Saturday, October 1, 2011

Words - Part III

Many words and phrases we use do have an interesting background. Here are some of the wonderful words and the details about them.

Each KING in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great,
Hearts - Charlemagne
Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

Ans. - All invented by women.

A CROCODILE cannot stick its tongue out.

A SNAIL can sleep for three years.

All POLAR BEARS are left handed.

BUTTERFLIES taste with their feet.

ELEPHANTS are the only animals that can't jump.

In the last 4000 years, no new ANIMALS have been domesticated.

STEWARDESSES is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

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

RATS multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

People say "BLESS YOU" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

If you SNEEZE too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. So good to bless sneezing person.

Hat tip: Rajagopalan of Just Out


  1. Great. Now I'll be thinking about all of those rats making whoopee all day long. Thanks for that! Hahahaha!

    Big hugs xoxo

  2. It's a good thing elephants can't jump. They'd probably cause an earthquake if they did ;)

  3. i liked learning about the kings! i love to learn something new each day. now if i could just remember what i learn!

    smiles, bee

  4. The King info was interesting. how cool!

  5. So who did the research about all polar bears being left handed. Too funny.
    And thank COD, elephants cannot jump, we would have more earthquakes.
    Have a great day Sandee

  6. I guess I'll let my sneezes dribble on out.


  7. I won't be shaking either paws with ANY polar bear:) Interesting knowledge.

    Big hugs from chilly jawjah, honey...

  8. The rat fact is a scary one. I'm never going to try and surpress a sneeze way!

  9. Never knew that about the kings. How come they all look like brothers then.

  10. Snakes must make the most boring pets LOL.

  11. I enjoyed this series a lot! :-)

  12. sometimes I try to suppress a I know better :)

    I can't imagine how many rats are there in this world..probably triple than the human population?? what you think?


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