In the 16th and 17th centuries, before commercial fertilizer was invented, large shipments of manure were transported by ship. It was shipped in dry bundles because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet-but once water hit it at sea, it not only became heavier, but when the process of fermentation began, a byproduct which is methane gas was formed. It didn’t take long for methane to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOOM!
Several ships were destroyed in this manner before somebody figured out what was happening. Once they
determined the role that manure played in the explosions,
Everybody began stamping the bundles with the term “Ship High In Transit”, so that the sailors would
know to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not
touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.!
Thus evolved the term “S.H.I.T,” which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very
day. You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I.
? In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50
? There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!
? The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
? The names of Popeye’s four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye and Poopeye!
? A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!
? A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!
? Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!
? No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!
? Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!
? If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this “sludge” reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks – You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.
It could save a life.
How Smart Is Your Right Foot?
Trust me try this, it takes only few seconds.
This is so funny that it will boggle your mind. And, you will keep trying it at least 50 more times to see if you can outsmart your foot. But you can’t!!!
1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it.
2. Now, while doing this, draw the number “6″ in the air with your right hand.. Your foot will change direction!!!
I told you so.. And there is nothing you can do about it.
Tamilians are smart, aren't they? 😉 Here is the translation from tamil, "If you travel in foot-board you can die any time" so the govt decided to remove the steps completely to avoid deaths.