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A Brief History In July 2013, Redmi was introduced by Xiaomi as a budget smartphone line.  Xiaomi has been bringing smartphones in the mid-range and budget market over the five years since Redmi’s original introduction.  Redmi 7 is Xiaomi’s new offering with some stunning features. Redmi series has been providing some good features at very affordable prices. With big players like Samsung and Realme, Redmi 7 is another attempt by Xiaomi in the budget range. The device comes with 6.2-inches HD+ screen, Snapdragon 632 chipset, dual rear camera, and 4,000mAh battery life. With such a nice set of features, is…

A Brief History On April 11, 1970, NASA launched their third moon-landing mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying three astronauts.  After so many preparations, and failed attempts NASA is finally ready to send Jack L. Swigert, 38, with previous experience from Apollo7, Jim A. Lovell, 42, he had unbelievable 572 spaceflight hours of experience, and Fred W. Haise, 36, with previous experience on Apollo 8 and 11 on a lunar landing mission. They did incredible things just to train the astronauts and made simulations of every obstacle they might encounter like reduced gravity walking simulator, water landing (which came out…

A Brief History On April 13, 2017, a United States Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo plane dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on the unhappy heads of ISIS Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan, killing 94 ISIS fighters, including 4 of their leaders.  Incredibly, no civilian casualties were reported.  (See our related articles Biggest Non-Nuclear Bomb of World War II Dropped and Russians Test “Father of All Bombs.”  For extra giggles see our article “Weapons with Cool Names!” ) Digging Deeper The so called “Mother of All Bombs,” a witty take on the real name of “Massive Ordnance, Air…

A Brief History On April 11, 1990, British customs officials seized what they believed was to be a barrel for an enormously large super cannon headed for Iraq, presumably to be used to shell Israel and Iran from an immense distance (up to 625 miles) away.  Iraq never did get its chance to field a combat ready version of their super cannon, called Project Babylon, but they did get as far as building prototypes for testing, serious cause for concern by  the neighbors of Iraq in the Middle East, including Iran and Israel. Digging Deeper Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was…

A Brief History On April 10, 1858, the original bell called “Big Ben” in the clock tower at the North end of Westminster Palace was removed because it had cracked when tested.  The giant 14.5 metric ton bell was replaced with a smaller version, weighing only 13.76 metric tons (or 30,300 pounds for Yankees), but also called Big Ben.  Built by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the bell called Big Ben is often confused with either the tower the giant clock sits in or the tower itself.  Big Ben is really just the bell that chimes the hours. Digging Deeper Like…

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