Gone To Sleep

My family, on father’s side to be more specific is “fond of sleeping”. Actually, it is our major hobby and one of our “ambitions in life”(lol). I don’t know why is that so.
I am a nocturnal person and love to stay up late. And if I have nothing to do, I prefer going to bed and eventually sleep instead of going out and party or visit someone or other activities.
Anyway, here’s another quick fact related to sleeping.

Did You Know…

A snail can sleep for three years. Yes, this is true, I just don’t know who studied and proved it and for what purpose (hehehe). Well, maybe in my past life, I was once a snail, or related to snail…(lol)


Die, Cockroach! Die!

I have mentioned in my other blog that I really dread cockroaches as they are one of the most “dirtiest”, if not the most, insect the whole wide world… What I don’t understand is that; what is their purpose in life? Or in human life, that is? Grrr…. Why don’t they just die and be gone forever?! Anyway, here are some quick facts about them that makes me hate them further.

Did You Know…

A cockroach will live nine days without its head and take note, they will only be dead because of starvation.
If earth will be bombarded by large doses of radiation that will cause death to all living things (actually, not all), the only living thing will remain is the cockroach! See how stubborn they are?

If there is any scientist or the like who is reading this now, can you please research on how these cockroaches can replace lead as the main material for radiation shielding? In this way, they will be of use to us (I’m dead serious here)


Dusts Particles Are Primarily Made Of…

I will be taking my Christmas vacation in a short while but before I leave, my husband and I have been cleaning the house (rented house, actually) so that everything will be kept safe while we’re away. The funny thing is that, the next day, we still noticed dusts everywhere. Now here’s a quick fact about dust particles.

Did You Know…

Most dust particles are made from dead skin. It’s because our millions or even billions of our cells regenerate every now and then. Sometimes, we use loofah to take away these dead skin cells but a lot of times, we don’t need one because they just naturally fall off (without our knowing) and circulates around us (with the air).


A Quick Fact: Keyboard-Related Trivia

As bloggers, we have been very very familiar with the keyboard, right? Although some may not totally memorize the keys, but at least most of us, I think, know where to find something in it (may it be letters, numbers or some other special functions).

We can type countless numbers of meaningful, as well as babble, words on it, numbers, tabulations… the possibilities are endless. But, isn’t it interesting to know an interesting trivia related to keyboard? Here it is…

Did You Know…

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.


Triskaidekaphobia: Fear of the Number 13

Former President Joseph Estrada was known for his fear of the number 13. He is the only person I know that has an irrational fear of this number. What I find interesting about this is that, he was the 13th president of the Philippines. And many are aware of the tragedy that he went through during his political reign. Was being the 13th President a sign of his career downfall? Or that was just a plain coincidence? Hmmm….

Did You Know

  • The fear of number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia and it was derived from treiskaideka, the Greek word for thirteen and phobia.
  • There were thirteen people at Christ's Last Supper before his captivity, it is recorder that Christ was crucified on Friday.
  • Routine mission to the moon goes drastically wrong on Apollo 13.
  • Some hotels skip number thirteen when numbering rooms.
  • In Formula 1, there is no car with the number 13.


Are You A Facebook User?

Here in the Philippines, the most popular social network is Friendster. I think I don’t have to elaborate further about this as I’m pretty sure that you’re one of us (Friendster user), too, right? Anyway, in the US, (not necessarily US) or in other countries, most of the people there are using Facebook aside from MySpace to get in touch with their families and friends, as well as, meet other people online.

Did You Know…

Facebook was originally named TheFaceBook and it was developed by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg. The first use of the FaceBook was on the Harvard campus and it was limited only to Harvard students. Soon the FaceBook spread like wild fire around the other major U.S. Universities. Mark Zuckerberg dropped the Harvard and pursued his facebook dream to become one of the 4th most-trafficked websites in the world with more than 90 million active users.

The FaceBook website is built on PHP-MySQL technology and it is probably the most popular PHP website ever built. Interesting fact is that the facebook.com domain was purchased for $200,000 and FaceBook has more than 24 million photos uploaded daily.


The Origin of the Word Testify

We have been using the word “testify” since time immemorial. According to Encarta Encyclopedia, testify means to declare something that can be taken as evidence under oath in a court of law or to make factual statement based on experience. But do you know where this word originated? I know you’ll be amazed if you still haven’t.

Did You Know

The word "testis", in human anatomy, refers to a part of the reproductive organ of the male or sometimes referred to as the “testicles”. On the other hand, this also came from the Latin word that means “to bear witness”.

In ancient Rome, only men could bear witness or testify in a public forum – because only men have testes (plural of testis). What’s a little bit preposterous about it is that, in order to show importance to their testimony, they would hold their testicles as they spoke, and an oath was declared while holding another's testicles. Isn’t it a bit hilarious in this modern time?


Quick Facts From Dubai

Already feeling the economic crises rising? Are you already tired of spending enormous amount of money for prime commodities but still receiving low income? Of course, most probably, you’re answer is just like mine, YES!, am I right?

