Monday, July 23, 2012

Top 100 Random Weird And Funny Facts

A fact is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. But, There is a facts in every thing that we come across in our daily life. Most of this facts are really amazing but we might hardly know. And there are some facts which are really funny too. So, here we bring you 100 such funny and interesting facts that you can share with all your friends and families. If you find any weird, funny or wonderful facts please share it with us in a comment box below.

1. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

2. In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day!

3. Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!

4. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

5. A flock of crows is known as a murder.

6. "Facebook Addiction Disorder" is a new mental disorder identified by Psychologists.

7. The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.

8. 29th May is officially "Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day".

9. Cherophobia is the fear of fun.

10. Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.

11. If you lift a kangaroo's tail off the ground it can't hop.

12. Hyphephilia are people who get aroused by touching fabrics.

13. Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.

14. The person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into frisbees after he died!

15. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

16. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.

17. Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.

18. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.

19. Bikinis and tampons invented by men.

20. If Pinokio says "My Noes Will Grow Now", it would cause a paradox. Details here.

21. Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.

22. If you consistently fart for 6 years & 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb!

23. An average person’s yearly fast food intake will contain 12 pubic hairs.

24. The top six foods that make your fart are beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage and milk!

25. There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider.

26. 'Penis Fencing' is a scientific term for the mating ritual between flatworms. It involves two flatworms attempting to stab the other flatworm with their penis.

27. A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.

28. A baby spider is called a spiderling.

29. You cannot snore and dream at the same time.

30. The following can be read forward and backwards: Do geese see God?

31. A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.

32. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.

33. In Uganda, 50% of the population is under 15 years of age.

34. Hitler’s mother considered abortion but the doctor persuaded her to keep the baby.

35. Arab women can initiate a divorce if their husbands don’t pour coffee for them.

36. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours.

37. Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.

38. Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an odd number of whiskers.

39. Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.

40. 95% of people text things they could never say in person.

41. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.

42. In Poole, 'Pound World' went out of business because of a store across the road called '99p Stores', which was selling the same products but for just 1p cheaper! Read More.

43. About 8,000 Americans are injured by musical instruments each year.

44. The French language has seventeen different words for 'surrender'.

45. Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.

46. Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman.

47. A crocodile can't poke its tongue out :p

48. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift away from each other.

49. A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.

50. Bin Laden's death was announced on 1st May 2011. Hitler's death was announced on 1st May 1945.

51. J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name 'Hermione' so young girls wouldn’t be teased for being nerdy!

52. Hewlett-Packard's name was decided in a coin toss.

53. The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665.

54. The Pokemon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are based off of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

55. The toothpaste ‘Colgate’ in Spanish translates to ‘go hang yourself’. Read More.

56. Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight.

57. Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."

58. Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg Corn Flakes in hopes that it would reduce masturbation.

59. The testicles on an octopus are located in its head!

60. In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.

61. It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes on the 18th February 1979.

62. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

63. If you leave everything to the last minute... it will only take a minute.

64. Ithyphallophobia is the fear of erections.

65. The first alarm clock could only ring at 4am.

66. Birds don't urinate.

67. Dying is illegal in the Houses of Parliaments – This has been voted as the most ridiculous law by the British citizens.

68. The word 'ejaculation' comes from the Latin word meaning 'throwing out'.

69. Bats have sex in the air while flying.

70. Slugs have 4 noses.

71. Panphobia is the fear of everything... which is a pretty unlucky phobia to have.

72. An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.

73. George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

74. A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!

75. The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.

76. The Bible is the most-shoplifted book in the world.

77. Marco Hort has the world record for fitting 264 straws in his mouth at once!

78. Mel Blanc - the voice of Bugs Bunny - was allergic to carrots.

79. California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ.

80. According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.

81. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.

82. Worms eat their own poo.

83. Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts.

84. Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.

85. The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.

86. George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.

87. In Japan, it is completely acceptable to name your child 'Buttocks' or 'Prostitute'.

88. In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph!

89. Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.

90. A tapir has the largest penis-to-body ratio of any animal.

91. Mewtwo is a clone of the Pokémon Mew, yet it comes before Mew in the Pokédex.

92. Every year more than 2500 left handed people are killed from using right handed products.

93. Madonna suffers from garophobia which is the fear of thunder.

94. China has more English speakers than the United States.

95. Samuel L. Jackson requested to have a purple light saber in Star Wars in order for him to accept the part as Mace Windu.

96. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th!

97. Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.

98. In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes. These cameras had special lenses that use infrared light, which allowed you to see through some types of clothing.

