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  1. #51
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    Smile Smallest Girl on this Earth

    Smallest Girl on this Earth
    Jyoti Amge is the smalest girl on this earth. Now she is 14 years of old weighing only 5 Kg. She has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia and won't grow any taller than her current height.
    Due to her size, Jyoti has to have clothes and jewellery made for her. She sleeps in a tiny bed and uses special plates and cutlery to eat, as normal-sized utensils are too big.
    Despite this, she goes to a regular school in Nagpur, central India, where she has her own small desk and chair, and her classmates treat her like any other student

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    The Earth is, in fact, not really round. It is called an oblate spheroid meaning itís slightly flattened on the top and bottom poles.

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    Smile Which Animal won't Drink water in its Lifetime?

    Animal called Koala, which don't require water in its lifetime. It quenches its thirst by feeding on eucalyptus leaves, which contains more moisture. Eucalyptus leaves is the fifty percent of the feed for this animal...

    See the picture of KOALA below...


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    I just learned the wierdest but coolest facts by reading this thread

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    Smile Sixty Amazing-but-True Facts!

    Sixty Amazing-but-True Facts!
      • In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.
      • The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth's magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.
      • The idea for "tribbles" in "Star Trek" came from gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant.
      • Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.
      • Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch.
      • Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.
      • The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren't for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.
      • The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.
      • The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there's no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.
      • Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say "gesundheit" to a sneezer was never repealed.
      • Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don't do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.
      • SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.
      • Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers.
      • Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender's system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.
      • Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.
      • The first McDonald's restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.
      • The Air Force's F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.
      • You *can* get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.
      • Silly Putty was "discovered" as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. It's not widely publicized for obvious reasons.
      • Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.
      • The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a cadaver.
      • The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them.
      • A cat's purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as the voice of singer Barry White.
      • The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.
      • The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway.
      • King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.
      • Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM, microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high winds.
      • In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.
      • Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to have buttons for Police and Fire Departments, but they were replaced with * and # when the project was cancelled in favor of developing the 911 system.
      • Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
      • Calvin, of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, was patterned after President Calvin Coolidge, who had a pet tiger as a boy.
      • Watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories than watching a three-hour baseball game.
      • Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.
      • You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.
      • To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine.
      • Seven out of every ten hockey-playing Canadians will lose a tooth during a game. For Canadians who don't play hockey, that figure drops to five out of ten.
      • A dog's naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.
      • A team of University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the practice of picking one's nose, claiming that the health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative social connotations.
      • Among items left behind at Osama bin Laden's headquarters in Afghanistan were 27 issues of Mad Magazine. Al Qaeda members have admitted that bin Laden is reportedly an avid reader.
      • Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.
      • At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.
      • Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.
      • If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.
      • Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.
      • Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.
      • Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost "an arm and a leg."
      • When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.
      • Aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during summer months.
      • Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.
      • If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian.
      • When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.
      • In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.
      • Although difficult, it's possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.
      • Napoleon's favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut.
      • The world's smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.
      • Due to the natural "momentum" of the ocean, saltwater fish cannot swim backwards.
      • In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
      • It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.
      • The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.
      • The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.
      • The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grace55 View Post
    The Afghan capital Kabul has a cyber cafe

    Accordingly to Google Zeitgeist the top search in India June 2007 is the phrase reliance data card

    Google offers its employees free lunch

    BBC has 43 different translations of its website

    Google's employees get free haircuts

    Google receives more than 1000 resumes a day

    About 47 million laptops where shipped worldwide 2006

    Over 2.7 billion searches are made on Google search engine each month

    1 of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online

    If myspace was a country it would be the 11th largest

    Google can be queried in 36 languages (2007)

    Google uses over 10,000 networked computers to crawl the web

    Google has 2007 surpassed Microsoft as the world's most-visited site

    Google have won 2007 most powerful brand by a British research company

    The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute

    The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the worlds population

    Google staff are known as Googlers

    The founders of Google didn't know HTML and just wanted a quick interface, thats one of the main reason why the home page is so bare

    The name "Google" comes from a spelling mistake, the founders intendent to write "Googol"

    Google launched their search site in 1998

    The Google function "I feel lucky" is nearly never used, well compared to the high number of users

    Google comes from the word googol, which is 1 followed by a hundred zeros

    Wikipedia has a page devoted to toilet roll holders

    Atari sold 400000 VCS consoles in 1979

    The Atari 2600 only has 128 bytes of RAM

    In Sweden the @ is called "snabel-a" wich means a "trunk with an a"

    The floppy disk was patents in 1946 by Alan Shugart

    If you type in failure in google, and select "I'm feeling lucky", you will be redirected to the White House web page

    Yahoo stands for Yet Another 'Hierarchical Organizational Oracle'

    PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page

    The oldest surviving computer in the world is called CSIRAC and is located in Melbourne

    The word maps is often in the top 10 search words submitted to search engines
    very interesting, did you use google to get all this info?? =)

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    wow, good facts, thanks guys.

