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sachinka6
09-14-2006, 10:34 PM
MATH/WORD FACTS!!!

>> The most common name in the world is "Mohammed."

>> Papaphobia is the fear of Popes.

>> Multiply 37,037 by any single number (1-9), then multiply that number by 3. Every digit in the answer will be the same as that first single number

>> The Academy Award statue is named after a librarian's uncle. Margaret Herrick, librarian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, made a remark that the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar, and the name stuck.

>> Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.

>> If you multiply 111,111,111 by 111,111,111, you get 12,345,678,987,654,321.

>> The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term used in England.

>> "Zorro" means "fox" in Spanish.

>> Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

>> The Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "finger-lickin' good" came out as "eat your fingers off" in Chinese.

>> "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

>> There are only four words in the English language that end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

>> "Floccinaucinihilipilification" which means "the act of estimating as worthless" is the longest non-medical word in the English language; it's 29 letters long.

>> Pogonophobia: The fear of beards.

>> If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

>> In Chinese, the words "crisis" and "opportunity" are the same.

>> "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

>> "So long" came from the Arabic "salaam" and the Hebrew "shalom."

>> The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

>> The word "racecar" and "kayak" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

>> The word "monosyllable" actually has five syllables in it.

>> "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

>> There are no words in the English language that rhyme with silver, orange, or month.

>> The letter "I" is used exactly 109 times in Act IV of Shakespeare's "Macbeth."

>> There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

>> "Naked" means to be unprotected. "Nude" means unclothed.

>> The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

>> The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

>> In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.

>> "Q" is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.

>> The word "trivia" comes from the Latin "trivium" which is the place where three roads meet, a public square. People would gather and talk about all sorts of matters, most of which were trivial.

>> "Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using only the top row on the keyboard.

>> The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "shah mat," which means, "the king is dead."

>> The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the English language.

>> The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."

>> Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village."

>> "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
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itschahat
09-19-2006, 11:28 AM
thanx for sharing