Thursday, March 29, 2007

Interesting Facts
From: Anitha @ Fidelity (Bangalore)

1. Look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer.
2. A raisin dropped in a glass of freshchampagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
3. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
4. 40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
5. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
6. On the average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
7. Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.
8. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
9. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as a medicine.

10. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
12. There are no clocks in Las Vegas g@mbling casin0s.
13. Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

14. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
15. The original name for the butterfly was "flutterby"!
16. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
17. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
18. Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

19. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
20. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
21. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
22. Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
23. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

24. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.
25. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
26. A mathematical wonder: 111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 gives the result 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321.
27. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

28. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
29. The "pound" (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.
30. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
31. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
32. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
33. "Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt".
34. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
35. In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off".
36. A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.
37. We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime.

38. Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines .
39. Coca-Cola can be used as car oil.
40. Mexico City sinks abut 10 inches a year.
41. Brains are more active sleeping than watching TV.
42. Blue is the favorite color of 80 percent of Americans.
43. When a person shakes their head from side to side, he is saying "yes" in Sri Lanka .
44. There are more chickens than people in the world.
45. It's against the law in Iceland to have a dog.
46. The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.
47. The only word in the English Language with all vowels in reverse order is "s ub c ont in ent al".
48. There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.



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