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Old 12th March 2005, 13:17   #1
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Can we have this ? all the fellas can contribute things here that maybe like this ....

1) The surface area of the lungs is roughly the same size as a tennis court.

2) Leonardo da Vinci spent twelve years painting the Mona Lisa's lips.

3) The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.

4) Fat has nine calories per gram, while protein and carbohydrate have four, Alcohol has seven.


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1) 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road

2) There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half-caused cancer in rats

3) It is impossible to lick your elbow

4) Alexander Graham Bell never phoned his wife or mother because they were deaf

5) 80% of millionaires drive second-hand cars

6) A hippopotamus can run faster than a man

7) German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog

8) A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites

9) Male mosquitoes are vegetarians . Its the female who bites

10) The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
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Note : Information sourced from rediff.com

trivia on ATM's

who Invented ATM's -Donald C Wetzel - The first use of ATM magstripe cards is said to have been made in 1969 when Docutel installed its Docuteller machine at New York's Chemical Bank. This is the first recorded use of magnetically encoded plastic.

world's highest ATM - UTI Bank inaugurated its ATM at Thegu, near the Nathu-la Pass in Sikkim, which is at 13,200 feet above sea level.

first ATM in India - HSBC -- the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation -- was the first bank to introduce the ATM concept in India way back in 1987.

world's floating ATM - the State Bank of India has set up the world's first-ever floating ATM on a boat in Kerala.

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The piece that protrudes from the top end of an umbrella is called a "ferrule."

The Dutch airline is KLM – or would you prefer to say Koninklijke-Luchtvaart-Maatschappij.

An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.

Champagne was invented by a monk. His name was Dom Pérignon.

The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia.

The little hole in the sink that lets the water drain out, instead of flowing over the side, is called a porcelator.

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. Thus the origin of the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve.”

The reason most mosquito bites itch is because mosquitoes inject saliva into the persons skin before they suck your blood. They take it out once they are done, but if they are forced to fly away, they don't get a chance to draw the saliva out. And it is their saliva that causes the itch.

The name Reebok was named after the African Gazelle.

The kings in a deck of cards each represent a great king from history. The king of spades is King David, the king of clubs is Alexander the Great, the king of hearts is Charlemagne, and the king of diamonds is Julius Caesar.
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