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Cool Facts - 19th August 2005, 06:40 PM

1. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

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

3. Almonds are members of the peach family.

4. The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.

5. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

6. Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

7. The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English
language.

8. "Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and
ends with the letters "und."

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

10. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford
English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

11. The only other word with the same amount of letters is its plural:
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosesl.

12. The longest place-name still in use is
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki maungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakit
natahu, a New Zealand hill.

13. Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reinade los
Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size,L.A.

14. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

15. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

16. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he
was sewn up after surgery.

17. Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.

18. Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

19. The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same
pattern of whiskers.

21. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

23. There is a seven-letter word in the English language that contains ten
words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the,there, he, in,
rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

24. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered
blood donors.

26. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

27. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

28. Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened
cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

30. The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti

31. 'Stewardesses' is the longest English word that is typed with only the
left hand.

33. The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways; the
following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced,
thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after
falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

34. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter
is uncopyrightable.

35. Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as
does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

36. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian seal
for that reason.

37. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

38. The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat,"
which means "the king is dead."

39. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore
when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the
ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases
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21st August 2005, 08:22 PM

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
...i donno y but i likd dis 1 a lot lol


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i m an angel honest ...those horns are just there 2 hold my halo up!
   
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25th August 2005, 12:45 AM

12. The longest place-name still in use is
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki maungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakitnatahu, a New Zealand hill.

Sorry sir, but i like to defer here.

I am from Thailand and to my knowledge the "World's Longest Place Name" is the thai name for its capital Bangkok.

The full name for Bangkok is:

Krung-thep-maha-nakorn-boworn-ratana-kosin-mahintar- ayudhya-amaha-dilok-pop-nopa-ratana-rajthani-burirom-udom-rajniwes-mahasat-arn-amorn-pimarn- avatar-satit- sakattiya-visanukam.

I would like to translate it bit by bit too, bear with me.

Krungthep Mahanakorn (The great city of angels)
Amorn Rattanakosin Mahintara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop (The supreme unconqueralble land of the great immortal divinity - Indra)
Noparat Rajathani Burirom (The royal capital of nine noble gems, the pleasant city)
Udomrajaniwes Mahasatharn (With plenty of grand royal palaces)
Amorn Phimarn Avatarnsathit (And divine paradises for the reincarnated deity - Vishnu)
Sakkatattiya Visanukam Prasit (Given by Indra and created by the god of crafting - Visnukarma).
   
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15th February 2010, 11:05 AM

I was wondering.... Airport Announcement.... Flight to "BANGKOK"

hahahaha The Flight to....Krung-thep-maha-nakorn-boworn-ratana-kosin-mahintar- ayudhya-amaha-dilok-pop-nopa-ratana-rajthani-burirom-udom-rajniwes-mahasat-arn-amorn-pimarn- avatar-satit- sakattiya-visanukam.

is about to leave... all the passengers are.......damn by the time she completes this above sentence the flight will leave....hahahaha
   
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5th May 2010, 07:43 PM

hahahahahahahaha baqs....


But i think these are the qualities of bangkok... Not the name...


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Matter achha share kiya hai 'wanna know' mahoday ne... Tfs
   
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great sharingggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg




Aapko chuhe aur billi ki kahani sunani hai...
Jisme chuhe ne yaad dilaayi,billi ko nani hai...
lekin chuha bhool gaya tha k wo sapna tha...
aakhir me shamat to chuhe ki he aani hai :D
   
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Wow....Takllooooo here.............

Raj kitne Id's hai.......
   
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6th March 2011, 12:48 AM

nice sharing................................


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Very cool and unknown facts.
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