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Some facts

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by ghemant, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. ghemant Moderator

    Rabbits can suffer from heat stroke.

    · Rabbits do in fact make sounds. When angry, upset, or frightened, a rabbit makes a sort of grunting/whimpering sound. It's actually quite interesting.

    · Rabbits have been the emblem of fertility because of its well-known talents for multiplying.

    · Rabbits have three eyelids, they also are incapable of burping or farting.

    · Racecar spelled backwards is racecar.

    · Radio and TV producer John Guedel was the originator of the musical commercial.

    · Rain falls at 11kmph (7mph)

    · Raindrops aren't actually tear-drop shaped. They are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.

    · Rape is reported every six minutes in the U.S.

    · Raphael died on his birthday in 1520 at the age of 37. His artwork was so popular that he essentially worked himself to death.

    · Rats and horses can't vomit.

    · Rats are omnivorous, eating nearly any type of food, including dead and dying members of their own species.

    · Rats can survive without water longer than camels.

    · Rats cannot vomit

    · Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

    · Raw coffee beans, soaked in water and spices, are chewed like candy in many parts of Africa.

    · Recent epidemiological studies have shown that while excessive intake of alcohol kills off brain cells, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. Thus, regular consumption of beer helps eliminate the weaker cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

    · Recent scientific research has has shown Duck's quacks DO echo, even though they are commonly thought not to because the echo is can not be heard by the human ear.

    · Red is the most commonly colored vehical involved in accidents each year.

    · Red is the most popular car color in the U.S.

    · Red paint is the cheapest color to make.

    · Refried beans aren't really what they seem. Although their name seems like a reasonable translation of Spanish frijoles refritos, the fact is that these beans aren't fried twice. In Spanish, refritos literally means "well-fried," not "re-fried."

    · Reggie Jackson holds the major league record for most strikeouts with 2,597.

    · Regular coffee drinkers have about one-third less asthma symptoms than those non-coffee drinkers. So says a Harvard researcher who studied 20,000 people.

    · Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.

    · Rembrandt died broke. A friend had to come up with the $5.20 it cost to bury the great master.

    · Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.

    · Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

    · Research show that only 43% of homemade dinners served in the US include vegetables.

    · Retail espresso vendors report an increase in decaffeinated sales in the month of January due to New Year's resolutions to decrease caffeine intake.

    · Rhinos are part of the same family as horses.

    · Ribbon worms eat themselves if they cant find food

    · Rice and some other grains contain chemicals that can enhance brain functions.

    · Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world's population.

    · Rice paper isn't made from rice but from a small tree which grows in Taiwan.

    · Richard F. has pointed out possible inaccuracies with the trivia for December 16th and January 1st. For this reason, I have decided to pull them.

    · Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee are the only brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Their cousin, Henry Lee, was a famous Revolutionary War commander and the father of General Robert E. Lee.

    · Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." William Jefferson Clinton is the second.

    · Richard Nixon was the 1st US president to visit China in February, 1972.

    · Ricin is a protein produced by the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, which is highly toxic (the minimal lethal dose is around 1 µg / kg body weight, that means 1/15th of a milligram could kill a 150 lb. person). Ricin can be a dangerous contaminant, making the production of castor oil a precisely controlled process.

    · Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.

    · Rin Tin Tin was born to a war-dog mother in a German trench in France during World War I. Deserted when the Germans retreated, the German shepherd puppy was found by an American officer who happened to be a police-dog trainer from California. During Rin Tin Tin's training after the war, the dog's intelligence came to the attention of Warner Brothers, which signed the dog up for what turned out to be a long career as one of the biggest box-office draws of the silent screen era.

    · Rising sea levels caused by global warming could lead to major flooding in Shanghai and Guangzhou and other Chinese coastal cities by year 2050. This could cause 76 million people to become homeless.

    · Roasted coffee beans start to lose small amounts of flavor within two weeks. Ground coffee begins to lose its flavor in one hour. Brewed coffee and espresso begins to lose flavor within minutes.

    · Robert Goddard a scientist and holder of 214 patents fired the first rocket using liquid propellant in 1926.

    · Robert Peary, who left pieces of the flag scattered at the North Pole was honored for doing this.

    · Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's oldest son) was in Washington DC during his father's assassination as well as during President Garfield's assassination, and he was in Buffalo NY when President McKinley was assassinated.

    · Robert Wadlow is regarded as the tallest man ever known. He was 8'11" at the time of his death at the age of 21.

    · Robert William Thomson, a Scottish engineer, invented the first rubber tire in 1845.

    · Rodents teeth never stop growing.

    · Roger Bannister of Great Britain was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. On May 6, 1954, he ran the mile in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds.

    · Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.

    · Ronald Reagan married his first wife, Jane Wyman, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.

    · Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.

    · Rosalind Franklin was the woman behind Watson and Crick's doudle helix DNA model. She did all the experiments, but died before she was paid credit. Watson and Crick merely took her results and interpreted it.

    · Roseanne's fear is anyone touching her toes.

    · Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

    · Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.

    · Roulette was invented by the French mathematician Blaise Pascal. It was a by-product of his experiments with perpetual motion.

    · Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

    · Rubbing cocoa butter on your abdomen during pregnancy will prevent stretch marks.

    · Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was created in 1939, in Chicago, for the Montgomery Ward department stores for a Christmas promotion. The lyrics were written as a poem by Robert May, but weren't set to music until 1947. Gene Autry recorded the hit song in 1949.

    · Rudyard Kipling was fired as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. His dismissal letter was reported to have said, "I'm sorry, Mr. Kipling, but you just don't know how to use the English language. This isn't a kindergarten for amateur writers."

    · Running cold water over the onion and the knife will keep you from crying when you cut it, because water neutralizes the chemical that makes you cry.

    · Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4 in the first ever college football game. At the time, a touchdown was worth only two points.

    · Rutherford Hayes became U.S. President by one vote.

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

    And I thought I am the only one who thinks today is already Friday. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  3. Madhivanan Moderator

    Many of these are new to me [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  4. ranjitjain New Member

    Nice Ones[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]
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