Saturday, 11 June 2011

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In 1972 when Gordon Brown (British Chancellor of the Exchequer) was 21, he won a Daily Express competition for "A Vision of Britain In The Year 2000."
It is said, grapefruit scent makes middle age women seem six years younger to men (but it does not work the other way round).

The average elephant produces 50lb of dung a day.

The dinosaur noises in Jurassic Park came from slowing down the sounds of elephants, geese and horses.

Friday, 10 June 2011

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Some of the most popular lipstick shades in Renaissance England were named, Rat, Horseflesh, Turkey, Blood and Puke.

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

Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" was the first Hollywood film that showed a toilet flushing - thereby generating many complaints

The first flying-trapeze circus act was performed by Frenchman Jules Leotard at the Circus Napoleon on Nov 12th 1859. He invented the garment now known as the leotard.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

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

Turtles can breath through their bottoms. 

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

The buzz generated by an electric razor in America is in the key of B flat. In the UK, it is in the key of G.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia, is a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th. Therapist Dr. Donald Dossey, whose specialty is treating people with irrational fears, coined the term. He claims, when you can pronounce the word you are cured. Friggatriskaidekaphobia has the same meaning.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class

Titan arum is probably the world's smelliest flower. Originating in the tropical rain forests of Sumatra, this huge, extremely rare flower is a giant lily. It seldom blooms, but when it does the smell is described as something like the dead carcass of an animal 

A Viking tribe once raided England because they had run out of beer

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

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Film stars originally wore sunglasses, not to look mysterious, but to relieve their eyes from the dazzling glare of the early studio lights.

If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract your original number, the answer will always be 5. 

Over a 12 day period your body generates a whole new set of taste buds. (This process continues until you are in your 70's.)

Greyhounds can reach their top speed of 45 mph in just 3 strides
There is more sugar in 1kg of lemons than in 1kg of strawberries.

Monday, 23 May 2011

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Beethoven was extremely particular about his coffee , he always counted 60 beans per cup.

In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper had to fix a computer glitch caused by a moth, hence the term 'computer bug'.

Jupiter is large enough to contain the other major 7 planets in our solar system.

The water pressure inside every onion cell would be sufficient to explode a steam engine.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

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The average person has walked 100,000 miles by the time they reach the age of 85.

Your hearing is less sharp after eating too much.

In the course of a lifetime, the average person spends 2 years on the phone (I bet cell phones/mobiles were not taken into consideration when that fact was worked out!!).

In a lifetime, the average clean-shaven man will spend five months shaving and will remove 28ft of hair.