Chit Chat Here Are Some Interesting Facts

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by mscbkc070904, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    A zebra is white with black stripes.

    Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

    The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.

    The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent".

    The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.

    A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

    India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

    The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

    A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.

    India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

    'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words.

    Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

    A snail can sleep for 3 years. ( wow, lucky chap eh ? )

    The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start

    In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth's atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.

    "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

    Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

    Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.

    Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Say no evil ).

    Thought these were cool to post, some of them I didnt even think about or even know.
     
  2. bodebliss

    bodebliss The Zoc-La of Kromm-B Premium Member

    "India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history."

    India was comprised of hundreds of kingdoms and has had thousands of wars in that time. It did not have the power to invade anyone till recently.
     
  3. MSU1978

    MSU1978 New Member

    I guess I have to nitpick about the continents. Technically, North America and South America do not end on the initial letter. It only works if you call them both "America" despite the fact that most consider the two to be distinct continents.
     
  4. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    The Indian quote definitely is not correct:

    In 1961, after continual petitions for a peaceful handover, India invaded and annexed the Portuguese colony of Goa on the west coast of India.

    They also "invaded" China temporaily at one point.