Wednesday, 16 March 2011

sTrAnGe bUt tRuE,bElIeVe iT oR nOt....

1.Koalas and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints. Koala prints cannot be distinguished from human fingerprints. Luckily, few koalas pursue a life of crime.

2.Benjamin Franklin was the proud owner of the very first bathtub in the colonies.

3.Only female bees work. Males remain in the hive, their only mission in life being to fertilize the queen bee on her maiden flight. After they have served their function, the males are not allowed back into the hive but are left outside, where they starve to death.

4.In the Roman Republic of 500 B.C., the senate could appoint a supreme national commander for a limited time during periods of emergency. While in charge, his word was law. His title in Latin meant "I have spoken." The title was "dictator."

5.Laptop computers falling from the overhead bins onto passenger's  heads are among the most common accidents aboard airplanes.

6.Citizens of seventeenth-century England used ashes, bread, and urine to clean their clothes.

7.Although the early Egyptians were the most famous mummy makers, they were not exactly the first to practice this now-long-dead art. An extremely advanced fishing tribe known as the Chinchoros, who inhabited the north coast of what is present-day Chile, were wrapping up their ex-tribesmen from head to toe as early as 5000 B.C.- way before the pharaohs!

8.Before bath tissue was introduced in the United States in perforated form in 1884, a number of outhouses in America were stocked with dried leaves.

9.A rat can squeeze through an opening no larger than a dime.

10.The men who served as guards along the Great Wall of China in the Middle Ages often were born on the wall, grew up there, married there, died there, and were buried within it. Many of these guards never left the wall in their entire lives.

11.Babies are born without kneecaps; they don’t appear until the ages of 2-6 months old.

12.It is difficult to drown an ant because water doesn't penetrate their minuscule breathing tube; the ants will suffer, however, from too much carbon dioxide, which knocks them out. It takes awhile, but they will eventually die.

13.The sound a camel makes is called nuzzing.

14.Surprisingly, a cat stands a greater chance of survival if it falls from a higher place than from a lower place. Laws of physic explain why: A falling object, after traveling a certain distance through the air, reaches a final speed, or "terminal velocity," because the object’s friction with the air slows the fall. The smaller the object’s mass, and the greater its area, the more it will slow.

15.Visual scientist have estimated that, by the age of 60, our eyes have been exposed to more light energy than would be released by a nuclear blast. The rapid, irregular eye movement that occurs when changing focus from one point to another, as while reading or looking out from a moving train, is called saccade.

16.In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, some people thought comets were the eggs or sperm of planetary systems.

17.The British royal family changed their last name to Windsor from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha during World War I so as not to appear pro-German. They have never changed it back.

18.Benjamin Franklin slept in four beds every night. He had a theory that a warm bed sapped a man’s vitality. So when one bed became too warm, Ben jumped into another.

Thats all from me,enjoy it!
Thank you. :)
Muhammad Wazien Zuraidi.


syida said...

very good..
i got new knowledge..

buzzing hunny bee.. said...

some interesting facts you got here.. :)

lucky star said...

you say fingerthip for human and koala is very,wt the special thing about fingerthip them from other living things?

lucky star said...

you say fingerthip for human and koala is very,wt the special thing about fingerthip them from other living things?


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