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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/24 00:06:50 (permalink)
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Many animals have certain characteristics that help them adapt to extreme climates.
 
An example of this is the 3 eyelids of a camel. which allows for extra vision during a wind-blown sandstorm.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/24 17:41:38 (permalink)
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That's a cute camel; ships of the desert.  Thanks!
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/25 00:17:58 (permalink)
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The size of a Polo field is 12.4 acres, which is the largest playing field in sports.
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/28 06:28:53 (permalink)
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The famous HOLLYWOOD sign in Hollywood, California actually read "HOLLYWOODLAND" when it was originally erected in 1923.
 
The sign was originally used to advertise a new housing development.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/12/03 23:19:41 (permalink)
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Two men who had nothing to do with baseball are in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
 
How can that be??
 
It was a special honour bestowed on Abbott and Costello for their classic baseball comedy routine called, "Who's on First".
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/12/06 16:55:01 (permalink)
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British people are known for a variety of accents they share throughout the country.
 
It is estimated that there is a noticeable change to the local accent every 25 miles in the United Kingdom

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/12/14 13:25:06 (permalink)
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VITAMIN
 
 
The word "vitamin" was coined by a Polish biochemist maned Casimer Funk.
 
While working in London in 1912, de determined that the auto-beriberi factor in rice hulls belonged to a class of chemical compounds called "amains".
 
He therefore maned this factor "vitamine", which means "amine essential to left."
 
:after, the "e" was dropped and the substances came to be known as vitamins.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/12/27 14:49:12 (permalink)
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Cameras have come a long way since they were first made commercially available in the late 1800s.
 
The first Kodak camera had only one shutter speed and a lens with a fixed focal length.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/12/31 11:12:30 (permalink)
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Christmas declared illegal!
 
Christmas was abolished by the Puritan Parliament of Britain in 1652.
 
The Puritans claimed it was immoral to be idle for a day and passed a law making Christmas celebrations of any kind illegal.
 
Imprisonment or exile was the punishment for disobedience.
 
A few days before Christmas, town criers went through the streets warning against the holiday celebrating.
 
In England, this ban lasted eight years and even longer in the United States.
 
 
The belief that Christmas merry-making was somehow sinful was brought to the New World with the Pilgrims and in 1659 the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed the law making the holiday illegal.
 
However with the arrival of more Catholics, Episcopalians, and others who were enthusiastic about Christmas, the ban became impossible to enforce and was repealed in 1681.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/01/02 23:59:59 (permalink)
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The Christmas cracker began as a French invention and was later adapted by the English.
 
It started out as a bag on bonbons, or candies to those of us not into french immersion.
 
The candies were enclosed in a paper wrapping which had to be pulled hard until it burst open and revealed the goodies.
 
About 1870, the English came up with the idea of adding a tiny explosion that "popped" when the two parts of the bag split open.
 
Later, the bag became known as a cracker after the explosive "crack".
 
Included inside the cracker were paper hats, toys, plus jokes and riddles.
 
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/01/09 16:48:13 (permalink)
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STAR FRUIT
Those wanting an exotic , but nutritious fruit should try Carambola, commonly known as Carambola.
 
With lots of potassium, antioxidants, and Vitamin C, this star-shaped, tasty little fruit is grown in East Asia, Latin America, and the United States.
 

Health benefits of star fruit

    • Star fruit is one of very low calorie exotic fruits. 100 g fruit just provides 31 calories, which is much lower than for any other popular tropical fruits. Nonetheless, it has an impressive list of essential nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins required for well-being.
    • The fruit along with its waxy peel provides a good amount of dietary fiber. Fiber helps prevent absorption of dietary LDL cholesterol in the gut. The dietary fibers also help protect the mucous membrane of the colon from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.
    • Star fruit contains good quantities of vitamin-C. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. 100 g of fresh fruit provides 34.7 mg or 57% of daily-required levels of vitamin C. In general, consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
    • Star fruit is rich in antioxidant phyto-nutrient polyphenolic flavonoids. Some of the important flavonoids present are quercetin, epicatechin, and gallic acid. Total polyphenol contents (Folin assay) in this fruit is 143 mg/100 g. Altogether, these compounds help protect from deleterious effects of oxygen derived free radicals by warding them off the body.
    • In addition, it is a good source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together, these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the body.
    • It also carry small amount of minerals and electrolytes like potassium, phosphorus, and zinc and iron. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus, it counters bad influences of sodium.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/01/10 14:26:50 (permalink)
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Since 1990, there gave been at least 34 new countries created in the world, some due to the dissolution of the USSR.
 
Examples are:
 
  • Armenia
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
Elsewhere, examples include:
 
  • Namibia
  • Eritrea
both in Africa.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/01/21 22:23:50 (permalink)
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American inventor Walter Hunt (1796 - 1859) is responsible for some inventions still used today, the most common being the Safety Pin.
 
