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Polaroid sheets are used in liquid crystal displays, optical microscopes and sunglasses. Since Polaroid sheet is dichroic, it will absorb impinging light of one plane of polarisation, so sunglasses will reduce the partially-polarised light reflected from level surfaces such as windows and sheets of water, for example. They are also used to examine for chain orientation in transparent plastic products made from polystyrene or polycarbonate.
Chocolate has become one of the most popular flavors in the world. It is a common ingredient in many snacks and desserts, including cookies, cake, ice cream, pudding, pie and candy. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes have become traditional on certain holidays: chocolate bunnies and eggs are popular at Easter, chocolate coins on Hanukkah, Santa Claus and other holiday symbols at Christmas, and hearts on Valentine's Day. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages, including chocolate milk and hot chocolate. Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration.
Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty. The rose was sacred to a number of goddesses, and is often used as a symbol of the Virgin Mary. 'Rose' means pink or red in a variety of languages. A red rose is a symbol of socialism or social democracy: it is used as a symbol by British, Irish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Brazilian, Dutch and other European labor, socialist or social democratic parties. This originated when the red rose was used as a badge by the marchers in the May 1968 street protests in Paris. The White Rose was a World War II non violent resistance group in Germany.
Once brewed, coffee may be presented in a variety of ways. Drip-brewed, percolated, or Frenchpressed/cafetiere coffee may be served with no a dditives or sugar or with milk, cream, or both. When served cold, it is called iced coffee. Espresso-based coffee has a wide variety of possible presentations. In its most basic form, it is served alone as a shot or in the more watered-down style cafe americano-a shot or two of espresso with hot water. The Americano should be served with the espresso shots on top of the hot water to preserve the crema. Milk can be added in various forms to espresso: steamed milk makes a cafe latte, equal parts espresso and milk froth make a cappuccino, and a dollop of hot foamed milk on top creates caffe macchiato. The use of steamed milk to form patterns such as hearts or maple leaves is referred to as latte art.
Mary Jane is an American term (formerly trademarked) for a kind of strap shoe or sandal that typically has low heels, broad and rounded closed toes, and a single-buckle strap across the instep and/or around the ankle. They are traditionally made of black patent leather, although some current incarnations can be in a wide array of colors and leathers. Traditionally Mary Janes are a variety of shoe worn mainly by young girls. In modern times they are worn by women of all ages. Mary Janes are typically considered formal for girls and informal when worn by women. Mary Jane was a character created by Richard Outcault for his comic strip, Buster Brown, which was first published in 1902. She was the sister of the title character, Buster Brown. In 1904, Outcault travelled to the St. Louis World's Fair and sold licenses to up to 200 companies to use the Buster Brown characters to advertise their products. Among them was the Brown Shoe Company, who later hired actors to tour the country, performing as the Buster Brown characters in theaters and stores. This strategy helped the Brown Shoe Company become the most prominently associated brand with the Buster Brown characters. The style of shoe Buster Brown's sister wore came to be known by her name, Mary Jane.
In 1643 Evangelista Toricelli, an Italian physicist, showed air was something more than nothing. The Chinese, Japanese and Native American cultures led to beginning of the balloon. The first balloon was (called the balloon of pie) invented by Brazilian-born Portuguese priest, Bartolomeu de Gusmao, and the first public exhibition was to the Portuguese Court on August 8, 1709, in the hall of the Casa da India in Lisbon. The rubber balloon was invented by Michael Faraday in 1824; it was inflated with hydrogen and used in his experiments with that element. Rubber balloons were soon after sold for a penny a piece in parks and circuses in America. The more familiar atex balloons of today were first manufactured in London, 1847, by J.G. Ingram, but mass production did not occur until the 1930s.According to the Reader's Digest, children and adults send up a billion balloons each year in celebration.
The maple leaf is the characteristic leaf of the maple tree, and is one of the most widely recognized national symbols of Canada. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the settlements of New France had attained a population of about 18,000. Also by this time, the maple leaf had been adopted as an emblem by the Canadiens along the Saint Lawrence River. Since 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion coins, which are officially known as Maple Leafs, as geometric mapleleaves are stamped on them. The U.S. city of Carthage, Missouri is nicknamed "America's Maple Leaf City.
Muji is a Japanese retail company which sells a wide variety of household and consumer goods. Muji is distinguished by its design minimalism, emphasis on recycling, avoidance of waste in production and packaging, and no-logo or "no-brand" policy. The name Muji is derived from the first part of Mujirushi Ryohin, translated as No Brand Quality Goods on Muji's European website.
Muji started with 40 products and now includes more than 7,000 products. Muji products range from stationery, and clothing for men and women, to food items and major kitchen appliances. Its primary business includes Cafe Muji, Meal Muji, Muji Campsite, florist and home furnishing; the company has recently taken steps into housing construction. Muji is positioned as a "reasonably priced" high quality brand, keeping the retail prices of products "lower than sual" by the materials it selects, streamlining its manufacturing processes, and minimising packaging.
Published on Apr 8, 2009