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Discussion in 'Jokes' started by mathangikkumar, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. mathangikkumar

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    [1] FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).
    [2] POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened.
    [3] MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'.
    [4] BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.
    [5] DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped..
    [6] NEWS refers to information from Four directions
    N, E, W, and S.
    [7] AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'.
    [8] QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest..
    [9] JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's business.
    [10] TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
    [11] JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP)'.GP was changed into JEEP later.
    [12] Coca-Cola was originally green.
    [13] The most common name in the world is Mohammed..
    [14] The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with Asia, America, Australia, Europe
    [15] The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
    [16] TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
    [17] Women BLINK nearly twice as much as men!!
    [18] You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
    [19] It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    [20] Wearing HEADPHONES for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
    [21] It is physically impossible for PIGS to look up into the sky.
    [22] The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
    [23] Each KING in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
    Spades - King David
    Clubs - Alexander the Great,
    Hearts - Charlemagne
    Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
    [24] What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
    Ans. - All invented by women.
    [25] A CROCODILE cannot stick its tongue out.
    [26] A SNAIL can sleep for three years.
    [27] All POLAR BEARS are left handed.
    [28] BUTTERFLIES taste with their feet.
    [29] ELEPHANTS are the only animals that can't jump.
    [30] In the last 4000 years, no new ANIMALS have been domesticated.
    [31] STEWARDESSES is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
    [32] The human HEART creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
    [33] RATS multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
    [34] People say "BLESS YOU" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
    [35] If you SNEEZE too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

    So good to bless sneezing person.

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