Middle East Filipinos

Trivias

Posted by Admin on March 14, 2007

Some trivias I found in the net.

  • Look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world’s largest zipper manufacturer.
  • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why.
  • 40 percent of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  • 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
  • On the average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
  • Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as a medicine.
  • Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  • Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.
  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.
  • The original name for the butterfly was “flutterby”!
  • By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.
  • Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.
  • Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
  • The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.
  • Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
  • Adolf Hitler’s mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
  • The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
  • A mathematical wonder: 111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 gives the result 12,345,678 987,654,321.
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • The “pound” (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.
  • The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  • The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
  • “Dreamt” is the only word in the English language that ends in “mt”.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • In Chinese, the KFC slogan “finger lickin’ good” comes out as “eat your fingers off”.
  • A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.
  • European women didn’t wear underwear until the 1900’s.
  • We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime.
  • Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines.
  • Coca-Cola can be used as car oil.
  • Mexico City sinks abut 10 inches a year.
  • Brains are more active sleeping than watching TV.
  • Blue is the favorite color of 80 percent of Americans.
  • When a person shakes their head from side to side, he is saying”yes” in Sri Lanka.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world.
  • It’s against the law in Iceland to have a dog.
  • The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.
  • The only word in the English Language with all vowels in reverse order is
  • “subcontinental”.
  • There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.
  • Beethoven poured ice water over his head before he composed.52. In Pakistan, it’s rude to show your feet

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