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Socrates became famous for asking questions about almost everything !!

Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.

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.

Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias !!

It is impossible to lick your elbow. ( We know you gonna try this !!! )

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.

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 ).

55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn. hello, zzzzz zzzz

Chocolate kills dogs! . A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!


NATURE
I tried it Nisar, but couldn't find. Is there any way to view it ??? Ok, This is
A story I don't know whether I should post it here or not: Just read it .....
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This is an Interesting Fact regarding a Discussion among 3 Men. 1 is a Physicist
2nd 1 is an Astrophysicist and 3rd 1 is a Mathematican. This Story u will get in the
Book: The Structure of the Universe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Narlikar, J. (1977).
The Story follows: 1 day, the 3 friends were moving in a Garden and they suddenly
Saw a Sheep at a far distance: By just looking at the sheep, the Astrophysicist said:
" Oh, so the sheeps of the Garden X ( That garden was called by some name, I
Have Forgotten that name so let's use X ) is Black ". Then he looked at the Physicist.
The Physicist said: " No, we can't say such general things so quickly. After observing a number
Of Sheeps we can say like that. But now just looking at that Sheep we can only say
That In the Garden X, Black Sheeps r available. Then as usually, he looked at the Mathematican.
Then What Our Mathematician said ?: Can u guess what he said ? He remained silent for
Sometime, then he started: " I don't agree with any 1 of u.
We can only say that at this time, the color of the portion of the sheep at that place
Which we r looking at and which is in our side seems to be black. "
Can u Guess what does the Author want to say ???
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So How do u feel about the Story ???? And also continue this Topic .......
kistin
Good! please continue this topic.

Nature, in your story, I feel that Mathematician and Physicist are misplaced. Am I right?

Regards
vivekpm
QUOTE(daremedevil @ Apr 2 2005, 02:34 PM)

'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words.

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While on this topic, here is an interesting read from Dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com/help/faq/language/l/longestword.html)

Q. What is the longest word in the dictionary?
A. It depends . . .

It might be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (which appears in the Oxford English Dictionary), unless you want to count names of diseases (such as 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis', defined by the OED as "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust' but occurring chiefly as an instance of a very long word"), places (such as 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch', a village in Wales), chemical compounds (apparently there is one that is 1,913 letters long), and also a few words found only in Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

Other words famous for being sesquipedalian:

* antidisestablishmentarianism ("opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England")
* floccinaucinihilipilification
* honorificabilitudinitatibus (Which appears in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, and which has been cited as [dubious] evidence that Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays)

Or perhaps smiles is the longest word — after all, there is a mile between the first letter and the last.

Cheers,
humble_rafi
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daremedevil Posted Apr 2 2005, 02:34 PM
  Socrates became famous for asking questions about almost everything !!

Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.

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.

Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias !!

It is impossible to lick your elbow. ( We know you gonna try this !!! )

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.

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 ).

55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn. hello, zzzzz zzzz

Chocolate kills dogs! . A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!




cool facts thanx alot

did u know that cockroach can survive nuclear explosion,it can even survive if an elephant squash it with its legs? tongue.gif


platypus is the only animal on earth which can lay eggs and also give birth directly like a mammal.

they r mostly found in AUSTRALIA
NATURE
Dear Kistin,
No They were not misplaced. Why do u say that ? R u a Physics Student ? still u know
That the Story must be correct. That's the Difference between Mathematics & Physics/Others.
Ok, if u can just read the Book by Jayant Bishnu Narlikar ....
tammy
adolf hitler could write with both hands

if you want to know anything unusual ask rafi....

especially english smile3.gif
NATURE
Great Humble_Rafi Ji ... very good, plz keep posting such things and transfer
Your knowledge to us. Hello Friends, I also heared that there r few people who
Can write by Both hands but can write 2 different things at the same time .
How Strange it is, rite ???
Mandrake
On the topic of interesting facts, look at this:

Man is the only 'animal' that sleeps on its back.

Only in humans, the spinal column enters vertically at the base of the skull. For others, it enters at 90 degrees to the skull. For monkeys, etc. it enters at a different angle, but not like a human's. That's why they appear to 'slouch' while walking/sitting.
NATURE
----------- SOME IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT BATS -----------

1. There are nearly 1,000 species of bats in the world. However, bats are
basically tropical animals and only about 40 kinds of bats live in North
America.

2. Mexican free-tailed bats can fly 10,000 feet high

3. Townsend’s-big eared bats can pluck insects from foliage.

4. Hibernating little brown bats can stop breathing for almost an hour
during hibernation to reduce their energy needs.

5. Fishing bats have an echolocation system so sophisticated they can
detect a minnow’s fin as fine as a human hair.

6. The Honduran white bat, a colorful snow-white bat with yellow nose and
ears, cuts large leaves to make “tents” to protect its small colonies
from drenching jungle rains.

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7. The hippo is the third biggest land animals, slightly smaller but
heavier than a white rhino - the elephant is the biggest. But no animal has
killed more people than the hippo. In spite of its huge size - 3 metres
(12 feet) in length, 1,5 metres (five feet) tall, with a mouth measuring a
half metre (two feet) across - the hippopotamus can outrun a human. The
bellowing of a bull hippo measures an ear-splitting 115 decibels, sounding
like the roar of a lion.


guest72
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