Posts Tagged “Japanese”

Wasabi Mist Smoke Alarms?

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FACT OF THE DAY: In 2010, Japanese researchers came out with a smoke alarm specifically for the hearing impaired. When triggered, or activated, the alarm would release a wasabi scented mist (technically speaking the chemical compound allyl isothiocyanate) that would let people know there is smoke.

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Who Makes 90% Of All Zippers?

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FACT OF THE DAY: For every ten zippers you come across, there’s a good chance that nine of them will have the letters YKK on them. That stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, the Japanese company that produces about 90% of all zippers.

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