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    *How many out of us do know these???????* [1] FORTNIGHT comes from Fourteen Nights (Two Weeks). [2] POP MUSIC is Popular Music shortened. [3] MOPED is
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4, 2011
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      ~ Happy New Year To ALL of YOU ! ~

      How many out of us do know these???????


      [1]  FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).


      [2]  POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened.


      [3]  MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'.


      [4]  BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.


      [5]  DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped..


      [6]  NEWS refers to information from Four directions
            N, E, W, and S.


      [7]  AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'.


      [8]  QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest..


      [9]  JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's business.


      [10]  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.


      [11]  JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP)'.GP was changed into JEEP later.


      [12]  Coca-Cola was originally green.


      [13]  The most common name in the world is Mohammed..


      [14]  The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with Asia, America, Australia, Europe


      [15]  The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.


      [16]  TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.


      [17]  Women BLINK nearly twice as much as men!!


      [18]  You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.


      [19]  It is impossible to lick your elbow.


      [20]  Wearing HEADPHONES for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.


      [21]  It is physically impossible for PIGS to look up into the sky.


      [22]  The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.


      [23]  Each KING in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.


      Spades - King David
      Clubs - Alexander the Great,
      Hearts - Charlemagne
      Diamonds - Julius Caesar.


      [24]  What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
      Ans. - All invented by women.


      [25]  A CROCODILE cannot stick its tongue out.


      [26]  A SNAIL can sleep for three years.


      [27]  All POLAR BEARS are left handed.


      [28]  BUTTERFLIES taste with their feet.


      [29]  ELEPHANTS are the only animals that can't jump.


      [30]  In the last 4000 years, no new ANIMALS have been domesticated.


      [31]  STEWARDESSES is the longest word typed with only the left hand.


      [32]  The human HEART creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.


      [33]  RATS multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.


      [34]  People say "BLESS YOU" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.


      [35]  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. So good to bless the sneezing person.


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