1694. Fact
In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.

1695. Fact
In 1910 a football team was penalized 15 yards for an incompleted forward pass.

1696. Fact
In 1946, the first TV toy commericial aired. It was for Mr. Potato head.

1697. Fact
In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalized by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 12 seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia.

1698. Fact
In 1956, 80% of all U.S. households had a refrigerator, but only 8% of British households had one!

1699. Fact
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.

1700. Fact
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, 'They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.' On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.

1701. Fact
In 1969, the last Corvair was painted gold.

1702. Body Facts
If you throw up and your vomit is greenish, it contains bile from further down in your intestine than just your stomach. The bile and stomach acid make vomit taste awful.

1703. Fact
In 1977, a 13-year-old kid found a tooth growing out of his left foot.

1704. Fact
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die!

1705. Fact
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

1706. Fact
In 1982, a high school student from Los Angeles, California unscrambled the Rubik's Cube in 22.95 seconds.

1707. Fact
In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from its First Class salads.

1708. Fact
In 1992, 55,142 people were injured by jewelry.

1709. Fact
In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.

1710. Fact
In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!

1711. Fact
In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2,000,000.00 on potato research!

1712. Fact
In 21 U.S. states, WALMART is the single largest employer.

1713. Fact
In 39 of the 50 U.S. states, the travel industry is the largest single employer.

1714. Body Facts
Feet smell really bad sometimes because lots of bacteria and fungi like to live on them especially if they are hot and wet and sweaty. The bacteria feed on the dead skin and sweat making smelly gases.

1715. Fact
In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.

1716. Fact
In America in 1977, the punishment for smuggling marijiuana was 15 years less than the punishment for smuggling coffee!

1717. Fact
In an average hour, there are over 61,000 Americans airborne over the United States.

1718. Fact
In an average lifetime a person will walk the equivalent of three times around the world.

1719. Fact
In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.

1720. Fact
In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.

1721. Fact
In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest!

1722. Fact
In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either unbathed or poorly dressed.

1723. Body Facts
Food can slosh around in your stomach for up to 4 hours, churning around like a washing machine.

1724. Fact
In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.

1725. Fact
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said 'Play it again, Sam.'

1726. Fact
In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

1727. Fact
In England it is in the key of G.

1728. Fact
In England, corn means wheat.

1729. Fact
In England, in the 1880's, 'Pants' was considered a dirty word.

1730. Fact
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

1731. Fact
In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a superman somewhere.

1732. Fact
In Florida, It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.

1733. Body Facts
Men grow ear hair as they get older; women don't.

1734. Fact
In France, it is legal to marry a dead person!

1735. Fact
In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car.

1736. Fact
In his book 'The Insects', naturalist Url N. Lanham reports that the aphid reproductive cycle is so rapid that the females are born pregnant.

1737. Fact
In Holland, you can be fined for not using a shopping basket at a grocery store!

1738. Fact
In honour of Johan Vaaler, inventor of the paper clip, a proportional 221/2 paper clip was erected in Oslo, Norway

1739. Fact
In Idaho, it is illegal to give someone a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds!

1740. Fact
In India, people are legally allowed to marry a dog!

1741. Fact
In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.

1742. Fact
In Jasmine Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300km of a private home

1743. Body Facts
If you have a spitting contest, you'll do better if you can see some food, or even a picture of food. If you can't manage that, just thinking about your favourite food will help to make your mouth water.



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  • Durga Puja


    Durga puja mood starts off with the Mahishasuramardini a twohour radio programme that has been popular with the community since the 1950s. While earlier it used to be conducted live, later a recorded version began to be broadcast. Bengalis traditionally wake up at 4 in the morning on Mahalaya day to listen to the enchanting voice of the late Birendra Krishna Bhadra and the late Pankaj Kumar Mullick on All India Radio as they recite hymns from the scriptures from the Devi Mahatmyam Chandi Path.During the week of Durga Puja, in the entire state of West Bengal as well as in large enclaves of Bengalis everywhere, life comes to a complete standstill. In playgrounds, traffic circles, ponds wherever space may be available elaborate makeshift structures called pandals are set up, many with nearly a years worth of planning behind them. The word pandal means a temporary structure, made of bamboo and cloth, which is used as a temporary temple for the purpose of the puja. While some of the pandals are simple structures, others are often elaborate works of art with themes that rely heavily on history, current affairs and sometimes pure imagination.

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