Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Did you know?

  • The muscles in your heart have the strength to shoot your blood 10 meters in the air?
  • Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump. (as if they can even if they try to!)
  • The body’s strongest muscle is our tongue (specially for a woman I think ;-))
  • Statistically, people are more afraid of spiders than they are of dying (for me it's cockroaches any day!)
  • All polar bears are left handed
  • Crocodiles cannot stick out their tongue (how will they then mock at each other- I wonder!)
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • A cockroach can live 9 days without it’s head. It only dies because it cannot eat. (Bah! Why is it born in the first place!)
  • A duck’s quack has no echo, and nobody knows why (wow! that's definitely interesting.)
  • Each King on playing cards represent a King in real history:
    Spades: King David.
    Clubs: Alexander The Great.
    Hearts: Charlemagne.
    Diamonds: Julius Cesar.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eye’s open. (Reminds me of one of the calvin strips, where he tries to bust his head off by sneezing with his nose closed.. he..he..)
  • Multiplying 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 (Note: The result is first 1 to 9 and then reverse 9 to 1. In case you haven't noticed dumbo!)
  • Starfish have no brains (who needs them anyways)
  • A statue in a park with a soldier on a horse with it’s 2 feet in the air means the soldier died in combat. If the horse has only 1 foot in the air, the soldier died of injuries from combat. If the horse has all 4 feet on the ground, the soldier died of natural causes.
  • Mosquitoes have teeth.
  • Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Ah! Tell me about it....)
  • The word "cemetery" comes from the Greek "koimetirion" which means dormitory (he..he..)
  • When the English settlers landed in Australia, they noticed a strange animal that jumped extremely high and far. They asked the aboriginal people using body language and signs trying to ask them about this animal. They responded with ’’Kan Ghu Ru’’ the English then adopted the word kangaroo. What the aboriginal people were really trying to say was‘’we don’t understand you’’, ‘’ Kan Ghu Ru’’. (Ah! The English were always dumb :-P)

14 comments:

bellur said...

thanks for sharing these amazing, unbelievable and interesting facts!

bellur said...

# 4: i think it should be:

Statistically, people are more afraid of spiders WHEN they are of dying.

Kavi said...

"A duck’s quack has no echo, and nobody knows why " - How really interesting. Should try and patent this technology !

bachodi said...

"muscles heart have the strength to shoot blood 10 meters in the air"
This you can observe in any action english movie. . "kilbil" " 300" etc.

pavan kumar said...

shark:
"A duck’s quack has no echo"
sorry to burst the bubble, but it is a myth

"All polar bears are left handed"
Now I am assured safety when I see a polar bear with a fractured/bandaged left-hand!

kavi: I saved you the trouble of $5000 patent appli fee :) wanna share?

Anonymous said...

you are weird and you know that.

Kadalabal said...

emazing things and very interesting to read
thanks a lot for the post it has enriched us in k

Mysorean said...

"A cockroach can live 9 days without it’s head."And sharks forever? Heh Heh...

Cool, ok?!

Nice post.

Velu Nair said...

Now I know what i hv been missing all along....

:D

How r u??

Anonymous said...

pavan:

'"All polar bears are left handed"
Now I am assured safety when I see a polar bear with a fractured/bandaged left-hand'

don't be assured of safety. if the left-hand can't get you, the right hand will!

- s.b.

shark said...

@bellur: :) he..he.. and that was a good one!

@kavi: che! this Pavan busted both our enthusiasms!

@bachodi: I am not exactly fond of action movies.. Must ask P to watch and verify ;-)

@pavan: ah! I am so happy ... even your fav fact was busted by s.b as myth ;-))) :P

@anon: and you take the trouble of reminding me the same in every post of mine.. that's so sweet ...:P

@kadalabal: You are welcome.. keep droping by :)

@mysorean: Yaakappa adi? yeenappa nin problemu?
Which side of the bed did you get up... will kill you the very next time I see you ;-)

Did you miss the fact that some species of sharks are man eaters too?

@velu: ah! finally you are back..:))))) where have you been?>
I have been fantastic.. looking forward to some updates...

@s.b: thanku thanku... :)

Anonymous said...

"@mysorean: Yaakappa adi? yeenappa nin problemu?
Which side of the bed did you get up... will kill you the very next time I see you ;-)"

i cannot see a cockroach, nor can i see adi, but i can see adi's 'ant'!

which side of the bed he wakes up from does not affect adi (please refer to his discourse on superstitions), however, it might affect other significant people in his life ... and you have heard of the domino effect haven't you ;-)

- s.b. [*better run and hide behind a right handed polar bear before any of the three targets above come after me*]

shark said...

@s.b: you sure are on hit lits #2 now!!! :P

Viky said...

If muscles in your heart can spurt your blood upto 10 meters, and yet the tongue is the strongest, I'm wondering how far can we spit????