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25th October 2002, 16:48
i came across this a long time ago.almas is my last name and i have been doing alot of work on my genealogy.but this (http://users.chariot.net.au/~kwray/almas.html) is what my last name means. :eek:
what does yours mean?
25th October 2002, 16:51
well until a specimen is brought for my inspection i cannot even be sure if your family exists at all
25th October 2002, 16:54
25th October 2002, 16:57
Originally posted by lemon_chicken
well until a specimen is brought for my inspection i cannot even be sure if your family exists at all
25th October 2002, 16:58
no, i am not suggesting i want to inspect you or whatever - just quoting from that link
but you know, if like you, cause i'm, and we could... :)
25th October 2002, 17:00
A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
A shrimp's heart is in their head.
A crickets ears are on its knees.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.
Cat's urine glows under a black-light.
The vibration of shell-like rings on the end of a rattlesnakes tail makes the rattling sound. The rattle is made up of dry, hard pieces of unshed skin. As the snake grows, the number of rings increases. So the louder the rattle, bigger the snake. The snake will shake its rattle to fright away the intruder.
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
Polar bears are left handed.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.
A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.
Some lions have sex over 50 times a day.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Butterflies breathe through their bodies because they don't have lungs.
An elephant's trunk contains more than 100,00 muscles! (just for reference, the human body has about 600 muscles...)
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
Starfishes don't have brains.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of about three seconds.
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth. Then the frog uses it's forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again. (a night out would be so simple!)
Montana mountain goats will butt heads so hard their hooves can fall off!
The legbones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.
Rabbits love licorice.
Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.
Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realise what is occurring, relax and correct itself. At about that height it hits maximum speed and when it hits the ground it's rib cage absorbs most of the impact.
A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.
The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
Armadillos get an average of 18.5 hours of sleep per day and can walk underwater.
Polar bears' fur is not white, it's clear.
Polar bear skin is actually black. Their hair is hollow and acts like fiber optics, directing sunlight to warm their skin.
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.
Killer whales kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
A rhinoceros's horn is made of hair, not bone.
The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
Camel can go for several days without food or water. They carry a supply of fat in their humps, not water. A camel with a sagging hump is a hungry camel! They lose no water from their bodies. They do not sweat and their urine is solid crystal. People in the desert do not wash-up with water, they use sand to clean their dirty dishes.
A South African monkey was once awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal during World War I.
A big, lumbering Bison... can run 35 mph!
In a college experiment rats were pitted against college students to learn their way through a maze. The rats learned three times faster than the students.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
Sailor, Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow, Julia and Great Egg Fly are all names of BUTTERFLIES
Koala means "no water" in Aborigine because it never drinks! It gets all its liquid requirements from its diet of eucalyptus leaves.
A rat can last longer than a camel without water.
A mouse is so small compared to an elephant, that an elephant does not even know that there is a mouse close to it, dismissing the fact that elephants are scared of mice!
One of the tarantulas more bizarre defenses is to scrape off the hairs on its abdomen and hurl it into the face of their attackers, which can cause pain or temporary blindness.
Bulls are colorblind, it is the motion of the cape which angers them.
A completely severed snake head can still bite you a half hour later.
Scientists who have successfully taught pigs to play video games have concluded that pigs may be as smart as chimpanzees and other non-human primates.
Using energy at the rate of a Hummingbird, a human would have to eat 340 pounds of potatoes every day.
An insect barely an inch long may possess as many as 50,000 eyes.
Baby squirrels are called kittens.
Dogs can't digest the whites of raw eggs.
Hummingbirds can even fly short distances upside down.
Cockroaches can change course as many as 25 times in one second, making them the most nimble animals known.
A bee flaps its wings 350 times per second.
Cats can hear ultrasound.
The giraffe can clean its ears with its tongue.
A jellyfish is 95% water.
The cheeta is the only cat that can't retract it's claws.
The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!
Neither the emu or kangaroo can walk backwards. This is why they're on the Australian Coat of Arms.
An ant's sense of smell is as good as a Dog's.
A Blind Chameleon can also change colours to match it's environment.
Goats eyes have rectangular pupils.
Cats have over 100 vocal cords while dogs have only 10.
An Elephant can smell water 3 miles away.
The fingerprints of a Koala Bears are almost indistinguishable from those of Human Beings. So much so that they can lead to great confusion at a crime scene.
A Cat uses it's whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze in through.
A Horse can sleep even while it is standing.
Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces are enough to kill a small dog.
Giraffes are the only animals born with horns.
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.
Only horses and humans have hymens.
An ant can survive for up to two days underwater.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
The Burramundy, a fish, grows up as a male, but after 2 years or so, it turns into a female to breed.
