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BlackCross
24th July 2007, 02:52
Если курице сунуть голову под крыло и повернуть ее вверх тормашками, она заснет.

В Центральном Китае леса "вырубают" при помощи пластида.

Панда — не медведь, а енот.

Д.И.Менделеев на досуге увлекался изготовлением чемоданов.

Фрэнсис Дрейк открыл пролив Дрейка, промахнувшись мимо Магелланова пролива.

В Новой Зеландии жили людоеды.

Обычную книгу стандартного формата в 500 страниц нельзя раздавить, даже если поставить на нее 15 вагонов, груженных углем.

В 19 веке на извинения хозяйки, что листок чайный попал в чашку, обычно отвечали так: "Чаем на Руси никто не подавился".

В Древней Греции считалось, что лошадь, наступившая на след волка, не сможет больше ржать.

12 июня 1902 г. близ станции Базарная Сызранской ветки Московско–Казанской железной дороги служащими линии и ближайшими жителями было замечено необыкновенное множество дождевых червей,направлявшихся через путь, который был облеплен ими на протяжении около 300 саженей. Черви ползли такой густой массой, что колеса скользили и переставали двигаться, вследствие чего было остановлено 6 следовавших в обоих направлениях поездов, простоявших около пяти часов, пока все черви не прошли через рельсы.
Раньше, чтобы вылечить больного желтухой, чехи советовали неожиданно плюнуть больному в лицо.

Землеройка и слон живут 2 и около 60 лет, соответственно. Однако сердце каждого животного в течение жизни совершает приблизительно одинаковое кол–во ударов — около 800.000.000.

Генно модифицированные яблоки остаются красивыми и круглыми за счет внедрения в них гена рыбы северных морей.

Кукушка откладывает разноцветные яйца.

Кит пускает не фонтанчик, а струю углекислого газа. Он так выдыхает. Остальное — брызги.

Странно, но факт: вы можете легко засунуть в рот обыкновенную электрическую лампочку, но вытащить ее без помощи врача у вас не получится!

Метать бисер перед свиньями бесполезно, а вот апельсины она ест!

В акватории Японского моря живых организмов в три раза больше, чем в акватории Балтики.

У чаек жесткое и несъедобное мясо. А у белого медведя ядовитая печень.

Раньше в тетради вкладывали промакашки — розовые, голубые, желтые и зеленые. А теперь — не вкладывают!

Пешеходные переходы в Москве были с кружочками, а не с полосками, как теперь.

В этом предложении тридцать две буквы.

"Cosa Nostra" по–итальянски — "наше дело".

Во французском французском языке числа 70, 80 и 90 называются,соответственно "шестьдесят и десять", "четырежды двадцать" и "четыреждыдвадцать и десять". То же касается и производных от этих чисел.
А вот в бельгийском французском языке всё как у людей.

В казино не бывает прозрачных окон. Только декоративные.

Репелленты не отпугивают комаpов — они пpячут вас. Вещества,содеpжащиеся в pепеллентах, блокиpуют pецептоpы, с помощью котоpых комаpы находят свою жеpтву.

Стоматологи pекомендуют деpжать зубную щетку на pасстоянии не меньше двух метpов от унитаза.

Hи один лист бумаги невозможно сложить пополам больше семи pаз.

Ежегодно на земле ослы убивают больше людей, чем гибнет в авиакатастpофах.

Во сне вы сжигаете больше калоpий, чем во вpемя пpосмотpа телевизоpа.

Пеpвым товаpом со штpихкодом была жевательная pезинка Wrigley`s.

Размах кpыльев Боинга–747 больше, чем pасстояние пеpвого полета бpатьев Райт.

American Airlines сэкономили 40 000 доллаpов, изъяв всего лишь одну оливку из салатов, подаваемых пассажиpам пеpвого класса.

Венеpа единственная планета Солнечной системы, вpащающаяся пpотив часовой стpелки.

Пpоснуться с утpа яблоки помогают лучше чем кофе.

Большинство пылинок в вашем доме — это отшелушившиеся частички кожи.

Пеpвый владелец компании Marlboro умеp от pака легких.

Майкл Джоpдан получил от Nike больше денег, чем все pабочие на фабpиках этой фиpмы в Малайзии.

У Мэpилин Монpо на ногах было по шесть пальцев.

Все пpезиденты США носили очки. Пpосто некотоpые не любили показываться в них на публике.

Уолт Дисней, создатель Микки Мауса, боялся мышей.

Жемчужины pаствоpяются в уксусе.

Сpеди людей, публикующих бpачные объявления, 35 пpоцентов уже женаты или замужем.

Тpи самых доpогих названия тоpговых маpок на земле — это Marlboro, Coca–Cola и Budweiser, именно в такой последовательности.

Коpову можно заставить подняться по лестнице, но невозможно заставить спуститься.

Утиное кряканье не дает эха, никто не знает почему.

В сpеднем, 100 человек ежегодно гибнут, подавившись шаpиковой pучкой.

90 пpоцентов нью–йоpкских таксистов — иммигpанты.

Слон — единственное животное, не умеющее подпpыгивать.

Шанс дожить до 116 лет имеет один человек из двух миллионов.

Женщины, в сpеднем, моpгают вдвое чаще мужчин.

Лизнуть собственный локоть человеку невозможно анатомически.

