Manhattan Island from end to end is less than one million inches long.
A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair
Hans Christian Anderson, creater of fairy tales, was word-blind. He never learned to spell correctly, and his publishers always had errors
A teaspoon of neutron star material weighs about 110 million tons.
Stanley Kubrick approached Lloyd's of London about an insurance policy in case extraterrestrial life was discovered before the release of his movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36 degrees celsius
Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.
If you rubbed garlic on the sole of your feet, it would be absorbed and eventually show up on your breath.
In 1998, approximately 1.6 billion tree seedlings were planted in the United States. This amounts to about five trees per American
Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs
A toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet can get airborne bacteria from flushing.
Approximately 20% of Americans have a passport
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. (The heart is not a muscle.)
Spiders have claws at the ends of their legs
A porpoise swims slowly in a circle as it sleeps.
Actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominated actress, with a record of 13 nominations
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide.
Banging your head off a wall uses 150 calories an hour!
Beaver teeth are so sharp that Native Americans once used them as knife blades.
Cows drink anywhere from 25-50 gallons of water each day
The most arousing time of day for a man is early morning, which is also the time when his testosterone level is highest.
6302. Animal Facts
A lion's mane jellyfish is about 2.5 metres (8 feet) across, with tentacles 60 metres (200 feet) long. Their sting can cause an agonizing death.
One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving
There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996
The earth is approx. 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
The phrase rule of thumb is derived from an old English law that stated you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb
There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825
The most expensive painting ever sold at auction was Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh. On May 15, 1990, Ryoei Saito paid $75 million for it. He followed up that spending spree by paying the second-highest price ever, $71 million for Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir, just two days later.
Reggie Jackson holds the major league record for most strikeouts with 2,597.
Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later
On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day
Black olives contain on average 10 to 30% more oil than green olives
Easter is the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after March 21.
Chop Suey' translates to something like 'pieces of meat' and was invented by Chinese railroad workers who didn't know how to cook anything except to 'chop stuff up and fry it'
English novelist Arnold Bennet drank a glass of water in a Paris Hotel to prove it was safe. He died two months later of Typhoid.
The reason why tattoos do not vanish even though we shed our skin is because the dye is injected deeper into the dermis part of the skin. It is only the epidermis that we shed
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards
It is illegal to mispronounce 'Arkansas'while in the state of Arkansas.
Actor Val Kilmer grew up on Roy Rogers'ranch.
The word queue is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
The dot over the letter 'i'is called a tittle.
A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.
Clarence Crane the inventor of Crane's Peppermint Life Savers sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.
More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.
Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time
In 1900, Queen Victoria sent her New Year's greetings to the British troops stationed in South Africa during the Boer War in the form of a specially molded chocolate bar.
6327. Animal Facts
The vampire squid has the largest eyes of any animal for its body size. The squid is 28 centimetres long (11 inches) and its eyes are 2.5 centimetres (1 inch across). The equivalent would be a person with eyes the size of table tennis bats!
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Tagores poetic style, which proceeds from a lineage established by 15th and 16th century Vaishnava poets, ranges from classical formalism to the comic, visionary, and ecstatic. He was influenced by the atavistic mysticism of Vyasa and other rishi authors of the Upanishads, the Bhakti Sufi mystic Kabir, and Ramprasad Sen. Tagores most innovative and mature poetry embodies his exposure to Bengali rural folk music, which included mystic Baul ballads such as those of the bard Lalon. These, rediscovered and repopularised by Tagore, resemble 19th century Kartabhaja hymns that emphasise inward divinity and rebellion against bourgeois bhadralok religious and social orthodoxy. During his Shelaidaha years, his poems took on a lyrical voice of the moner manush, the Bauls man within the heart and Tagores life force of his deep recesses, or meditating upon the jeevan devatathe demiurge or the living God within. This figure connected with divinity through appeal to nature and the emotional interplay of human drama. Such tools saw use in his Bhanusi?ha poems chronicling the Radha Krishna romance, which were repeatedly revised over the course of seventy years. Tagore reacted to the halfhearted uptake of modernist and realist techniques in Bengali literature by writing matching experimental works in the 1930s. These include Africa and Camalia, among the better known of his latter poems. He occasionally wrote poems using Shadhu Bhasha, a Sanskritised dialect of Bengali, he later adopted a more popular dialect known as Cholti Bhasha. Other works include Manasi, Sonar Tori (Golden Boat), Balaka (Wild Geese, a name redolent of migrating souls), and Purobi. Sonar Toris most famous poem, dealing with the fleeting endurance of life and achievement, goes by the same name, hauntingly it ends Shunno nodir tire rohinu po?i Jaha chhilo loe g