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04-19-2007, 12:59 PM
1. Coca-Cola was originally green.
2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
3. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
5. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters
only on one row of the keyboard.
7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!
8. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
10. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you
Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
11. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
12. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the
toughest tongue twister in the English language.
13. 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.
14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from
History. "Spades" - King David; "Clubs" - Alexander the Great;
" Hearts" - Charlemagne; "Diamonds" - Julius Caesar.
15. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
16. If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs
in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg
in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
17 What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and
laser printers all have in common?
Ans. - All invented by women.
18. Honey - This is the only food that doesn't spoil.
19. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
20. A snail can sleep for three years.
21. All polar bears are left handed.
22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive
from each salad served in first-class.
23. Butterflies taste with their feet.
24. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
25. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
26. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
27. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.
28. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
29. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
30. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
31. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the
body to squirt blood 30 feet.
32. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over
million descendants.
33. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in
your ear by 700 times.
34. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
35. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
36. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different
37. And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow...!! lol :) I Know U did too !!

04-20-2007, 01:08 PM
The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet long

Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile

A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.

A Boeing 747's wing span is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.(the Wright brother's invented the airplane)

There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.

One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny

The word "set " has the most number of definitions in the English language;192

Slugs have four noses

Sharks can live up to 100 years

Mosquitos are more attracted to the color blue than any other color.

Kangaroos can't walk backwards

About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. Everyday

The largest recorded snowflake was 15in wide and 8in thick. It fell in Montana in 1887

The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom.

Former president Bill Clinton only sent 2 emails in his entire 8 year presidency

Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints

There are 200,000,000 insects for every one human

It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery had in it to begin with.

The world's largest Montessori school is in India, with 26,312 students in 2002

Octopus have three hearts

If you ate too many carrots, you'd turn orange

The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.

1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116 or old

The body has 2-3 million sweat glands

Sperm whales have the biggest brains; 20 lbs

Tiger shark embroyos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.

Most cats are left pawed

250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa

A Blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant

You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. Keep Smiling!

Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours

An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce

Bone is five times stronger than steel.

04-21-2007, 01:21 PM
A zebra is white with black stripes.

All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.

The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.

The word "listen " contains the same letters as the word "silent".

The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

India invented the Number System . Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.

India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

'Hippopotomonstroses quippedaliophobi a' is the fear of long words.

Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias !!

It is impossible to lick your elbow. ( We know you gonna try this !!! )

A snail can sleep for 3 years. ( wow, lucky chap he ? )

The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start

In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth's atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

Twenty-Four- Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.

Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Say no evil ).

55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn. Hello, zzzzz zzzz ?

05-03-2007, 02:52 PM
Q. Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems?

A. Vinod Khosla

Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today's computers run on it)?

A. Vinod Dahm

Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?

A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Aziz Premji, who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6th position now.

Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 web based email program)?

A. Sabeer Bhatia

Q. Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?

A. Arun Netravalli

Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?

A. Rajiv Gupta

Q. Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems?

A. Sanjay Tejwrika

Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?

A. Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.

Q. We Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even faring better than the whites and the natives.

There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA (1.5% of population). YET,

* 38% of doctors in USA are Indians.
* 12% scientists in USA are Indians.
* 36% of NASA scientists are Indians.
* 34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.
* 28% of IBM employees are Indians.
* 17% of INTEL scientists are Indians.
* 13% of XEROX employees are Indians.

05-05-2007, 06:02 PM
Modern Microprocessors contain as many as 10 million transisters.

At the beggining of 1995 there were 24 million users on the Internet, of those 17 million were based in America. The Internet has doubled in size each year since it was invented in 1988.

The fastest computer in 1993, the CM-5, could perform 131 billion operations per second. With a pocket calculator this number of operations would take 41000 years.

IBM employs 220 000 people.

Microsoft employs 16 140 people.

Computer performance increased by about a factor of a million between 1950 and 1990.

05-05-2007, 06:03 PM
In Greek Mythology, the Oniroi are the children of Hypnos and Pasithea or of Nyx. They are the source of all dreams and are named Icelus (called Phobetor by mortals), Phantasus and Morpheus, who led the group. They lived on Oceanus' most western shores and appeared to mortals only when asleep. The Oniroi would send forth true dreams through the Gate of Horn and false dreams through the Gate of Ivory.

So what will I find here ?

This site is intended to be my collection of interesting computer facts I find in programming books, web sites and in the computer science courses I take. Expect to find some CS history, odd code snippets and also some math I find particularly fascinating ... The site's goal is to make you dream of the future potential of computers or wander to the beginning period of computer science.

05-05-2007, 06:43 PM
very informative, thanks darani. although id have to research on the accuracy of the facts given. coz there was a time when i observed dragonflies flying backwards. i hope i wasnt dreaming then. ciao!

05-05-2007, 06:52 PM
Wher did u get so much knowledge. I think u should our next president.
I m not kiding.

good keep it up.


05-05-2007, 09:37 PM
thnx for ur replies. but i need to cross more distance for tat. it is impossible to b a president. u must know tat. people will b more intelligent than us.

the information i gave u is something like (2+2)*2 is 8.ok?

there r many other information hiding dere.

plz u all also try to browse in the web and find them and post them.

have a gr8 day
bye tc

05-07-2007, 09:31 AM
Nice darani.... wonderful .....

05-07-2007, 10:45 AM
hello casper,
Thnx for replying my post. Plz do post some interesting facts like this if u have some.

have a gr8 day
bye tc