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10-08-2004, 01:42 AM #1priyankaGuest
Do you know?
I came across following interesting facts and thought of sharing it with you all . If you know any just feel free to add it here:
Broccoli was first introduced into France during the royal marriage of Catherine de Medici to Henry II of France.
Tomatoes were once referred to as "love apples." This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them.
According to legend, tea originated in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.
A common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck.
By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle.
10-08-2004, 02:27 AM #2webtechGuest
Very intresting. Is this true info?.
10-13-2004, 01:53 PM #3AthenaGuest
Kool! Nice job Priyanka!
10-13-2004, 02:05 PM #4
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its illegal to drop a moose out of an airplane in America
its an actual law
10-13-2004, 02:27 PM #5denisGuest
Interesting facts Pryanka!
Some more interesting facts:
Americans are 15% more innovative than the Japanese. But the Japanese have 3.5 times more patents.
Australians have a huge 380,000 sq m of land per person - and yet 91% live in urban areas.
Looking for geniuses? Head straight to Iceland. There are more than 3.5 Nobel Prize Winners for every million Icelanders.
The Mall in Washington, D.C. is 1.4 times larger than Vatican City.
The first volume of recipes was published in 62 A.D. by the Roman Apicius.
Titled De Re Coquinaria, it described the feasts enjoyed by the Emperor Claudius.
When ketchup was originally developed by the Chinese in 1690, it contained no tomatoes. It was made out of pickled fish, shellfish, and spices.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
Singapore only has one train station.
Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.
At any one time, there are 100 million phone conversations going on in the United States.
McDonalds restaurants (Top 10 Countries):
United States 12,804 McDonald's restaurants
Japan 3,598 McDonald's restaurants
Canada 1,154 McDonald's restaurants
United Kingdom 1,115 McDonald's restaurants
Germany 1,091 McDonald's restaurants
France 857 McDonald's restaurants
Taiwan 338 McDonald's restaurants
China 326 McDonald's restaurants
Italy 290 McDonald's restaurants
10-13-2004, 02:43 PM #6bliksterCGuestA common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck.
10-14-2004, 02:18 AM #7
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some very interesing facts...
10-15-2004, 03:02 AM #8priyankaGuest
If you know any interesting fact, do post it here. We use so many things in our daily lives but we don't even know the story hidden behind that. It's really amusing to know the real story behind them.
10-15-2004, 08:06 AM #9webtechGuest
Where are you located pryanka?. Honestly it is very intresting.
10-15-2004, 10:35 AM #10t cGuest
Some real interesting facts and now my life is officially complete.
jk, lol. :P