Thursday, August 23, 2007

Did You Know??

When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him. The nurse at his side didn't understand German.

St. John was the only one of the 12 Apostles to die a natural death.

Gabriel, Michael and Lucifer (more commonly known as Satan) are the only 3 angels to be named in the bible. According to Genesis all demons are angels who were cast out of heaven after Lucifer tried to take God's throne and several of the other angels bowed down and worshiped him.

A South African monkey was once awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal during World War I.

An American aircraft in Vietnam shot itself down with one of its own missiles.

The Nobel Prize resulted form a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence - he invented dynamite.

In 1647 the English Parliament abolished Christmas.

Coffee is the second largest item of international commerce in the world. The largest is petrol.

In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man.

Richard II died aged 33 in 1400. A hole was left in the side of his tomb so people could touch his royal head, but 376 years later some took advantage of this and stole his jawbone.

The magic word "Abracadabra" was originally intended for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.

Only 1 child in 20 are born on the day predicted by the doctor.

In the 1970's, the Rhode Island Legislature in the US entertained a proposal that there be a $2 tax on every act of sexual intercourse in the State.

Native American Indians used to name their children after the first thing they saw as they left their tepees subsequent to the birth. Hence such strange names as Sitting Bull and Running Water.

Julius Caesar wore a laurel wreath to cover the onset of baldness.

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother, they were both deaf.

Peter the Great had the head of his wife's lover cut off and put into a jar of preserving alcohol, which he then ordered to be placed by her bed.

The warriors tribes of Ethiopia used to hang the testicles of those they killed in battle on the ends of their spears.

The Ecuadorian poet, José Olmedo, has a statue in his honour in his home country. But, unable to commission a sculptor, due to limited funds, the government brought a second-hand statue .. Of the English poet Lord Byron.

The active ingredient in Chinese Bird's nest soup is saliva.

The study of stupidity is called 'monology'.

Hindu men believe(d) it to be unluckily to marry a third time. They could avoid misfortune by marring a tree first. The tree ( his third wife ) was then burnt, freeing him to marry again.

Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill 'if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee'. His reply …' if you were my wife, I would drink it ! '.

A parthenophobic has a fear of virgins.

And I personally liked this one the most........

In parts of Malaya, the women keep harems of men.

5 comments:

Meor@Maru said...

hehe, nice post... BTW, what's harem?

babe_kl said...

*ahem* i am dying to know which part of Malaya would that be???!!!?

pssstt i made my first loaf of bread yesterday, without the bread machine :D will post it up asap

Yozora NiteSky said...

A house or a section of a house reserved wives, concubines, female relatives, and servants occupying such a place. In this case, I think it meant a group of men sexual partners for one woman...WOW :P

Yozora NiteSky said...

Hi babe..yeah..if cannot find, we start one ourselves? I checked the bread making machine at Jusco yesterday..2 sets..one was RM499 and the other RM520 or thereabouts..too expensive lah

babe_kl said...

yeah i saw them at jusco too... puteri and kent hehe... maybe can ask WW where to find dat Japan sounded one