The 'y' in signs reading "ye olde.." is properly pronounced with a 'th' sound, not 'y'. The "th" sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied (present day) England use the rune "thorn" to represent "th" sounds. With the advent of the printing press the character from the Roman alphabet which closest resembled thorn was the lower case "y". .. More >>
The Beautiful Brazil
Covering an area of 32 square kilometers, it is claimed to be the world s largest urban forest. There are close to 30 waterfalls in the region and owing to the dense vegetation, the area experiences temperature fall up to 50 Degree Fahrenheit (10 Degree Celsius) against the temperatures of surrounding areas.