Do You Know – Interesting Facts

Some you may know; some you may not …

  • FORTNIGHT comes from ‘Fourteen Nights’ (Two Weeks).
  • POP MUSIC is ‘Popular Music’ shortened.
  • MOPED is the short term for ‘Motorized Pedaling’.
  • BUS is the short term for ‘Omnibus’ that means everybody.
  • DRAWING ROOM was actually a ‘withdrawing room’ where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix ‘with’ was dropped.
  • NEWS refers to information from Four directions … N, E, W, and S.
  • AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from ‘Agricultural Marketing’.
  • QUEUE comes from ‘Queen’s Quest’. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen’s Quest.
  • JOURNAL is a diary that tells about ‘Journey for a day’ during each Day’s business.
  • TIPS come from ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
  • JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named ‘General Purpose Vehicle (GP)’. GP was changed into JEEP later.
    • Coca-Cola was originally green.
    • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
    • The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with Asia, America, Australia, Europe
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  • Women BLINK nearly twice as much as men!!
  • You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  • Wearing HEADPHONES for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • It is physically impossible for PIGS to look up into the sky.
  • The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
  • Each KING in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
  • Spades – King David
  • Clubs – Alexander the Great,
  • Hearts – Charlemagne
  • Diamonds – Julius Caesar.
  • What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
  • Ans. – All invented by women.
  • A CROCODILE cannot stick its tongue out.
  • A SNAIL can sleep for three years.
  • All POLAR BEARS are left handed.
  • BUTTERFLIES taste with their feet.
  • ELEPHANTS are the only animals that can’t jump.
  • In the last 4000 years, no new ANIMALS have been domesticated.
  • STEWARDESSES is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  • The human HEART creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  • RATS multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
  • People say “BLESS YOU” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
  • If you SNEEZE too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

– courtesy : shared by a whatsapp friend

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