Здание главной библиотеки унивеpситета штата Индиана ежегодно дает пpосадку в один дюйм, потому что пpи стpоительстве инженеpы не пpиняли в pасчет вес cодеpжащихся в нем книг.

Улитки могут спать до тpех лет.

Кpокодилы не умеют высовывать язык.

Зажигалка была изобpетена pаньше спичек.

Ежедневно жители США съедают 18 гектаpов пиццы.

Индийским слонам для успешной случки приходится подниматься в горы. Внизу слишком жарко для зачатия.

Один американец 1908 года рождения зарегистрировал 29 браков и прижил 41 ребенка.

В Австралии больше кроликов, чем людей в Китае.

В Шотландии живет больше овец чем людей.

Старейшие компании мира — японские.

Клубника — орех, а красная мякоть, которую все так любят есть, на самом деле является плодоножкой.

В Таиланде не продаётся зимняя резина.

Арбуз — ягода. Как и тыква. И дыня.

Майкл Джексон на самом деле не белый.

Про то, что лист бумаги пополам нельзя более семи раз согнуть — это неправда, сами попробуйте.

Крыса может заниматься сексом 122 раза в час.

Львы совокупляются до 50 раз в сутки.

В водах Мирового океана содержится больше золота, чем было добыто за всю историю человечества.

Женщины, которые красят губы ярко–красной помадой, улыбаются чаще других.

Пузырьки в пиве «Гиннес» в отличие от всех других сортов пива неподнимаются на поверхность, а опускаются на дно. Отчего так происходит,наука пока объяснить не может.

Частички дождя вовсе не имеют «классической» каплевидной формы, а закруглены как сверху, так и снизу.

За год погибает тысяча птиц, налетая на оконные стекла.

Рисунок языка человека так же уникален, как отпечатки его пальцев.

Дельфины спят, закрыв только один глаз.

Чтобы акула почувствовала кровь, достаточно, чтобы в воде была растворена одна стомиллионная ее часть.

Самый длинный поцелуй в кино длился 50 минут – в фильме, который так и называется «Поцелуй». Самое большое количество поцелуев – 127 –приходится на фильм 1926 года «Дон Жуан».

Глаз страуса больше, чем его мозг.

Перед тем как сесть сочинять музыку, Бетховен погружал голову в холодную воду.

За всю свою историю Нил замерзал всего два раза – в IX и XI веках.

Единственной страной в мире, рождаемость в которой в 1983 году равнялась нулю, был Ватикан.

Если вы начнете пересчитывать все звезды нашей Галактики со скоростью одной звезды в секунду, то закончите свое занятие через 3 тысячи лет.

В Индии каждый год рождается больше людей, чем живет в Австралии.

Имя актера Киану Ривза в переводе с гавайского означает «холодный ветерок, дующий над горами».

Птенец малиновки за день съедает 3, 5 метра дождевых червей.

Четверть костей человеческого тела находится в ногах.

Самый популярный вид спорта в Таиланде – запуск воздушных змеев.

Самыми опасными профессиями считаются пожарный, космонавт, автогонщик, полицейский, футболист и рыбак.

У Джона Гетти, одного из самых богатых людей в мире, дома был установлен платный телефон–автомат.

Если кричать на стакан воды в течении 80 лет, то можно его вскипятить.

Букву "омега" надо произносить с ударением на "а"

1% людей может видеть инфракрасное и еще 1% — ультрафиолетовое излучение.

Собираясь на летний курорт 33% людей забывают положить в чемодан купальные принадлежности.

Для ЛСД смертельная доза до сих пор неизвестна.

Самый сильный галлюциноген был обнаружен в 1984 году в одном из видов шалфея, Salvia Divinorum. Его название — сальвинорин, и он до сих пор не запрещен ни в одной стране мира. Лабораторным мышам вводили дозу,50 000–кратно превышающую обычную дозу без каких либо последствий для их здоровья.

Академик Зеленин первым открыл и описал бутылек с зеленкой.

Над антарктикой запрещены полеты вертолетов, так как пингвины, у которых короткая шея, пытаются посмотреть на них и валятся с ног, как домино.

Кстати: Если если человеку, который активно вам, что–то говорит,внезапно плюнуть в лицо, то ему это в 99% случаев не понравится.
Но зато он может излечиться от желтухи.

93% людей пользующихся интернетом, пользуются им сидя.

В Белом Доме ножей, вилок и ложек — 13092 штуки.

Бабочки пpобyют пищy ногами.

У морской звезды нет мозга.

Все полярные медведи – левши.

Самое популярное в мире женское имя — Анна. Его носят почти 100 миллионов женщин

В Китае больше людей говорят по–английски, чем в США

Миллионный житель Москвы родился в 1897 году

Самая низкая в мире доля детей в Германии — 15%, а самая высокая — в Кении 51%

В 1977 году среди американских физиков женщины составляли только 8 процентов

В ЮАР добывается почти 2/3 всего мирового золота

Пожилых людей больше всего в Швеции 24% и меньше всего в Кувейте 2%

Каждый второй американский студент рассчитывает к 40 годам стать миллионером

В Болгарии, кивание головой обозначает НЕТ, а мотание влево вправо — ДА.
Т.е., что у нас обозначает НЕТ, у них ДА!

