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July 08, 2004
Chisholm's Third Law
Proposals, as understood by the proposer, will be judged otherwise by others.
1.If you explain so clearly that nobody can misunderstand, somebody will.
2.If you do something which you are sure will meet with everyone's approval, somebody won't like it.
3.Procedures devised to implement the purpose won't quite work.
4.No matter how long or how many times you explain, no one is listening.

A set of mystifyingly confusing facts

  1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.(Anybody willing to testify it???)
  3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
  4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.(Luckily, that doesnt happen to a human. Think of the consequences!!)
  6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
  7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".
  8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch). (Thats time travel for the theatrical scene!!!)
  9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries....)
  10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood. (What if it gets termites in it???)
  12. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.(Wonder who found out all of them???)
  13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
  14. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.
  15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)
  17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
  18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
  19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  20. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.(I wonder why. A huge needle to prick in the butt would do!!!)
  21. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
  22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet. (Doesnt the song go "Violets are blue"???)
  23. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.(I would never want to try that!!!)
  24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.(Hey diet conscious people: Are you reading this?)
  25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."
  28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!
  29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.(Talk about perfection)
  30. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.(Maybe that s a record that should be included in that. In my mind, it goes something like this: "The Guinness record for the most stolen book goes to the Guinness book of Records. Oh My god, somebody stole the record for the Guinness book of records"!!!)
  31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
  32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!(Maybe thats because they live in an upside down world)

Posted by satosphere at 11:55 AM


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