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!