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Old 2nd March 2010, 19:15   #31
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Bless You... Yes, the old story is that it goes back to the 'Black Death'. Who ever would know, anyway, if one's heart stopped for a milli-second? The saying has been around for a lot longer than most people have even thought about milliseconds!

But hey, perhaps the fun is in working out the ones that are not true, or depend on specific terms or definitions. Maybe the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body: like spider web is stronger than steel!
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Did you know, that Team-bhp members can only think of "things you didn't know", once every 5 years.

In the last five years, all posts on this thread have been in march or april.

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Just came across Things your body does every day that can destroy you
While at it, go through the other recommended articles given at the bottom.
I bet you didn't know these.
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an ant doesnt have to get intooxicaed only with bacardi boss. pest control fumes also intoxicate the poor guys


Now that's why I see them standing in line near the Baygon spray...( to get high)
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Default Some of Indian Laws still ANCIENT

These laws actually exist to date. Not sure if they are followed though

Punjab Excise Act still says that when you open a bar, you have to call the 'DHOL WALA' ( Drummer ) to announce its inaugural. Imagine, that a high society lounge is being inaugurated in a posh area and a DHOLWALA has to be called in the immigration and get the photographs clicked and submit them to the excise authorities to get the license. A funny sight indeed.

Again, the Indian Factories Act stipulates that each factory in India should have a water pot in the factory premises to provide drinking water to the employees. In today's world, no one would install a waterpot in its factory but would rather prefer to install a water cooler. But to my astonishment, i saw the authorities inspecting the factory pressing for the waterpot. The authorities even fined the factory I was auditing for not having a waterpot in its premises. You all will be surprised to know that the huge multiplexes ( commercial malls etc) are also categorised as a 'FACTORY' according to the statute. Now imagine that all the multiplexes in the country having to put a water pot in their premises.

One more funny but true instance of law not being amended can be seen in the Punjab Police Act. According to the act the Punjab police has to send daily reports to its headquarters in Lahore. So Pakistani President Pervez Mussharaf has one more reason to be angry with India as according to the Punjab Police Rules 1914, the act stipulates that the Punjab Police has to keep in touch with it head quarters in Lahore on a daily basis and the rules have not been changed till today-hence they still remain in force. So in a way, the head quarters of Punjab Police is still in Pakistan - A country with which we have fought 3 wars.
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