Опыты показывают, что кот, сброшенный с седьмого этажа, имеет на 30% меньше шансов выжить, нежели кот, сброшенный с 20–го этажа. Предполагaется, что коту требуется пролететь восемь этажей, чтобы понять, что проиcходит, расслабиться и перегруппироваться.

Kratos
24th July 2007, 08:42
Крыса может заниматься сексом 122 раза в час. :lol:

Carrot
24th July 2007, 09:41
а вы знали что в ОС Windows невозможно создать папку под названием Con? это связанно с тем что у Билла Гейцтся в молодости было такое погоняло, означающее что-то типа "ботаник".

Kratos
24th July 2007, 10:06
а вы знали что в ОС Windows невозможно создать папку под названием Con? это связанно с тем что у Билла Гейцтся в молодости было такое погоняло, означающее что-то типа "ботаник".

HAHAHAHAH, nu am shtiut, dar am verificat si intr-adevar nu se poate de creat o mapa cu denumirea "Con" XD

Psycho
24th July 2007, 10:58
а вы знали что в ОС Windows невозможно создать папку под названием Con? это связанно с тем что у Билла Гейцтся в молодости было такое погоняло, означающее что-то типа "ботаник".

Блин, гон.
Также нельзя создавать папки - CON, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9.
И дело не в погоняле Билла, это какие-то старые прогоны ещё с MS-DOS'a :sigh:

kiyo
24th July 2007, 16:26
btw, the pig has a half an hour orgasm, can u believe it?
lucky pigs!! :oy:

Kratos
24th July 2007, 16:36
btw, the pig has a half an hour orgasm, can u believe it?
lucky pigs!! :oy:

Yep, amazing animals.
....and what's the problem , you can have it every 2-3 minutes. Of corse only if you wish that.:nosepick:

I see just one problem - you can't beat the rats - "Крыса может заниматься сексом 122 раза в час " :hero:

BlackCross
25th July 2007, 00:19
btw, the pig has a half an hour orgasm, can u believe it?
lucky pigs!! :oy:
Most moldovans are literally pigs, lucky of them!? :one:

kiyo
25th July 2007, 07:46
Most moldovans are literally pigs, lucky of them!? :one:

I live in Moldova too :'( and what's even worst - I luv Moldova :omfg:
btw, this is another paradox - a citizen that loves her country, I think thats more amazing than the rat doing it 122 times an hour XD

Carrot
25th July 2007, 17:33
я этого не знал:
После смерти японец получает новое, посмертное имя (каймё), которое пишется на особой деревянной табличке (ихай). Эта табличка считается воплощением духа усопшего и используется в поминальных обрядах. Каймё и ихай покупаются у буддийских монахов - иногда еще до смерти человека.

BlackCross
26th July 2007, 00:44
I live in Moldova too :'( and what's even worst - I luv Moldova :omfg:
btw, this is another paradox - a citizen that loves her country, I think thats more amazing than the rat doing it 122 times an hour XD
Oh well being a patriot is great. :)

Angie_Magpie
26th July 2007, 02:57
Most moldovans are literally pigs, lucky of them!?
some of them are sheep))))

Kratos, Kiyo
сто тысяч интересных фактов, а вы всё о сексе...
move the fcuk on

Kratos
26th July 2007, 09:18
some of them are sheep))))
XD

Kratos, Kiyo
сто тысяч интересных фактов, а вы всё о сексе...
move the fcuk on
:snooze:

Welcome back !

CyberManiac
27th July 2007, 00:57
"Панда — не медведь, а енот" :D

Я думаю это птеродактель :crafty:

SOCOL
27th July 2007, 01:12
Хорошо, о сексе - так о сексе.

Львы могут заниматься сексом 24 часа в сутки, прерываясь только на еду.

BlackCross
27th July 2007, 01:27
Львы могут заниматься сексом 24 часа в сутки, прерываясь только на еду.
:happy:

CyberManiac
27th July 2007, 01:56
Небольшая поправка, животные не занимаются сэксом, они оплодотворяют и размножаются :snooze:

SOCOL
27th July 2007, 16:19
Небольшая поправка, животные не занимаются сэксом, они оплодотворяют и размножаются :snooze:

они ибуццо плять! раз есть оргазм, значит это секс. а крысы его имеют по 122 раза, или как там писали

Angie_Magpie
29th July 2007, 23:00
они ибуццо плять!
ой, ты такой пошлый:( вот к примеру AndyPro смотрит на пс3 и кончает. и никаго секса:full:

BlackCross
29th July 2007, 23:09
ой, ты такой пошлый:( вот к примеру AndyPro смотрит на пс3 и кончает. и никаго секса:full:
De ce никаго секса?! It's called safe-sex! :lol:

Angie_Magpie
29th July 2007, 23:11
because it`s wireless ???

