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    MOTHERS DAY FACTS

    The pink carnation is a gesture to honour a living mother, while a white carnation is worn to symbolize remembrance.

    An AT&T Survey estimated that 122.5 million phone calls to Mom are made on mothers day, 11 percent never call their mothers and three percent of the 68% planning to ring up Mom, called her collect.

    Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of February in Norway.

    In India, Hindus celebrate the Divine Mother, Goddess Durga during the 10-day festival in October.

    In Spain and Portugal, Mothers Day is closely linked to the church. December 8th is the day that tribute is paid to Virgin Mary and the day when children honour their mothers.
    - In India, women wear rings in their noses to show they are married.
    - Approximately 1.5 million Canadians are living with
    diabetes.
    - In many North African countries, children ride to school on donkeys.
    - Extra is a person with a nonspeaking part in a movie
    - Some Native Americans have two names, one of which is never made public because of the power it would give another person over them.
    - Smith is the most common last name in the US
    - Santa is called "Father Christmas" in UK

    - Christmas was once Illegal in England.

    - If you find a statue of a person on a Horse and the horse has both the front legs in the air, then the person died in a battle.

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    Dog Facts

    -More than one million stray dogs and 500,000 stray cats live in New York City metropolitan area.

    -Mother Prairie dogs will nurse their young only while underground in the safety of the burrow. If an infant tries to suckle above the ground, the mother will slap it.

    -The dogs that bite the least are 1. Golden Retriever 2.Labrador Retriever 3.Shetland Sheepdog 4. Old English Sheep dog and the Welsh terrier.

    -Contrary to the popular belief, Dogs do not sweat by salivating but through the pads of their feet.

    -Pekinese dogs were sacred to the emperors of China for more than 2000 years. They are the oldest dog breeds in the world.

    Vacation Facts

    -New York city named by Americans as the most dangerous, least attractive and rudest city in a recent poll is also the Americans top choice as the city they would most like to visit or live.

    -A Club Med survey found that couples who dieted while on vacations argued three times more than those who didnt. Those who didnt diet had three times as many romantic interludes.

    -The average worker in Japan takes only half of his/her earned vacation time each year.

    -Tourists who are eager to visit recently erupted volcanoes while on vacation should take heed. Volcano ash has been known to remain hot for a period of nearly 100 years.

    -The average time between blinks of the eye is 2.8 seconds

    -The average womens thighs are one and a half times in circumference than the average mans

    -Type O is the most common blood type in the world. Type AB is the rarest. There is also a subtype called A-H, but to date, only three people in the world are known to have it

    -The bacteria found on human skin are roughly the numerical equivalent of all the humans on Earth.

    Insect Facts

    -The Goliath Beetle of Africa has huge armour that makes it the heaviest flying insect in the world. In fact, it weighs more than eight mice and is a common pet with African children, who fly it from a string

    -The golden orb-weaver spiders of Papua New Guinea spin the biggest, strongest webs. With supporting threads reaching up to six metres, their webs can reach 1.5 metres across.

    -The toughest of all the worlds insects is the mosquito. It has been found in the coldest regions of northern Canada and Siberia, and can live quite comfortably at the North Pole. It is equally at home in equatorial jungles.

    -If all four legs are on the ground then the person died of natural causes.

    - A Hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

    - A cat's urine glows under a black light.

    - Porcupines float in water.

    - One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.

    - Finland has the highest rate of cellphone users - 577 per 1000 inhibants.

    - New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893.

    - In the 1980s and 1990s, Bill cosby was the uncontested King of product endorsements earning an approximate $125,000 per hour or $1 million per day.

    - Michael Jordan always wore his blue North Carolina shorts under his Bulls uniform for good luck.

    - An Ostrich's eys is larger than its brain.

    - In the 1940's, FCC asigned TVs Channel 1 to mobile services(e.g. two-way radio)but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why there is NO channel 1 on Televisions.

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    Here are some interesting facts about India and Indians.

    There are 3.22 Million Indians in U.S.A.

    38% of Doctors in U.S.A. are Indians.
    12% of Scientists in U.S.A. are Indians.
    36% of NASA employees are Indians.
    34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians.
    28% of IBM employees are Indians.
    17% of INTEL employees are Indians.
    13% of XEROX employees are Indians.

    Some of the following facts were recently published in a German Magazine
    which deals with WORLD HISTORY.

    1.India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

    2.India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
    Decimal point was also invented by India.
    3.The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700BC.
    More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60
    subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
    4.Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software - a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
    5.Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
    Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
    Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
    6.Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of
    development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century.
    7.The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago.
    The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
    The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.
    8.Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the
    sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth
    to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
    9.The value of "pi" was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.
    10.Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 10^6 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as
    10^53 (10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BC
    during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10^12 (10 to the power of 12).
    11.According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896,India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
    12.USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in
    the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
    13.The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
    14.According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 BC a beautiful lake called 'Sudarshana' was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time.
    15.Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
    16.Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial
    limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology,
    mbryology,digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
    17.When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
    18.The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
    19.India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.
    20.India is among the few countries in the world to have its own space
    program and satellites.
    21.Pentium chip was invented by an Indian.
    22.India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
    23.India has the second largest pool of Scientists and Engineers in the World.
    24.India is the largest Democracy in the World.
    25.India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence without violence.
    26.India has largest number of Pager and Cell phone subscribers.

    Some interesting quotes about India.
    27.Albert Einstein said: "We owe a lot to the Indians,who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
    28.Mark Twain said: "India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most structure materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only."
    29.French scholar Romain Rolland said: "If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India."
    30.Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: "India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."

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    THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU DIDN'T KNOW

    It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
    A shrimp's heart is in its head.
    In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
    It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
    A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
    More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
    Horses can't vomit.
    The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
    If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
    If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
    Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
    Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
    If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14,
    Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16,
    1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extra-terrestrials or their vehicles?
    In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
    23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
    Most lipstick contains fish scales.
    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
    Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU DIDN'T KNOW

    It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
    A shrimp's heart is in its head.
    In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
    It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
    A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
    More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
    Horses can't vomit.
    The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
    If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
    If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
    Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
    Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
    If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14,
    Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16,
    1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extra-terrestrials or their vehicles?
    In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
    23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
    Most lipstick contains fish scales.
    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
    Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
    Ha I'm an idiot!! Got close though
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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    I am not sure but I don't think that you quite get how a quiz night works........Philosophy night maybe......????
    Ah, but it is fun for everyone.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

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    Thanks @stug
    I try to make the night a bit of fun and think that it more about how you ask the question rather than how hard or easy the question is
    It's not an easy task getting a good balance to suit most of the people who go along to those nights. At the end of the day I only do it as a fund raiser
    for not for profit groups and a primary school fits that bill
    I am how about half way through but it will be all right on the night ?

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    Hey stug you got any more our is that it?......

    Thought I might as well ask now that the can of worms is open
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    @Sideshow that's all I got sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    @Sideshow that's all I got sorry.
    Stug, you forgot one of the most important ones off the India list. The Bagpipes originated in India.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    @Sideshow that's all I got sorry.
    Oh
    Bugger I was enjoying that!
    Do you know why it's bad luck to walk under a ladder

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    What do you get when you mix 6.6 million tomato seedlings, fertile Hawke’s Bay soil and 125 days of sunshine together? A: 28,000 metric tonnes of gorgeous Wattie’s tomatoes.And the watties sauce is made.
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