Friday, September 4, 2009
2.The Dutch supposedly bought Manhattan from its Native American inhabitants for about $24 worth of trinkets.
3.In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.
4..New York City was briefly the U.S. capital from 1789 to 1790.
5.Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one had and draw with the other at the same time.
6.You can tell temperature by listening to a cricket chirp. For the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit,count the number of chirps 15 seconds and then add 37.
7.On average, women utter 7,000 words a day; men manage just over 2,000.
8.Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
9.Sumo wrestlers skip breakfast, then nap after lunch to gain and sustain their weight.
10.Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
1. Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people.
2. Turtles can actually breathe through their butts
3. It is estimated that at any given time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
4. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
5. More people are killed by falling coconuts every year than sharks attack
6. A giraffe can run faster than a horse, and can live without water longer than a camel.
7. The largest number of children born to one woman, who was a Russian peasant is 69.
8. According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.
9. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots
10. Bookkeeper” is the only word in the English language that has 3 letters that consecutively repeat.
11. Human hair is almost indestructible, only fire can destroy it
12. Dolphins and Humans are the only mammals that have sex for pleasure.
Update: actually there are five species that engage in sexual intercourse for the pleasure as often or more often than for the purpose of procreation: humans, dolphins, elephants, swans and various breeds of monkies. Of those five, humans, dolphins and swans engage in the act of rape with the female being just as likely to be the aggressor as the male.
13. A kangaroo can only jump if its tail is touching the ground.
14. Polar bears are left-handed.
15. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
1. You Forget 90% of Your DreamsWithin 5 minutes of waking, half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.
2. Blind People also Dream
People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.
3. Everybody Dreams
Every human being dreams (except in cases of extreme psychological disorder). If you think, you are not dreaming, you just forget your dreams.
4. In Our Dreams We Only See Faces, That We already Know
Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.
5. Not Everybody Dreams in Color
A full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. The remaining number dream in full color. Studies from 1915 through to the 1950s maintained that the majority of dreams were in black and white, but these results began to change in the 1960s. Today, only 4.4% of the dreams of under-25 year-olds are in black and white. Recent research has suggested that those changing results may be linked to the switch from black-and-white film and TV to color media.
6. Dreams are SymbolicIf you dream about some particular subject it is not often that the dream is about that. Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. Whatever symbol your dream picks on it is most unlikely to be a symbol for itself.
The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.
8. Recurring Dreams
While the content of most dreams is dreamt only once, many people experience recurring dreams—that is, the same dream narrative is experienced over different occasions of sleep. Up to 70% of females and 65% of males report recurrent dreams.
9. Animals Dream Too
Studies have been done on many different animals, and they all show the same brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans. Watch a dog sleeping sometime. The paws move like they are running and they make yipping sounds as if they are chasing something in a dream.
10. Body Paralysis
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a normal stage of sleep characterized by rapid movements of the eyes. REM sleep in adult humans typically occupies 20-25% of total sleep, about 90-120 minutes of a night’s sleep.
During REM sleep the body is paralyzed by a mechanism in the brain in order to prevent the movements which occur in the dream from causing the physical body to move. However, it is possible for this mechanism to be triggered before, during, or after normal sleep while the brain awakens.
11. Dream Incorporation
Our mind interprets the external stimuli that our senses are bombarded with when we are asleep and make them a part of our dreams. This means that sometimes, in our dreams, we hear a sound from reality and incorporate it in a way. For example you are dreaming that you are in a concert, while your brother is playing a guitar during your sleep.
12. Men and Women Dream Differently
Men tend to dream more about other men. Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women. Aside from that, men generally have more aggressive emotions in their dreams than the female lot.
13. Precognitive Dreams
Results of several surveys across large population sets indicate that between 18% and 38% of people have experienced at least one precognitive dream and 70% have experienced déjà vu. The percentage of persons that believe precognitive dreaming is possible is even higher, ranging from 63% to 98%.So good night and sweet dreams! I’m going to my bed to check those facts..
Nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as "CON".
This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable. ..
At Microsoft the whole Team, couldnt answer why this happened!
TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE "CON" FOLDER.
Explanation for #1:
In windows the folder name and the special system variables share the same interface, so when you create a folder with a system variable name it will consider that folder already exist!!
these special system variables are available irrespective of path
You cannot create a folder with these names also:
CON, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3,COM1 to COM9 and LPT1 to LPT9....
CON means console, COM1 means serial port 1, LPT1 means parallel port 1
This is something pretty cool and neat...and unbelievable. ..
At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldnt answer why this happened!
Try it out yourself...
Open Microsoft Word and type
=rand (200, 99)
and then press ENTER
For those of you using Windows, do the following:
1. Open an empty notepad file
2. Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
3. Save it as whatever you want.
4. Close it, and re-open it.
is it just a really weird bug?
