Sunday, December 16, 2007

Show 581 Saturday 15 December

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The Wikipedia Song


In the United States, the sole resident armadillo is the Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), which is most common in the central southernmost states, particularly Texas.


Texas declared its independence from Mexico in 1836 and existed as the independent Republic of Texas for nearly a decade.


Mexico is the 12th largest economy in the world by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), on par with countries like Canada and Spain, even though income inequality is still high.

Gross Domestic Product

"Gross" means depreciation of capital stock is not included.


The use of depreciation affects the financial statements and in some countries the taxes of companies and individuals.

Financial statement

In the United States, especially in the post-Enron era there has been substantial concern about the accuracy of financial statements.

United States

Compared to countries in the European Union and the Commonwealth of Nations, the United States has an average overall crime rate.

Commonwealth of Nations

Every four years the Commonwealth's members celebrate the Commonwealth Games, the world's second-largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.

Olympic Games

The original Olympic Games began in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece, and was celebrated until AD 393.


Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa.


Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones.


The Earth bulges slightly at the equator.


Home to millions of species including humans, Earth is the only place in the universe where life is known to exist.


All of the quotes are taken directly from Wikipedia.


show start
artist: Anawin
album: A glimpse inside the bubble
track: Little jazzy
from: Arles, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo

other music
artist: Silence
album: Encre
track: Plume
from: Bruxelles, Belgium
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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