Some Intresting Facts about Motorcycles

motorcyclesWhen we buy anything we need to know all essential information about that item, either it is a little pin or a ship. Now this is the matter of motorcycle, when we buy a new motorcycle we need all information about motorcycle such as original price, configuration and all specification included internal system. And after this the next step is to check all the documents relates to motorcycle i.e warranty paper, servicing paper or its insurance paper. After checking all the things about motorcycle it’s now term to check driving conditions, it’s about the motorcycle tires. Slick tires are more comfort on wet road than the treaded tires because slick tires offer more grip on wet road than traded tires. Motorcycles and scooters are, on average, about twice as fuel efficient as cars.

There are some interesting facts about motorcycle are described below.

  •  In the 1920’s some farm boys, who became known as “hog boys”, continuously won motorcycle races and had a live hog as their mascot. After a win, they would put the hog on the motorcycle and does a victory lap with it. In 1983, Harley Davidson formed a group call HOG., Harley Owners Group. Eventually Harley Davidson attempted to trademark the word “hog”, but lost the case. In 1999, it was officially ruled that the term “hog” officially meant any generic type of large motorcycle and could therefore not be trademarked.
  • One in five upgraded bikes in inner cities gets stolen. People believe that Harley Davidson is the most stolen motorcycle when in fact it is Honda. The next most stolen motorcycles are: Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Harley Davidson.
  • Up to 25 per cent of bike theft claims are fraudulent. In today’s economy, some people think that a way to get some of their money back is to report their motorcycle as stolen, in hopes that they can get some money back from the insurance companies. There are several ways that people do this. They can leave their motorcycle in a random ally, or in a bad neighborhood, then report its stolen. Or they will pay someone to steal it, and then file a theft claim. Another way that some people attempt to report a false claim is by selling their motorcycle to someone and have them resell it overseas, then report it stolen when it is overseas. In the US, the punishment for filing false insurance claims can be anywhere from a fine, if someone was injured it can result in 10 years to 20, years in jail. If someone was killed due to the actions taken to commit fraud, a possible punishment is a life sentence
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that in 2000, 631 motorcyclists were saved by wearing their helmet.
  • The German inventor Gottlieb Daimler is generally credited with building the first practical motorcycle in 1885.
  • The fastest motorcycle is the Dodge Tomahawk, a prototype with an unusual design, featuring the 500 hp (373 kW) 8.3 L V10 engine from the Dodge Viper.

11 COOL MATH FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Math might not have been your favorite subject in school but the discipline is full of some interesting facts. Here’s a low-down of some cool math facts:

  1. Zero is the only number that is not represented in the Roman numerals. It is also the only number with a variety of names like nil, naught, zip and zilch. It is derived from the Arabic word ‘sifr’ which means a secret way of writing.
  2. The opposite sides of a dice always add up to the number seven. Try noticing it the next time you play a game!
  3. Ever heard people saying they’d be back in a jiffy? A Jiffy is an actual unit of time i.e. 1/100th of a second!
  4. Googol is a term used for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. It was coined by a nine year old in 1940. Google, the iconic search engine, derives its name from the misspelling of this word googol.
  5. Add the numbers from 1-100. You will get a total of 5050!
  6. The Greek mathematician, Pythagoreans used small rocks to signify numbers while working on mathematical equations. This is how the word Calculus originated, which means pebbles in Greek.
  7. There is only number in math that is spelt using the same number of letters as the number itself- Four.
  8. A parallelepiped is a three dimensional parallelogram!
  9. In the series of the numbers 0-1000, the letter ‘A’ figures only once. It only appears in one thousand!
  10. If you take the set of all possible shapes of the same area, a circle will have the shortest perimeter.
  11. Here is why the number 9 is a magic number. If you multiply a number with nine and add all digits of the resulting number, the sum would always be nine. Try it out!

10 INTERESTING CAR FACTS

carWe use them daily, we obsess over them occasionally. Cars are an integral part of modern life. We know so much about them yet we know so little. Here’s a list of some Interesting car facts that you’ve never heard before:

  1. For every 23 lives that car airbags save, they kill 1 person. It takes only 40 milliseconds for an airbag to inflate after an accident. Let’s hope no damage is done to your car before 40 milliseconds!
  2. It would take around 200 years for you to drive your car to the Sun. That would certainly be a different kind of long drive.
  3. This fact might lead you to believe that gasoline is very cheap in America. A gallon of Starbucks coffee is going to cost you almost nine times of what a gallon of gas is going to cost you. You might want to spend a little carefully on your coffee now. Head to your local auto shop if you don’t believe it!
  4. The U.S. has one car per person. This doesn’t include just adults but infants as well!
  5. It was a woman who invented windshield wipers. Mary Anderson is the name of the lady. She was an American rancher and real estate developer.
  6. The world’s cheapest car manufacturer is India that produces the ‘Tata Nano’. This car is cheaper than the previously cheapest car Maruti 800.
  7. Ferrari only produces fourteen cars in a day! Now that is some productivity.
  8. The very first car was invented in 1672 by Ferdinand Verbiest.
  9. According to a Goldman Sachs report, India will have the greatest number of cars by 2050, overtaking the U.S.!
  10. White is the most popular color for new cars! No wonder you see a multitude of white cars on the roads.

