Random Funny Facts

Five Sports Facts

1. Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.

2. Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.

3. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache on a standard playing card!

4. The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.

5. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.


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Eight Tech Facts You Never Heard Before

1. The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

2. The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.

3. Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer.

4. Thomas Alva Edison patented almost 1,300 inventions in his lifetime!

5. It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce…and 13 hours to build a Toyota.

6. The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.

7. First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.

8. To have your picture taken by the very first camera you would have had to sit still for 8 hours!


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Six Interesting TV Facts

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s voice, in the movie ‘Hercules’, was dubbed.

2. The filming of the movie ‘Titanic’ cost more than the Titanic itself!

3. The names of Popeye’s four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!

5. The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV because one if its stars was a pig.

6. The first video aired on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles in 1981.


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7 Weather Facts You Might Not Know

1. Rain contains vitamin B12.

2. Dirty snow melts faster than clean.

3. The speed of a typical raindrop is 17 miles per hour.

4. Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree.

5. The Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour.

6. The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid!

7. In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined!


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10 Superstitions Which Many Believe To Be True

1 If a mirror breaks itself, it is considered a very bad omen.

2. To dream of a lizard is a sign that you have a secret enemy.

3. A horseshoe hung in upright position at house gate will bring luck.

4. A white butterfly brings good luck if its the first one you had seen in an year.

5. Bring a new broom if you move to your new house, never ever carry your old one with you.

6. Cat’s or dog’s crying in your house at night means some one in your house will be terribly sick.

7. Pirates believed that piercing the ears with such precious metals as silver and gold improved one’s eyesight.

8. Catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn and it is believed that you will not catch a cold in that entire season.

9. If you blow all of the candles on your birthday cake with one breath, while making a silent wish, that wish will be fulfilled

10. Collect seven or nine different flowers on midsummer eve and place them under your pillow and it is said that you will dream of your future spouse.


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Strange Stories From Around the World

# The legendary Mark Twain was born in 1835 and died in 1910. He was born on a day when Halley’s Comet appeared and before his death he said, “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it.” And he did died in 1910 when Comet appeared.

# History repeats itself is what we all know, here is a classic example of it. On February 13, 1746, Jean Marie Dubarry was punished because he had murdered his father. Exactly after 100 years, on February 13, 1846 another person named Jean Marie Dubarry, was punished because he had killed his father.

# Major Summerford was hit by lightning continuously through out his life and even after. The first time he was hit was in 1918. Then in 1924 again lightning struck him and paralyzed his body. He recovered from it in few years but to again fall for lighting as in 1930 he was again struck by lightning leaving him permanently paralyzed. In 1932 he died but lightning had still not left chasing him as in 1936, lightning struck his tombstone and destroyed it.

# In 1899, lightning killed a person in Italy. In 1929 his son was killed again by lightning and to make matters worse in 1949 his grandson was killed and the killer was again- Lightning.


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The Beauty of Maths

The Beauty of Maths
1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it?

And finally, take a look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321


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