Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ten Simple Interesting Facts

These are some simple yet interesting facts.

  • Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting

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  • Barbie’s measurements, if she were life-size would be a very unrealistic 39-23-33. (Barbie is a best selling fashion doll)
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  • The smallest unit of time is the yoctosecond.
  • The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
  • There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters – “therein”: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with orange!!
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  • The Sanskrit word for “war” means “desire for more cows.”
  • “Arachibutyrophobia” is the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth!
  • A “clue” originally meant a ball of thread. This is why one is said to “unravel” the clues of a mystery.
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  • A jiffy is a unit of time that represents 1/100th of a second.
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