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Thursday, 20 March 2008

Did you know?

* The dollar symbol ($) is a U combined with an S (U.S.).

* The infinity sign is called a lemniscates

* The word "queueing" is the only English word with five consecutive vowels

* The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'

* The word 'pixel' is a contraction of either 'picture cell'

* Canada is an Indian word meaning " Big Village ".

* If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050.

* Race car is a palindrome.

* "Bookkeeper" and "bookkeeping" are the only words in the English language with three consecutive double letters.

* The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best ornothing”.

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

* Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.

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

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

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

* A crocodile can't move its tongue and cannot chew.
Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail

* Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.

* Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York .

* A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water. If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty. If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.

* Camels are called "ships of the desert" because of the way they move, not because of their transport capabilities. A Dromedary camel has one hump and a Bactrian camel two humps. The humps are used as fat storage. Thus, an undernourished camel will not have a hump.

1 comment:

Tollymovie said...

to be frank i dont know most of them, thanks mate for the nice post

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