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hearken the facts - vii

A few facts that you might never come across, but your life will be incomplete without:One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!La Giaconda is the real name for Mona Lisa.The E.Coli bacterium propels itself with a motor only one-millionth of an inch in diameter, a thousand times smaller than the tiniest motors built to date by man. The rotation of the bacterial motor comes from a current of protons. The efficiency of the motor approaches 100 per cent.The tune of The Star Spangled Banner was an old English drinking song. It was not made the official national anthem until 1931.There is only one intellectual game in which the computer is still no match for man, a game in which a competent teenager can beat the world’s most sophisticated computer program with ease: and that is the ancient Chinese board game Go, the oldest game in the world, and the only one at which man remains the undisputed champion.The average guy will grow about …

hearken the facts - vi

A few facts that you might never come across, but your life will be incomplete without:The top 109 highest mountains in the world are all in Asia and 96 of them are in the Himalayas.A beard grows an average of 140 mm a year.Laika, a dog, was the world’s first ever space astronaut. She was sent into space in an artificial earth satellite in 1957 by the Russian government.Al Gore coined the phrase information superhighway.Four Corners is the spot in the United States where a person can stand in four states at the same time.A mole will die if it doesn’t get food within 12 hours.Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other place on Earth.Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run. The only other animals to do this are the giraffe and the camel.Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.Englishman Roger Bacon invented the magnifying glass in 1250.A pig’s orgasm lasts f…

two heist up: ocean’s twelve

Continued from Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve begins with an extremely furious Benedict who individually threatens the original eleven of their lives; if his money is not returned with interest within two weeks.Thus, situation calls for a second heist, a bigger and riskier one – this time, involving cunning detectives and the entire police force of Europe. And what do they rob this time? A precious collection off of a famous Dutchman who has safeguarded his collections in a Fort-Knox. Sort of.Will they successfully pay off Benedict, or will the Europol eventually lay its mighty hands upon them? Even the great Francois Toulour doesn’t have a clue!And while you’re at it, you might want to check out one heist up and three heist up. Technorati Tags: ,,,,,,,,