Saturday, September 10, 2011

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.

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