REDDEVIL
29th July 2007, 23:26
De ce никаго секса?! It's called safe-sex! :lol:

Speaking from your own experience? XD

BlackCross
29th July 2007, 23:45
because it`s wireless ???
Yep, no babies! :atsui:

SOCOL
7th August 2007, 18:27
ой, ты такой пошлый:( вот к примеру AndyPro смотрит на пс3 и кончает. и никаго секса:full:

XD XD Субскаун) Он мечтает потрогать себя в промежности новым геймпадом с гироскопом и вибратором? :rofl:

Lazarus
1st May 2008, 02:08
Крыса может заниматься сексом 122 раза в час. :lol:
oue rats rullz :notagain:

adrian1369
25th July 2008, 01:48
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http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1202079891-bad-breath.jpgFluoride is the bio-accumulative toxic that we all ingest every day either through the drinking water or toothpaste. It is believed that someone has lots of benefits from making people sick (to sell pills) or to make them dumber so we can listen/obey better. It is believed that fluoride does exactly that! We ingest it in large quantities without any reason. The fact is that we can have perfectly good teeth without fluoride. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never approved any fluoride product designed for ingestion as safe or effective. Some of the diseases/states that have direct influence from ingesting fluoride on daily basis: Osteoporosis, Dental Fluorosis, Hypoactivity or sluggishness, Reduced I.Q, Alzheimer's disease, Cancer. The list continues.

Broken Speed Of Light (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=194)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/speed-light.jpgThe speed of light was broken by two physicists, Gunter Nimtz and Alfons Stahlhofen, in Germany from the University of Koblenz. This seriously questions Einstein's theory that no object or information can move faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. An example of what could happen with this is time travel, but not like you imagine: If you went for a car trip faster than the speed of light, you'd arrive at your destination before you'd even leave, theoretically, of course. As Dr Guenter Nimtz said: "The effect cannot be used to go back in time, only to reduce the time between cause and effect a little bit."

Nikola Tesla Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=185)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/tesla64.jpgNikola Tesla (Serbian scientist) the greatest genius since Leonardo da Vinci. Few people even know that man who invented the 20th century even existed. His ideas and inventions were credited by others. Nikola invented X-rays (credited to Roentgen), radio (credited to Marconi), the microwave oven, speedometer, automobile ignition system, basics behind radar, fluorescent bulb, electron microscope, neon lights and on top of all Tesla designed the first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls (invented alternating currents). Tesla had biggest competitor Thomas Edison, who did everything to prove Tesla wrong and to erase him from history books. Tesla's ideas were so extreme that scientist community thought he was lunatic. He believed that both voice and image could be transmitted through the air (in the late 1800's), which of course was true since we have wireless Internet today.

Dogs Head Lives Without Body (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=180)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1188211248-Experime1940_00000006.jpgIn 1940 Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R conducted research where he experimented with dogs and proved that dogs head can live without its body for three days. Special artificial conditions were created to power the head with arterial and venous pumps. Dog's isolated head reacted to all basic external stimulants: light, sound, pain and taste. This disturbing Russian experiment helped scientist around the world to create artificial organs that are used by many medical institutes. More recently Dr. Robert White of Ohio claims that he transplanted a monkey's head onto another monkey's body. If you have a good stomach check this odd video which shows in detail how dog's head is living without body.

The Age Of The Universe (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=165)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1185133428-images.jpgAfter several debates, astronomers have determined the age of the universe by using a Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe. By examining the microwave background radiation that WMAP provided, astronomers were able to pin down the age of the universe, accurate to 1%, to 13.7 billion years old.

Numbers And Words (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=80)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1180885863-ist2_1072098_one_thousand_dollar_bill.jpgIf you spell all the numbers and try to find letter "A" you will have to count to thousAnd. Did you know that: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 Weird huh?

What Does WD-40 Stand For? (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=21)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1166120176-logo.jpgMaybe you didn’t know but WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th attempt. Name was coined by the chemist, Norm Larsen, while he was attempting to concoct a formula to prevent corrosion by displacing water. Norm's persistence paid off when he perfected the formula on his 40th try.

Coffee Beans Aromas (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=15)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1165401683-godnice.jpgThe full chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine and its chemical formula is C8H10N4O2. When coffee is roasted, and when the coffee beans begin to cool, they release about 700 chemical substances that make up the vaporizing aromas.

Two Million Years Road Trip (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=11)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1164466388-milkyway.jpgClosest galaxy to our Milk Way galaxy is Andromeda and even traveling at the speed of light it would take 2 million years to reach it. There are 100 billion galaxies that we can observe. Prediction is that there is much more, but Hubble Space Telescope couldn’t detect them.




Golf Ladies And Gentleman (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=108)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1180992764-golf1.jpgIt is the internet myth that the name of the popular Scottish game Golf stands for "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden." The word golf originates form medieval Scottish and Dutch dialects. Back in a day before the creation of dictionaries, there was no standardized spelling of any given word. So it is believed that word golf originates from Dutch word "kolf" or "kolve" which meant "club." Later on old Scots dialect transformed the word into "gouf" or "golve ."

East And West Germany Sports (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=27)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1167128106-sparwasser2.jpgSome say that 1974 FIFA World Cup was the one of the most intense world cups ever played. Juergen Sparwasser scored the most famous goal in the German soccer history, giving East Germany a win over the West in the only meeting between the sides. That was the only lost game for West Germany in the World Cup and that year West Germany became new World Cup Champion. Juergen was arrested later on for re-painting street signs in East Germany.

Curling Sport Without Judges (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=26)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1167126682-CURLING2.jpgCurling is a Olympic sport founded by Scots in the 1540's and it is played on ice by two teams of four players each, using heavy stones which they slide down the ice towards a target area. It was brought to North America by Scottish immigrants and since it is played in the cold, founded by Scots surely back then alcohol was a regular part of playing. Interesting fact is that there are no judges in the Curling competition.