You can try the same thing above with another sentence "this app can break"
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The first Test match began on 15 March 1877 and had a timeless format with four balls per over. It ended on 19 March 1877 with Australia winning by 45 runs.
The first Twenty20 international was between Australia and New Zealand in 2005.
The Test match between England and South Africa at Durban in 1939 was finally abandoned as a draw on the tenth day because England players had to catch their ship home.
The First Test between Young Sri Lanka and Young England at Columbo in 1987 was held up when a large iguana crept across the wicket.
Pakistan Railways beat Dera Ismail Khan by an innings and 851 runs in 1964. In reply to the railwaymenâ€™s 910 for 6 declared, Dera Ismail Khan were bowled out 32 and 27.
Sussex batsman H.J. Heygate was given out in a match with Somerset in 1919 because he didnâ€™t reach the crease within two minutes of the fall of the previous wicket. Poor Heygate was crippled with rheumatism.
2.Graham Yallop, in 1978 was the first man to wear a helmet!
3.Wasim Akram is the first (an only?) man to perform a hat-trick in both one days and tests!
4.England and Australia played the first ever one day international at Melbourne in 1971!
5.Sachin Tendulkar was the first victim of the third umpire. In the Test match!
6.Hollywood actor Russell Crowe is Martin Crowe's cousin!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Freaakyy..........# 1. 80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women Further Details: Date Added: 2009-04-30 09:51:08 View Comments
- 1. 80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women
- 2. Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is 'Crash Course'!
- 3. Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
- 4. By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.
- 5. Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month.
- 6. E-mail has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
- 7. For every 'normal' webpage, there are five porn pages.
- 8. In the 1980s, an IBM computer wasn't considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator*.
- 9. MySpace reports over 110 million registered users. Were it a country, it would be the tenth largest, just behind Mexico.
- 10. One of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online.
- 11. The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phones.
- 12. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.
- 13. The first banner advertising was used in 1994.
- 14. The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood.
- 15. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
- 16. The world's first computer, called the Z1, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936. His next invention, the Z2 was finished in 1939 and was the first fully functioning electro-mechanical computer.17. There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.
- 18. There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.
- 19. While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users
- Thomas Watson, founder of IBM, is sometimes quoted as asserting that the world would probably never need more than 5 computers.
- Bill Gates dropped out of college (Harvard) before founding Microsoft.
- Early hard drives in Personal Computers held 20 MB, or 20 Megabytes, and cost about $800. By comparison, an $8 flash drive holds 2 GB, or 2 Gigabytes. That's a 100-fold decrease in price and a 100-fold increase in capacity.
- Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers from parts they got for free from their employers. They originally approached their employers with their idea for a 'personal computer', but they were rebuffed. They were actually encouraged to scrounge spare parts from work and complete their project in their spare time.
- The computer mouse, the windowing GUI, laser printing, and the network card were all developed at one company; Xerox in Palo Alto, California.
- The computer in your cell phone has more processing power than all the computers in the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that put 3 men on the moon.
- Static electricity so mild that humans don't even feel it can destroy computer circuitry.
- The popular programming language COBOL was invented by Admiral Grace Hopper, the first female admiral in the US Navy.
- Edsger Dijkstra is credited with the quote "Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."
Friday, May 15, 2009
1. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
2. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
3. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
4. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
5. The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”.
6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
7. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
8. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
9. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
11. Dalmatians are born without spots.
12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
13. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings).
14. Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.
15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.
17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.
18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.
19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
21. The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.
23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.
25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.
26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.
27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.
28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.
29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.
30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
31. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
32. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.
33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
34. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
35. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.
36. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
37. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.
38. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it
39. Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”
40. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.
41. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
42. The average person laughs 13 times a day.
43. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)
44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
45. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
46. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.
47. Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
48. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.
49. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.
50. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
- A duck's quack doesn't echo
- A snail breathes through its foot
- Fish cough.
