Archive for October 7, 2011


As Mahatma Gandhi stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped off and landed on the track. He was unable to retrieve it as the train started rolling. To the amazement of his companions, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw it back along the track to land close to the first shoe.

When asked by a fellow passenger why he did that, Gandhi replied –

The poor man who finds the shoe lying on the track will now have a pair he can use.

 

 

ActionAid recently carried out an extraordinary survey where 1,000 women from Afghanistan were polled to gain a rare insight into their opinions about living through the last ten years of war and the current reconciliation process with the Taliban and have released a video to bring these shocking findings to life.

Here are some incredible facts that may sound funny or at other times, weird 😀

:: If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. [Hardly seems worth it, isn’t it? ]

:: The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

:: A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.)

:: Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. [ Do not try this at home…… maybe at work :D]

:: The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off. [ “Honey, I’m home. What the….?!” :D]

:: The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.

:: Butterflies taste with their feet.

:: The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. [hmmm… ;)]

:: Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

:: A cat’s urine glows under a black light. [ I wonder who was paid to figure that out ? 🙂 ]

:: An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. [I know some people like that. ;)]

:: Starfish have no brains. [I know some people like that too. :D]

Meet John Carpenter, one of the most genuine winners of  “Who Wants to be a Millionaire“, for whom it is stated

… It still holds up as one of the Greatest Game show Moments of all time, even to this day, over 8 years since it happened !!“. Watch all the 4 parts.

 

 

 

And, here’s the best part :