known to turn down roles in which she would have appeared as the 'pretty girl' due to her desire to be a serious comedian.

Emma Stone won an Oscar for Best Actress for ‘La La Land’. She won a SAG Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA for the same role.

The movie role that helped to gain Emma Stone more notoriety was 2009s Zombieland.

Emma Stone is one of 8 actresses to win an Oscar for their musical performance. She joined the likes of Julie Andrews, Jennifer Hudson and Anne Hathaway.

Emma Stone became very good friends with Jonah Hill, with whom she starred in the movie Superbad.

She was the highest-paid actress in 2017, making approximately $26 million.

In 2009, after having lived in Los Angeles for approximately six years, Emma Stone moved to New York.

Emma Stone has shared the romantic spotlight with actor Ryan Gosling in three different movies.

In 2010 Emma Stone starred in the movie Easy A. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the film.

Some have played up the similarities in looks between Emma and actress Lindsay Lohan. Stone had the chance to play Lohan during an appearance on ‘SNL’ (Saturday Night Live).

Emma Stone won the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for her performance in Easy A.

Stone has starred in films with three different members of ‘The Office’ cast: Steve Carrell, John Kasinski and Rainn Wilson.

Emma Stone won the 2012 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress - Comedy, for her role in Crazy, Stupid Love.

She is a big fan of the Spice Girls with Emma ‘Baby Spice’ Bunton being her favorite.

Emma Stone is a Revlon model alongside other actresses such as Halle Berry and Olivia Wilde.

She lists actresses Diane Keaton and Marion Cotillard as two of her idols.

Emma Stone dated her Spiderman costar Andrew Garfield for four years. They broke up in 2015.

She tossed up between changing her screen name to Riley Stone and Emily J. Stone before settling on Emma.

In 2016 Emma Stone moved back to Los Angeles.

She used to build websites for free because she was trying to teach herself HTML.

Emma Stone has been nominated for two Oscars and three BAFTA s. She has won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Emma Stone was raised a Lutheran.

Emma Stone has said that the week she appeared on Saturday Night Live was the best of her life.

She had braces for seven years.

Facts about Maps


A map is a drawing of a specific area, e.g. A city, country or continent showing the main features as they would appear when viewed from above. The map is a symbolic representation that emphasizes the relationships between elements of a space such as objects, regions or themes. Many maps are static, mounted on paper, or some other durable medium, while others are dynamic or interactive.

The person who makes maps is known as a cartographer.

The first printed "modern map" is in an encyclopedia called Rudimentum Novitiorum.

Cartography refers to the study of maps and mapmaking.

Modern mapmakers often incorporate fake towns into their maps on purpose. These are known as “paper towns”, “phantom settlements,” or (for some reason) “bunnies.” The thinking behind this is that if the cartographer comes across another map with the same fake town, they know it is a copy!

During the Middle Ages, the majority of western maps placed east at the top instead. The reason being, in Latin, the word of the east is ”oriens.” Therefore, to hold the map properly, they had to ”orient” it to ensure that the east is east. It happens to be the origin of the word orientation.

The map that's familiar to most of us is the Mercator projection, it's been a fixture in classrooms and world atlases for nearly 500 years.

In 1798, James Rennell drew the first map of Africa showcasing the massive Mountains of Kong.

North may be at the top of maps today, but that wasn’t always the case. During the middle ages, most Western maps put east at the top instead.

In the French caves of Lascaux, there's a map of stars that's believed to be 16,500 years old.

Throughout Medieval times in Europe most maps of the world, known as Mappae Mundi, were expensive to create by hand, so were used by Royals and Nobles as displays of wealth rather than for practical purposes.

The Waldseemüller map, drawn in 1507, by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, is the first recorded instance of the word “America” appearing in a map.

During World War II, silk maps were sealed into Monopoly games, along with real money hidden among the fake, and new games pieces such as a working compass. These special games and maps were then sent to war camps to help prisoners escape.

The only known copy of The Waldseemüller map is with the U.S Library of Congress. It was purchased by the library for U.S $10 million, making it one of the most expensive maps ever to be sold.

The only kind of map of the Earth that is not projected is one drawn on a sphere. This is called a globe.

The oldest known map is not of the Earth but of the stars. In 2000, a map of the night sky was discovered in one of the caves in the cave complex at Lascaux, France and is believed to be more than 16,500 years old.

Many maps today are made using GIS computer systems. These are database systems that are organized by location instead of named records.

Governments prohibit the publishing of maps with locations of military installations, security bases, communication towers, and defense installations.

The word "map" can also be used to talk about a chart or drawing that shows relationships between ideas, people, events, or anything else you can think about. This is why web developers call a list of web pages on a web site a site map.

The oldest sphere on record dates back to around 1,500 and is engraved on the surface of an ostrich egg. It also marks the first time the idiom ”here be dragons” appeared on a map. It was written in Latin’ Latin’ hic sunt dracones.”

A map that shows an area in great detail, such as a street map of a neighborhood, is called a large-scale map because objects on the map are relatively large.

Google has created at least one paper town in Argleton, England. It was discovered on Google Maps in 2008, although the location was not a town but empty land. Later, they removed it, and no one knows if it was a copyright trap.

A map of a larger area, such as a continent or the world, is called a small-scale map because objects on the map are relatively small.

The first known map for putting North on top and South at the bottom is from Korea. It was created in 1402 by Kwon Kun, an astronomer and the map is known as the Kangnido map.

Many computerized maps allow the viewer to zoom in and out, changing the scale of the map.

Eskimos carved maps out of ivory while the Incas made relief maps of clay.

Some maps show relief, or changes in elevation. A common way to show relief is contour lines, also called topographic lines. These are lines that connect points that have equal elevation. 

The Chinese wrote about maps as early as the 7th century, B.C.E.

Many maps include a grid pattern, or a series of crossing lines that create squares or rectangles. The grid helps people locate places on the map.