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Tidbits of a Lifetime
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018, 5:27 pm

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4/17/17
"The moment you raise your voice, you have lost the point. The moment you make a fist, you have killed the man in you."
"Smother curiosity and you have throttled the way to learning."
- Dr Shabbir Ahmed
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5/27/16 1- TIDBITS
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1- Tidbits of a lifetime
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Friday, 27 May 2016, 6:35 pm
Dear friends,
Many of us scribble brief notes randomly.
Let me share some of mine with you.
- First ever radio broadcast 1920.
- French Revolution 1789.
- Ancient elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire.
- Pablo Picasso wasted my time by drawing 20,000 paintings.
- Birds that cannot fly: Penguin, Kiwi, Ostrich, Emus.
- A little boy, "Baba! I cannot live with your wife."
- Galileo dropped a steel ball and a tennis ball from the Tower of Pisa. Why? To prove that light and heavy objects fall down at the same speed.
- Why is VIBGYOR named ROYGVIB in Europe and America?
- A chicken egg is unicellular.
- My friend, you did not let my heart generate love for you. [Nietzsche]
- Commonest spoken languages: Mandarin 1 billion, English 500 million, Hindi/Urdu 450 million, Spanish 400 million.
- Sir Henry Morgan (1635-1688) was knighted by Britain for being the biggest killer/robber of the Spanish colonies.
- A sparrow eats twice her weight in 24 hours.
- You cannot keep your eyes open during a sneeze.
- Water is bulkiest at 4 degrees C.
More?
5/28/16
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2- Tidbits of a lifetime :-)
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Saturday, 28 May 2016, 3:15 pm
Dear friends,
Many of us scribble brief notes randomly.
Let me share more of mine with you.
- She speaks seven languages but cannot stay quiet in one. [Momin Khan Momin]
- Ghalib's wife said, "Change this house. It is haunted by a spirit." Ghalib said, "Honey, can there be a bigger witch than you?"
- Dying in honor is better than living in humiliation. [Hussain ibn Ali]
- First Computer: IBM Mark-1 in 1944.
- 1850 London: Treatment of diabetes - Patients were admitted in hospital and made to eat one pound of sugar daily. "Their body was losing sugar."
- 1850 New York & India: Doctors and Hakeems used to taste the urine for diagnosing diabetes.
- You will have to reinvent the whole universe to make an apple pie from scratch. [Carl Sagan]
- One Light year = 6 Trillion miles. Speed of light 186,000 miles per second.
- Your height equals the span of your arms.
- The light of knowledge is not for dazzling the eyes, it is for the way. [Avicenna - Bu Ali Sina/Ibn Sina of Grenada]
3- Tidbits of a lifetime
- 1930: Hakeem Ajmal Khan of New Delhi improved upon the test for diabetes on urine. Instead of tasting it he did the ant test. If ants were attracted to a urine sample, the patient had diabetes.
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- * Motivation without action is a bird without wings.

- If Cleopatra (d.30 BC) had a crooked nose, the history of the world would have been different.
- 1930: Hakeem Ajmal Khan of New Delhi improved upon the test for diabetes on urine. Instead of tasting it he did the ant test. If ants were attracted to a urine sample, the patient had diabetes.
- 1931: One who has steel has everything [Mussolini]. Nay, one who is steel is everything [Allama Iqbal].
- China Wall is the only man-made structure visible from the moon.
- Mother tongue. Why not father tongue?
- Which one is the windy city? Chicago.
- Rainiest place in the world: Hawaii, Mount Waialeale 400 inches per year.
- There is a dog that cannot bark - Basenji.
- Oldest national anthem. Japan 9th century.

- 4.Tidbits of a Lifetime
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- By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 5:30 pm
- Dear friends,
- Here are some more Tidbits. Enjoy!
- 4. TIDBITS OF A LIFETIME
- - A stale egg floats on water.
- - How do you know if an egg is boiled? You can turn it like a top.
- - On the average, a man walks about 100,000 miles in his life.
- - What was the favorite movie of Adolf Hitler? KING KONG.
- - Christopher Columbus died poor in 1506 Spain.
- Can you believe that a bamboo tree grows 3 feet a day?
- - She bought a beautiful door handle and came home in jubilation. When her husband asked, she said, “I have made things easy for you. Now you can build a house around it.”
- - America has 60 million handicapped people.
- - He talks a lot, says little.
- - Shortest kingdom: 15 minutes. Louis 19 of France. Prince Louis-Antoine, Duke of Angouleme, "King Louis XIX" 2 August 1830.
5. Tidbits of a Lifetime :-)
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5. Tidbits of a Lifetime :-)
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida (99.72.165.172)
Date: Thursday, 9 June 2016, 3:33 pm
- Is your battery full? If yes, you can turn it like a top.
- Can you believe that a bamboo tree grows 3 feet a day?
- Travel west on the Equator at 1035 miles/hour and the time will remain stationary on your watch.
- The American flag had 49 stars until 1960 when Hawaii made it the 50th.
- America and Canada are a mouse and elephant sleeping together. When will the elephant change sides?
- Galileo was put under house arrest for saying that the universe is not geocentric. He said, “Whether you keep me in or out, the earth revolves around the sun.”
- Euclid’s ELEMENTS has been taught as a textbook since 300 BC.
- Which animal has the biggest eye balls? Squid has eye balls larger than a football.
- Modern Mummy: When Vladimir Lenin died in 1924, he was embalmed and placed in a special mausoleum before the Kremlin wall featuring glass casing. In October 1961, his body was removed from public display in Red Square and shunted off to a nearby tomb.
- RACE between a horse and camel: A camel and a horse ran 100 miles in Australia. The horse reached one minute sooner and died on the spot. The camel rested overnight and ran back 100 miles to Sydney.

6. Tidbits of a Lifetime :-)
- Moen Jodero, Taxilla and Egypt had wheeled vehicle 4,000 years ago. Arabia had none!
- 1926: People with Vit 12 deficiency were treated with 1lb liver every day.

Scurvy [Vit C deficiency) Between 1500 and 1800, it has been estimated that scurvy killed at least two million sailors.[27] Jonathan Lamb wrote: "In 1499, Vasco da Gama lost 116 of his crew of 170; In 1520, Magellan lost 208 out of 230;...all mainly to scurvy."[28]
Scurvy [Vit C deficiency) Between 1500 and 1800, it has been estimated that scurvy killed at least two million sailors.[27] Jonathan Lamb wrote: "In 1499, Vasco da Gama lost 116 of his crew of 170; In 1520, Magellan lost 208 out of 230;...all mainly to scurvy."[28]
In 1593, Admiral Sir Richard Hawkins advocated drinking orange and lemon juice as a means of preventing scurvy.[29]
In 1593, Admiral Sir Richard Hawkins advocated drinking orange and lemon juice as a means of preventing scurvy.[29]
President Roosevelt suffered from high blood pressure. His BP ran 242/164. The only drug available then was HCTZ pill but the doctors denied it to him. “Well, lower BP would compromise his brain circulation.”