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      When I was a little girl, I used to dream and wondering about almost everything I could think of... not to mention that I had that crazy vivid imagination on things...
      So many mysteries and wondrous facts of life...sometimes we are experiencing them without realizing it.

      Here I was thinking that it would be fun to share stuff worth knowing and fascinating facts and interesting stories about people, places and history and so on.

      If you know some, please share with me too!


      Here is one...

      Record for most passengers on an airplane


      It is not clear who was the first to fly an airplane: Richard Pearse, Gustave Whitehead or Orville Wright.

      Whoever it may ha ve been, the distances of their flights were only about the length of the wingspan of a Boeing 747.
      They probably never imagined the amount of people an aircraft will be able to carry one day.

      The most passengers ever carried on one flight was in 1991 during the Operation Solomon evacuation of Ethiopian Jews during Operation Solomon.

      1086 people boarded a 747 in Addis Ababa. When they landed in Jerusalem, there were 1089 passengers.
      Three babies were born during the flight.

      Whoa~~~ that is definitely a interesting fact!

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      Biggest Slot Winner  in Vegas

      The largest slot machine payout is $39,713,982.25, which was won by a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles after putting in $100 in the Megabucks slot machine at the Excalibur Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas on March 21, 2003.

      The winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was in Las Vegas visiting his family and to watch college basketball's "March Madness" tournament. He said he had put in about $100 when he turned his head away for an instant. When he looked back, he had just won more than $39 million.
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      Biggest Slot Winner  in Vegas

      The largest slot machine payout is $39,713,982.25, which was won by a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles after putting in $100 in the Megabucks slot machine at the Excalibur Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas on March 21, 2003.

      The winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was in Las Vegas visiting his family and to watch college basketball's "March Madness" tournament. He said he had put in about $100 when he turned his head away for an instant. When he looked back, he had just won more than $39 million.



      WOWWWW....wish this would've been ME!
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      Oh,Gawd...wish we could be that lucky,huh!!!
      Sigh...it could only happen in Vegas

      I can not wait the day when we all meet in Vegas!!!


      Thanks for sharing a interesting story!
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      Facts of Honey bees

      Did you know that bees are truly amazing creatures especially, honey bees!

                               



      They have four wings that they stroke at 11,500 times per minute in flight.


      Bees can communicate with other bees by dancing.
      Their dance can alert other bees as to which direction and the distance nectar and pollen is located.

      Bees have five eyes.

      The honeybee has to travel an average of 43,000 miles to collect enough nectar to make a pound of honey!

      It takes 12 honey bees to make one teaspoon of honey.

      In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers.(Holy cow!!!)

      In a lifetime, on average a honey bee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey.

      Honeybees use the sun as a compass which helps them navigate.

      During honey production periods, a bee's life span is about 6 weeks.

      Just a single hive contains approximately 40-45,000 bees!

      Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans.

      About 8 pounds of honey is eaten by bees to produce 1 pound of beeswax.

      Beeswax production in most hives is about 1 1/2% to 2% of the total honey yield.

      Queens will lay almost 2000 eggs a day at a rate of 5 or 6 a minute. Between 175,000-200,000 eggs are laid per year.


      The speed at which honey bees fly is at 15 miles per hour.

      Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

      Bees from the same hive visit about 225,000 flowers per day.
      One single bee usually visits between 50-1000 flowers a day, but can visit up to several thousand.
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      Texas frontiersmen used to put honey on wounds to help them heal.  Turns out this was actually a very smart idea.  Honey combines with bodily fluids to produce hydrogen peroxide!
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                        Facts about Bones

      Did you know, humans are born with 300 bones in their body?

      however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones.

      This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone...also your femur

      bone is stronger than concrete!!!

      And here are some amazing facts about our human bones!!!

      * The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear.

      * There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists.

      * The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear.

      * The human face is made up of 14 bones.

      * The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth.

      * If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing.

      * Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.

      * Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.

      * Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.

      * Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water.

      * Adult human bones account for 14% of the body's total weight.

      * In 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible.

      * Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

      * Your thigh bone is stronger than concrete.

      * The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it's hollow!