He also invented the knife sharpener and the streetcar bell.
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/02/02 17:47:58 (permalink)
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"The Skeleton Flower"
 
The Diphylleia Grayi is a plant which white blooms which grows primarily on the mountainsides of Japan and China.
 
It commonly referred to as the Skelton Flower because when its petals come into contact with water, they become transparent.
 

 


 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/02/02 18:37:30 (permalink)
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That is absolutely beautiful.  MB


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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/02/04 05:33:41 (permalink)
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SALAK is a small fruit that grows in East India.
 
Its common name is "snake fruit" due to its reddish-brown colour, scaly rough skin.
 
It is both sweet and tangy and some liken the taste to that of a pineapple.
 

There are various types and variety ranging from bark to bark hut designation also Jogja area designations Mulberry bark barking in a very popular area of ​​the Sumatran.
 
The content of all fruits good for the health of our bodies, which can be used as an alternative medicine . 
 
The content of fruits contained in the content of nutrients and phytonutrients that help the process berpotnesi in kta diet. 
 
in the fruits also contained 2mg vitamin C, tannins and fiber. for it, the fruits are very beneficial for those who are in a diet program. 
 
Moreover, it turns fruits also in society as a drug believed diarrhea.
 
The fiber content in fruits is believed to inhibit diarrhea us, so some people like to consume their bark for the treatment of diarrhea. 
 
In addition to the usual bleak consumed edible, bark juice can also be made now. 
 
It was in part the content of some of the benefits of fruits for our health.
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/02/07 15:50:13 (permalink)
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The Channel Tunnel, also referred as the "CHANNEL", is located between Folkestone, England, and Coquilles, France.
 
It is 31.4 miles long (50.5 Kilometres) with 23.5 miles (37.9 Kilometres) running under the sea.
 
The remaining length is under land in both England and France.
 


 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/02/13 14:30:45 (permalink)
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The city of Johannesburg, which today is the largest city is South Africa, got its start as a mining camp in 1884 when gold was discovered in the Witwatersrand hills.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/02/21 14:47:50 (permalink)
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Colour  Blindness, which occurs more often in men than in woman, happens when the eye lacks some of the photoreceptors that recognize colour.
 
A person may be able to perceive red, blue, or green light, depending in the type of colour blindness he or she may have.
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/02/24 17:25:53 (permalink)
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If you are right-handed, the fingernails on your right hand will grow faster than the nails on your left hand, and vice-versa.
 
Oddly enough, fingernails usually grow faster in the summer months.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/03/09 02:36:43 (permalink)
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Cats can move their ears around in almost any direction by twisting and turning them.
 
The reason they are so adept at this is because they have 32 muscles in each ear, whereas humans only have six in each ear.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/03/10 04:25:44 (permalink)
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Four volcanic islands are located within the Pitcairn Group of Islands.
 
They are:
 
  • Henderson
  • Ducie
  • Oeno
  • Pitcairn
However, only the island of Pitcairn is inhabited by 50 people.
 
These islands are in the South Pacific Ocean and are a British overseas territory.
 

 


 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/03/13 08:12:56 (permalink)
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That vertical groove located above the middle of the upper lip and below the nose is known as the PHILTRUM.
 
The work has Greek origins and its meaning is "to love, to kiss".
 
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/03/22 17:27:39 (permalink)
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THE GIRAFFE
 
 

 
  • The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans.
  • Baby Giraffes can stand within half an hour and after only 10 hours can actually run alongside their family.
  • Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up.
  • Giraffes only spend between 10 minutes and two hours asleep per day. They have one of the shortest sleep requirements of any mammal.
  • Young giraffes hang out in nursery groups until they are around 5 months old, resting and playing together while their mothers forage in the distance.
  • Giraffes are sociable, peaceful animals which rarely fight. Males do perform a behaviour called ‘necking’ where they will hit necks; however these encounters rarely last more than a couple of minutes and seldom result in injury.
  • Just like snowflakes and human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same spot pattern.
  • Even giraffes tongues are huge. They are up to 45cm long and are specially adapted to allow giraffes to forage on trees that other animals would avoid, such as acacias which are very thorny.
  • In New Age religion the giraffe is a symbol for intuition and flexibility.
  • The name Giraffe Camelopardalis means ‘one who walks quickly, a camel marked like a leopard’. 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/04/08 11:57:22 (permalink)
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The most popular food for the locals in Tanzania is ugali, a porridge made by boiling cornmeal.
 
This dish is comparable to the grits eaten in the southern United States. 
 
Ugali is often eaten with stew, vegetables or meat.
 
Goat, chicken and mutton are the most commonly eaten meats.
 
Roasted corn is also popular and is sold on almost every street corner.
 
Hot tea is a popular beverage and is always served when people are socializing

 
 
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