30 Interesting Facts

2 09 2010

1. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
2. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
3. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying .
4. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
5. The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”.
6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
7. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
8. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
9. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
11. Dalmatians are born without spots.
12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
13. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings)
14. Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.
15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.
17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.
18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.
19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
21. The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.
23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.
25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.
26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.
27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.
28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.
29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.
30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.





Interesting Facts about Platypus

19 02 2010

The Platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal found in Eastern Australia. It is the only mammal that lays eggs instead of giving birth to offspring.

It is poisonous as the male Platypus has a spur on the hind foot that delivers venom capable of causing severe pain to human beings.

Its body and flat tail is covered with dense brown fur that traps a layer of insulating air to keep the animal warm. It has webbed feet and a large, rubbery snout.

It has a strong sense of electroreception i.e. it can locate their prey around by detecting electric fields generated by their muscular contractions.

It is a popular and iconic symbol of Australia. It has appeared as a mascot at many of its national events and also features on the reverse of the 20 cent coin.





Interesting Facts about Tsetse Fly

16 02 2010

The word ‘tsetse’ comes from Tswana, a language of Southern Africa, and in that language, the word means fly.

Tsetse are large biting flies from Africa which live by feeding on the blood of animals. They have been inhabiting earth for past 34 million years.

There are 22 different species of this fly and they normally breed near rivers and streams.

They are responsible for transmitting the virus that causes disease sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in cattle.

These diseases are prevalent in large parts of Africa. The clearing of large forests have caused this fly to spread to more populated areas and hence the diseases.

In the next post I will tell the interesting facts of Platypus





Interesting facts about the Bird Of Paradise

29 12 2009

Birds of Paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae. They are mostly found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

The members of this family are perhaps best known for highly elongated and elaborate feathers extending from the beak, wings or head in males.

In many birds of paradise, the male bird tries to get the female’s attention and approval by dancing in a highly extravagant manner.  Many of these dances are very striking to look at.

Male Birds of Paradise may also try to catch attention of females by hanging upside down on a branch. These branch displays can be amazing in the way that the male performs his spectacle without falling off.

In the next post I will tell you the interesting facts about Tsetse Fly so keep visiting my blog.





Interesting facts about Ellora Caves

24 10 2009

Ellora is an archaeological site, 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra.It is well-known for its monumental caves. Ellora is also world famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, the great Kailasa. The 34 caves, Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock cut temples and monasteries, were built between the 5th century and 10th century. The Buddhist caves were the earliest structures.

In the next post the topic will be TAJ MAHAL so be sure to visit.





The Topic for next few days

23 10 2009

Hello people.The topic for the next few days is—

WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA

It starts from now on

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AGRA FORT

Built in red sandstone the Agra Fort is also known as Lal Qila. Akbar chose this city on the bank of River Yamuna as his capital and proceeded to build a strong citadel for the purpose. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here and the country was governed from here.

In the next post the topic would be Ellora Caves so be sure to visit.





Interesting Facts about Dwarf Planets

7 10 2009

The “dwarf planets” are all of those objects which are not one of the eight dominant bodies yest still, at least in one way, resemble a planet. The IAU currently recognizes five dwarf planets: Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris. However, only two of these bodies, Ceres and Pluto, have been observed in enough detail to demonstrate that they fit the definition. Eris has been accepted as a dwarf planet because it is more massive than Pluto. It is suspected that at least another 40 known objects in the Solar System are Dwarf planets, and estimates are that up to 200 dwarf planets may be found when the entire region known as the Kuiper belt is explored, and that the number might be as high as 2,000 when objects scattered around the Kuiper Belt considered.