Birds are largely unaffected by spicy things, like chilies, as they not sensitive to capsaicin, the hot stuff in chilies.
Cows sweat through their noses.
Cats sweat through the pads of their feet (especially when they hear a dog barking) and cannot taste sweet things.
A fly always jumps backwards for a quick getaway when you try to hit it.
Flies cannot chew, they dissolve their food and then suck it up.
Some lizards and starfish when attacked can loose a body part and later the missing part will grow back. The predator may be distracted by getting the part and allow the lizard or starfish to escape.
Of all the animals on earth the mosquito has contributed to the deaths of more people than has any other animal. Mosquitos spread yellow fever and malaria when they bite people.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
Crocodiles have brains no larger than a cigar.
A chicken who just lost its head can run the length of a football field before dropping dead.
Cats have 32 muscles in each ear
Laika the dog, was the first living thing which was sent to space.
A dragonfly can fly 25 mph.
The caterpillar has more than 2,000 muscles
Crocodiles can snap their jaws in 1/8th of a second and can use over 40 sets of teeth
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.
Fleas are essential to the health of armadillos and hedgehogs; they provide necessary stimulation of the skin. Deloused armadillos and hedgehogs will die.
Ants dont sleep. Apparently noone can be sure since they don't have eyelids, they also have no need for sleep.
Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
25th October 2002, 17:02
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a mili-second.
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.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
Each fingernail and toenail takes about six months to grow from its base to its tip.
The average human blinks his eyes 6,205,000 times each year.
Around 50,000 of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells, all while you have been reading this sentence!
In one hour, your heart works hard enough to produce the equivalent energy to raise almost 1 ton of weight 1 yard off the ground.
Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions.
In 1 square inch of skin there lies 4 yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, 3 million cells, and 3 yards of blood vessels.
The structural plan of a whale's, a dog's, a bird's and a man's 'arm' are exactly the same.
Besides water, the body contains an assortment of other substances. On average, it has enough lime to whitewash a small shed, the equivalent in carbon of a 12.7kg (28lb) bag of coke, enough phosphorus to make 2200 match heads, about a spoonful of sulpher, enough iron to make a 25 mm (1 in) nail, enough fat to make 7 bars of soap - and about 30g (1 oz) of other metals.
The world`s first test-tube twins were born in June 1981.
There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
In a year, a person`s heart beats 40,000,000 times.
The average human will pump 48 million gallons of blood in their lifetime.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
Most people blink about 25 times a minute.
If the small intestine, where digestion takes place, were removed from the body, it would be 6.7m (22ft) long; if all its internal corrugations were opened out flat, the space it would take up would amount to some 300m2 (360 sq yds). In the body, however, it is shortened like a concertina to a mere 2.4m (8ft).
If you were freeze-dried, 10% of your body weight would be from the microorganisms on your body.
In an average person's lifetime, their mouth will produce enough saliver to fill 2 swimming pools.
The thumb is so important to human dexterity that a larger portion of the brain is devoted to controlling it than to controlling the whole of the chest and abdomen.
Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
You use an average of 17 muscles for a smile.
You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown.
Every two thousand frowns creates one wrinkle.
Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight. A block the size of a matchbox can support 9 tonnes - four times as much as concrete.
The average human's heart will beat 3000 million times in their lifetime.
You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
Among the first known "dentists" of the world were the Etruscans. In 700 BC they carved false teeth from the teeth of various mammals and produced partial bridgework good enough to eat with.
A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
It's possible to get a tan or sunburn even on a cloudy day - because about 80 per cent of the ultraviolet rays from the sun can get through cloud.
According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
Your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life.
Your stomach contains about 35 million tiny digestive glands and between them they produce some 2.5 litres (4 pints) of gastric juices every day - mostly in the form of hydrochloric acid.
When you eat meat and drink milk in the same meal, your body does not absorb any of the milk's calcium. It is best to have 2 hours between the milk and meat intake.
Only humans and horses have hymens.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
One human brain generates more electrical impulses in a single day than all of the world’s telephones put together.
In the course of an average lifetime you will eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (But I wouldn't recommend it!)
The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
Almost half the bones in your body are in your hands and feet.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
If the normal one hundred thousand hairs on a head were woven into a rope, it could support a weight of more than twelve tons.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
Once women reach the age of 30 they lose 1% of their bone mass every year. By the time a women is 50 she will have lost 20% of her bone mass.
When you get home after a hard day at work, do your socks ever feel like they need to be wrung out before getting tossed in the washing basket? There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet, and they excrete as much as half a pint of moisture each day.
A person can expect to breathe in about 40 pounds of dust over their lifetime.
The surface area of the lungs is roughly the same size as a tennis court.
