Some Cool Facts !!!

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  1. subratam

    subratam Registered Member

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    :D hey yall,
    the world is full of so many facts that we dont know like Coca-Cola was originally green. or The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in
    1910.
    ... i just thought to disclose some of really cooool facts that we surely will do :eek: :eek: after going through
    i also welcome yall if ya have any such weird yet true facts to say

    here are some..

    1. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
    >>Spades - King David
    >>Hearts - Charlemagne
    >>Clubs -Alexander, the Great
    >>Diamonds - Julius Caesar

    2. 111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

    3. Many years ago, in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled
    >>"Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden" >>....and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

    4. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

    Do be prepared .. for more... as there are numerous to follow...

    Shocked !!! ?? :D ( unblievable yet interesting ;) )
     

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  2. Cochise

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    Errrr! Wasn't the game originally called 'FLOG' and the ball (Packed with feathers) was struck with a 'Flogger' made from Hickory as in the game 'Tipstaff'.

    Come on all you Scots, you invented the game.

    I also believe that the game of Snooker and Billiards was originally played with the 'Thick' end of the cue, hence the 'Flattened' section, it was used like a pusher.

    Cochise, :cool: :D
     
  3. subratam

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    come on Scots, you invented the game :D

    ok next facts arrived shortly
    ok let me go for
    Origin of Famous Names this time...

    1. Compaq
    This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a
    small integral object.

    2. Google
    The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the
    search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named
    'Googol',
    a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After
    founders - Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page
    presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque
    made out to 'Google'

    3. Hewlett Packard
    Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the
    company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or
    Packard-Hewlett.

    4. Intel
    Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company 'Moore
    Noyce' but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to
    settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics

    5. How can we forget Microsoft
    Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to
    MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the '-' was
    removed later on.

    :D :D ya ya... you are right... there are lots more in my basket... slo and steady...
     
  4. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    Hey Sub,

    Hows about TWAIN, 'Technology Without An Interesting Name' I just love that one.

    Cochise,
     
  5. Uguel707

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    More Cool and Amazing Facts... :)


    Pencils

    The first kind of PENCIL was a bunch of GRAPHITE sticks held together by string. Then someone decided it would be better to push the graphite into the inside of a hollow wooden stick.

    JOSEPH RECHENDORFER was the first person to think of putting a piece of rubber onto the top of a pencil which makes it real easy to rub out mistakes.

    Did you know that the average lead pencil can draw a line that is 35 miles long or you can write almost 50,000 words with just one pencil? :p
    Now imagine an eraser that could match it !!!

    Bowling :)

    9 pin bowling was made up in Germany during the Medieval ages.

    Popsicle

    It was the Romans who made the first popsicle. They took some ice and added flavour to it.

    The wheel

    The Sumerians, who lived in the Middle East, invented the wheel in about 3450 BC.

    *The Sumerians also invented writing

    And...

    Did you know Sailor, Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow, Julia and Great Egg Fly are all names of BUTTERFLIESo_O


    Uguel :)



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    http://www.indianchild.com/amazing_facts.htm
     

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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    here are a few more factoids
       
