1000 things to know – General knowledge (1-5)

Here is a new series on our website Academics in Politics: 1,000 things to know about General Knowledge.

It will be useful for the orals, for those who want to go into journalism, to shape your critical mind, or simply to shine in society and win at Trivial Pursuit.

Let us get started.

1. Daily Mail

First published 1896

Created by Harmsworth

2. The Sun

First published 1964.

3. Cab

The name comes from the taximeter (taxation, speed)

The taximeter was invented in Paris in 1867, and the modern taximeter in Berlin in 1891.

Carriage chairs were used as early as 1550 in London and 1617 in Paris.

In 1637, carriages were developed in Paris.

4. Madrid

Founded in the 9th century by Emir Muhammad I under the name of Majrît.

In 1561, King Philip II made Madrid the seat of his court.

Known museums: Brake Museum, Arte Reina Sofia (Guernicaà, Caixa Forum, Thyssen-Bornemisza

5. Sony

Located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan

1958: Becomes Sony

1979: 1st Walkman

1982: Commercial launch of the CD

1994: PlayStation in Japan

1995: commercial launch of the DVD

2006: Blu-Ray

Founders: Akio Morita, Masaru Ibuka.