Unknown Facts

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out

A snail can sleep for three years

All polar bears are left handed

Butterflies taste with their feet

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky

Horse Statue in a Park

If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes

Interesting Facts - 3

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history

Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language

The most common name in the world is Mohammed

Interesting Facts - 2

Q: What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
A: All invented by women

The electric chair was invented by a dentist
Coca-Cola was originally green

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue

Women blink
nearly twice as much as men!!

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

It is impossible to lick your elbow

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in one's ear by 700 times

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

Most lipstick contains fish scales

People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond

Sneezing too hard could result a rib fracture. If one tries to suppress a sneeze it can rupture a blood vessel in the head or neck and die

Interesting Facts

MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'

POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened

BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody

FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks)

DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped

NEWS refers to information from Four directions N, E, W and S

AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'

JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's business

QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest

TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of Tips

JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP)'.GP was changed into JEEP later

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row ! of the keyboard

STEWARDESSES is the longest word typed with only the left hand

One-word Substitutes

AliasA name taken by a person, which is not his/her real name
VersatileEasily able to tackle new tasks or occupations
RecipeDirections for preparing certain dishes, sweetmeats, etc.
MemoriseTo commit to memory
SinecureA job for which one is paid, but which has no duties attached to it
PlaywrightOne who writes plays or dramas
DialogueA conversation between two persons or a piece of written work in conversational form
InimitableThat which cannot be imitated
InaudibleThat which cannot be heard
PatriotismLove of one's own country
InvigilatorOne who watches over students taking an examination
Post-mortem The examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death
Panacea A cure for all diseases
PlutocracyA government by the wealthy
PoliticsThe science and art of government
TeetotallerOne who abstains from alcoholic drinks
AmbidexterousOne who can use both hands equally well
SomnambulistOne who walks in sleep
NoviceOne new to anything
PhilanthropistOne who devotes one's services or wealth for the mankind