some amezing facts and thing of this world

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    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    hi,
    i am starting this thread to post some amezing facts, world record, un-beliveble things etc. to be posted here by the help of you all members.
    So let the journey begain.
     
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    Lightbulb still burning 110 years on
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    Livermore, California (Reuters)
    Livermore, California gears up to
    celebrate a bright ray in the
    town, a light bulb which has
    been burning since 1901.
    The Northern California town of
    Livermore is once again
    preparing to celebrate a light
    bulb that has been glowing for
    more than a century. The four-
    watt workhorse has shone
    more-or-less continuously since
    1901.
    A lightbulb in a California fire
    station has been burning for
    more than a century.
    “Nobody knows how its possible.
    It is a 60 watt bulb and its only
    turned on for about 4 watts but
    nobody knows why it keeps
    burning. Weve had scientists
    from all over the country look at
    this light bulb, of course nobody
    has ever been able to touch this
    light bulb,” said Lynn Owens, a
    retired division chief with the
    Livermore Fire Department and
    chairman of the towns light bulb
    centennial committee.
    Livermores favorite light bulb,
    which will be honored on June
    18, was first installed in a local
    fire station in 1901, the gift of a
    local businessman. Since then,
    with the exception of a brief
    period in 1903, a week or so in
    1937 and some power outages
    between then and 1976, the
    light has been on.
    The handblown globe, declared
    the oldest known working light
    bulb by the Guinness Book of
    World Records, blinked out
    briefly in 1976 when it was
    moved to a new fire station in
    this town about 45 miles (72 km)
    east of San Francisco.
     
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    Sixty Amazing-but-True Facts!
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    -- In the weightlessness of
    space a frozen pea will
    explode if it comes in
    contact with Pepsi.
    -- The increased electricity
    used by modern appliance
    parts is causing a shift in
    the Earth's magnetic field.
    By the year 2327, the North
    Pole will be located in mid-
    Kansas, while the South
    Pole will be just off the
    coast of East Africa.
    -- The idea for "tribbles" in
    "Star Trek" came from
    gerbils, since some gerbils
    are actually born pregnant.
    -- Male rhesus monkeys
    often hang from tree
    branches by their amazing
    prehensile penises.
    -- Johnny Plessey batted .331
    for the Cleveland Spiders in
    1891, even though he spent
    the entire season batting
    with a rolled-up, lacquered
    copy of the Toledo Post-
    Dispatch.
    ~- Smearing a small amount
    of dog feces on an insect
    bite will relieve the itching
    and swelling.
    -- The Boeing 747 is capable
    of flying upside-down if it
    weren't for the fact that the
    wings would shear off when
    trying to roll it over.
    -- The trucking company
    Elvis Presley worked at as a
    young man was owned by
    Frank Sinatra.
    -- The only golf course on
    the island of Tonga has 15
    holes, and there's no
    penalty if a monkey steals
    your golf ball.
    -- Legislation passed during
    WWI making it illegal to say
    "gesundheit" to a sneezer was never repealed.
    -- Manatees possess vocal
    chords which give them the
    ability to speak like
    humans, but don't do so
    because they have no ears
    with which to hear the
    sound.
    -- SCUBA divers cannot pass
    gas at depths of 33 feet or
    below.
    -- Catfish are the only animals that naturally have
    an ODD number of whiskers.
    -- Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender's system and interfere with their ability
    to send any more spam.

    -- Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.
    -- The first McDonald's
    restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and
    featured the McHaggis sandwich.
    -- The Air Force's F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.
    -- You *can* get blood from
    a stone, but only if contains
    at least 17 percent bauxite.
    -- Silly Putty was
    "discovered" as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were
    produced. It's not widely publicized for obvious reasons.

    -- Approximately one-sixth of
    your life is spent on Wednesdays.
    -- The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a
    cadaver.
    -- The sport of jai alai originated from a game
    played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The
    cats would instinctively grab
    at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them.
    -- When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.
     
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    What is wrong with your posts man. Formatting?
     
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    dont know sir, my cell just started this trouble.
    I will try to correct it.
     
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    Not a problem dude. But do correct it. It's a headache reading posts that are not formatted properly. And you are not lonely in here. Many esteemed posters do that.

    And I am not a SIR. Please.
     
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    sorry double post.
    Self deleted
     
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    I guess you seriously have some problem with you cell. You posted the same thing twice.

    Goodluck mate!
     
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    Any guess what Gandhi ji was doing in South Africa?! Looks like he must have come across some gold coins and in a desperate attempt to steel them he must have swallowed it but it never came out!! :rofl:

    Or may be that was an way he thought would stop his hunger pangs in a long-fast?
     

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