Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stupid Facts

The word racecar and kayak are the same whether read left to right or right to left.

The dot over the letter "i" is called a Tittle.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

The full name of the Barbie Doll is Barabra Millicent Roberts.

In the movie E.T,the sound of E.T’s footsteps are made by someone squashing oranges rotten.

If you toss a coin upwards 1000 times,the number of times of heads facing upwards is 495.

There’s a square-shaped melon in Japan,it was cultivated because of its convenience to place in refrigerators.

The Wright Brothers’ first flying journey is shorter than a Boeing 747 airplane’s wings.

A pig cannot stare up at the sky.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Sun

The Sun's mass is 2 x 1027 tonnes.

About 75% of the Sun is hydrogen, the rest is mostly helium.

Gravity holds the Sun together.

The weight of the outer layers of the Sun causes the density and temperature to increase inwards, until at the centre the temperature is 15 million degrees Celsius and the density is 160 times that of water!!

At the centre of the Sun, hydrogen nuclei fuse into helium, releasing the energy upon which we depend.

The Sun’s diameter is about 870,000 miles wide. The Sun is 109 times wider than Earth, and is 333,000 times heavier. That means if you put the Sun on a scale, you would need 333,000 objects that weigh as much as the Earth on the other side to make it balance.

Our sun has an expected lifetime of about 11 billion years.

For 186 days you can not see the sun in the North Pole.

No solar eclipse can last longer than 7 minutes 58 seconds because of the speed at which the sun moves.

Dogs

In Roman times, mastiffs donned light armor and were sent after mounted knights.


The average city dog lives 3 years longer than a country dog.


In 2002 alone, more people in the U.S. were killed by dogs than by sharks in the past 100 years.


There are only 350 Cisky Terriers in the world - perhaps the rarest breed.


Every dog on earth likely descended from a species knows as the Tomarctus - a creature that roamed the earth over 15 million years ago.


Bloodhounds are prized their ability to single out and identify a number of scents simultaneously.


They are naturally submissive to any creature with higher pack status - human or canine.


Dogs instinctively require the pack leader's approval.


Dogs with little human contact in the first three months typically don't make good pets.

Facebook

Facebook was originally named TheFaceBook and it was developed by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg. The first use of the FaceBook was on the Harvard campus and it was limited only to Harvard students. Soon the FaceBook spread like wild fire around the other major U.S. Universities. Mark Zuckerberg dropped the Harvard and pursued his facebook dream to become one of the 4th most-trafficked websites in the world with more than 90 million active users. The FaceBook website is built on PHP-MySQL technology and it is probably the most popular PHP website ever built. Interesting fact is that the facebook.com domain was purchased for $200,000 and FaceBook has more than 24 million photos uploaded daily.

Invention Of Zero

Zero was invented in India by Indian mathematicians dating as early as 5th century. They widely used it in calculations, astronomy and astrology. Zero was spread by Arabians to the Europe and there on it was spread all over. Before this, all Europeans used roman numerical which were difficult to calculate on as they were in the form of Symbols, lengthy and had limits. New Math Multiplication Method