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Some Random Facts for Today …

March 17, 2008
  • Fingerprints of koalas are similar (in pattern, shape and size) to the fingerprints of humans

  • Genetically-engineered babies were born first in 2001.

  • If an Amish man has a beard, he is married.

  • If a native Hawaiian woman places the flower on her right ear, she is available.  (The bigger the flower, the more desperate)

  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

  • Pope Pius II wrote an erotic book “Historia de duobos amantibus” in 1444.

  • SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below

  • Pele has always hated his nickname, which he says sounds like “baby-talk in Portuguese”.

  • As of 2006, 200 million blogs were left without updates

  • Urban birds have developed a short, fast “rap style” of singing, different from their rural counterparts.
  • The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions.
  • Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight.
  • The Pope’s been known to wear red Prada shoes.
  • Donald Rumsfeld was both the youngest and the oldest defense secretary in US history.
  • Coco Chanel started the trend for sun tans in 1923 when she got accidentally burnt on a cruise.
  • Up to 25% of hospital keyboards carry the MRSA infection.
  • In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
  • Ghandi didn’t allow his wife to take penicillin to save her life from pneumonia but took quinine to save himself from malaria.
  • Sex workers (Prostitutes) in Roman times charged the equivalent price of eight glasses of red wine.
  • As of 2006, more than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet.
  • More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors.
  • The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of Napoleon’s bedroom.
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
  • Eating a packet of crisps a day is equivalent to drinking five liters of cooking oil a year.
  • Plant seeds that have been stored for more than 200 years can be coaxed into new life.
  • For every 10 successful attempts to climb Mount Everest there is one fatality. (As of 2006)
  • Watching television can act as a natural painkiller for children
  • Forty-one percent of English women have punched or kicked their partners, according to a study.
  • The more panels a football has – and therefore the more seams – the easier it is to control in the air.
  • Music can help reduce chronic pain by more than 20% and can alleviate depression by up to 25%.
  • The egg came first.
  • Modern teenagers are better behaved than their counterparts of 20 years ago, showing “less problematic behavior” involving sex, drugs and drink.
  • Britain is still paying off debts that predate the Napoleonic wars because it’s cheaper to do so than buy back the bonds on which they are based.
  • In Bhutan government policy is based on Gross National Happiness; thus most street advertising is banned, as are tobacco and plastic bags.
  • The best-value consumer purchase in terms of the price and usage is an electric kettle.
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One comment

  1. This sight is cool



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