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Language Facts

There are around 6500 different languages in the world and some of it has been distinguished and has forgotten. Language is a pride, dignity and symbol of our nation and us. Grip it tightly and use it daily! Some interesting language facts to be shared with you.

  1. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch procejt at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter.
  2. “Goodbye” came from “God bye” which came from “God be with you.”
  3. ‘Go’, is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  4. The word ‘Tips’ is actually an acronym standing for ‘To Insure Prompt Service‘ and the word ‘News’ is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points – North, East, West, and South!
  5. Men please notice on this as the phrase ‘rule of thumb’ is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  6. The root word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word gymnazein which has a meaning as ‘to exercise naked!’ LOL.
  7. The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis’ and the meaning is an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust!
  8. The Chinese ideogram for ‘trouble’ depicts two women living under one roof – I like this statement.
  9. Do you know the Chinese language does not require punctuation?
  10. ‘Vodka’ is not alcoholic drink in Russian instead ‘little water’.
  11. Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘ set ‘ has the most definitions.
  12. The 13 spoken languages in the world by more than 100 million people are Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, Malay-Indonesian, French, Japanese, German and Urdu. Widely spoken language in the world is Chinese Mandarin.
  13. According to the law in Illinois, it is forbidden to speak English. The official language there is “American”.
  14. The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.
  15. Latin is a dead language.

Freaking Facts about Animals

The largest animal in earth is always blue whale as record hasn’t break yet. Largest living land animal, largest nose and ear is African elephant. The king of the jungle is lion.  Dolphins and whales are marine mammals. These are the normal facts we know about animals. Here are a few of freaking facts about animals.

  1. Octopus and squid have blue blood.
  2. Flies are deaf so they won’t be annoyed by themselves.
  3. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  4. Hippo milk is pink not white.
  5. Honeybees are hard workers as they never sleep and can fly at 15miles per hour.
  6. Bulls are colour blind.
  7. Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off.
  8. Try to put goldfish in dark, what will happen? It will turn into white.
  9. Chicken is in bird category and do you know the 13 seconds is the longest flight of a chicken.
  10. Mosquito is the men’s main killer and has 47 teeth. Creepy…
  11. The Slave-Maker Ant will raid the nests of other ants and steals their pupae. They bring them and when these new ants hatch, they work as slaves within the colony for them.
  12. I think we learned the word ‘Sharing is Caring’ from an ant. An ant contains two stomachs with one abdomen. One stomach holds the food for itself and second stomach is for food to be shared with other ants.
  13. A cow produces 200 times gases than a man per day. It’s a wow or ehwww?
  14. Do turkeys can reproduce without having sex? Yes…
  15. If female pigeon is alone she cannot lay eggs. In order for her ovaries to function, she must be able to see another pigeon. It’s not necessary a male pigeon as you think.
  16. The statement men derived traits from monkeys is true I guess. Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same way men do. Oops…
  17. Cat urine glows under a black-light and I hope there is no practice of this!
  18. Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
  19. How many vocal chords do a cat has, 100.  And it can make 100 types of sounds.
  20. Camel has three eye lids as those protect it from sands get into the eyes.

Rent A Movie by Just ‘LIKE’ It

Movie lovers AND Facebook users… Check this out!!!!!!

Do you ever wish to watch movie and chat with your Facebook friend at a same time?

Your dream has come true.  How? A Hollywood studio and a social networking have teamed up to entertain the movie lovers by renting films through online. Yes, it’s true. Warner Bros. studio is a first Hollywood studio to offer movie rental through Facebook.

On Tuesday 8th of March 2011, Warner Bros. announced it will allow Facebook users to rent and watch movies in browser. How it works? For 30 Facebook credits or $3, users can rent movies through their Facebook account for 48 hours. The most interesting part is while they are watching movie; viewers will have full Facebook functionality where they can post comments on the movie, chat with their friends and also can update their status.

