July 13, 2008

Jom tambah pengetahuan

fakta bahasa Malaysia:)
1. Makanan yg pling digemari oleh lipas ialah gam yg berada di belakang setem

2. Otak Burung Unta lebih kecil dari matanya

3. Di Amerika Syarikat, purata berlakunya kadar jenayah adalah setiap 22 saat (wah)

4. Beethoven iaitu seorang penggubah beberapa susunan muzik klasik terbaik di dunia sebenarnya adalah seorang yang pekak

5. Tahukah anda apabila 350ml air yang diambil dari sinki dan kemudiannya dituangkan ke dalam cerek yang mengandungi 150ml air suling dan
dibiarkan terdedah kepada nyalaan api bersuhu 100 darjah celcius akan menghasilkan satu cecair yang dinamakan air masak.

6. Percayakah anda yang air sirap merupakan salah satu bahan asas dalam pembinaan sebuah helikopter. Ini kerana kajian telah dibuat, seorang pembina helikopter memerlukan air sirap untuk menghilangkan keletihan semasa membuat helikopter, tanpa air sirap mungkin helikopter tersebut tidak dapat disiapkan.

7. Siri drama televisyen yang paling panjang adalah "Guiding Light" yang telah (dan masih) ditayangkan selama lebih 66 tahun! Ia mula ke udara melalui radio dalam bulan Januari 1937, dan memasuki rangkaian televisyen pada 30 Jun 1952.

8. Sekiranya separuh bahagian barat Pelantar Ais Antartika mencair akibat kesan pemanasan dunia, itu saja sudah cukup untuk meninggikan paras laut sebanyak 60 kaki, dan menenggelamkan banyak bandar besar di pinggir laut.

9. ENIAC, salah sebuah komputer terawal, memerlukan keluasan lantai 15,000 kaki persegi dan seberat 30 tan. Walau bagaimanapun, keupayaannya hanya satu pecahan berbanding komputer desktop biasa hari ini.

ENIAC, atau nama penuhnya Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, dibina oleh Dr. John W. Mauchley dan J. Presper Eckert, Jr. pada tahun 1946. Pada asalnya ia bertujuan untuk kegunaan sewaktu Perang Dunia Kedua, tetapi oleh kerana ia disiapkan selepas tamat perang, ENIAC tidak pernah digunakan untuk tujuan tersebut

10. Sistem monarki berperlembagaan di Malaysia adalah unik di mana Yang Dipertuan Agong, yang merupakan ketua negara simbolik, dipilih untuk tempoh selama lima tahun dari kalangan sultan-sultan pemerintah sembilan buah negeri Melayu.

Pada 21 November 2001, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah telah mangkat ketika menjadi Yang Dipertuan Agong ke-11. Baginda adalah sultan negeri Selangor.

11. 95% menunjukan sekiranya pasangan melayan anda dengan kebaikan luar biasa itu bermakna ada udang disebalik batu

12. Matahari kita sudah mencapai pertengahan tempoh kewujudannya. Dalam beberapa bilion tahun seterusnya, kesemua hidrogen yang terlibat dalam tindakbalas nuklear di sana akan kehabisan. Matahari akan mengembang dan membakar planet-planet yang berada di orbit berhampiran, termasuk Bumi kita ini.

Matahari adalah bintang paling dekat dengan Bumi. Bintang yang kedua paling dekat adalah Alpha Centauri yang berjarak 250,000 kali lebih jauh berbanding matahari.

english facts:)
In the eighteenth century the French Comte d'Artois owned a set of diamond buttons, each of which had a miniature clock encased inside it.

The French philosopher Voltaire owned eighty Canes His contemporary, Jean Jacques Rousseau, owned forty Canes in fact were in great vogue in eighteenth-century France, and women as well as men carried them. Women's Canes often came equipped with perfume bottles, music boxes, or romantic pictures hidden inside.

To preserve their elaborate coiffures, Geishas in ancient Japan slept with their heads on bags filled with buckwheat chaff.

In 1400 B.C. it was the fashion among rich Egyptian women to place a large cone of scented Grease on top of their heads and keep it there all day. As the day wore on, the Grease melted and dripped down over their bodies, covering their skin with an oily, glistening sheen and bathing their clothes in fragrance.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two out of five women in America dye their hair.

The Greeks in the time of Alexander the Great liked blond hair as much as we do today. Men and women alike bleached their locks with potash water and herbal infusions, creating a reddish-blond color considered to be the height of style and beauty.

During the Renaissance, fashionable aristocratic Italian women shaved their hair several inches back from their natural hairlines.

The San Blas Indian women of Panama consider giant noses a mark of great beauty. They paint black lines down the center of their noses to make them appear longer. Among San Bias men, an enormous nose is the mark of a great leader.

In India it is perfectly proper for men to wear Pajamas in public. Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.

It was the style among eighteenth-century Englishmen to wear Pantaloons so tight they had to be hung on special pegs that held them open, allowing the wearer to ]ump down into them This was the only way fashionable gentlemen could get their trousers to fit properly.

