Friday, December 31, 2010

Knowledge is Amusing

[1]   FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).

[2]   POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened.

[3]   MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'.

[4]   BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.

[5]  DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped..

[6]   NEWS refers to information from Four directions N, E, W, and S.

[7]   AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'.

[8]   QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest..


[9]   JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's business. 


 [10]   TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.

[11]   JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP)'.GP was changed into JEEP later.

[12]   Coca-Cola was originally green.

[13]   The most common name in the world is Mohammed..

[14]   The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with Asia, America, Australia, Europe

[15]   The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

[16]   TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

[17]   Women BLINK nearly twice as much as men!!

[18]   You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

[19]   It is impossible to lick your elbow. 

[20]   Wearing HEADPHONES for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

[21]   It is physically impossible for PIGS to look up into the sky.

[22]   The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

[23]   Each KING in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
              Spades - King David
              Clubs - Alexander the Great,
              Hearts - Charlemagne
              Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

[24]   What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
 
Ans. - All invented by women.

[25]   A CROCODILE cannot stick its tongue out.

[26]   A SNAIL can sleep for three years.

[27]   All POLAR BEARS are left handed.

[28]   BUTTERFLIES taste with their feet.

[29]   ELEPHANTS are the only animals that can't jump.

[30]   In the last 4000 years, no new ANIMALS have been domesticated.

[31]   STEWARDESSES is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

[32]   The human HEART creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

[33]   RATS multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants. 

[34]   People say "BLESS YOU" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

[35]   If you SNEEZE too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. So good to bless the sneezing person
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