(Worldkings.org) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of "189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world."
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 26, 2018 – James H. Nason of Franklin, Mass., was issued the first U.S. patent for a coffee percolator, in 1865.
(Worldkings.org) A coffee percolator is a type of pot used for the brewing of coffee by continually cycling the boiling or nearly boiling brew through the grounds using gravity until the required strength is reached.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – December 25, 2018 - Nike drops the price for its first self-lacing basketball shoes
(Worldkings.org) They started as special edition sneakers modeled on Marty McFly's high-tops from Back to the Future II in 2011, but thread-by-thread Nike's self-lacing sneakers are edging closer to something the average Joe could own. The company has shared some details on a new design of its HyperAdapt shoes for 2019, which have been given a fresh look and a much friendlier price tag.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 25, 2018 – the centigrade temperature scale was devised by Anders Celsius in Sweden, in 1741
(Worldkings.org) Born on 27 November 1701 in Uppsala, Sweden, Anders Celsius was an astronomer and inventor of the Celsius temperature scale.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – December 21, 2018 - Archon Wireless Charger Can Power Your Phone From Under The Desk
(Worldkings.org) We’ve seen wireless chargers embedded in desks before, allowing you to charge your mobile gadgets by simply setting it down on the tabletop. It’s a sleek way to hide your charger, but you had to buy custom furniture that’s been fitted with special hardware. Archon wants to change that.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 21, 2018 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world's first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre, in 1937
(Worldkings.org) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released by RKO Radio Pictures.
(Worldkings.org) Self-cleaning, fast drying and a stay fresh guarantee; Kanso + Polygiene Stay Fresh technology = the world's most practical towel.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – December 20, 2018 - Superseche : The T-shirt you can wear for 7 days
(Worldkings.org) This is a T-shirt you can wear for an entire week and it will look and smell like a fresh shirt. With its innovative knitting pattern and nano coating technology, the fabric used to make Superseche is specially designed to be moisture wicking and water repellent at the same time.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 20, 2018 – The world's first website and server go live at CERN, in 1990
(Worldkings.org) By Christmas 1990, Berners-Lee had defined the Web’s basic concepts, the URL, http and html, and he had written the first browser and server software.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – December 19, 2018 - Nomodo Trio Warms Your Coffee, Chills Your Soda, And Charges Your Phone
(Worldkings.org) A drink and a smartphone are common fixtures in nearly every desk in every office. We need something to quench our thirst and keep our connection to the world while typing away on our jobs, after all. The Nomodo Trio offers a more efficient place to set them both down on.