10 CAT FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW

catThe subject of Internet memes and a lot of human affection, cats are always in trend. Majestic and royal, they know how to get things done. Here are ten interesting facts about cats:

  1. Cats do not meow at other cats. This sound is almost reserved for humans! So the next time you see two cats meowing at each other, know that you are witnessing a rare occurrence!
  2. Cats have partial color blindness. Their color blindness is equal to red/green color blindness in humans. To them, green appear rends and vice versa. Also, they don’t have an eye for detail. The person standing before them will appear hazy/blurry to cats.
  3. You cat is receptive to your moods! It can read them and behave differently when you’re stressed or sad about something. Notice this change in your cat’s behavior the next time you’re feeling blue.
  4. Here is a guide to detecting cat urine in your house. If black light is shined on it, cat urine glows in the dark.
  5. Your cat’s hearing is a lot stronger than you or your dog’s hearing. We can hear sounds up to 20 kHz while cats can hear sounds up to 65 kHz. Now you know why your cat reacts to certain strange occurrences sometimes.
  6. When a cat purrs, it doesn’t necessarily mean your cat is happy. Your cat might also when it is hurt or scared. So look a little deeper when your cat purrs.
  7. Cats are extremely sleepy mammals. They spend a good 15 hours of their day sleeping.
  8. A female cat can produce more than 100 kittens during her lifetime.
  9. Cats are second to only monkeys and chimps when it comes to IQ in the animal kingdom. No doubt your cat is so smart!
  10. Cats have close to 300 bones and 500 muscles in their body.

10 AMAZING HAIR FACTS

hair factsIt is no secret that we love to obsess over our hair. It is indicative of our health at times and a status symbol at other times. Here are some interesting facts you didn’t know about your hair:

  1. People with blond hair have a greater amount of hair than people with red or dark hair.
  2. The word ‘shampoo’ comes from the Hindi word ‘champi’, meaning massage or kneading.
  3. Your hair act as thermal protection. Your head lacks the fat layer for thermal insulation.
  4. Every month, your hair grows about 1 cm. It also reveals a lot about your behavior and environmental factors during the month.
  5. African hair grows the slowest and is the most fragile (0.9 cm per month). Asian hair grows the fastest and has greater elasticity(1.3 cm per month). African and European people are also a lot more vulnerable to balding as compared to Asian people.
  6. For two-three months after giving birth, women experience major hair fall. This is because during pregnancy, there is a massive production of the hormone oestrogen which puts the follicles in their growth phase. On giving birth, follicles go into the loss phase due to restoration of hormonal balance. This leads to hair fall.
  7. Cutting your hair is not going to result in a faster growth rate.
  8. A single hair strand is capable of supporting a weight of up to 100 gram. If our scalp were strong enough, our hair would be able to support up to 12 tons, which is the weight of two African elephants!
  9. The hair is a very elastic substance. It can stretch up to 30% in length without any damage. This elasticity is higher in lighter colored hair.
  10. Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the human body. The bone marrow is the fastest growing tissue.

10 FUN FACTS ABOUT J.K. ROWLING

JK RowlingThe much loved author of the Harry Potter series has seen a series of ups and downs during the course of her life, much like the rest of us. However, what sets her apart is her popularity and writing genius. Here are 10 interesting facts about the author who defined a whole generation’s childhood:

1.    J.K. Rowling shares her birthday with Harry Potter: 31 July!

2.    She wrote her first book called Rabbit at the age of 6 but it was left incomplete. The book was about a measles infected rabbit.

3.    The idea for Harry Potter was conceived in 1990 and she finished the book in 1995. The book was eventually published in 1997.

4.    Rowling suffered from clinical depression, a disorder that gave birth to the idea of Dementors in the Harry Potter books. She also suffered from bouts of insomnia as a result of working too late for long hours. Her mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis during her teenage years and she shared a strained relationship with her father.

5.    Her first book, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ was typed on a typewriter in various Edinburgh cafes.

6.    She is the first ever writer to have become a billionaire. Now that’s some record!

7.    J.K. Rowling admits her favorite book is the Chamber of Secrets though the Prisoner of Azkaban was the most fun book to write.

8.    In a surprising span of five years, J.K. Rowling went on from being unemployed to becoming a billionaire writer.

9.    For her second marriage to Neil Murray, J.K. Rowling bought her wedding dress in disguise. Such are the perils of glorious fame!

