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Astonishing Facts

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by ghemant, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. ghemant Moderator

    1) Longest English Word: <br />Praetertranssubstan tiationalistical ly has 37 letters.<br /><br />2) Book Without Letter "e": <br />GADFY, written by Earnest Wright in 1939 is a 50,000+ word book, which doesn't contain a<br />single word with 'e' in it<br /><br />3) Word without Vowel:<br />Rhythm<br />Sky<br />Fry<br />Cry<br /><br />4) Human Brain:<br />Organ of body which has no sensation when cut.<br /><br />5) Crocodile:<br />Only animal & reptile which sheds tear while eating.<br /><br />6) No of Alphabets, which SOUND AS WORDS:<br /><br />They are<br />** **B* Bee *<br />** **C* Sea*<br />** **G** * Zee*<br />** ** I* Eye *<br />** ** Q* Queue*<br />** ** R* Are *<br />** ** S* Yes *<br />** **T* Tea* **<br />** ** U* You *<br />** ** Y* Why<br /><br />Fascinating Animals, Birds, Trees:<br /><br />1) SNAILS have 14175 teeth laid along 135 rows on their tongue.<br />2) A BUTTERFLY has 12,000 eyes.<br />3) DOLPHINS sleep with 1 eye open.<br />4) A BLUE WHALE can eat as much as 3 tones of food everyday, but at the same time can live without food for 6 months.<br />5) The EARTH has over 12,00,000 species of animals, 3,00,000 species of plants & 1,00,000 other species.<br />6) The fierce DINOSAUR was TYRANNOSAURS which has sixty long & sharp<br />teeth, used to attack & eat other dinosaurs.<br />7) DEMETRIO was a mammal like REPTILE with a snail on its back. This acted as a radiator to cool the body of the animal.<br /><img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-11.gif' alt='8)' /> CASSOWARY is one of the dangerous BIRD, that can kill a man or animal by tearing off with its dagger like claw.<br />9) The SWAN has over 25,000 feathers in its body.<br />10) OSTRICH eats pebbles to help digestion by grinding up the ingested food.<br />11) POLAR BEAR can look clumsy & slow but during chase on ice, can reach 25 miles / hr of speed.<br />12) KIWIS are the only birds, which hunt by sense of smell.<br />13) ELEPHANT teeth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.<br />14) OWL is the only bird, which can rotate its head to 270 degrees.<br /><br />What are They :<br /><br />1)If we say 'MUMMY', they come together & go apart when we say DADDY': LIPS<br />2)What goes up & never comes down: AGE<br />3)Patches over patches but no stitches: CABBAGE<br />4)What is that we cannot see, but is always before you: FUTURE<br />5)What goes up & down a hill, but never moves: ROAD<br />6)You can never wet it: SHADOW<br />7)What belongs to You, but used by your friends more often you do: YOUR NAME<br /><br />In 24 Hours Average Human :<br /><br />1) HEART beats 1,03,689 times.<br />2) LUNGS respire 23,045 times.<br />3) BLOOD flows 16,80,000 miles.<br />4) NAILS grow 0.00007 inches<br />5) HAIR grows 0.01715 inches<br />6) Take 2.9 pounds WATER (including all liquids)<br />7) Take of 3.25 pounds FOOD.<br /><img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-11.gif' alt='8)' /> Breathe 438 cubic feet AIR.<br />9) Lose 85.60, BODY TEMPERATURE.<br />10) Produce 1.43 pints SWEAT.<br />11) Speak 4,800 WORDS.<br />12) During SLEEP move 25.4 times<br /><br /><br />Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />------------------------<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://hemantgirisgoswami.blogspot.com>http://hemantgirisgoswami.blogspot.com</a>
  2. Madhivanan Moderator

    3 My, why, shy
    So y is secondary vowel?

    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  3. Luis Martin Moderator

    Nice information!!

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  4. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><br />POLAR BEAR can look clumsy & slow but during chase on ice, can reach 25 miles / hr of speed.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Polar Bears also have a black skin! That's what my son told me. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Moderator<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Webmaster:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a>
  5. Adriaan New Member

    The e-less book was repeated in French: "La disparition" by Georges Perec.

    I hadn't heard of Earnest Wright before, so thanks for sharing this useless bit of knowledge (which, as usual, is quite useful in the wrong hands).
  6. satya Moderator

    <i>Praetertranssubstan tiationalistical ly has 37 letters.</i><br />Do you know meaning of this?? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Contributing Editor & Forums Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  7. ghemant Moderator

    na i don't know.

    Hemantgiri S. Goswami
    ghemant@gmail.com
    "Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemantgiri S. Goswami
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  8. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by satya</i><br /><br /><i>Praetertranssubstan tiationalistical ly has 37 letters.</i><br />Do you know meaning of this?? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Contributing Editor & Forums Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />...and the answer is??? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Moderator<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Webmaster:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a>
  9. Adriaan New Member

    Praetertranssubstantiationalistically

    Praeter = something close to

    Transubstantiation = the "word" becoming "flesh" in the religious figure of Jesus Christ, son of God, reflected in the roman-catholic rite of communion, where wafers are consecrated by words ("this is my body") and then eaten - it's all rather cannibalistic!

    -alistically = in the sense of having to do with

    So: in the sense of having to do with something close to either the roman catholic rite of communion, or the roman catholic dogma of the word becoming flesh.

    Anyone offended by this? I hope not.
  10. Adriaan New Member

    Perhaps I should have done a Google before posting that - here's another explanation:
    quote:This word is used in the novel Untimely Ripped by Mark McShane, published in 1963. It means the act of surpassing the act of transubstantiation, referring specifically to the transformation of bread and wine into the blood and body of Christ during mass in the Roman Catholic faith.
    It doesn't cover the -alistically bit, though.
  11. ranjitjain New Member

    Good One[^][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br /><br />&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;What are They :<br /><br />1)If we say 'MUMMY', they come together & go apart when we say DADDY': LIPS<br />2)What goes up & never comes down: AGE<br />3)Patches over patches but no stitches: CABBAGE<br />4)What is that we cannot see, but is always before you: FUTURE<br />5)What goes up & down a hill, but never moves: ROAD<br />6)You can never wet it: SHADOW<br />7)What belongs to You, but used by your friends more often you do: YOUR NAME<br />

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