    Interesting Facts
    The former-Soviet Ukraine has more Internet Service Providers than any other non-English speaking country.
    Andorra has no unemployment, which is just as well because they have no broadcast TV channels either.
    Andorrans live the longest, four years longer than in neighbouring France and Spain.
    China's labor force stands at 706 million people, almost three times that of Europe and twice that of North and South America combined
    China has the most workers, so it's a good thing they've got lots of TV's.
    Clipperton Island wins our prize for the most unusual looking country.
    Israel enjoys a GDP per capita 21 times that of the Palestinian West Bank and 33 times that of the Gaza Strip. Its military spending per capita tops the world.
    North Korea spends the most of its GDP on its military.
    Luxembourgers, the world's richest people are also the most generous.
    Indians go out to the movies 3 billion times a year.
    The USA has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.
    Americans and Icelanders go to the pictures on average 5 times a year, while Japanese go only once.
    The United States spends more money on its military than the next 12 nations combined.
    If you like kids, then Uganda might be the place for you. Half the population is under 15!
    Most people live in poverty in most African countries.
    Only two countries in the world are doubly landlocked: Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan.
    Senior gentlemen might consider a trip to Russia where there's two over 65 women for every man.
    Sick of crowds? Try Greenland where there's 38 sq km per person.
    Single guys should check out The Virgin Islands. Apart from sounding good, it has five women to every four men!
    South Korea is the heliport capital of the world.
    The United States has the most money, power, airports, cell phones, radios and ISP's.
    The United States consumes more energy than India, the Middle East, South America, Africa, South East Asia and Oceania combined (3.1 billion people).
    The fastest growing country in the world is also the world's newest country.
    The world's smallest country, Coral Sea Islands, is one of 13 states considered to have no economic activity.
    The top 5 energy consumers are all cold countries. The next 6 are mostly oil producers.
    Top per capita importing and exporting nations tend to be a little small.
    You shouldn't park your car in Australia, even though they have nearly 2m of railway each.
    You're 66 times more likely to be prosecuted in the USA as in France.
    Nearly 1% of Montserrations are police.
    Most Zambians don't live to see their 40th birthday.
    Want your kids to stay in school? Send them to Norway.
    Mexico has the most Jehovah's Witnesses per capita in the OECD.
    Guinea has the wettest capital on Earth with 3.7 metres of rain a year.
    Qataris have lots and lots of gas.
    Aussies picked up the most medals each at the Sydney Olympics bringing them into the all time top 11.
    Finns are perhaps the world's greatest athletes, ranked first at summer olympics and third in winter games.
    Almost half of Ecuador is protected.
    Guatamalan women work 11.5 hours a day, while South African men work only 4.5.
    Kenyan women work 35% longer than their menfolk.
    Ethopians are by far the most agricultural people on earth (both men and women)
    Looking for Czech and Slovak men? Half are in factories.
    Women are flooding into the workforce in many Muslim countries.
    American women have the most powerful jobs.
    Southern European women hugely outnumber their menfolk amongst the unemployed.
    The top 8 most developed countries all speak Germanic languages. Every such country is in the top 20.
    Belgium is the only country in the world where women dominate the ministry.
    South America is unusual in that it both urbanized and poor.
    Swedes and Norweigans rank top 5 for both providing aid and exporting weapons.
    On the probability of not reaching 40 graph, the top 34 countries are all African
    Former enemies, the Americans and Russians now together lead the world in locking people up.
    English speaking kids are the biggest novel readers but are smallest comics readers.
    Japanese and South Korean kids are the best at science and maths.
    Three quarters of Japanese kids read comics.
    American adults have been educated the longest.
    Japan has 53 working nuclear reactors and is planning to build another 12.
    Around 1992, Saudi Arabia overtook the United States as the world's largest oil producer.
    Danish workers strike 150 times more than their German neighbours.
    Many Americans live alone, leading the world in one person households.
    Hungarians die of cancer the most and Finns the least ;)
     
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    Lots of interesting facts! :)


    Uguel
     
  8. MikeBCda

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    Ok, time for me to plead ignorance. I understand (I think) that a landlocked country is one that has no sea-coast, and may also include countries that have no access for ocean-going ships even by river or canal. So far so good?

    But what the heck is "doubly landlocked"? o_O
     
  9. bigc73542

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    Here is what they are ;)
     

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    Hey MikeBCda!


    From Guru Net:

    "A landlocked country is a country that has no access to the ocean at its borders. A doubly landlocked country is one which is surrounded by landlocked countries. The two doubly landlocked countries are Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein."


    Uguel :)
     
  11. MikeBCda

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    Thanks a lot, bigc, guess it's true that you learn something new every day. :)

    Whether or not I'll still remember for next week's quiz remains to be seen. :D But I've been at least temporarily enlightened.

    (Edit) And thanks to you too, Uguel, guess we must have been posting more or less simultaneously.
     
  12. Uguel707

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    Oh! bigC beat me to it!


    Uguel :D
     
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    As far as remembering it on next weeks quiz======Thank goodness for Google :D
     
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    Uguel me and Google are best of friends and with Google search on my address bar we get along pretty quick. ;)
     
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    What a team we make!


    Cu!


    Uguel :D
     
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    Bill's Money -
    At last count, Bill Gates had an estimated net worth of $42 billion dollars ($42,000,000,000.000.00). He has earned since his birth an average of $32.31 per heartbeat, and this is escalating. He recently donated $200 million to place computers in libraries across the country. This is 1/210 of his wealth. Here are some other things he could do:
    Pay NBA MVP Michael Jordan's salary for 1,394 years.
    Give every man, woman and child on the face of the Earth $7.46.
    Pay every California Lottery prize for the next 34 years.
    Fund 158 Mars Pathfinder missions.
    Fund the US Department of Education for 19 years.
    Pay tuition for the residents of Seattle and Tacoma to go to the University of Washington for four years.
    Fund the US presence in the Persian Gulf for 11 months.
    Fund the US peacekeeping forces in Bosnia for 157 years.
    Buy 233,346,297 copies of Microsoft Windows 95.
    Buy 1,680,000,000 copies of his own book, buy more with his royalties from those sales, continuing the cycle and easily the best selling author of all time.
    Make Hanson the most successful musicians of all time by buying 3,529,411,765 copies of "Middle of Nowhere."
    If he wanted to challenge George Lucas (worth only $2 billion), he could make 227 sequels to "Waterworld," or 35,000 sequels to "Sling Blade."
    At the median donation for spending a night in the White House, he could stay in the Lincoln Bedroom for 46,300 years.
    If he wanted to go on a killing spree in Los Angeles County, at the rate that Simpson was charged, he could kill 3,360 people and pay all his attorney fees and punitive damages.
    At the rate of 1/2 ounce per $27 million, he could pay Mike Tyson to eat 1/5 of Evander Holyfield.
    He could fly from Seattle to Paris and back on Air France 45,258,621 times.
    If he wanted to go to a local baseball game, he could buy Seattle Mariners season tickets, all of them, for 411 years, and with his spare change could buy the team and the Kingdome.
    At Denny's, he could buy a "Grand Slam Slugger Breakfast" for 9,150,326,797 people.
    If he couldn't get service, he could buy every man, woman and child in China a Big Mac Extra Value Meal, as long as no one "Super Sizes."
    If they preferred, he could buy 17 billion packages of Top Ramen noodles.
    He must like coffee, and could buy over 6 billion pounds of French roast at his local Starbuck's.
    Speaking of a cup of coffee, he could support one of those Sally Struther's foreign kids for 113,341,969 years.