99. Upon losing battles, apes will tend to masturbate.

100. Ronald McDonald is "Donald McDonald™" in Japan because it makes pronunciation easier for the Japanese. In Singapore he's known as "Uncle McDonald".

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Top 10 Highest-Paid Basketball Players - 2012

According to Forbes, Floyd Mayweather tops the list of 100 highest-paid athletes in the world between 2011-2012, losing out Tiger Woods who has been hailed by Forbes as the highest earning athlete from 2001-2011. The total earnings of the athletes are derived from their bonuses, salaries, appearance fees, prize money, endorsement and licensing from June 2011 until June 2012, according to Forbes. The athlete’s agent’s fees and taxes were not deducted from their earnings. But what about the basketball players. So, here we bring you the top ten highest paid NBA players of 2012. Take a look...

1. LeBron James

Total earnings : $53 million
Salary/winnings: $13 million
Endorsements: $40 million ( Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, State Farm and others)

2. Kobe Bryant

Total earnings: $52.3 million
Salary/winnings: $20.3 million
Endorsements: $32 million

3. Dwight Howard

Total earnings: $25.6 million
Salary/winnings: $14.6 million
Endorsements: $11 million

4. Kevin Durant

Total earnings: $25.5 million
Salary/winnings: $12.5 million
Endorsements: $13 million

5. Dwyane Wade

Total earnings: $24.7 million
Salary/winnings: $12.7 million
Endorsements: $12 million

6. Carmelo Anthony

Total earnings: $22.9 million
Salary/winnings: $14.9 million
Endorsements: $8 million

7. Amar’e Stoudemire

Total earnings: $22.7 million
Salary/winnings: $14.7 million
Endorsements: $8 million

8. Kevin Garnett

Total earnings: $21.1 million
Salary/winnings: $17.1 million
Endorsements: $4 million

9. Chris Paul

Total earnings: $19.2 million
Salary/winnings: $13.2 million
Endorsements: $6 million

10. Tim Duncan

Total earnings: $19.1 million
Salary/winnings: $17.1 million
Endorsements: $2 million

An Indian Won The International Sand Sculpture Championship in Denmark

Odisha-based sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik beat stiff competition from nine participants to win an international sand sculpture championship in Denmark, making India proud at the first such event in Copenhagen.

Pattnaik's 2.5 metres high sand sculpture of a mermaid pleading for human effort to save the oceans was declared the winner of the championship. The Puri-based sand artist, known for his sculptures that send out strong topical and social messages, chose to draw a sand work to highlight the burning issue of climate change.

"It was a free theme event where participants were free to chose the subject of their sculptures. I chose to draw an awareness sculpture and depicted the issue of climate change and the threat to our seas," a jubilant Pattnaik said.

While Pattnaik walked away with the first price, artists from Ireland and Russia won the second and third prizes respectively.

This was the first Copenhagen International sand sculpture championship, which was an eight day event. Artists were given seven days to create their sculptures on a Copenhagen beach. A total of nine countries were participating in the event.

This is not the first time Pattnaik has made India proud at an international event. He has participated in more than 50 sand sculpture championships across the globe and has won many awards. Recently Pattnaik was bestowed an honourary doctorate from Berhampur University in Odisha for his contribution in sand art.



World's First Solar Plant That Generates Power at Night

The new Gemasolar Power Plant near Seville in southern Spain is the world's first solar plant to have the capacity to generate electricity even at night. More than 2600 concentrically arranged mirrors spread across 185 hectares of rural land concentrate solar energy towards a centrally located molten nitrate salt tank. As the rays converge, they super-heat the salt to over 900C, causing water around the tank to boil and drive steam turbines. In addition, any superfluous heat generated during the day is stored within the liquefied salt. It acts like a giant thermal battery for driving the turbines at night and during overcast days up to 15 hours at a time with no sunlight. But Seville, being one of the sunniest areas in Europe, this does not happen very often.

The $US410 million Gemasolar plant that just opened has a potential output of 20 megawatts, though it is currently operating below that capacity. Officials expect it could reach 70 per cent capacity by the end of 2012. It's the largest solar power station of its type in Europe, and it has an annual production total or roughly 110 GWh/year and enough to power 25,000 homes and reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions by more than 30,000 tons a year.

The project, a joint venture between Abu Dhabu energy company Masdar and Spanish engineering firm SENER called Torresol Energy, took two years to construct at a cost of of £260million. Now take a look at some more photos of this innovative idea....