Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Did you know

Can you imagine how long it would take to count a million pounds?
If the money was in one pounds notes a bank clerk could count a break it would take at least eight days for him to work through a million.

There are two things we cannot do-breathe and swallow at the same time, and sneeze with our eyes open.

What do you think the world's most popular name is?John, Susan, Peter? The answer is Muhammad. Although it is sometimes spelled differently, it is the most common first name on earth.

How's this for a mathematical mystery?Take any four figures-e.g. 7694-reverse their order and subtract them:7694 - 4967 = 2727Now add all the digits together and the answer will always come to 9.2+7+2+7=181+8=9

Twice in the blue moon!Remember the saying 'Once in a blue moon?' A 'blue moon' is the name given to the second full moon within the same month. A full moon normally appears twice a month every two-and-a-half year but only in 19 years does it occur in two months of the same calendar year. R. Subramaniam, Director of the Madhya Pradesh Birla Planetarium, announced that the moon had lit up the last night of Jan.1999 after appearing on the first night of the same month marking a once-in-a-19-year happening. The same phenomenon took place once again on March 1 and 31, 1999, marking a rare celestial event of two blue moons in a calendar year after a gap of 19 years.

Who invented money? The first piece of metal to be considered a coin was invented in Lydia, Turkey, in 670 B.C. However, the idea of money took place long time ago. People traded a basket of berries with six ears of corn, a cow in exchange of ten chickens. However, what if the person with berries wanted wheat instead of corn? Eventually, it made sense to have something that always had the same value and was easy to carry. In addition, this gave result to what we use now - money.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Q1. What programming language is GOOGLE developed in?
A1. Google is written in Asynchronous java-script and XML, or its acronymAjax .

Q2. What is the expansion of YAHOO?
A2. Yet Another Hierarchy of Officious Oracle

Q3. What is the expansion of ADIDAS?
A3. ADIDAS- All Day I Dream About Sports

Q4. Expansion of Star as in Star TV Network?
A4. Satellite Television Asian Region

Q5. What is expansion of "ICICI?"
A5. Industrial credit and Investments Corporation of India

Q6. What does "baker's dozen" signify?
A6. A baker's dozen consists of 13 items - 1 more than the items in a normaldozen

Q7. From what four word expression does the word `goodbye` derive?
A7. Goodbye comes from the ex-pression: 'god be with you'.

Q8. How was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known as
Q8. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is none other Mother Teresa.

Q9. Name the only other country to have got independence on Aug 15th?
A9. South Korea

Q10. Why was James Bond Associated with the Number 007?
A10. Because 007 is the ISD code for Russia (or the USSR , as it was knownduring the cold war)

Video of Space Shuttle Discovery Launch