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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Did you know that Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes?

Did you know that:

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.









You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.






The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.








If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.








An average person spent 24 years of his life in sleeping.







E is the most frequently used letter in English.









The only three English words beginning with dw are; Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

Uncopyrightable is the only 15-letter word in the English language that can be written without repeating a letter.

Did you know the only X-rated film to win the Best Picture Oscar?

Midnight Cowboy won Best Picture in 1969 with an X-rating,

although it was reclassified as R in subsequent releases.


Another X-rated feature to be nominated for Best Picture
was Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971). It received
a total of four Oscar nominations: for Best Picture, Best Director,
Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing (losing all four awards
to The French Connection). The year after its release, Kubrick cut
30 seconds of footage to earn an R rating.


The only other X-rated film to receive any nominations was
Last Tango in Paris in 1973, which was nominated for
Best Actor (Marlon Brando) and Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci).


On the other end of the spectrum, no film has won the Best Picture
Oscar with a G-rating since Oliver! in 1968.



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Monday, June 29, 2009

Did you know that Disney World generates 120, 000 pounrs of garbage?

Did you know that:


The 1912 Olympics were the last games that gave out gold medals made entirely of gold














Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 pounds of garbage every day.























When Thomas Eddison

died in 1941, Henry Ford
captured his dying breath in a bottle.





The chances of hitting 2 holes-in-one during the same round of golf is one in 8 million




















On average women speak 7000 words per day, where as men speak just over 2000

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Did you know that the average life of a eyelash is 6 weeks?


Did you know that:

Clint Eastwood's roll of Dirty Harry was turned down by Paul Newman, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Frank Sinatra.

























The life of an eyelash is about 6 weeks.







You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown and you use an average of 17 muscles for a smile, and they say every two thousand frowns creates one wrinkle.









Termites are affected by music; the termites will eat your house twice as fast if you play them loud music.






Greyhounds can reach their top speed of 45 mph in just 3 strides

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Did you know that the Avocado is a fruit?

Did you Know that:


















Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered as a propagator of violence-he invented dynamite.









Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.



The avocado has the most calories of any fruit.
















There are only four words in the English language which end in '-dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

Did you know that there is a rare condition called Exploding head syndrome?

Did you know that exploding head syndrome is a rare condition first reported by a British physician in 1988 that causes the sufferer to occasionally experience a tremendously loud noise as if from within his or her own head, usually described as an explosion or a roar. This usually occurs within an hour or two of falling asleep, but is not the result of a dream. Although perceived as tremendously loud, the noise is usually not accompanied by pain. Attacks appear to increase and decrease in frequency over time, with several attacks occurring in a space of days or weeks followed by months of remission. Sufferers often feel a sense of terror and anxiety after an attack, accompanied by elevated heart rate. Attacks are also often accompanied by perceived flashes of light or difficulty in breathing. The condition is also known as 'auditory sleep starts'. The noise may be accompanied by a perceived bright flash of light, and the light on its own is known as a 'visual sleep start'.Note that Exploding Head Syndrome does not actually cause one's head to explode.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Did you know this Michael Jackson Trivia?


Did you know this Michael Jackson Trivia?



Jackson's Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV.

Jackson's total lifetime earnings from royalties, solo recordings and music videos, revenue from concerts and endorsements have been estimated at $500 million (#271 million).

Jackson has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for radio play, located at 1541 Vine Street, and one for recording at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard.

Three of Jackson's albums - Bad, Dangerous and Thriller - are among the bestsellers of all time.

Thriller remains the biggest-selling album since records began.

Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Jackson on May 6, 1997. He was inducted as a solo artist on March 19, 2001.


Jackson's music video for Thriller was voted the greatest music video of all time in a recent Channel 4 (UK) poll.

The Scream music video Jackson made with sister Janet is the most expensive promo ever made, costing more than $7 million (#3.8 million).

Jackson really is a King in West Africa - he was given a royal title by villagers in Gabon, Ivory Coast in 1992.

Jackson owns the patent for a stage shoe device that allows performers to lean forward and appear to defy gravity.


Movie star Macauley Culkin is godfather to Jackson's two eldest children, Paris and Prince Michael.

Culkin helped Jackson design the amusement park at his Neverland Valley Ranch home in California.

Jackson shares the record for the most Grammy Awards won in one year with Carlos Santana and Norah Jones - they each won eight.

Jackson co-wrote charity anthem We Are The World with Lionel Richie.
audience in American history.

The directors of Jackson's videos have included Martin Scorsese, John Singleton and John Landis.

Jackson appeared on a postage stamp in the Virgin Islands in the mid-1980s after locals voted him the superstar they'd most like to honour.


Jackson provided a voiceover on The Simpsons - but it remained a secret for 12 years. He voiced a character in a mental institution in the Stark Raving Dad episode, which aired in 1991, but, because of a contractual problem, Jackson had to be credited as John Jay Smith. His contribution to the classic cartoon series remained a rumour among fans until The Simpsons creator Matt Groening confirmed it really was Jackson when the episode was released on DVD in 2003.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Did you know that Tokyo has had 24 recorded instances of people either killed or receiving serious

Did you know that:






When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home to a sellout crowd, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.








Tokyo has had 24 recorded instances of people either killed or receiving serious
skull fractures while bowing to each other with the traditional Japanese greeting.






Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than it does through the air.










Blue and white are the most common school colors.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Did you know the Lincoln and Kennedy facts?

Did you know that:



Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners.
Both successors were named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born! in 1839.
I was corrected on this and he was born on 1838
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Kennedy.'
I was corrected on this and the theater was named Ford at the time of the assassination. Thanks H.!
Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln.'
Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
And here's the kicker...
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Lincoln and Kennedy

Don't this little part of US history make you go h-m-m-m?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Did you know that Pet superstores now sell about 40 percent of all pet food ?


Did you know that:

The only President to win a Pulitzer Prize: Was John Kennedy for "Profiles in Courage."


Pet superstores now sell about 40 percent of all pet food

The Germans tried to copy Coca-Cola and came up with the drink Fanta.

The Pope's been known to wear red Prada shoes.



Ghandi
didn't allow his wife to take penicillin to save her life from pneumonia but took quinine to save himself from malaria.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Did you know that right handed people live longer than left handed people?


Did you know:

















The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps.






















The first known marketer of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.







Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.













In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.








The Himalayas cover one-tenth of the Earth's surface.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Did you know that More steel in the US is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies


Did you know that:





The motto of the American people, "In God We Trust," was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.










Cost of raising a medium size dog to the age of 11: $6,400.







More steel in the US is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.

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