Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Mafia means Beauty

The "you are here" arrow on maps is called an ideo locator. #factoid                                       
Most of our dreams last anywhere from five to 20 minutes. #factoid                                       
Ants never sleep #factoid   
                                   
The 3 most common languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English #factoid     


Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots. #factoid                                       
Crows ~ a hover, muster, or parcel of crows; a murder of crows; a horde of crows; a parliament of crows. #factoid #collectivenoun
              



President Kaunda of Zambia once threatened to resign if his fellow countrymen didn't stop drinking so much alcohol. #factoid

Giraffes can't swim #factoid   
                                   
One human brain generates more electrical impulses in a single day than all of the world's telephones put together. #factoid   
                       
Toque - (pronounced "tuke," like Luke) A knit cap usually worn in winter. Known as a Ski Cap in the USA. #CanadianSlang   
                       
Kanata is the St. Lawrence-Iroquoian word for "village" or "settlement." #factoid         

The "L. L." in L. L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood. #factoid                                       
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey. #factoid                                       
In Italian: "mafia" means "beauty, excellence and bravery"; "cosa nostra" means "our thing". #factoid
                               

Baboons ~ a troop of baboons; a flange of baboons #factoid #collectivenoun

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons. #factoid

Cats can produce over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs can only produce about ten. #factoid                                       
The word 'karaoke' means 'empty orchestra'. #factoid   
                                   
To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the area, instant relief. #tips   

PAMPERS disposable diapers were invented in 1961. #factoid       
                              
         

Swans - a game, bank, team, herd or bevy of swans; a wedge of swans in the air; a lamentation of swans;  a ballet of swans. #factoid #collectivenoun
           
Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up. #tips                                    
Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is 'Crash Course'. #factoid 

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs – but not downstairs. #factoid                                       
Clocks made before 1687 had only one hand, an hour hand. #factoid  
A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans. #factoid

If an Amish man has a beard, he is married. #factoid   
                                   
The world's largest coins, in size and standard value, were copper plates used in Alaska around 1850. They were about a metre (3 ft) long, half-a-metre (about 2 ft) wide, weighed 40 kg (90 lb), and were worth $2,500. #factoid

The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders! #factoid

One American of every 16 will have one of the Top 12 most common last names. #factoid    

Hans Christian Andersen, Cher, Tom Cruise, Albert Einstein, Whoopie Goldberg, Greg Louganis, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Gen. George S. Patton, are (were) all dyslexics. #factoid

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers (they saw it as competition). #factoid   
           
The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the adams apple. #factoid
                                   
Men commit suicide three times more frequently than women do. But women attempt suicide two to three times more often than men. #factoid   
               
An alligator can go through 2,000 to 3,000 teeth in a lifetime. #factoid                                       
In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows. #factoid   
                                  
Before it was stopped by the British, it was the not uncommon for women in some areas of India to choose to be burnt alive on their husband's funeral pyre. #factoid
           
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P. #factoid       
                           
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt. #factoid  

Horses can't vomit and pigs can't look up in the sky #factoid      
                           
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. #factoid