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Monday, March 21, 2011

USELESS FACTS & COOL FACTS

Useless Facts:






The term "rule of thumb" comes from the old English law that men couldn't beat their wives with anything wider than their thumb.

Less than one percent of people who entered Germany's Auschwitz concentration camp survived, after being liberated by the Russians in 1945.

American poet Edgar Allan Poe was once thrown out of West Point Academy in 1831 after showing up for inspection stark naked.

A monkey's skull wrapped in leather and paper was used as a soccer ball in the very first World's Cup Soccer Championships in Uruguay.

Ants never sleep in their wholelife.

A reward of $1,000 was offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of a man robbing taxi drivers. The man turned himself in and demanded the reward as a result. He received a 20 year sentence for aggravated robbery instead.

The "pound" key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.

Elvis Presley's hip-wiggling started out as a stage fright. He was so nervous, that his legs would shake.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

A man was arrested and charged with the robbery—of vending machines. The man posted bail, entirely in quarters.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.

Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes.

Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

Experts at Intel say that microprocessor speed will double every 18 months for at least 10 years.

Hitler and Napoleon both had only one testicle.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.


In 1386, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.


111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321


All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.


Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."



Cool Facts:


The story of the 256 old year man:





In our today world it is impossible for one to believe that a man can live up to the age of 150 years let alone 256 years. According to Time magazine and the New York Times that were published in the year 1933, there died a man whose age was 256 years. I am not sure if he was lucky to have lived up to this age or not.

He went by the name of Li Ching-Yun. In his lifetime he was able to bury 23 wives. He was able to get 180 descendants by the time of his death. If he were in Africa he would have been the role model of many men as the worth of a man was measured by the number of wives and children one had.

Li Ching-Yun claimed that the secret to his long life was sitting like a tortoise, sleeping like a dog, walking sprightly like a pigeon and keeping a quiet heart. He shared this information with a warlord that wanted to know what to do to live that long. Li insisted that peace of mind and calmness were the main contributors to his long life. For those that wonder what the man ate, you will be surprised to learn that he mainly consumed rice and wine.


Not much is known about the early life of Li Chung. The information that is known would be that he was born in the same town where he died. This would be in the province of Szechwan in China. He was literate by the age of ten and often traveled to Shansi, Tibet, Kansu and Manchuria to get herbs.


He continued selling herbs for almost 100 years. He sold his own herbs and also other peoples herbs. Time magazine also indicates that his fingernails were six inches long.


Many people by the age of 80 are usually shriveled and cannot do a lot of things for themselves. Surprisingly Li was very youthful and could do a lot for himself. This lead to many people doubting if he was that old.


Li admitted that he was born in the year 1736 and us this would make him only 197 years contrary to the supposed 256 years. It is a professor at the Minuko University that proved that Li was born in the year 1677. He was able to proof this by producing records that show that the Chinese government honored him on his 200th birthday.


This leads to the huge question if Li had forgotten his own age or was he even the legit Li. Looking at it from a medical perspective, it seems impossible for one to be able to live for that long. The age of Li has surpassed the official record by more than 130 years. It is claimed that he looked like a sixty year old.


The only reasonable conclusion would be that he either had a superhuman body or all this stories are mere exaggerations. Problem is we may never know the complete truth.


Ref: http://www.interestingfacts.org

2 comments:

  1. I never thought about those facts. Thanks for the info

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