奇闻趣事(十八)

发布时间:2009-06-04 23:38:00   文档来源:教育网     [字体: ]
Not until January 1978 had a child been born on every one of the world's seven continents. The last of the seven was Antarctica-with the birth of Emilio Marco Palma, on an Argentine military base.

  直到1978年1月,世界七大洲才都有孩子出生。七大洲中最后一个有孩子出生的是南极洲,那个孩子是在阿根廷一个军事基地出生的埃米利奥·马可·帕尔马。

  In looking at 200 fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, a rough scoring of the male and female characters reveals a strong dichotomy. There are sixteen wicked mothers or stepmothers and only three wicked fathers or stepfathers. There are twenty-three evil female witches and only two evil male witches. There are thirteen young women who kill or endanger the men who love them, but only one man who harms his bride.

  看一下格林兄弟写的200个童话故事,男女人物的粗略统计显示出一种强烈的对比。故事中有16个邪恶的母亲或继母,只有3个邪恶的父亲或继父;有23个坏女巫,只有2个坏男巫;有13个年轻女子杀死或危害她们的爱人,只有一个男子伤害自己的新娘。

  The Adventure of Tom Sawyer was the first novel ever to be written on a typewriter. It was typed on a Remington in 1875 by Mark Twain himself. Twain, however, wished to withhold the fact. He did not want to write testimonials, he said, or answer questions concerning the operation of the “newfangled thing”。

  《汤姆·索亚历险记》是第一部在打字机上打出来的小说,那时马克·吐温于1875年用一台雷明顿牌打字机亲自打的。可是吐温不想声张这一事实。他说他不想写什么证明材料,也不愿意回答关于使用那台“新玩意儿”的问题。

  A grasshopper can leap over obstacles 500 times its own height. In relation to its size, it has the greatest jumping ability of all animals.

  蚱蜢能跳过自己身高500倍的障碍物。从身体大小这一比例来说,它是世界上最善跳的动物。

  There are small ice-free patches of land in Antarctica. Altogether, it comes to an area of 2,900 square miles or 0.06 percent of Antarctica's area. The patches are kept bare by the wind.

  南极洲有几小块地方没有冰,其总面积为2900平方英里,相当于南极洲面积的0.06%.因为那些地方风大,冰存不住。

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