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Saturday, September 3, 2011

random fact 41

from an Internet source:

Kissing stabilizes cardiovascular activity, decreases high blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

random fact 40

How to shorten  Blogger posts without running through HTML?

Monday, August 1, 2011

random fact 39

Swallowing can be described by steps as the following:

1. Elevation of the tongue
2. Backward movement of the tongue
3. Elevation of the soft palate
4. Elevation of the hyoid
5. Elevation of the larynx
6. Tilting of the epiglottis

Friday, July 29, 2011

random fact 38

Used in blackboards in schools, chalk has the chemical composition of calcium carbonate.

Monday, July 25, 2011

random fact 37

Trivia:
Musical genre R&B stands for 'Rhythm and Blues.'

Saturday, July 23, 2011

random fact 36

the largest of all penguins is the Emperor Penguin.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

random fact 35

Mount Rushmore is a sculpture of the heads of four presidents of the United States namely: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln made by American artist and sculptor Gutzon Borglum. The sculpture was located in Black Hills in South Dakota, USA.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

random fact 34

Caffeine is a widely consumed substance occurring in food, drinks and medicines. A cup of brewed coffee (5 - 6 oz) contains about 90 - 140 mg of caffeine, a chocolate bar or an ounce of baking chocolate contains 25 - 35 mg, while softdrinks like Coke, Pepsi, and Mountain Dew (8 - 12 oz) contains about 25 - 50 mg of caffeine. Caffeine intake of more than 250 to 500 milligrams can cause symptoms of overdose like restlessness, insomnia, tremors and cardiovascular instability.

Friday, July 15, 2011

random fact 33

Ailurophobia is the fear of cats


while


Cynophobia is the fear of dogs

Monday, July 11, 2011

random fact 32

The first stores of the company that was the brainchild of the 7 Eleven franchise were initially open from 7 am to 11 pm. On July 11, 1927, the company was founded, and thus the name 7-Eleven.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

random fact 31

Question:
What do Chinese call kwai-tsze, or “quick little fellows”?




Answer:
chopsticks

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

random fact 30

The song usually sung for birthday celebrations, "Happy Birthday to You" is not an original composition. It came from a song entitled "Good Morning to All." Sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill wrote and composed the song in 1893. They made song for children to sing as Patty Hill was a kindergarten principal then.

Monday, July 4, 2011

random fact 29


Trivia:
What's the smallest and shallowest ocean in the world?

Answer:
Arctic Ocean

Sunday, July 3, 2011

random fact 28

Placophobia is the fear of tombstones. Associated fear to death can be also found in a person with this phobia. Reason can be from traumatic experiences and manifestations may vary from person to person.

Friday, July 1, 2011

random fact 27


Trivia:
What do you call the ball at the top of a flagpole?

Answer:
truck

Monday, June 27, 2011

random fact 26

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

Thursday, June 16, 2011

random fact 25

"Ang umaga ay nilalang upang ihanda sa pagtatamasa ng kasiyahan sa kinahapunan.."

-an excerpt from Noli Me Tangere

Sunday, June 12, 2011

random fact 24


Today is the 113th celebration of Philippine Independence. However, it's not really the case as the declaration on June 12, 1898 was the declaration of independence from Spain. In addition, no other foreign representative, except from an American was present in the declaration.

In 1962, then President Diosdado Macapagal signed an executive order which moved the date of independence from 1946 to 1898 which still holds up to this date.

The result of General Douglas MacArthur's landing at Palo, Leyte in 1944 was the independence of the Philippines dated July 4, 1946. This is the date in which the country is free from any invading forces.

So given that case, we will just be celebrating the 65th celebration of Philippine Independence on July 4, 2011.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

random fact 23


The first display of the Philippine flag made in Hongkong was in a battle with the Spaniards in Imus, Cavite (The Battle of Alapan). The flag was made from silk and was sewn by Marcella Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo, and Delfina Herbosa. The flag was officially displayed on June 12, 1898, during the reading of the declaration of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

random fact 22

Two MacArthurs freed the Philippines.
First was General Arthur MacArthur who liberated Manila in the Mock Battle of Manila in 1898.
Then, during the Japanes occupation, General Douglas MacArthur led the liberation of Manila in World War II in 1945.

Friday, June 3, 2011

random fact 21


On June 12, 1898, the anthem played in the declaration of Philippine Independence was entitled "Marcha Nacional Filipina," then played by the San Francisco de Malabon band. At that time there was no accompanying words to the anthem. Contrary to popular belief, the Act of Declaration of Philippine Independence (Acta de la proclamacion de independencia del pueblo Filipino) was read from a window in General Aguinaldo's house, not in a balcony which was just added later to the house facade.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tribute to the Philippines

As June 12, date of Philippine Independence celebration comes, we will be posting random facts about our beloved Pilipinas. Discover rare information about the country's rich history. Be enlightened about the lives of our heroes of honor, valor, excellence. Know more about the Philippines. Pinoy 'to!

Mabuhay!

Monday, May 30, 2011

random fact 20


The most expensive single bottle of beer ever sold was the first bottle of "Tutankhamun Ale." It was sold for the price of $7,686. The recipe of the beer came from an old kitchen in an ancient temple in Egypt.


reference: http://www.drinkingbeer.net/BeerArticles/The_Worlds_Most_Expensive_Beers.php5

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

random fact 19

A tornado is a rotating air column which is in contact with the ground and a cumulonimbus cloud. Synonyms to the word are twister and cyclone. It is described a a dangerous phenomenon often with violent results on the areas it passes. It is described as funnel-shaped, which is an extension from a cumulonimbus cloud. The Fujita Scale is used to grade the intensity of a tornado by assessing its damage to man-made structures.

The Philippines, which is a common alley of thunderstorms, is also susceptible to tornadoes as cumulonimbus clouds are formed in thunderstorms. The latest recorded tornado in the Philippines was in August 2010, in Oton, Iloilo.


reference: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view/20090818-220925/Tornadoes-common-in-typhoon-prone-RP--Pagasa

Monday, May 23, 2011

random fact 18


Pierre de Coubertin, who made the olympic flag, interpreted it as five interlaced rings on white background which symbolizes the five inhabited continents of the world, while the six colors (including white) are colors which are found on all national flags which are present on that time (1931).

random fact 17

Anguillula aceti, or vinegar eel is a roundworm which lives in vinegar. Usually found on cider vinegar, it lives on fruit pulps and vinegar-producing bacteria from cider. The vinegar eel does not produce harm when ingested.

random fact 16


The Valley of the Kings, located in the West Bank of the Nile River in Egypt, was used as cemetery of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The tomb of the famous "boy king" Tutankhamen is found on the Valley.




(photo credit: http://valleyofthekingsegypt.blogspot.com)

random fact 15

Uranium, which is a main source of nuclear energy, was discovered by a German chemist named Martin Klaproth in 1789. He named the element so in honour of the planet Uranus, which was recently discovered (1781) by that time.

random fact 14


The first music video aired on MTV (Music Television) in the United States was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles on the 1st of August 1981.










(photo credit:http://www.thecampussocialite.com)