[Worldkings] Top 50 inventions and discoveries made by accident (P. 36) Leo Baekeland accidentally invented Bakelite plastic while researching a substitute for expensive shellac
(Worldkings.org) The first Bakelite plastic was an accidental invention. It was the result of a chemist's failed experiment, but it turned out to be one of the most important inventions of the 20th century.
[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Impressive milestones in 116 years of development of Shell plc, the second largest private energy group in the world (1907)
(Worldkings.org) Shell plc (formerly known as Royal Dutch Shell plc) is a British multinational oil and gas company. It is the second largest private energy corporation in the world. The company's headquarters is located at the Shell Center in London.
(WorldKings.org) Shell plc is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England. Shell is a public limited company with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and secondary listings on Euronext Amsterdam and the New York Stock Exchange.
[WORLDKINGS- ALMANAC EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2022] Milestones of 114 years of development of Shell Company, one of Europe's leading energy companies (1907 )
(worldkings.org) Shell plc is a British publicly traded multinational oil and gas company headquartered at Shell Centre in London, United Kingdom.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – MGM Cotai: Hotel has world's largest free-span gridshell glazed roof
(WorldKings.org) The hotel's atrium connecting the main lobby to shops and restaurants, named The Spectacle, features the world's largest free-span gridshell glazed roof that is self-supporting.
(WorldKings.org) Shells are a part of everything in the town and are incorporated seamlessly into the architecture as well. While the streets paved in bivalves draw quite a crowd, the second shell island, connected to Fadiouth via stilted wooden bridge, is the true gem of the area.
Top 30 of world's best-selling products (P.25) Motorola Razr V3: The best-selling clamshell phone in the world
(WorldKings.org) Over the Razr's four-year run, the V3 model sold more than 130 million units, becoming the best-selling clamshell phone in the world to date.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Shell Berchem: World's largest Shell fuel station
(Worldkings.org) On average, 1,500 HGVs and 7,500 cars refuel there every day. Between 20 and 30 fuel trucks serve the station every day to replenish fuel supplies. It has 51 fuel pumps: 24 for HGVs and 27 for other vehicles.
Unique architectural constructions around the world (P.61) - Sea Ranch Chapel (USA): The house that took shape of a shell on the California coast
(WorldKings.org) This whimsical seashell-shaped place of worship was designed to blend into its surroundings.
Unique architectural constructions around the world (P.26) - Nautilus House (Mexico) : Shell house, a great design showcases human talent and creativity
(WorldKings.org) This fantastical house shaped like a seashell brings aquatic design to architecture.