Here are some interesting facts collected from here and there:

Fact #1: A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. (Didn’t know that! Think well the next time you tell someone “I’ll do it in a jiffy!”)

Fact #2 : You share your birthday with atleast 9 million other people in the world.(Wow! Good to know that I am not alone after all!!)

Fact #3: The most common name in the world is Mohammed. (Oh, really? I thought it was Priya!!)

Fact #4: The Chinese ideogram for ‘trouble’ symbolizes ‘two women living under one roof’. (LOL stuff this!!)

Fact #5: On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day. (Only 437??? I don’t believe that!!! My cousins’ kids seem to ask 100 thousand questions in a day!!!)

Fact #6: The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”. (Good way of saying that you need to shut up if you want to really listen!! Jokes apart, a nice piece of philosophy.)

Fact #7: American Airlines saved $ 40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads. (Wow! Talk about taking small measures!!)

Fact #8: ‘Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia’ is the fear of long words.(Why such a li’l word for that????)

Fact #9: The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it. (I am gonna pretend I didn’t read this!!!!)

Fact #10: On average, 12 newborns will be given to wrong parents every day.(Ain’t it scary????)



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9 responses to “Timepass!!!!

  1. Nithya

    Hey cool snippets….Loved ’em…

    “The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it”

    What crap ???? :O Ask the guy, who found this thing out, to go and hang himself 😐

  2. Bhargavi

    The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”

    Liked this bit a lot. Silence is the best music,indubitably!

  3. Priya Iyer



    me too felt the same on reading that!:-( what crap?


    welcome! :-)keep visiting..

    i loved that one too!

  4. Ryan.A.Nash

    ha ha i should have seen the look on niths face when she read about the choc thing!!!(maybe urs too!!)

    and Chinese ppl were practical after all!!

  5. Priya Iyer


    yeah, i had a ‘yuck’ and a ‘what crap’ combined kind of look on my face when i read the one on chocs!!:-) but legs or no legs, nothing is gonna change my love for chocs:-)

    the chinese one was just LOL:-)

  6. Sathej

    Wikipedia says jiffy is 1/60 of a second.I didn’t know jiffy was a unit of time.Thanks for that.

    The second is quite obvious-by the PHP.

    I have heard of the third.The fourth is really LOL.The fifth is interesting.Yes,sixth is philosophical.Small drops maketh a big ocean-childhood proverb-the seventh is an illustration.Funny eight one.
    Oh!Really!?I don’t eat too much of chocolate.But,I guess I’ll have to stop it all now.
    The tenth is very scary.Just remember tha Sunil Gavaskar was about to be given away like that to a fisherman family.He was just soptted in time,thanks to his uncle.Source:His Autobiography-Sunny Days
    Interesting post!

  7. Priya Iyer


    thanks:-) what is php????

  8. Sathej

    PHP is Pigeon Hole Principle. Let there be 10 pigeons and 9 holes.Then,one can say with certainty that atleast one hole must house more than one pigeon.
    On similar lines,there being only 365 days and several billion people in the world,it is but natural that there are several people with the same birthday.Infact,we can predict the minimum number of people with the same birthday given the world population.
    Hope I have been able to simplify things effectively and convey the crux of the PHP.

  9. Priya Iyer


    didnt know that..thanks for the info. yeah, you have conveyed the crux in quite a simple way!! 🙂

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