Some known & unknown facts.

  Sanchari Das
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Some known & some unknown facts

   1. MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'.

   2. POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened.

   3.  BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.

   4. FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).

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

   9. 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

   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.

   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. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze  because when you sneeze,   your heart stops for a millisecond.

   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. 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.

   24. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a  great king from history.

     o Spades - King David

    o Clubs - Alexander the Great,

    o Hearts – Charlemagne

    o Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

   25. Horse Statue in a Park…

     · If a statue of a person in the park on a horse  has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

     · If the horse has one front leg in the air, the   person died as a result of wounds received in battle

    · If the horse has all four legs on the ground,  the person died of natural causes.

   26. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield
 wipers and laser   printers all have in common? 
       Ans. - All invented by
 women .

   27. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

   28. A snail can sleep for three years.

   29. All polar bears are left-handed.

   30. Butterflies taste with their feet.

   31. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

   32. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been   domesticated.

   33. On average, people fear spiders more than they do   death.

   34. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination'   and 'bump'.

   35. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the  left hand.

   36. The ant always falls over on its right side when  intoxicated .

   37. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

   38. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps
 out to the body to   squirt blood 30 feet.

   39. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats
 could have over   million descendants.

   40. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

   41. The cigarette lighter was invented before the matchstick.

   42. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

   43. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is  different.


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