Saturday, August 18, 2007

Did you know that....

1. Pearls melt in vinegar

2. The only month in recorded history that didn't have a full moon was in February 1865

3. Male and female rats may mate twenty times a day

4. Romans could kiss each other on the eyes as a greeting

5. If Antarctica's ice would melt the oceans would rise about 60 meters

6. A newborn kangaroo is about the size of a coffee bean

7. A day on Mars is about half an hour longer than a day on Earth

8. Russia's president Putin has worked in the KGB's foreign intelligence service

9. A rollercoaster has no engine

10. About 10% of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment

11. One in every four Americans Has appeared on Television

12. Mexico City sinks about 10 inches each year

13. A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death

14. Ethiopia will be celebrating millennium in September 2007

15. Sri Lanka has the highest number of snakebite deaths in the world

16. A puma has about 75% killing efficiency

17. Uganda has the source of River Nile

18. A spider has transparent blood

19. Sri Lanka has the world's highest number of public holidays

20. 70% of all Land Rovers ever made are estimated to still be on the road

21. The Pima tribe in Arizona has the highest rate of diabetes in the world

22. It takes around 10 litres of milk to make 1kg of cheese

23. More people get killed by dogs than by sharks

24. You swallow about a quart of snot everyday

25. Domestic cats can run about 30 miles per hour

26. The Dalmatian dog is from Croatia

27. All lilies are poisonous to cats

28. Poodles were once used as hunting dogs in Europe

29. Mercedes cars are named after an Austrian girl

30. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury

31. Until the 1960's men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland

32. On average, each day about 20 banks are robbed in the world

33. Swimming during the day was illegal in New South Wales from 1833 until 1903

34. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

35. The most expensive coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak


Khuram said...

well..... this is reply to ur comments on my wordpress blog. u r sure.. but i m not sure that scientists know all wat they talk. i hav come to this conclusion after long debates with scientists.


Hira said...

wooowwww....loved it...

Unaiza Nasim said...

hehhehehe, good one! where'd u find these?

Khuram said...

hmm. this is reply to ur reply on my wordpress blog. Actually not specifically on this matter, but i did discuss the authenticity and accuracy of special theory of reletivity with a renowned scientist of our country (obviously Pakistan). What he told me was that special reletivity theory has lost its real worth. It has been challenged countless number of times but officially those challenges are just dismissed with or without any reason. In his words, "editors of official science magzines just throw any research paper that challenges special or general theory of reletivity to dust bin, without even reading those papers".

So a large part of today's established science is just like "might is right". Main na manoon se ziada kuch nahi hai.


Sidhusaaheb said...

I love Land Rovers! Don't know if I'll ever have the money to buy one though...


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