Tuesday Turnip

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It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "for the first time in the world" unearthing the following, interesting headlines:

For the first time in the world's history, the number of urban dwellers will equal the number of rural dwellers in 2007.

Chinese scientists locate pickles' gene for the first time in the world

1889 AD: Sewage Treatment for the first time in the world

ISAS succeeded in deploying a big thin film for solar sail in space for the first time in the world

[ed. note: A solar sail is a spacecraft without a rocket engine. It is pushed along directly by light particles from the Sun, reflecting off its giant sails. Because it carries no fuel and keeps accelerating over almost unlimited distances, it is the only technology now in existence that can one day take us to the stars.]

1909 - The four-umpire system was employed for the first time in the World Series.

The World's First Biotechnology-driven "Blue Roses" -synonym for the impossible - have been successfully developed. For the first time in the world, SUNTORY has succeeded in creating blue pigment in roses by implanting the gene that leads to the synthesis of blue pigment

For the first time in the world artificial blood vessels are created

For the first time in the world you can watch all the horse racing, greyhound racing and harness racing everyday from SKY Racing, live on your mobile. [ed. note: oh boy!]

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April 3, 2007 - 5:19am
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