Berlin Marathon Cheaters (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=23)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1166209706-berlin-marathon-2005-05.jpgMarathon in Berlin is 26 miles long and it was apparently too long for thirty three runners who decided to take a shortcut by riding the subway. They obviously forgot the computer chips they were wearing, which automatically record their time every three miles. They were of course disqualified and their times were removed from the scoreboard.

Farting Contest (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=13)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1164470992-00%20-%20Harajuku%20fashion%20%28gas%20mask%29.jpgIn ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who in a town could fart the loudest and longest. Winners were awarded many prizes and received great recognition.


Facts About Pablo Picasso (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=335)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1215198197-picasso_photo.JPGHis full name was "Pablito Diego Jose Santiago Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispin Crispiniano de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y Picasso Lopez". While living in Paris (1900) Pablo had lots of financial problems and he burned many of his paintings to stay warm. Besides his wife he had many mistresses. Pablo loved to work with the candle light. His first exhibit was at the age of thirteen. Interesting fact is that Steve Wynn owner of the Picasso's famed "Dream" painting poke the hole accidentally through the multimillion dollar painting while showing his friends portrait of Picasso's mistress Marie-Therese Walter.

Andy Warhol Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=120)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1181029121-andy-warhol.jpgAndy Warhol was American Pop Artist famous for his painting of Campbell's Soup cans. Andy almost died when he was shot three times in the chest by Valerie Solanis. Valerie said that Andy Warhol had too much control over her life. Valerie was a founder of club called SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) and she was the only member of the group. For those who didn't know Andy Warhol was homosexual, but also very religious man. He died in hospital from heart attack because hospital stuff overloaded him with fluids after his routine gallbladder surgery.

Albert Einstein Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=58)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/albert.jpgEinstein declined the presidency of the state of Israel when it was offered to him in 1952 by state leaders. The element einsteinium, discovered in 1952, was named in honor of Albert Einstein. Picture of Einstein sticking his tongue was taken on his 72nd birthday by annoying press photographer Arthur Sasse. Albert loved the photo so much that he cut his image out and send it to all his friends.

Edgar Allan Poe And Alcohol (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=48)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1177109214-edgar-allan-poe.jpgEdgar Allan Poe, American poet, was seventeen years old when accepted into Virginia University. First year he managed to gamble all his scholarship money. It was also reported that Edgar owed around $2500 to local gamblers. Gambling addiction led to alcoholism, which is still debated by many Poe's followers. However, it was reported by school systems that Edgar showed up in class drunk even during the examinations. The interesting fact is that Edgar Allan Poe finished with highest grades in his class and became best student of his generation.

Uma Thurman Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=42)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1169405261-Uma-Thurman-39-thumb.JPGUma Karuna Thurman, daughter of Robert Thurman and Nena Thurman, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 29, 1970. Uma's father was the first American to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Her mother is a Swedish psychotherapist and former Vogue model once married to the LSD guru Timothy Leary. Uma's mothers father, german baron, was held by Nazis because he didn't want to reveal his Jewish friends hideout. Uma Thurman had been briefly married to Gary Oldman when she was nineteen.

Jagger In Clockwork Orange? (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=37)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1168523084-001___Droogs_on_the_run_by_greysheep.jpgBefore Stanley Kubrick took over, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were considered to play the "droogs" in the Clockwork Orange. Anthony Burgess the author of Clockwork Orange wanted to sell his novel rights to Mick Jagger for few hundred dollars. Luckily for the sake of film industry Malcolm McDowell got the main part in the movie and Stanley Kubrick directed what is considered to be the most controversial movie of all time.

Hemorrhoid Relief Commercial (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=24)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1166362967-johnny-cash-line.jpgJohnny Cash (1932 – 2003) was an influential country song writer and singer from Kingsland, Arkansas, who sang to himself while picking cotton in the fields. His song “Ring of Fire” was refused by his family to be in hemorrhoid-relief commercial. "The song is about the transformative power of love …"said Cash's daughter, Rosanne. "Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring bound by wild desire," the song goes.

Is Someone Lying To You? (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=22)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1166175290-george-bush.jpgLie is usually manifested by these signs: a sudden increase in the number of "ums" and "ahs.", overly defensive, no eye contact, lying is stressful, they will try to be sarcastic, turning his body away from you, talking fast, making statements that contradict each other, unusual body language or a hand reaching to cover mouth.

Five Richest People Today (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=12)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1164468118-bill_gates_halo_3.jpgYou may believe that the richest person in the world is a certain sheik who controls oil companies. Nah. The top three spots hold computer, newspaper, and steel industry giants. The top five richest people are: 1.Bill Gates, 2.Warren Buffett, 3.Lakshmi Mittal, 4.Carlos Slim Helu, 5.Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud.

Invention Of Zero (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=342)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/zero.jpgZero was invented in India by Indian mathematicians dating as early as 5th century. They widely used it in calculations, astronomy and astrology. Zero was spread by Arabians to the Europe and there on it was spread all over. Before this, all Europeans used roman numerical which were difficult to calculate on as they were in the form of Symbols, lengthy and had limits. New Math Multiplication Method

Printers Spy On You (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=166)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1185309258-money.jpgPrinter manufacturers print invisible yellow dots on consumer's prints that check to see if a person is printing counterfeit money. If you call your printer manufacturer and ask them to "please stop spying on you", they will send secret services to your address to find out why you care about your privacy. Upset? You should be. The more people who call their printer's manufacturers and make this request, the more likely secret services will refuse to investigate.

