Monday, March 22, 2010


-Not only was Cleopatra the product of a brother and sister marriage, she married two of her own brothers as well.

-Any whole number decreased by the sum of its digits will leave a reminder that can be divided by 9.

-There are at least eighty different varieties of rice grown in India.

-The superstitions surrounding the number 13 originate from the last supper, when 13 sat down to eat.

-A yak has the skeleton of a bison, the hair of a goat, the tail of a horse, the head of a cow and makes a grunt like a pig.

-What we call Indian ink, actually comes from China.

-Peanuts are used in the manufacture of dynamite.

-Water is hotter before boiling than when it has actually boiled.

-In ancient Greece, the symbol for a happy marriage was the triangle.

-At birth our muscles are only one fortieth of their eventual size and power.

-Birds are sometimes able to set their own broken wings.

-There is a waterfall near Honolulu which “falls” upwards.

-Every country in the world has its name printed on its stamps – except Great Britain – the first to issue them!

-The word ‘AMEN’ is the Hebrew word for ‘so be it’. It is used by Christians, Jews and Moslems as well.

-Both Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were epileptics.

-The sun burns 240,000,000 tonnes of Hydrogen dust every minute.

-The backbone of the Camel is perfectly straight.

-A cat’s eyes glow at night because they have a layer of cells in the inner eye that reflect light.

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