Thursday, May 16, 2013


The technology contained in a single game boy unit in 2000 exceeds all the computing power that was used to put the first man on moon in 1969

In France, there's a place called Y - Y is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.
The name is pronounced like the letter E in English. It bears the shortest place name in France, and one of the shortest in the world. The inhabitants call themselves Ypsilonien(ne)s
Y is situated 32 miles(50 km) east of Amiens, at the junction of the D15 and D615 roads, in the far eastern side of the department
The University of Alaska stretches over 4 time zones

Iceland has no railway system or army

When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate - Your eyes do the same when you are looking at someone you hate 

Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women

Your fingernails grow faster in winter, regardless of climate

Each day, over 120 million consensual sexual acts take place all over the world  

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building

You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them

If left untreated, 70% of birthmarks gradually fade away 

About two hundred babies are born worldwide every minute

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television

On average people fear spiders more than they do death

A portion of the water you drink from the tap has already been drunk by someone else, maybe several times over 

There are 170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the ten opening moves in a game of chess

In the US and Canada, approximately 60% of the water used by households during the summer is used for watering flowers and lawns  

Seconds in a day:  86,4000

Dartboards are made out of horsehairs

Ice isn't slippery. What makes people and things slip on ice is water. A thin layer of ice melts when pressure is applied to it and it is this wet layer on top of the ice that is slippery

There are 2,500,000 rivets in the Eiffel Tower

The number of text messages sent and received in a given day is greater than the world's population of 6.9 billion  

You can start a fire with ice (Watch this video to learn how to make fire from ice)

Women blink nearly twice as much as men - Men can read smaller print, but women have a sharper sense of smell

Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera, while green makes a person look smaller  

WAL-MART generates $3,000,000 in revenues every 7 minutes (USD)

Las Vegas, Nevada has one slot machine for every eight inhabitants

You cannot rent a car in Bermuda

The Empire State Building is comprised of over 10 million bricks

Self-described Las Vegas "performer" Staysha Randall took 3,200 different piercings in her body during the same sitting on June 7, 2011 to break the Guinness Book world record by 100 prickings. (Veteran Las Vegas piercer Bill "Danger" Robinson did the honors.) Coincidentally, on the very same day in Edinburgh, Scotland, the woman with the most lifetime piercings (6,925) got married. Elaine Davidson, 46, wore a full white ensemble that left bare only her face, which was decorated green and sported 192 piercings. The lucky guy is Davidson's longtime friend Douglas Watson, a balding, 60-something man with no piercings or tattoos 
Elaine Davidson smiles for the camera on her wedding day 
People Who Accidentally Shot Themselves Recently:
  • Sean Murphy, 38, destroyed most of his finger trying to shoot off a wart (South Yorkshire, England, June 2011)
  • A Secret Service agent (assigned to Nancy Reagan) shot himself in the hip holstering his gun (Ventura, California, February 2011)
  • A 17-year-old boy, playing with a gun in bed, shot himself in the testicles (Orlando, Florida, February 2011) A training officer at the Ohio Peace Officer Academy shot himself in the thigh (December 2010)
  • Sheriff Lorin Nelson of Bannock County, Idaho, shot himself in the hand (December 2010)
  • Johnathan Hartman, 27, holstering his gun in his back pocket (after threatening his girlfriend), shot himself in the butt (Billings, Montana, December 2010)
  • A man trying to scratch his nose with a pellet gun shot himself in the face 
A clumsy smuggler (who managed to get away) failed to contain the dozens of king cobras and other snakes
he was transporting from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Hanoi (probably to be sold illegally to restaurants). After panic broke out on the train and police were called, the snakes were collected and turned over to a sanctuary. (Upscale restaurants can charge as much as the equivalent of $500 for a meal of king cobra, beginning with the selection of the snake, and having it killed at tableside, on to a serving of a snake's-blood appetizer. In one survey, 84 percent of Hanoi's restaurants were serving illegal wild animals of some sort, including weasel, monitor lizard, and porcupine)           

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