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When gentlemen in medieval Japan wished to seal an agreement, they urinated together, crisscrossing their streams of urine.
A baby's cry can reach 90 decibels. A normal conversation measures around 60 decibels and a car horn 110 decibels.
Book : golden borough
Author : james frazer.
Whoopi Goldberg s real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.
Book : thank you, jeeves
Author : p.g. wodehouse.
Invention : videotape
Year : 1950s
Inventor : charles ginsburg
Country : us.
Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
Cockroaches break wind every 15 minutes.
Close to two million people who go to hospitals in the United States for one ailment wind up catching another.
When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor + hotel = motel, breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a "portmanteau."
A deep valley cut by a river through a mountain region, e,g., the grand canyon of the colarado river in the usa.
The U.S. motto, 'In God We Trust', was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
If you need to remember pi, just count the letters in each word of the sentence: May I have a large container of coffee? If you get the coffee and are polite say: Thank you, get two more decimal places. (3.141592653...). Here is another sentance: How I wish I could calculate Pi. (3.141592)
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, had an extra finger on her left hand.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it
The width of a tornado can range from less than ten yards to more than a mile.
12864. India - Heritage
Heritage : elehanta caves, maharastra (634)
situated on an island, believed to be built by pulakesini ii of the chalukya kingdom. exquisite carvings depicting the myths of shiva.
A lion's roar can be heard from more than five miles away.
6101. Animal Facts
Nose bots are maggots that live inside the noses of animals that graze, such as sheep, cows and horses.
In 1947, Toys for Tots started making the holidays a little happier for children by organizing its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
onomatophobia : fear of hearing a certain word or of names.
Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
12682. History Facts
Roman gladiator and slave rebel leader Spartacus had 300 of his followers crucified to show the others what would happen to them if they deserted his army.
Island : hokkaido
Location : sea of japan-pacific
Area : 77,900.00 sq. km.
Brazil accounts for almost 1/3 of the world's coffee production, producing over 3-1/3 billion pounds of coffee each year.
Pound for pound, leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans
More than 3000 years ago children played with circular hoops made with grape vines. This toy was swung around the waist. Years later this toy was made by company called Wham-O and the Hula-Hoop was invented in 1958
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat while playng baseball, and he used to change it every two innings.
In Hershey, Pennsylvania, the streetlights along Chocolate Avenue are in the shape of Hershey Kisses.
Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight
12902. India - National Park
India - National Park : gir national park
Place : junagarh
State : gujarat.
The youngest person to give birth was a five-yr. old tribal girl (C-Section of course)
Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
12773. History Facts
In the 1990s, fashionable women in Europe who wanted to look thin wore corsets laced so tightly that their ribs were sometimes broken!
13679. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Physiology or Medicine
Year : 1996
Name : peter c. doherty
Country : australia.
Name : rolf m. zinkernagel
Country : switzerland.
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
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes
When Nylons first went on sale in the United States in 1940, four million pairs were sold in only a few days
One in eight Americans is considered poor, but one home in six has at least three cars or trucks.
Of all known forms of animals life ever to inhabit the Earth, only about 10 percent still exist today.
12733. History Facts
A lhasa apso dog was once imprisoned and kept on death row in a prison in Washington, USA, for over eight years for biting.
If you divide the Great Pyramid's perimeter by two times it's height, you get pi to the fifteenth digit!
Unit : kilometer per hour (km/h)
in si : 0.277778
si unit : m/sec
in cgs : 27.7778
cgs unit : cm/sec
Category : speed.
A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.
In gangster slang, a boxing match that is fixed is called a barney.
250 to 300 million cell phones are being used in the U.S
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