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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Did you know that Color Purple hold the record for nominations with out a single win, 11

Did you know that:



These men Direct Themselves to Acting Oscars

Laurence Olivier, Hamlet, 1948


Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful, 1998








The Color Purple holds the record for most nominations without a single win, it was nominated for 11 Academy Awards.





The Lord of the Rings the Return of the King (2003) holds the record for most Oscar nominations 11 without a single loss.









That these two films received the most-nominations 14.
“All about Eve” (1950)

and “Titanic” (1997).








Sofia Coppola is the only American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award® in the Directing category?
in 2003 for “Lost in Translation.”

Did you know that it takes 20,000 light bulbs to make the Eiffel Tower sparkle?

Did you know that:



More than 20 million seahorses are harvested each year for folk medicinal purposes. The world seahorse population has dropped 70 per cent in the past 10 years.









It takes 20,000 light bulbs to make the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night and there are 2,500,000 rivets holding it together; the total weight of the tower is 10,100 tons. They use 60 tons of paint each repainting campaign, every 7 years in it's entirety. 1,665 steps in the East pillar take you to the top, the hieght to the top of the flage pole is 312m, if including the antennas it is 324 m.




*The African baobab tree (adansonia digitata) blossom opens only to moonlight and it is pollinated by bats .. the fruit bats.





When a female horse and a male donkey mate, the off-spring is called a mule; but when a male horse and a female donkey mate, the off spring is called a HINNY




Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Shaghoopal

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Did you know that the the average driver will be locked out of their car nine times?

Hyperpolysyllabicomania is a fondness for big words.

If you suffer from geophagia then you have a compulsive urge to eat soil.







There are more mobile phones in UK than there are people.







The average driver will be locked out of their car nine times during their life time (yes, men are in the stats).



















Hong Kong has the world's largest double-decker tram fleet in the world







The words silent and listen have the same letters. Santa and Satan do too

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Did you know the oldest dog was 29 years old

Did you know that:


The Labyrinth fish are a group known for their ability to breath atmospheric oxygen in the event the water they live in becomes depleted of oxygen or polluted!








The worlds heaviest as well as longest dog ever recorded was an Old English Mastiff named Zorba. In 1989, Zorba weighed 343 lbs. and was 8 feet





The tallest dog on record was named Shamgret Danzas. He was 42 inches tall (at the shoulder!) and weighed 238 lbs





The smallest dog in history was a tiny Yorkie from Blackburn, England. At two years of age and fully grown this little dude was an incredible 2.5 inches tall by 3.75 inches long! He weighed only 4 ounces! HE was approximately the size of a matchbox.





The oldest dog that has been reliably documented was an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey. He was put to sleep at the age of 29 years and 5 months!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Did you know that Christopher Cross is the only artist to win the Big Four Grammy Awards

Did you know that


A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.







The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.


These were the oldest to WIN an oscar:

Jessica Tandy - 81 - Driving Miss Daisy - Best Actress


George Burns - 80 - The Sunshine Boys - Best Supporting Actor


Henry Fonda - 76 - On Golden Pond - Best Actor








Groucho Marx was the oldest person to receive an Oscar: - 83 year old (and 182 days) - honorary statuette in 1973








Only artist to have won the “Big Four” Grammy Awards at a single ceremony: Christopher Cross is the only artist to receive the “Big Four” (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) in a single ceremony in 1981;

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Did you know that *Scarlett O'Hara, the heroine of Margret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' was originally named Pansy.?


*Scarlett O'Hara, the heroine of Margret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' was originally named Pansy.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Did you know that DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince was the first rap artist to win grammy?

Did you know that:

Quincy Jones is the most Grammy-nominated artist in the history of the awards with 76 nominations and 26 awards.


















Michael Jackson was nominated for 12 Grammy awards and won a record-breaking eight in 1984.

Michael received 13 Grammy awards in his career.

Michael Jackson is a double inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as part of the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist).

Michael also holds the title of Most Top 10 Singles from an album for Thriller (1982) and the Most #1 Singles from an album for Bad (1987).







Who won the very first Grammy Award for Rap in 1989?
The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Today The Fresh Prince is known as Will Smith)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Did you know that Bich pen changed its name to Bic ?

Did you know that:


There are only 13 blimps in the world.





Dolphins have one eye open when they sleep.





Cats sleep at least 16 hours a day.







In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.'







The world's longest name is:
Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Shermasn Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorft Sr.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Did you know that: people have about 100,000 hairs growing on their head?


Did you know that:




The Pythagorean Theorem was one of the earliest theorems known to ancient civilizations. This famous theorem is named for the Greek mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras. Pythagoras founded the Pythagorean School of Mathematics in Cortona, a Greek seaport in Southern Italy.



Pythagorean Theorem According to the Pythagorean Theorem, the sum of the areas of the two red squares, squares A and B, is equal to the area of the

blue square, square C.













People have about 100,000 hairs

growing on their heads.







There are 525,600 minutes in a year.








There are 31,536,000 seconds in a year.








One acre of land may have from 50,000 to 1,000,000 worms underground.







There are more than 800,000 species of insects in the world.


There are about 8,000,000 words in the English language.



Monday, July 20, 2009

Did you know that a sheet of Bounce will help clean baked on food from a cooking pan?

Did you know that:



Repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

Cleaning a shower door with Bounce will dissolves soap scum from shower doors.

Freshens the air in your home. Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang one in the closet.

Prevents thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread before sewing.

Eliminates static cling from pantyhose. Rub a damp, used sheet of Bounce over the hose.

Prevents musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat of your car and now you have Fresh air.

Cleans baked-on food from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in the pan, fill with water, let sit overnight and sponge clean. The anti-static agents apparently weaken the bond between the food and the pan while the fabric softening agents soften the baked-on food.

Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket. Collects cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

Wipes up sawdust from drilling or sandpapering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

Eliminates odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

Deodorizes shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight so they'll smell great in the morning.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Did you know that 10% of the world's population is left-handed?


Did you know that:










There are only two animals with blue tongues, the Black Bear and the Chow dog.









An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.







A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.






About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.






A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.








At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.

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