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    MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'.
    POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened.
    BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.
    FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).
    DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped.
    NEWS refers to information from Four directions North, East, West and South..
    QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people was waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest.
    TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
    Coca-Cola was originally green.
    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
    The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
    The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
    Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!
    You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
    It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
    It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
    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.
    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
    o Spades - King David
    o Clubs - Alexander the Great,
    o Hearts – Charlemagne
    o Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

    Horse Statue in a Park…
    • If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
    • If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle
    • If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
    Ans. - All invented by women.
    All polar bears are left handed.
    On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
    Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.
    Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
    The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
    Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
    Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

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    Re: Rare Facts - You Might Know!

    nice facts