The color Khaki, Urdu word for ‘dust’, was adopted during the Afghan War in 1880 to camouflage soldier’s movements.
When Samuel Johnson wrote his influential English dictionary in the 18th century, it took him seven years to write the meanings of 40,000 words.
Stainless steel was discovered by accident in 1913 by Harry Brearley while he experimented with combinations of metals suitable for making gun barrels. Later, he noticed most of his specimens had rusted except for the one containing 14 percent chromium.
Every 24 hours, as many as 25,000 hairs grow up to half a millimeter on the face of the average adult male.
Teabag paper is made from manila hemp for strength, and thermoplastic fibers to seal the bags.
In 1984, a film called Lust in the Dust, gave audiences small cards. Prompts on the screen signaled viewers to scratch ‘n’ sniff their cards for smells appropriate to the action – the lure of perfume or the whiff of gunsmoke, for example.
Kissing can increase your life expectancy by up to 5 years! Plus as an added bonus it will increase elasticity in the face making you look even younger.
Kissing for one minute burns 26 calories, but passionately kissing someone for the same amount of time can burn an incredible 74 calories!
Kissing uses only one muscle, called the orbicularis oris that is responsible for puckering your lips when you go in for the kiss. The science of this act of kissing itself is called philematology.
So, if you want to live longer and burn some calories, pucker your lips.
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