Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Insanely Useless Facts #3

It has been ages again since I posted, so here I go with another post about insanely useless facts. By the way a big congratulations to the page for attracting '100' hits ( eventually ) after I placed a neat little tracker on the page. Without further ado I bring to you more useless but interesting facts.

  1. The Chinese are credited with the invention of the first toothbrushes. Initially the bristles were made up of Hog ( pig ) bristles but were eventually replaced by nylon. Sales would have definitely taken a huge blow if it were continued with the current H1N1 scare floating around.
  2. A 'face-off' in hockey was originally called as 'puck-off'. I am pretty sure that commentators would have made genuine mistakes replacing 'p' with 'f'. I am sure I would have. ;-)
  3. A 'jiffy' as we all say and take an eternity for daily chores and work, is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  4. A 100 pound ( ~45 kg ) person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds ( ~17 kg ) on Mars.
  5. A blue whale's aorta ( the main blood vessel ) is large enough for a human to crawl through. Thats really really big.
  6. A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate. I wish we get that here. Would save us a lot of trouble in washing utensils everyday!!!!
  7. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
  8. Austria was the first ever country to use post-cards.
  9. Bats always turn left while exiting from a cave.
  10. Last but not the least for this particular post, Baskin Robins once made ketchup ice-creams. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!


AntharangadaMaathugalu said...

congratulations for a century hits !!!!
;-) ;-)........


Swathi said...

I liked the Taiwan fact. Chapathi plates!

(i wanted to pick up that hit counter you have, but I access my blog so many times, its pointless to figure out my popularity through that! heh. I guess i should just face facts. :D )

Karthik[:)] said...

thanks maa :)

i know chapati plates wud be so cool or shud i say tortilla plates here..anyways ping sometime idiot ( as usual u r busier than Obama )..n yeah it takes yr visit to the blog as 1 per u can go ahead n post one in yrs too

Esther said...

ketchup ice-creams by baskin robins yeah sounds total eww!! :D