      Bones of the Head

          * frontal bone
          * mandible
          * maxilla
          * occiptal bone
          * parietal bone
          * temporal bone
          * zygomatic bone

      Bones of the Neck and Chest

          * acromion
          * atlas
          * cervical vertebra
          * clavicle
          * false rib
          * floating rib
          * scapula
          * spine of scapula
          * sternum
          * thoracic vertebra
          * vertibral column

      Bones of the Abdomen

          * coccyx
          * ilium
          * ischium
          * lumbar vertebra
          * sacrum
          * vertibral column

      Bones of the Arm


          * carpus (carpals)
          * epicondyle
          * epitrochlea
          * head of humerus
          * humerus
          * metacarpus (metacarpals)
          * olecranon
          * phalanx (phalanges)
          * radius
          * ulna

      Bones of the Leg

          * calcaneus
          * condyle of femur
          * femur
          * fibula
          * head of femur
          * metatarsus (metatarsals)
          * neck of femur
          * patella
          * phalanx (phalanges)
          * talus
          * tarsus (tarsals)
          * tibia
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      This billionaire businessman is reported to have won over $20 million playing Baccarat in Vegas over a weekend. One report holds that when Packer met a Texas oil man reportedly  bragging  he was worth $50million, Packer turned to him and asked if he wanted to flip a coin for it.

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      Did you know the capybara is the largest rodent.

      They can grow to 4'3" and weigh 65lbs. 

      I've seen them at the Arizona zoo.When I look at my sons guinea pigs... they remind me of a smaller version... they are a derivative. 

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      wnan:  Surprisingly, I knew all of those bone facts.

      :)
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      This one is a really sad but so true...
      Death by medicine...

      Did you know...among the top ten causes of death in the US are toxic reactions to correctly

      prescribed drugs, which make more than two million Americans seriously ill every year, and kill

      106,000 more. Incorrectly prescribed drugs account for another 90,000 deaths each year!
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      While I was at the grocery, all of sudden I became curious about bar coding system and wondered who invented this wonderful and simple solution...
      So here is what I found out...

      The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

      What is bar code?
      It is method of automatic identification and data collection.
      The first patent for a bar code type product (US Patent #2,612,994) was issued to inventors Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver on October 7, 1952.
      The Woodland and Silver bar code can be described as a "bull's eye" symbol, made up of a series of concentric circles.


      In 1932 an ambitious project was conducted by a small group of students headed by Wallace Flint at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
      The project proposed that customers select desired merchandise from a catalog by removing corresponding punched cards from the catalog.
      These punched cards were then handed to a checker who placed the cards into a reader. The system then pulled the merchandise automatically from the storeroom and delivered it to the checkout counter.
      A complete customer bill was produced and inventory records were updated.

      Examine the 1958 patent drawing to the left that depicts the Woodland's and Silver's bar code label and the 1958 patent drawing below right of the inventors' bar code scanner technology. The photo below is an example of today's U.P.C. bar code on a product package.



      In 1948, Bernard Silver was a graduate student at Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia.
      A local food chain store owner had made an inquiry to the Drexel Institute asking about research into a method of automatically reading product information during checkout. Bernard Silver joined together with fellow graduate student Norman Joseph Woodland to work on a solution.

      Woodland's first idea was to use ultraviolet light sensitive ink.
      The team built a working prototype but decided that the system was too unstable and expensive.
      They went back to the drawing board.



      On October 20, 1949, Woodland and Silver filed their patent application for the "Classifying Apparatus and Method", describing their invention as "article classification...through the medium of identifying patterns".

      Bar code was first used commercially in 1966, however, it was soon realized that there would have to be some sort of industry standard set.
      By 1970, the Universal Grocery Products Identification Code or UGPIC was written by a company called Logicon Inc.
      The first company to produce bar code equipment for retail trade use (using UGPIC) was the American company Monarch Marking in 1970, and for industrial use, the British company Plessey Telecommunications was also first in 1970.
      UGPIC evolved into the U.P.C. symbol set or Universal Product Code, which is still used in the United States.
      George J. Laurer is considered the inventor of U.P.C. or Uniform Product Code, which was invented in 1973.

      In June of 1974, the first U.P.C. scanner was installed at a Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio. The first product to have a bar code included was a packet of Wrigley's Gum.

      Isn't this amazing?
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      Sure is amazing nan!

      Here is a little fact........

      The word "uncopyrightable" is the longest word without repeating a single letter. 
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        The longest name of any town in the United Kingdom is in Wales (on Anglesey Island).  It is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and is also the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world. 

        If you want to hear it being said, you can hear (and see) it here

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        blueday wrote:

        The longest name of any town in the United Kingdom is in Wales (on Anglesey Island).  It is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and is also the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world. 

        If you want to hear it being said, you can hear (and see) it here

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        Omg!

        There is no way that I can ever pronounce this name...impossible!
        Can you imagine if you are a resident and have to give your address to someone?

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