The honor as the first movie is given to the famous movie “The Dark Knight”. This was one of my favorite movies as I couldn’t forget the character “The Joker” acted by Heath Ledger. I still remember the lies The Joker will tell to the victims about his torn mouth.

Starting on Tuesday, the Facebook users in United States can start to click “LIKE” the official page of “The Dark Knight” and can “rent” the movie. They will have the full control to watch it in full screen, minimized, paused and resumed simply by logging back to Facebook within the 48 hours. I can’t wait to watch it in Facebook but….

At the moment the online movie rental service on Facebook only available in the United States. We just can hope there will be a good outcome and Warner Bros. can expand to other countries and with lots of more movies.

This is a certainly a major twist in the movie streaming industrial landscape.

Oreo Tries To Set Guinness Record for Facebook Likes

“Twist….. Lick….. Dunk……” (With a class of milk aside)

Do you what this phrase is about?  Exactly. I’m talking about the Oreo biscuit. I want to share some interesting facts with you.

On 15th of February 2011 the Oreo company wants to establish a new Guinness Worlds Records entry for most Facebook likes. The goal was 45,000 likes within a day. The Oreo started at 9pm asking the fans to set the ‘likes’ the following post :  “Like’ this post to join other Oreo fans around the world in setting a Guinness World Record for most ‘likes’ to a post in 24 hours. Oreo is the world’s favorite cookie, and with your help, it will be the most ‘liked.”

However, after few hours the Rapper Lil Wayne challenge the Oreo biscuit by announcing to the world that he is also going after the Guinness Worlds Records for most Facebook likes in 24 hours.

So what is the result? Who win the battle? The result is Lil Wayne. After the 24 hours, Oreo only had 114,619 likes meanwhile Lil Wayne had 588,243 likes. It must be quite disappointing for the Oreo fans hence we have to congrats OREO. Because it was honored as the first brand to attempt and set the Guinness World Records for the “Most ‘likes’ on a Facebook post in 24 hours.”  It has inspired others to create or break the World Record including me. We could think of something different which others have not been thought and try to create a Guinness World Record. Who knows? One day my name or yours can be in the book.

Do you know that Oreo was introduced in 1912?  And it is almost has been 100 years in the market hence still in the leading track. Oreo sandwich cookie is American’s most popular cookie. Besides that, approximately 20.5million cookies are eaten every day by the world consumers.  Do you ever count how many flowers are stamped on an Oreo cookie when you are eating it? Each side of the cookie has twelve flowers and each flower has four pedals. Along the packing slogan is “Milk’s favorite cookies” and it’s true.  Don’t you want to be a ‘dunker’?

Social Network Sneakers!

By looking at the images above, we can realize how much social network has influenced our daily life today.

These sneakers are designed by a Glasgow-based designer, Gerry Mckaya, who has drafted these concept designs for Facebook and Twitter-branded Adidas shoes.

BUT…

This is just a draft. I know you will get so disappointed that these shoes are not available for purchase =(

Whether you are aware or not, social network like Facebook and Twitter is getting deeply into our life. We wear T-shirt with Facebook logo on the street; We keep in touch with our friends via Twitter on phone; We even watch the movie called “The Social Network”, etc…And now we might probably have a pair of Facebook or Twitter sneakers!

Well done, Social Network!

Paper Architecture

There are several talented people all over the world who come up with new and unique ideas and art forms. The photos here are another such unique art which involves architecture. The building and structures seen here are made from a single sheet of paper. Each paper has been folded and cut the right way to create these beautiful structures and making one of these takes a lot of time too. One of the main pains that the artist needs to do is make prototypes of the structures with several papers before being able to perfect the right one. Making these can take an effort and requires immense amounts of patience. Learning this art is very difficult because one needs to know exactly how to cut and bend the paper and one single mistake can cost the entire structure to be spoilt. Paper architecture has been gaining a lot of popularity and more and more people are understanding the art that goes behind making these structures.

Which of these buildings/structures below have you been to? Do you know their exact location?  Let’s enjoy a PAPER tour to all over the globe!