Hitler, Porsche And Beetle (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=141)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1182243865-6798_image.jpgProbably the most popular car in the world, Beetle had fascinating past. It was proposed by Adolf Hitler to make peoples car that can fit 5 people and deliver speed of 100km/h (62mph) later known as "Volks-Wagen" ("People's Car"). Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche founder of automotive design company, which became known as the Porsche Bьro. Ferdinand also designed German tanks, Tiger I and Tiger II. The first Porsche ever build was Porsche 356 created by Ferry Porsche son of Ferdinand Porsche. Porsche currently owns 31% of the Volkswagen car company.

Building Spins 360 Degrees? (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=33)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1167475052-Suite-Vollard.jpgCompany in Brazil (Suite Vollard) constructed a building in which each floor can rotate 360 degrees. Each building has 11 apartments and each apartment can spin individually in any direction. One rotation takes a full hour, but apartment owner can set rotation speed through apartment control panel. Facades are made of three different types of glass which give wonderful effects when building spins during the sunset. Cost of each apartment is $US 300,000.00.

Cars Fuelled By Hydrogen (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=28)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1167129950-bmw-hydrogen-car.jpgCars today put out a lot of pollution, and use up fossil fuels. Predictions are that hydrogen cars with combination of solar and electricity source, are the future of transportation. Device that is the size of microwave oven may be all you need to fuel your car in the future. Using small device, hydrogen can be easily and cleanly extracted from water and power family car for up to 150 kilometers.

Subway Ticket Gates (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=6)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1164462631-energy_turnstile.JPGThe East Japan Railway Company (JR-East), as part of research aimed at developing more environmentally friendly train stations, is testing an experimental system that produces electricity as people pass through ticket gates.

adrian1369
25th July 2008, 01:49
Hawaiian Alphabet (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=338)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/hawaii_girl.jpgThe Hawaiian Alphabet only contains 12 letters: a, e, i, o, u, h, k, l, m, n, p and w. Every word ends with a vowel. A glottal stop is also used, called an 'okina (meaning cutting, 'oki meaning cut and na meaning -ing). It used to be called an 'u'ina (meaning snap).

2012 Interesting Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=202)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1192624315-2012.jpeg2012 is expected to be year of great positive change. It is not the end of the world! Back in 1899 something was identified called Schumann Cavity Resonance. It is the heart beat or frequency of the Earth. Since its discovery till 1986 this heart beat frequency was constant 7.8 Hertz per second. From 1986 it started to raise dramatically and in 1998 it was reported to be 10 hertz per second. On other hand magnetics of the earth are dropping dramatically and it is expected they will reach zero point in 2012. Maya calendar and other calendars end in 2012, but it is not the end of the world just beginning of the new one since every 26000 years Earth goes through grand cycle of evolution.

The Blue Hole Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=198)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1190329226-Bluehole.jpgThe Blue Hole is located just off of the coast of Belize, near the Ambergris Caye. The Blue Hole began as a limestone cave in our last Ice Age. After ages of erosion the cave collapsed leaving the scenic beauty we see today! The Blue Hole is almost perfectly circular reaching 300m (1000ft) across and 120m (400ft) deep. The blue cave is perfect spot for all divers because of its beauty and geological history.

The Pyramids Were White (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=183)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/pyramids.jpgThe stereotypical vision of the Egyptian Pyramids are large mountain like brown piles of stone uprooting from the desert having a rough contour. Though when first constructed around 2500 BC. The pyramids were paper white and as smooth as glass, toping the pyramid was a golden capstone that gleamed in the desert sun. It was an amazing spectacle. The pyramids somewhat stayed in this state until the Arab invasion of Egypt around AD 500. The Arab invaders stripped the pyramid of it's smooth limestone and built a huge section of Cairo. Many of the Mosques and Palaces of Cairo consist of the Ancient stones of the pyramids. Quite sad actually.

Bachelors Leading 1 Billion (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=181)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/india.jpgIndia which is one of the densely populated country had a bachelor (a man who has never been married) prime minister, president and defense minister in 2000. For 4-5 years when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister. Coincidence? India is the second country in the world after China to cross the one billion mark. India's population rose by 21.34 % between 1991 - 2001.

The First Marathon Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=178)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/first-olympics.jpgIn 490 BCE, Pheidippides, a Greek soldier, ran from Marathon to Athens (about 25 miles) to inform the Athenians the outcome of the battle with invading Persians. The distance was filled with hills and other obstacles; thus Pheidippides arrived in Athens exhausted and with bleeding feet. After telling the townspeople of the Greeks' success in the battle, Pheidippides fell to the ground dead. In 1896, at the first modern Olympic Games, held a race of approximately the same length in commemoration of Pheidippides.