If so, you may want to change residency, where? In Dubai, where people are not paying for vast and unreasonable taxes, as well as personal taxes, too! Haven’t you wondered why it has high value of currency? Well, Dubai is not the fastest growing city in the world. Want some more quick facts?

Did You Know…

• In Dubai Emirates Mall you can ski indoors while shopping, measuring 400 meters and using 6000 tons of snow
• Burj Dubai will become the world's tallest building, along with the world's tallest man-made structure when it is completed
• Eighty percent of Dubai residents are foreigners


What You Need To Know About Santa Claus

Christmas is fast approaching; and Santa is the leading man of this holiday season. He's coming to reward those nice "kids" and the naughty one, too.

But do you know who Santa really? Hmmm... if you don't, well I thihink it's time you do...

Did You Know...

Santa Claus was originally St. Nicholas, who was born in the village of Patara. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while he was still young. Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to the those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.

Widely celebrated in Europe, St. Nicholas' feast day, December 6th, kept alive the stories of his goodness and generosity. In Germany and Poland, boys dressed as bishops begged alms for the poor—and sometimes for themselves! In the Netherlands and Belgium, St. Nicholas arrived on a steamship from Spain to ride a white horse on his gift-giving rounds.

December 6th is still the main day for gift giving and merrymaking in much of Europe. For example, in the Netherlands St. Nicholas is celebrated on the 5th, the eve of the day, by sharing candies (thrown in the door), chocolate initial letters, small gifts, and riddles. Dutch children leave carrots and hay in their shoes for the saint's horse, hoping St. Nicholas will exchange them for small gifts. Simple gift-giving in earlyAdvent helps preserve a Christmas Day focus on the Christ Child.


Unbelievable But True Medical Condition

Since I’m in a medical-related field, I’m into medical facts and other science-related things. I’m somewhat fascinated with these things as it would be nice to know that you know something occurred or existed before anybody else. Today, I would like to share a very very rare and probably a one-in-a-zillion phenomenon that has happened to human. Already curious?

Did You Know…

Sanju Bhagat, 30 years old from India, was rushed to hospital as his belly keeps getting bigger and bigger each day. After several tests, his doctor found out that Bhagat has a medical condition called fetus in fetu. This very peculiar medical condition is called as such because one of the twins gets trapped inside of the other, from then on he dwells inside and feeds himself by leaching on his twin’s blood supply, just like a parasite.

A successful surgical operation was done to Bhagat to remove the “parasite inside his belly. Rare and interesting, indeed….


My Very First Posted Trivia

Everybody loves chocolates, especially women, right? Personally, I really crave for chocolates... Just by posting this makes me drool...(lol)

Well, Here are some trivias about the well-loved sweet:

Note: Please read until the last word of this trivia. I promise you, you'll learn a lot just as I do.

Did You Know....

Why men are accustomed to giving chocolates to women, especially during courting stage? It's because chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.

  • A 1.5 oz. milk chocolate bar has only 220 calories, while a 1.75 oz. serving of potato chips has 230 calories?
  • A recent study indicates that when men crave for food, they tend to crave for fatty and salty foods but when women crave for food, they tend to desire chocolate.
  • Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world's almonds and 20 percent of the world's peanuts.
  • German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany. In 1852, Sam German developed a sweet baking bar for Baker's Chocolate Co. The product was named in honor of him -- Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate.
  • Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.
  • One plain milk chocolate candy bar has more protein than a banana.
  • Per capita, the Irish eat more chocolate than Americans, Swedes, Danes, French, and Italians.
  • Pet parrots can eat virtually any common "people-food" except for chocolate and avocados. Both of these are highly toxic to the parrot and can be fatal.
  • The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means "Food of the Gods."
  • The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature -- which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
  • The term "white chocolate" is a misnomer. Under Fedaral Standards of Identity, real chocolate must contain chocolate liquor. "White" chocolate contains no chocolate liquor.
  • The theobromine in chocolate that stimulates the cardiac and nervous systems is too much for dogs, especially smaller pups. A chocolate bar is poisonous to dogs and can even be lethal.


I've Finally Decided

I have now decided that this new blog of mine will all be about trivias and other odd but true facts. Personally, I am very much interested on these areas because it feels good (for me, I guess) to know things that is seldom known to people.
I don’t intend for this blog to be another one full of paid posts. Maybe I can earn through adsense and some ads if I get lucky. (lol)

I just hope that people will also find these topics (niche) interesting and useful so that we will both learn and be aware of things and information that might come in handy.

I will start posting on these on my next post. I hope you’ll keep on reading….


What Niche Should I'd Be Into?

I still don't know what theme should this new blog of mine be... Hmmm.... I'm choosing between a collection of jokes, of poems, or of positive thoughts... Or maybe, I can make this into a a collection of friendster layout or blogger's layout....
What do you think?


Still Contemplating....

I'm still contemplating on the theme of this blog. I would like this to be informative but I must enjoy making my post, as well, and if possible I could earn here, even from adsense... hmmm....
Maybe on my next post, I'll be able to decide on the theme... Stay tuned....