November 21, 2007

Thursday Trivia - 8 General Trivia

Initially they are no restrictions on the size n width of cricket Bat, but one day(in 1771) a smart alec came to bat with a bat width of the stumps.Thus came a new rule that the bat be officially limited to a maximum of four and a quarter inches in width

chao gu" or stir frying stocks - Chinese slang for trading.

Pit trading traces its roots to 1848, when the Chicago Board of Trade was founded to protect farmers by creating a marketplace to hedge against extreme price swings brought about by droughts and bumper crops.

Li ka shing, founder of Hutchison started his career as a salesman selling watches at his uncle’s store,and then selling high quality plastic flowers at bargain prices.He then entered into real estate because he couldn’t renew the lease for his factory and was forced to purchase and develop a site himself..n the rest is history.

Roman Abramovich, richest Russian and owner of Chelsea Football club also owns a huge collection of luxury Yatch's dubbed as "The Abramovich’s Navy"

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