95% of babies are born with blue eyes, although occasionally the color may change within a few moments of delivery.
In the course of a lifetime the average person will grow 6 feet of nose hair.
Having read the very first fact in this section, you're 75% likely to try and lick your elbow :)
Capillaries are tiny blood vessels(tubes) that carry blood to all parts of the body. The human body contains about 60,000 miles of capillaries. That's enough to reach around the earth 2 1/2 times.
You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206. (apparently they fuse together such as the parietal, occipital of the skull).
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat.
You sit on the biggest muscle in your body, the gluteus maximus a.k.a the butt. Each of the two cheeky muscles tips the scales at about two pounds (not including the overlying fat layer).
The tiniest muscle, the stapedius of the middle ear, is just one-fifth of an inch long.
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
The body can function without a brain.
There is more bacteria in your mouth than the human population of U.S and Canada combined.
A bean has more DNA per cell than a human cell.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
The human body makes about two million red blood cells every second.
Calculating DNA length for each person, it would stretch across the diameter of the solar system. 6 000 000 000 000 basepairx 0.6 nm x 1013 cell = 3.6x1016 metres.
If the information contained in the DNA could be written down, it would fill a 1000 volume encyclopedia.
Everyone is colourblind at birth.
If you chew a cabbage/lettuce leaf properly, you'll lose more energy than you'll gain from actually eating it.
25th October 2002, 17:05
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% ( now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades-King David, Hearts-Charlemagne, Clubs-Alexander, the Great Diamonds-Julius Caesar.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, . John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that make them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Super bowl.
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
Conception occurs more often in December than any other month.
"60 Minutes", the news program on CBS is the only TV show that doesn't have a theme song.
The most popular boat name requested when people paint there boats? Obsession.
If you were to spell out numbers (1 as "one", 2 as "two", etc..), you would have to go up to one thousand to reach the letter A.
The bulletproof vest, fire escapes, windscreen wipers and laser printers all have one thing in common, they were all invented by women!
Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.
Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny (and many other famous cartoon characters), was allergic to carrots!
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firm to sleep on. Hence the phrase "Goodnight, Sleep Tight".
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's".
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family). When anyone wanted to have baby, they got consent of the King, the King gave them a placard that they hung on their door while they were having sex. The placard had F.U.C.K. (Fornication Under Consent of the King) on it. Now you know where THAT came from!
In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Remember the saying 'Once in a blue moon?' A 'blue moon' is the name given to the second full moon within the same month. A full moon normally appears twice a month every two-and-a-half year but only in 19 years does it occur in two months of the same calendar year. R. Subramaniam, Director of the Madhya Pradesh Birla Planetarium, announced that the moon had lit up the last night of Jan.1999 after appearing on the first night of the same month marking a once-in-a-19-year happening. The same phenomenon took place once again on March 1 and 31, 1999, marking a rare celestial event of two blue moons in a calendar year after a gap of 19 years.
Adarsh Karagar located on the outskirts of Lucknow is a unique prison. The convicts in this jail are permitted to move about freely. They also earn their living. Some have laundries, other run barber shops while some have formed a musical band which is in great demand at functions. They queue up each morning before leaving for their chosen work but have to return by sundown. But of course Adarsh Karagar is not for all and sundry. It is only meant for 'star prisoners' with exemplary records who are between 21 and 40 years, physically fit and have strong family ties. The Karagar also has an open village with 50 acres of land for cooperative farming. The main aim of this jail is to reform the convicts by providing financial and emotional security.
Joseph Merlin of Huy, Belgium invented the roller skates. To introduce his invention he entered the ballroom-playing violin in 1759. Unfortunately he did not know how to stop and crashed into a full-length mirror, breaking his violin.
25th October 2002, 17:08
i think that was pixiefied violently spewing up facts. where are the bits of carrot¿
25th October 2002, 18:05
A lot of that is bunk :-|
25th October 2002, 18:37
In the corce of all that pixiefied put "Only humans and horses have hymens." up two times.
If you added up all the spelling mistakes made by Vie in one Week, you find (on average) you get 666.
Bilbo's breast sise is actualy larger than any other forum member.
Vie can, just, at great pain lick his elbo, however puting his sholder back in joint afterwards realy hurts.
25th October 2002, 18:42
Cat's urine glows under a black-light
theres a funny thing i did to my mom's ex bf's son, i talked the 14 yr kid into seeing if his sperm glowed in the black light, i dont know if it didnt or did. first he said it kinda did but then he said he didnt do it, but i went into his room to get my drink i left in there and it smelled yukie :( so i got him to do it, and he felt like a idiot afterwards altho he didnt say bawahahahahaha!:D
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