Earth's Record Holders (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=46)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1173744923-EarthAS17.jpgHighest mountain on Earth, Mt. Everest grows about 4 millimeters a year since two tectonic plates which collided millions of years ago to form the Himalayas, continue to press against each other. Earths highest waterfall is at Angel Falls in Venezuela which drops 3,212 feet (979 meters). Hottest place on earth is Azizia in Libya 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) and coldest was in Vostok, Antarctica -129 Fahrenheit (-89 Celsius). Pacific is the biggest ocean (32.6% of the Earth's surface)and Nile River in Africa is longest 4,160 miles (6,695 kilometers).

Number Thirteen Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=45)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1172225772-13.gifThe fear of number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia and it was derived from treiskaideka, the Greek word for thirteen and phobia. There were thirteen people at Christ's Last Supper before his captivity, it is recorder that Christ was crucified on Friday. Routine mission to the moon goes drastically wrong on Apollo 13. Some hotels skip number thirteen when numbering rooms. In Formula 1, there is no car with the number 13.

Dubai Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=43)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1170854798-burj_al_arab_dubai_01.jpgDubai is the fastest growing city in the world. No taxes on income and there are no personal taxes either. In Dubai Emirates Mall you can ski indoors while shopping, measuring 400 meters and using 6000 tons of snow. Burj Dubai will become the world's tallest building, along with the world's tallest man-made structure when it is completed. Eighty percent of Dubai residents are foreigners.

Monopoly Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=35)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1168331879-Monopoly-Monopoly_Twisted_Screenshot.pngMonopoly was invented by Charles B. Darrow during the Depression in the 1934 and at first it was rejected by Parker Brothers due to "52 design errors"! Streets in Monopoly are taken from Atlantic City, New Jersey. Game was very popular in Cuba until Fidel Castro took power and burned all the Monopoly sets. Standard Monopoly bank starts with $15,140 and it is estimated that Monopoly has been sold 250 million times through out the world.

Maya Predicts Our Future (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=30)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1167209570-maybl03b.gifMaya people were masters of mathematics and calendars and they were keeping track of time using three separate calendars. For predictions about the beginning and end of the “world” they used “Long Count” calender. And on December 21st 2012, the Long Count will be at the point zero which Maya predicts as the end of time and beginning of the new world. The Mayas were very accurate in their predictions and they predicted invasions on their soil and the World Wars.

Testis Or Testify (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=17)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1166022128-testis.gifThe word "testis" cames from the Latin meaning to bear witness. In ancient Rome, only men could bear witness or testify in a public forum. In order to show importance to their testimony, they would hold their testicles as they spoke, and an oath was declared while holding another's testicles.

Is This The Last Pope? (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=14)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1165400285-100_6512_pope_closup.jpgSt. Malachy, (d. 1148) Irish Bishop and Seer, produced an accurate list of future popes which began with Pope Celestine II in the year 1143. The prophecy is concerned with the succession of the Popes and there will be one more Pope after the current Pope Benedict XVI according to the prophecies of St. Malachy.

The Seven Wonders (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=9)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1164463800-colossus.gifThe Seven Wonders of the Ancient World compiled by ancient Greek historians are: The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes and The Lighthouse of Alexandria.

The Great Wall Myth (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=5)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1164370512-1304ot9efa8gh9.jpgIt is common mistake to say that The Great wall of China is visible from outer space. It is too thin to be noticed from such a great distance. Only two man made structures visible from space are: The Pyramids of Giza and the Hoover Dam.

What Is Google? (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=8)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1164463725-google.gifGoogle, the Internet search company founded in September 1998. by Larry Page & Sergey Brin, got it's name from the word Googol, which represents number 1 followed with hundred zeros after it.

What Is Yahoo!? (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=7)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1164463045-page25_2.pngYahoo the complex internet organism has complicated name. Word "Yahoo" is shortcut for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle". It was coined by PhD candidates at Stanford University: David Filo and Jerry Yang.


Mao Tse-tung Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=50)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1179221631-mao_tse_tung.jpgMao Tse-tung founded the People's Republic of China in 1949. He was one of the founders of the Chinese Communist party in 1921. In 1915 Mao attended university in Changsa, China where he wrote the longest recorded graphite, criticizing the Chinese school system and current state of Chinese society. His graphite consisted of more than 4000 Chinese characters. Mao Tse-tung was married four times and he believed that having sex with virgins "would help to restore and reinvigorate a man’s health and vigor”. Mao was responsible for more than 30 millions deaths mostly from hunger and starvation.

Peter The Great Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=41)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1169373517-peter.jpgTsar and Emperor of Russia Peter the Great (1672-1725) was unusual ruler by many means. In the battle against the Turks in 1695 he fought as regular foot soldier believing that was the only way to beat the Turks. Peter is believed to have been six feet, seven inches in height (2.04 meters). He married twice and had 11 children, many of whom died in infancy. The eldest son from his first marriage, Czarevich Alexei, was convicted of high treason by his father and secretly executed in 1718.

Idi Amin Ate His Opponents (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=40)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1168981296-_39408799_picgallpresidentap.jpgIdi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda and the former heavyweight boxing champion of Uganda was one of Africa's most notorious dictators. During his eight-year rule an estimated 500,000 people disappeared or were killed. He praised Hitler and said the German dictator "was right to burn six million Jews." He offered to be king of Scotland if asked. It was reported that Idi Amin ate his opponents.