In 1500 B.C. in Egypt a shaved head was considered the Ultlmate in feminine beauty. Egyptian women removed every hair from their heads with special gold tweezers and polished their scalps to a high sheen with buffing cloths.

In nineteenth-century England it was considered vulgar to hold an Umbrella under one's arm, Well-bred people gripped their Umbrellas in the middle, with the handle turned toward the ground. Only silk Umbrellas were considered fashionable by the British upper crust, and these only if they were blue or green. For the general public, moreover, Umbrellas were an unaffordable luxury. When it rained the ordinary man or woman would hire an Umbrella from a local stand, usually at the cost of one and a half pence per hour.

In eighteenth-century England, women's wigs were sometimes 4 feet high. These remarkable headdresses were dusted with flour and decorated with Stuffed birds, replicas of gardens, plates of fruit, or even model ships. Sometimes the wigs were so elaborate they were worn continuously for several months. They were matted with lard to keep them from coming apart, which made mice and insects a constant hazard. Special pillows had to be constructed to hold these giant creations, and rat-resistant caps made of gilt wire were common items. Mercifully, the wig craze died out quite suddenly in England in 1795, when a hair-powder tax made their upkeep too expensive.

The staple food of the Kanembu, a tribe living on the shores of Lake Chad in Africa, is Algae. The Kanembu harvest a common variety known as Spirulina from the lake, dry it on the sand, mix it up into a spicy cake, and eat it with tomatoes and chili peppers.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Consumption of green and yellow vegetables has decreased 6.3 pounds a year per person since the late 1940s. The use of cereal and flour products has dropped about 30 pounds a year per person, and Consumption of noncitrus fruits has declined at about the same rate. The only fruits whose rate of consumption has increased since World War I are citrus fruits.

The Bible mentions Salt more than thirty times.

Apples are more efficient than coffee at keeping people awake in the morning.

On average, a pound of potato Chips cost two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.

Eighteen ounces of an average Cola drink contain as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.

Though most people think of Salt as a seasoning, only 5 out of every 100 pounds produced each year go to the dinner table The rest is used for such diverse purposes as packing meat, building roads, feeding livestock, tanning leather, and manufacturing glass, soap, ash, and washing compounds.

The nutritional value of squash and pumpkin Seeds improves with age. These Seeds are among the few foods that increase in nutritive value as they decompose. According to tests made at the Massachusetts Experimental Station, squash and pumpkin Seeds stored for more than five months show a marked increase in protein content.

On the average, each American Consumes 117 pounds of potatoes, 116 pounds of beef, 100 pounds of fresh vegetables, 80 pounds of fresh fruit, and 286 eggs per year.

Half the foods eaten throughout the world today were developed by Farmers in the Andes Mountains. Potatoes, maize, sweet potatoes, squash, all varieties of beans, peanuts, manioc, cashews, pineapples, chocolate, avocados, tomatoes, peppers, papayas, strawberries, mulberries, and many other foods were first grown in this region.

In ancient China and certain parts of India, Mouse flesh was considered a great delicacy. In ancient Greece, where the Mouse was sacred to Apollo, Mice were sometimes devoured by temple priests.

According to a report issued by the Senate Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, improved Nutrition would cut the national health bill by approximately one third. The committee also claims that a diet composed of 10 percent protein, 10 percent fat, and 80 percent complex carbohydrates (plus exercise done in moderation) could save 98 percent of those who die of heart disease every year.

Rennet, a common substance used to curdle milk and make cheese, is taken from the inner lining of the fourth stomach of a calf.

There are 15,000 different kinds of Rice.

Rice is the chief food for half the people of the world.

In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was believed to be an aphrodisiac.

After the "Popeye" comic strip started in 1931, spinach consumption went up by thirty-three percent in the United States.

Refined Sugar is the only food known that provides calories but no nutrition. About 100 pounds of Sugar are eaten per person each year in America, and only 36 percent of it is taken directly. The rest is "hidden" in commercially sweetened and prepared foods like ketchup, baby food, canned fruits, and cereals. Children, it is estimated, consume 3 to 4 pounds of refined Sugar a week.

Among many native tribes in South Africa, Termites are roasted to a nutlike consistency and eaten by the handful, like party snacks. It might also be noted that at certain specialty food shops in the United States and Europe, the connoisseur of exotic delicacies can purchase such treats as chocolate covered ants, candied bees, and pickled bull's scrotum.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat more than 22 pounds of Tomatoes every year. More than half this amount is eaten in the form of ketchup and Tomato sauce.

Everyone knows about Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Few are aware that there are also Vitamin K (promotes proper liver function and vitality), Vitamin T (helpful in treating anemia), Vitamin H (also called biotin), and Vitamin U (promotes healing of ulcers).

In ancient Rome it was considered a sin to eat the flesh of a Woodpecker.

saye berharap pengetahuan sedia ada awak semua akan bertambah :D
hehe .
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