    Perhaps what he needs to spend money on most is a new pair of glasses and some hair conditioner
     
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    How are your batteries :cool:
     

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    hmm..
    i kno i kno... i have been a lill late...
    ok here's a touchy fact

    YOUR MOM

    When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you. You thanked her
    by

    crying all night long.

    When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk. You thanked her by
    running away when she called.

    When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love. You
    thanked
    her by tossing your plate on the floor.

    When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons. You thanked her
    by

    coloring the dining room table.

    When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays. You
    thanked
    her
    by plopping into the nearest pile of mud.

    When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school. You thanked her
    by
    screaming, "I'M NOT GOING!"

    When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball. You thanked her
    by

    throwing it through the next-door neighbor's window.

    When you were 8 years old, she handed you an ice cream. You thanked
    her
    by
    dripping it all over your lap.

    When you were 9 years old, she paid for piano lessons. You thanked her
    by
    never even bothering to practice.

    When you were 10 years old she drove you all day, from soccer to
    gymnastics
    to one birthday party after another. You thanked her by jumping out of
    the
    car and never looking back.

    When you were 11 years old, she took you and your friends to the
    movies.
    You
    thanked her by asking to sit in a different row.

    When you were 12 years old, she warned you not to watch certain TV
    shows.
    You thanked her by waiting until she left the house.

    When you were 13, she suggested a haircut that was becoming. You
    thanked
    her
    by telling her she had no taste.

    When you were 14, she paid for a month away at summer camp. You
    thanked
    her
    by forgetting to write a single letter.

    When you were 15, she came home from work, looking for a hug. You
    thanked
    her by having your bedroom door locked.

    When you were 16, she taught you how to drive her car. You thanked her
    by
    taking it every chance you could.

    When you were 17, she was expecting an important call. You thanked her
    by
    being on the phone all night.

    When you were 18, she cried at your high school graduation. You
    thanked
    her
    by staying out partying until dawn.

    When you were 19, she paid for your college tuition, drove you to
    campus,
    carried your bags. You thanked her by saying good-bye outside the dorm
    so
    you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of your friends.

    When you were 20, she asked whether you were seeing anyone. You
    thanked
    her
    by saying, "It's none of your business."

    When you were 21, she suggested certain careers for your future. You
    thanked
    her by saying, "I don't want to be like you."

    When you were 22, she hugged you at your college graduation. You
    thanked
    her
    by asking whether she could pay for a trip to Europe.

    When you were 23, she gave you furniture for your first apartment.
    You
    thanked her by telling your friends it was ugly.

    When you were 24, she met your fiancee and asked about your plans for
    the
    future. You thanked her by glaring and growling, "Muuhh-there,
    please!"

    When you were 25, she helped to pay for your wedding, and she cried
    and
    told
    you how deeply she loved you. You thanked her by moving halfway across
    the
    country.

    When you were 30, she called with some advice on the baby. You thanked
    her
    by telling her, "Things are different now."

    When you were 40, she called to remind you of a relative's birthday.
    You

    thanked her by saying you were "really busy right now."

    When you were 50, she felt ill and needed you to take care of her.
    You
    thanked her by reading about the burden parents become to their
    children.

    Love you Mom :)
     

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    The Americans of 1776 had the highest standard of living and the lowest taxes in the Western World!

    Farmers, lawyers and business owners in the Colonies were thriving, with some plantation owners and merchants making the equivalent of $500,000 a year. Times were good for many others too. The British wanted a slice of the cash flow and tried to tax the Colonists. They resisted violently, convinced that their prosperity and their liberty were at stake. Virginia's Patrick Henry summed up their stance with his cry: "Give me liberty or give me death!"
     
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    hey Flux,
    nice 1 mate,

    here ya go my next ones

    1. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

    2. In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth's atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.

    3. 'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words. (thats fearsome... :D )

    4. Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. ( Source . Gemological Institute of America )

    5. That at $295 a share, the Panama Railroad was
    at one time the highest-priced stock on the New York Stock Exchange?

    :D :D
    loooots more waiting
    thx
     
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