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    Smile Amazing Facts About the Human Body

    Amazing Facts About the Human Body

    The nasal bones are especially structured so that the air inhaled can go to the lungs only after circulating several times in the nose and thus warming up.

    The thighbone can bear a weight weighing a ton when perpendicular.

    When an athlete pole-vaults and he lands on the ground, every square centimeter of his pelvis is exposed to a pressure of 1,400 kilograms.

    Even for a faint smile, 17 muscles have to work together at the same time.

    A liver cell is specialized enough to perform more than 500 operations at a time.

    The heart connects the 100 trillions cells in the human body one by one.

    The heart beats approximately 100,000 times a day.

    The human body has resistance to approximately 600 rads of radiation, whereas the tolerance of scorpions rises as high as 40-150 thousand rads.

    A normal human body has about 5 billion capillaries whose total length, if stretched out, is about 950 kilometers.

    Special secretion in the nasal mucous retains and sweeps out about 80-90of the micro-organisms that gain entry to the respiratory system directly or through dust.

    One B cell can pump out more than 10 million antibody molecules an hour.

    Our heart pumps about 43,000 liters of blood per day.

    The simplest cells have roughly 2,000 different types of proteins.

    If the information in DNA were put in the form of a book, these books put on top of each other would reach 70 meters high.

    The DNA of a single cell contains the design of 206 bones, 600 muscles, a network of 10,000 auditory muscles, a network of 2 million optic nerves, 100 billion nerve cells, and 100 trillion cells in the body.

    The probability of the amino acid sequence of a protein made up of 500 amino acids being in the correct order is 1 in 10950.

    A brain cell is in constant interaction with others numbering up to 10,000. This communication network is far more complex than all the switchboards in the world.

    The nucleus of each of the trillions of cells making up the human body includes a data bank big enough to fill a 900-volume encyclopedia.

    The human eye works by some 40 different parts functioning together.

    The retinal membrane at the back of the eye is made up of 11 different layers.

    Each red cell can carry 300 million hemoglobin molecules.

    When we inhale, oxygen floods into about 300 million tiny chambers in our lungs.

    If water were only slightly more viscous, it would be impossible for blood to be transported through the body's capillary system.

    Water makes up about 70 percent of the human body.

    Immune system elements that the baby needs, such as antibodies or defense cells, are given to the baby ready-made in the mother�s milk.

    There is 5 liters of blood in the body of a human weighing 60 kilograms.

    Due to their incredible flexibility, red cells, with a diameter of about 7.5 micrometers, can squeeze through capillaries which are normally four to five micrometers in diameter.

    A single brain can process work equivalent to that of 4.5 million transistors on a modern microprocessor.

    The human kidneys filter about 140 liters of blood every day through one million small filtering units.

    The lifespan of a red blood cell is about 120 days.

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    What about the giant squid.Is said to be even 150 feet long(unofficially). :o
    Quote Originally Posted by sanils View Post
    Blue whales are the largest animals of all time. Females grow to a length of 79 to 89 feet, weighing well over 100 tons. The heaviest blue whale ever weighed was more than 190 tons, and the longest ever measured was more than 108 feet long.
    I was reading several areas about the largest
    (longest?) animal on earth.i just found this news "This was give as the blue whale. However,
    at our class for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the head marine scientist
    has stated that the largest animal on earth is a Sea Jelly (aka
    jellyfish). I believe the length he gave was 126 feet, which is longer
    than a Blue whale."

    what about this??? :?: :?: :?:

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    Smile Making of Eiffel Tower

    Making of Eiffel Tower

    The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris. The tower has become a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Parisian landmark is the tallest structure in Paris and one of the most recognized structures in the world and is named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel.

    The structure was built between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution. The structure of the Eiffel Tower weighs 7,300 tons. Depending on the ambient temperature the top of the tower may shift away from the sun by up to 18 cm (7 in) due to thermal expansion of the metal on the side facing the sun. The tower also sways 6-7 cm (2-3 in) in the wind.

    The tower was inaugurated on 31 March 1889, and opened on 6 May. Three hundred workers joined together 18,038 pieces of puddled iron (a very pure form of structural iron), using two and a half million rivets, in a structural design by Maurice Koechlin. The risk of accident was great, for unlike modern skyscrapers the tower is an open frame without any intermediate floors except the two platforms. Yet because Eiffel took safety precautions including use of movable stagings, guard-rails and screens, only one man died.

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