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The Jazz Singer, 1927, was the first movie with audible dialogue.
In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.
Only 23% of New Zealand families have more than two children
nyctohylophobia : fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night
9143. Also known as
Original name : sheikh mohammad abdullah
Also known as : lion of kashmir (sher-e-kashmir)
Wettest city in the U.S.; Quillayute, Wahington. Driest: Yuma, Arizona.
The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933
If you put a T-Bone steak in a bowl of Coca - Cola, it will dissolve in 2 to 3 days.
In an episode of the 1962 cartoon The Jestons, Jane Jetson is talking through a video phone. The phone number of The Jetsons was VENUS-1234
14732. Science Facts
Sometimes frozen blocks of toilet waste flushed from aeroplanes fall to earth.
In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.
The Coca Cola company offers more than 300 different beverages
Post-It Notes, which are adhesive notes, were invented while looking for a way to improve the acrylate adhesive found in tapes
Quito in Ecuador, South America, is said to have the most pleasant climate in the world. It is called the 'Land of Eternal Spring.' The temperature rarely drops below 46 degrees Fahrenheit during the night, or exceed 72 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.
arachibutyrophobia : fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
It takes five minutes to execute someone in a gas chamber.
Book : die blendung
Author : elias canetti.
The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time they enters first grade.
All porcupines float in water.
Book : dangerous plaqce
Author : daniel patrick moynihan.
Cheese is the oldest of all man-made foods.
More steel in the US is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
40 years ago: an all-female population of lizards was discovered in armenia.
Famous for : the biggest car manufacturing town in the world.
15460. World Record Facts
Marc Quinquandon, from France, set a world record by eating 144 snails in 11 minutes. He beat his own record when he ate 72 snails in 3 minutes, but he died soon afterwards.
13935. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Chemistry
Year : 2009
Name : venkatraman ramakrishnan
Country : united kingdom
Name : thomas a. steitz
Country : united states
Name : ada e. yonath
Country : israel
An orca whale can hold its breath for up to 15 minutes
Growing different crops needing different minerals for their growth in the same piece of land in order to get more yield.
The animal whose brain accounts for the largest share of its body weight is the squirrel monkey. It's brain makes up about 5% of its total weight.
Book : yayati
Author : v.s. khandekar.
1141. Body Facts
Urine doesn't contain bacteria. Becalmed or shipwrecked sailors used to drink it with no ill-effects.
10757. Aircraft id
Aircraft id mark :
Bolivia : cp
One in about eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.
Among teens 13-19 in the United States, girls account for over 50% of new HIV infections.
12583. Food Facts
Roman banquets often featured hummingbirds cooked in walnut shells and roasted stuffed dormice, sometimes rolled in honey and poppy seeds. The Romans even had farms producing dormice because they were so popular.
The sailfish can swim faster than a horse can gallop.
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight.
Steven spielberg didn't accept any money for the film schindler's list. He felt it would be blood money.
After they are roasted, and when the coffee beans begin to cool, they release about 700 chemical substances that make up the vaporizing aromas.
There are more than 500 given phobias. One of the rarest is hoplophobia - a fear of firearms.
Ten minutes of one hurricane contains enough energy to match the nuclear stockpiles of the world.
12769. History Facts
In Ancient Egypt, women kept a cone of grease on their head. During the day, it melted in the hot sun and dripped down, making their hair gleam with grease.
Initially golf balls were made out of wood. After that they were made out of leather which was stuffed with feathers
15486. World Record Facts
The record for spitting a mouthful of tobacco is 16.23 metres (53 feet 3 inches), set in 1997.
Book : mill on the floss
Author : george eliot.
7294. Animal Facts
A flea can jump up to 220 times its own body length – a flea the size of an adult human could jump over a 25-storey building and more than a 0.4 kilometre (quarter of a mile) along the ground.
Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons of saliva a day
On average, a person has about 100,000 hairs growing on top of their head and they lose between 50 to 100 of them everyday. A blond sprouts about 140,000, a redhead has around 90,000 and a brown haired individual's head bares something in between.
There are only two sequences of four consecutive letters that can be found in the English language: rstu and mnop. Examples of each are understudy and gymnophobia.
Free Water Deficit
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Sayings and Quotations
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A vulture's stomach is so acidic that it can dissolve a nail after just a couple of hours.