Wednesday, March 12, 2008

  1. A rollercoaster has no engine
  2. 70% of all Land Rovers ever made are estimated to still be on the road
  3. Every year we produce more transistors than grains of rice
  4. The first hot-air balloon was launched from Versailles in 1783
  5. The unit 'foot' was originally the length of a human foot(12 inches)
  6. A piece of paper can not be folded in half more than seven times
  7. In Fahrenheit scale and the Celsius scale 40 degrees below zero is the same
  8. The first 3-Wheeler accident took place in 1769
  9. At the same thickness hair is strong as a wire of iron
  10. Every year a huge icehotel of about 4 000 m2 is built in the village Jukkasjaervi in Sweden
  11. The first popcorn machine was invented by Charlie Cretors in 1885
  12. The first Ford cars had Dodge engines
  13. The inch represents the width of a thumb
  14. The opposite sides of a die always add up to seven
  15. Broken clocks are right twice a day
  16. VHS stands for Video Home System
  17. The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer
  18. A dentist, William Semple, invented chewing gum to exercise his jaws
  19. It was a Swede in 1892 who invented the adjustable spanner
  20. Cigarette lighter was invented before the matches where invented
  21. The temperature in a flame is lower close to the source and highest near the top
  22. Golden Gate Bridge took about four years to build
  23. The electric toothbrush was invented in 1939
  24. Most lubricants will disappear in space
  25. Cotton is heavier than water
  26. The maximum speed of Titanic was 23 knots
  27. BMW made the first jet engine
  28. Porsche also build tractors
  29. The Leaning Tower of Pisa has never been straight
  30. Hacky sack was invented in Turkey
  31. A DVD has a about 100 year life span
  32. A Boeing 767 airliner is made of 3,100,000 separate parts
  33. The screwdriver was invented before the screw
  34. The billionth digit of pi is 9
  35. The wingspan of a Boeing 747 jet is longer than the Wright Brothers' first flight
  36. The second most used metal in the world is copper
  37. It took over four years to build Golden Gate Bridge
  38. Music was sent down a telephone line for the first time in 1876, the year the phone was invented
  39. The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter
  40. Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark
  41. The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps
  42. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year. The reason? When it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books
  43. There is a house in Rockport Massachusetts made of Boston newspapers. Mechanical Engineer Mr. Elis Stenman built the house as a hobby for 20 years
  44. The Library of Congress is the world's largest library with more than 120 million items
  45. Vernal Bank in Utah was built from bricks sent through mail
  46. No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times
  47. Bologna, just like Pisa, has a leaning tower and it is called the Garisenda tower
  48. Plastic is made out of 50% seaweed
  49. The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 2673 doors
  50. The first subway system in America was built 1897 in Boston, Massachusetts
  51. Gene Cernan was the last man on the moon
  52. The Netherlands has built about 800 miles of massive dikes and sea walls to hold back the sea
  53. Titanic was running at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg
  54. The longest flight by a paper aircraft indoors is 20.9 seconds
  55. It is estimated that there are approximately ten million bricks in the Empire State Building
  56. The first U.S. coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914
  57. Thomas Crapper was the inventor of the flushing toilet
  58. Taj Mahal, built between 1632 and 1654, in India is made entirely out of marble
  59. A depth of 2 fathoms (3,6 metres) is called a Mark Twain
  60. The electric chair was invented by a dentist
  61. The Space Shuttle can accelerate to a speed of 27,000 kilometres per hour in 8 minutes
  62. The World Trade Center towers had two different zip codes, 10047 and 10048. One for each building
  63. A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel
  64. The parking meter was invented in North Dakota
  65. Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat door
  66. The quartz crystal in your wristwatch vibrates 32,768 times a second
  67. Construction workers hard hats was invented in the building of the Hoover Dam in 1933
  68. TV antennas were invented in 1898 but TV's were not invented until the year 1935
  69. Hong Kong has the world's largest double-decker tram fleet in the world
  70. The largest manufacturing industry in the world is the Automobile building
  71. A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second
  72. Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women
  73. There are about 400 million cars and light trucks in the world today
  74. The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth about 150 times
  75. Central air conditioners use about 98% more energy than ceiling fans
  76. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for about three hours
  77. The first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn't have any pedals.People walked it along
  78. 1 cubic yard of air weighs 2 pounds at sea level
  79. In 1943, Thomas Watson (the chairman of IBM ), predicted that the future market for computers shold be only five computers

2 comments:

Visu said...

Thats brilliant da.
Although some seemed old, most of them were new, or atleast to me.
Kepp up the work da machan.

:)

Aravindhan said...

Superb machan good try...

Keep on posting like this will become a gr8 blogger soon

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