- An ant's smell is stronger then a dog's
- It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down
- Shrimp can only swim backward
- Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open
- A cat's lower jaw cannot move sideways
- The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps
- Elephants are capable of swimming 20 miles per day
- Elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump
- Giraffes have no vocal chords
- Cats can hear ultrasound
- Despite its hump...camels has a straight spine
- have 47 teeth
- There is 63,360 inches in a mile
- 11% of people in the world are left-handed
- The average women consumes 6lbs of lipstick in her lifetime
- The average smell weighs 760 nanograms *
- A human brain weighs about 3lbs
- 1/4 of the bones in your body are in your feet
- You blink over 10,000,000 times a year
- A sneeze travels out of your nose at 100mph
- Brain waves can be used to power an electric train
- The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body
- Pigs get sunburn
- The lifespan of a taste bud is 10 days
- The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime
- Strawberries contain more Vitamin C then oranges
- A one-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion math calculations
- Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza a day
- There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal cracker zoo
- The longest one syllable word is "screeched"
- No word in the English language rhymes with month
- A "jiffy" is actually 1/100 of a second
- There is a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia
- The average person uses 150 gallons of water per day for personal use
- The average person spends 2 weeks of its life waiting for a traffic light to change
- You share your birthday with 9 million others in the world
- The average person makes 1,140 phone calls per year
- The average person spends 2 years on the phone in his/her lifetime
- No piece of paper can be folded more then 7 times
- Alaska is the most eastern and western state in the US
- There are 119 grooves on the edge of a quarter
- About 18% of Animal owners share their bed with their pet
- Alaska has more caribou then people
- August has the highest percent of births
- Googol is a number (1 followed by 100 zeros)
- Oysters can change genders back and forth
- The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows
- Until the 19th century solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia
- A mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance
- A ten gallon hat holds less then one gallon of liquid
- The average American walks 18,000 steps a day
- The average raindrop falls at 7mph
- There are more telephones than people in Washington D.C.
- Fish can drown
- A Kangaroo can jump 30 feet
- Lizards communicate by doing push-ups
- Squids can have eyeballs the size of volleyballs
- The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime
- A turkey can run at 20mph
- When the moon is directly over you, you weigh less
- You burn 20 calories an hour chewing gum
- In a year, the average person walks 4 miles making their bed
- A Goldfish's attention span is three seconds
- Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons
- Beavers can hold their breathe for 45 minutes under water
- Slugs have 4 noses
- Camels have 3 eyelids
- A honey bee can fly at 15mph
- A queen bee can lay 800-1500 eggs per day
- A bee has 5 eyes
- The average speed of a housefly is 4.5 mph
- Mosquitoes are attracted to people who just ate bananas
- Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp
- Emus and Kangaroos cannot walk backward
- Cats have over 100 vocal chords
- Camel's milk does not curdle
- All porcupines float in water
- The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1
- A hummingbird weighs less then a penny
- A jellyfish is 95% water
- Children grow faster in the spring
- Broccoli is the only vegetable that is also a flower
- Almonds are part of the peach family
- Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work
- The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile national monument
- The state of Maine has 62 lighthouses
- The only food that does not spoil is honey
- The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters
- A ball of glass will bounce higher then a ball of rubber
- Chewing gum while peeling onions will prevent you from crying
- On average a human will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his/her lifetime
- Fish have eyelids
- The average human will eat an average of 8 spiders while sleeping
- There is one million ants to every human in the world
- Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music!
- If you keep a goldfish in a dark room it will eventually turn white
- Elephants only sleep 2 hours a day
- ^The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
- ^Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.
- ^Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day.
- ^Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.
- ^If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.
- ^Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "e."
- ^There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll.
- ^Singapore has only one train station.
- ^The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it.
- ^It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
- ^Every year, the Moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth.
- ^Every minute in the U.S. six people turn 17.
- ^There are more than 1,00 chemicals in a cup of coffee.
- ^Blue and white are the most common school colors.
- ^On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.
- ^The tip of a 2cm long hour-hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 mph
- ^There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans, than has been mined in our entire history.
- ^Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.
- ^Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
- ^The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.
- ^Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.
- Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
- -Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton.
- -A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.
- -People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.
- -When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop ... even your heart!
- -Only 7% of the population are lefties.
- -40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
- -Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.
- -The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.
- -The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
- -The average housefly lives for one month.
- -40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
- -A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.
- -The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
- -Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.
- -Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
- -The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
- -The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot. ( Don't forget Moms )
- -Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.
- -In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.
- -Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.
- -The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.
- -Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth.They are reused in vein transplant surgery.
- -Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were seventh cousins.
- -If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.
- -Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
- -The Eiffel Tower has 1792 Steps.
- Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
- -There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
- -The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
- -A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
- -There are more chickens than people in the world.
- -Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
- -The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
- -On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over theParliament
- building is an American flag.
- -All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
- -No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,
- silver, or purple.
- -"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
- -All 50 states are listed across the to! p of the Lincoln Memorial
- on the back of the $5 bill.
- -Almonds are a member of the peach family.
- -Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
- -Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
- -There are only four words in the English language which end in
- "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
- -Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina
- de los Angeles de Porciuncula"
- -A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
- -An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
- -Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
- -In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
- -Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
- -The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after
- Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful
- -A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
- -A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
- -It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
- -The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
- -In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
- -The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar
- tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
- -The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
- -There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
- -"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the
- left hand.