U.S President Trafficking Virgins (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=38)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1168525931-180px-Andrew_jackson_20bill.jpgUnited States presidential election, 1824, Andrew Jackson emerged as winner with majority of votes. However, under the 12th Amendment, if no candidate got a majority of the college, the election went to the House and there it was decided by Henry Clay, the all-powerful Speaker, who gave it to Adams, under the secret condition that Adam makes him secretary of state. Arguments went out of control and Adams supporters claimed that Jackson is bigamist, adulterer and murderer. Adams was accused of trafficking American virgins to Russian Tsar.

Meet Turkmenbashi (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=20)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1166112992-0,,468851_1,00.jpgHis Excellency Saparmurat Niyazov Turkmenbashi, president of Turkmenistan is one of the most controlling dictators in the world today. There are no churches because he knocks them down. Each year he wants to resign as the president, but congress begs him to stay. He has even rewritten the calendar and renamed the month of January to "Turkmenbashi." April is named after his mother.

George Washington Facts (http://www.interestingfacts.org/?page=fact&id=18)
http://www.interestingfacts.org/thumbs/1166022518-washington.jpgOn February 22, 1732 George Washington was born. George Washington was the only of all Founding Fathers to free his slaves. Marijuana was the primary crop grown by George Washington at Mount Vernon. He was the first Mason to serve as president. Washington rejected a movement among army officers to make him king of the United States. Washington is the only president who was elected unanimously.

:nowai::nowai::nowai:

Yuki
25th July 2008, 01:59
"2012 Interesting Facts"
Ну что же,поглядим =)

adrian1369
25th July 2008, 02:08
ay the last Pope prophecy and other suggest that, hope it will be true btw you know that Christianity is step back from human progress

Yuki
25th July 2008, 02:16
btw you know that Christianity is step back from human progress
А вот над этим я уж точно не думала...и почему же?

adrian1369
25th July 2008, 04:25
Because for many centuries church stopped scientists from their work

REDDEVIL
25th July 2008, 17:10
Because for many centuries church stopped scientists from their work

...they also invented the nuclear bomb ;)

adrian1369
25th July 2008, 18:50
Thats a good thing it offers unlimited electricity it is used in japan and around the world but politicians used it as weapon

BlackCross
26th July 2008, 00:18
...they also invented the nuclear bomb ;)
Sieg Christ! :dunno:

REDDEVIL
27th July 2008, 04:13
Sieg Christ! :dunno:

you missed the point kid ;)

Shing
11th April 2009, 14:16
Красное кровяное тельце в кровеносной системе человека совершает, скажем так, "круготельное" путешествие за... 20 секунд!

Средний человек за всю жизнь проглатывает во сне 8 маленьких пауков. - ?..

Средняя женщина за всю жизнь использует 2 килограмма губной помады.

В среднем, 4-х летний ребенок задает в день 450 вопросов.

В мире всего 7% левшей.

Четверть всех ваших костей находятся в ногах.

Человек моргает 10 миллионов раз в год.

Человеческое сердце создает давление, которого достаточно, чтобы поднять кровь на уровень 4-го этажа.

Уникальные отпечатки пальцев имеют кроме людей еще и коалы.

Аромат яблок и бананов помогает похудеть

Среднее время, необходимое человеку, чтобы заснуть - 7 минут.

Дети растут быстрее всего весной.

Средний человек тратит 2 недели жизни на поцелуи.

Чтобы улыбнуться, надо задействовать 40 мышц лица, а чтобы нажать на курок винтовки - всего 4. - http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/1021/008nhm.gif

Когда вы летите в самолете, ваши волосы растут в 2 раза быстрее. - ?..

Чтобы скушать пучок сельдерея, вы потратите больше энергии, чем получите от него.

Более двух тысяч людей в мире гибнут ежегодно из-за неправильного использования механизмов, предназначенных для правшей.

Самая короткая война была зафиксирована в 1896 году. Англия напала на Занзибар, который мужественно сражался... 38 минут

Каждый день 65 людей становятся миллионерами - я один из них - поверьте ^__^

Человек имеет больше шансов быть "подстреленным"пробкой от шампанского, чем укушенным ядовитым пауком.

Средний (американский) подросток тратит 12 тысяч часов на обучение в школе, и 14 тысяч на просмотр телепередач.

ДНК человека на 30% совпадает с ДНК салата. - http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/godfather/24/animscuzpatduf.gif

Всех людей на планете можно с комфортом уложить в куб со стороной 1000 метров.

Около 70% всей информации в интернете - порнографического содержания - дануу?))) та не можеш быть))))

В год производится 1.000.000.000.000 спичек. - Дети не играйте со спичками!!

В Греции был некий Зеуксис, который умер в 5 веке до н.э. в процессе созерцания своих картин. - наверное от эрекции >___<

Желудок производит новую ткань каждые 2 недели, вместо переваренной собой же.

Люди - единственные существа, который спят на спине - обожравшиеся собаки и кошки тоже спять на спине. - Задумайся! (с) /National Geographic/

Днем рождается больше мальчиков, ночью - девочек.

Кларк Гэйбл в свидетельстве о рождении был ошибочно назван девочкой

Уинстон Черчилль за свою жизнь выкурил 300.000 сигарет.

Самый популярный вид спорта на нудистких пляжах - воллейбол

Если вы скажете слово "COLORFUL", это будет выглядеть для глухого человека как "I LOVE YOU".

Рекордно короткое время, за которое в ресторане обслужили клиента - 13 секунд.