Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Amazing Facts.

Posted by Sharath Chandra
Amazing Facts

  • Humming Bird is the only bird that can fly backwards 
  • Chess was invented in India
  • India has largest number of post offices in the world
  • Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
  • Coca-Cola was originally green
  • 2,520 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 without having a fractional leftover
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo
  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma 
  • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000
  • Earthworms have five hearts
  • A snail can sleep for three years
  • February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon
  • Your thumb is the same length as your nose
  • The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat” which means “The King (shah) is dead (Mat)”
  • Lima beans contain cyanide
  • The elephant is the only animal with four knees
  • Pumice is the only stone which floats in water
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts