Saturday, August 1, 2009


1.The human head contains 22 bones. More on the head and brains

2.On average, you breathe 23,000 times a day.

3.Breathing generates about 0.6g of CO2 every minute.

4.On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day - although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

5.Einstein's brain was of average size (1375 grams - 49oz).

6.Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialised nations increased by 10 cm (4 in).

7.In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5'6"). Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5'7"), compared to 1,77m (5'8") for Swedes, and 1,78m (5'8.5") for the Dutch.

8.The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.

9.If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.

10.It is impossible to sneeze and keep one's eyes open at the same time.

1.An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.

2.Forks, mostly being two-tined, used to known as "split spoons."

3.TIP is the acronym for "To Insure Promptness."

4.The world's oldest existing eateries are the Stiftskeller St. Peter in Salzburg, Austria - which was started as a monestary and had a tavern for travellers by 803 AD - and an eatery which opened in Kai-Feng, China in 1153.

5.Coffee is the seed of a cherry from the tree genus Coffea

6.Melba toast is named after Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931).

7.Three quarters of fish caught are eaten - the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer.

8.The world's most expensive jam (jelly) is Confiture de groselles. It is a redcurrant jam (jelly) from a 14th century recipe made in the tiny French town of Bar-Le-Duc.

9.In September 1999 Dustin Philips of the US set a Guinness World Record by drinking a 400 ml (14-oz) bottle of tomato sauce through a straw in 33 seconds.

10.To make one kilo of honey bees have to visit 4 million flowers, traveling a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.

11.Botanically speaking, the banana is a herb and the tomato is a fruit.

12.Bananas are the world's most popular fruit after tomatoes. In western countries, they could account for 3% of a grocer's total sales.

13.Bananas consistently are the number one compliant of grocery shoppers. Most people complain when bananas are overripe or even freckled. The fact is that spotted bananas are sweeter, with a sugar content of more than 20%, compared with 3% in a green banana.

14.Approximately 44 million tons of bananas are produced annually, compared to more than 60 million tomatoes. Apples are the third most popular (36 million tons), then oranges (34 million tons) and watermelons (22 million tons).

15.The scientific term for the common tomato is lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means "wolf peach."



3.Floccinaucinihilipilification:an estimation of something as worthless.

4. ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM : the belief which opposes removing the tie between church and state.



7.HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIAN : pertaining to a very long word.

# A cesium atom in an atomic clock
beats over a billion times a second.
# Leonardo Davinci invented scissors.
# Upto the age of 6 or 7 months, a
child can breathe and swallow at the
same time. But adults can’t do this.
# 17 tones of Gold are used to make
wedding rings in United States every
# World’s largest light house was in
Alexandria in 290 B.C.
# Flamingos can only eat with their
heads upside down.
# Babies start dreaming even before
their birth.
# Rabbits and parrots are the only
animals to see behind themselves
without turning their heads.
# Intelligent people have more copper
and zinc in their hairs.
# A queen bee uses its stinger to sting
another queen bee.
# A blink lasts approximately for 0.3
# A little under one quarter of the
people in the world is vegetarians.
# A sneeze can travel as fast as 100
# Alexander, the Great and Caesar
were both Epileptic.
# Carbon monoxide can kill a person in
less than 15 minutes.
# You can start a fire with ice.
# Only dogs, pigs, and some other
mammals can taste water. Bu humans
cannot. They can taste only the
chemicals and impurities in water.
# An Ostrich has eyes larger than
their brain.
# Dragon flies can travel upto 60
# When glass breaks the cracks move
faster than 3000miles/hr.
# Vultures fly without flapping their
# Each nostril of a human being
registers smell in a different way. The
smell registered by right nostril is
more pleasant while the smell can be
detected more accurately by left
# Coconut is the largest seed in the world

1. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side

2. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

3. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

4. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

5. The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the best or nothing'..

6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.

7. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.

8. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.

9. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

11. Dalmatians are born without spots.

12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

13. The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand for 'versus', but for 'and' (in civil proceedings) or 'against' (in criminal proceedings)

14. Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts have the buttons on the left

15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids

16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a bee

17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks

18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones

19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die

20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart

21. The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate

22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red

23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red

24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor

25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney

26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros

27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan

28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it

29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples

30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower

31. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting

32. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death

33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body

34. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets

35. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game

36. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air

37. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die

38. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it is smiling).

39. Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

40. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot

41. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

42. The average person laughs 13 times a day

43. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)

44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men

45. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog

46. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump

47. Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound

48. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death

49. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.

50. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

Do you know these things about sleep

Humans sleep on average around three hours less than other primates like chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys and baboons, all of whom sleep for 10 hours.

Elephants sleep standing up during non-REM sleep, but lie down for REM sleep.

Over 20% of the american population suffers from significant sleep disorders.

One in six road accidents happens because of sleepy drivers.

Eight hours of sleeping gives sixteen hours of work.

REM sleep is so called because our eyes can be seen to move under our eyelids.

If you average only 6 hours of sleep at night, your immunity to viral infection can be affected by 50%.Poor sleep can make us more vulnerable to viruses which cause the common cold or influenza.

60% Males and 40% Females over the age of 60 snore.

One-third of young adults are pathologically sleepy during the day.

We move on average 40 times in bed per night

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance in the USA.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

# India has the highest bridge in the world . It is called Bailey Bridge and is located in Ladakh between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayas.

# Before 1986, India was the only place in the world where Diamonds could be found.

# The world's first University was established in India . The University was established in 700 B.C. at the place of Taxila.

# The biggest and the largest employer in the world is Indian railways employing over a million people.

# India has the highest cricket ground in the world. It is located in the northern state of India called Himachal Pradesh. The cricket ground is 2444 above the sea level and was built in 1893.

# Most important studies of Mathematics like calculus, trigonometry and algebra were originated in India.

# Taj Mahal which is among the seven wonders of the world is in India. Taj Mahal was built over a long period of 11 years.

# India has the most number of post offices in the world.

Here are some interesting that you may or may not have known.

1. Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile.
2. A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.
3. There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.
4. One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
5. The word "set" has the most number of definitions in the English language; 192 Slugs have four noses.
6. Sharks can live up to 100 years.
7. Mosquitos are more attracted to the color blue than any other color.
8. Kangaroos can't walk backwards.
9. About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. everyday.
10. The largest recorded snowflake was 15 Inch wide and 8 Inch thick. It fell in Montana in 1887.
11. Former president Bill Clinton only sent 2 emails in his entire 8 year presidency.
12. Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints.
13. There are 200,000,000 insects for every one human.
14. Octopus have three hearts.
15. If you ate too many carrots, you would turn orange.
16. The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.
17. 1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116 or old.
18. The body has 2-3 million sweat glands.
19. Sperm whales have the biggest brains; 20 lbs.
20. Most cats are left pawed.
21. 250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
22. A Blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.
23. You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. Keep Smiling!
24. Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours.
25. An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce.


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