10.    Around twelve publishing houses rejected her Harry Potter manuscript before Bloomsbury gave her the chance to publish her book. That the book would go on to become a part of one of the most popular series ever was a surprise.

Some Shocking Facts About Facebook

Facebook FactsFacebook has become an indispensable part of our lives with surprising speed. Logging in at least once a day is now a necessity we have given in to. A careful study of the much loved social network reveals some interesting facts. Here are 8 shocking Facebook facts you must know:

1.    The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green color blindness and this is the reason why Facebook is predominantly blue. It is the color he can see most clearly, which is why the website has sported a neat blue look from the beginning.

2.    If you add the number 4 to the end of the Facebook URL, you will be directed to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall page. Adding other numbers to the web address will open other employees’ web pages.

3.    A new study by an Ohio University doctoral candidate reveals that college students who are addicted to the website have a lower grade point average as compared to non users. This study was conducted in 2009 and surveyed both undergraduate and graduate students. However, more than 70% users feel there is no correlation between networking and their academics.

4.    A whopping 300 million people suffer from FAD (Facebook Addiction Disorder), a term coined by US psychologists for people whose lives are controlled by the network. The common symptoms are decreased productivity, lower concentration levels and isolation in some cases.

5.    Facebook offers $500 to anybody who can discover a security loophole and hack it. The website states that people are encouraged to find a security vulnerability and report it right away, in return for a monetary benefit.

6.    The sad looking guy in blue on Facebook’s earlier home page was none other than famous actor Al Pacino. He was the first face of the website.

7.    The website didn’t seem to be very mother friendly when it came up with its no breastfeeding photos policy. The website is okay with photos of women in skimpy outfits though.

8.    Close to 30% users have been dumped on Facebook. It is easy as changing your relationship status to ‘single’.

7 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE

UniverseThe Universe is an ever expanding wonder of a space. There are amazing events and phenomena happening here each second. Stars, galaxies, meteorites, planets and energy form part of our awe inspiring universe.  Despite our fascination with the universe and all things elusive, we are unaware of the facts and truths about it. Here are seven mind blowing facts about our universe:

1.    The Universe possibly has a far greater number of dimensions than what we can perceive. The Superstring theory suggests there could be a total of eleven dimensions in the universe! There are forces and energies well outside our reach. This sure does add more than a hint of mystery to the universe.
2.    Human beings are practically made out of stars. Our constituent elements like carbon, hydrogen, calcium, nitrogen etc have come from the stars. Before the stars existed, there was only hydrogen and helium in the universe. However, human beings are composed of a lot more. Thus, it can be said that we are composed of the core elements of a star.
3.    A total of one million Earths possibly could fit in the Sun. The Sun is the most important star for us. It is not as large as the others but it is the reason for sustainable life on Earth.
4.    The center of the Milky Way Galaxy tastes like a raspberry and smells like rum. Now you have the perfect reason to travel to the center of the universe!
5.    Mars has the biggest mountain in the Solar System. It is called the Olympus Mons, a volcanic giant of rock and red dirt.
6.    Our planet is a billion years old. Life on earth, though, has been around for a shorter while.
7.    Neutron stars are the densest objects in our universe. During a supernova explosion, they are created inside the core of large stars. A sugar cube of a neutron star weighs more than a large mountain.

15 INTERESTING TATTOO FACTS

tattooTattoos are intriguing to some and a must have for others. Here are some fun tattoo facts for you:

  1. According to a survey, more women than men in the US have tattoos.
  2. To mix tattoo color, urine was used sometimes.
  3. Your skin is pierced 50 to 3000 times per minute by the tattoo machine when you get a tattoo.
  4. The philosopher Confucius was against tattoos because he propagated that the human body is a gift. However, China’s stone sculptures depict men with tattoos on their faces as early as the 3rd century BC.
  5. Plato was of the opinion that persons guilty of sacrilege must be tattooed forcibly.
  6. The second most tattooed person has tattoos on 99.9% of his skin, with leopard skin patterns. He is from Scotland. The most tattooed person is 100% tattooed.
  7. Americans spend a staggering $1.65 billion on tattoos each year!
  8. The most popular tattoo images are angels and hearts.
  9. A tattoo is etched in the second layer of the skin, the dermis. The cells of the dermis are more stable than those of the epidermis.
  10. ‘Tattoo’ is one of the most misspelled words in the English language.
  11. Women are more likely to get their tattoos removed as compared to men.
  12. ‘Holiday’ is the name given to the area where the color of the tattoo has faded.
  13. Laser surgery is the most effective tattoo removal technique. Black is the easiest color to get rid off as it absorbs a greater number of laser waves. Green and yellow are the most difficult to remove.
  14. Adults who have tattoos are more likely to engage in riskier behavior.
  15. Rocker Tommy Lee made a world record when he became the first man to be tattooed mid air in 2007. His name entered the Guinness Book of Records.

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