Alloy : german silver
Composition : cu (60%), zn (25%), ni (15%)
Use : for making utencils.
In 1967, the IMAX film system was invented by Canadian Ivan Grame Ferguson to premier at Expo 67.
Tapioca is made from the starch in the roots of a poisonous plant known as bitter cassava.
The average snail moves at a rate of approximately 0.000362005 miles per hour.
The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.
The spray WD-40 got its name because there were forty attempts needed before the creation of the water displacing substance
Chameleons can move their eyes independently. One eye can be looking forward and one eye backward at the same time
When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers
In Hong Kong, delivery times are primarily influenced by traffic conditions on elevators. It often takes drivers longer to travel vertically than horizontally, as access to elevators is so congested during high peak hours. This is due to the volume of people residing in high rises
The last land battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought in Texas
McDonald's Big Mac slogan, introduced in 1975, is: Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, and a sesame seed bun.
Adolf Hitler wanted to be an architect, but he failed the entrance exam at the architectural school in Vienna
Alloy : bronze
Composition : cu (75 to 90%), sn (25 to 10%)
Use : for making coins, idols, utencils.
Alloy : brass
Composition : cu(60% to 80%), zn (40 to 20%)
Use : for making household utencils.
In October 1973, Swedish sweet maker Roland Ohisson of Falkenberg was buried in a coffin made of nothing but chocolate
There are over 2,000 different types of cheese in the world
It takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach
Most American women have their first baby when they are 24.3 years old
It is illegal in Lafayette, Louisiana to play a musical instrument for the purpose of attracting attention, without a license.
Approximately 18 billion disposable diapers end up in landfills each year. These diapers can takes as long as 500 years to finally decompose
Most of a hog's sweat glands are in its snout.
Every year Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes, 1,000 of which measure above 3.5 on the Richter scale
The highest consumption of Pizza occurs during Super Bowl week
Pope Adrian VI choked to death after a fly got stuck in his throat as he was taking a drink from a fountain
On a bingo card of 90 numbers there are approximately 44 million possible ways to make bingo.
An ant can detect a movement through 5 centimeters of earth
Navel oranges got their name because the bottom of this type of orange resembles a belly button or navel
In what country will you find the most Universities? India.
Lightning strikes the earth about 8 million times a day.
Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever
The Sphinx ( famous pyramid) was carved from one piece of stone.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class
Americans use about 100 million pounds of tea leaves every year.
The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters (I was thankfully corrected by a friend: The Hawai'ian alphabet has 13 letters, A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, W, ' (which is called an okina).
More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products
In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs
More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a typical French kiss.
The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India, who measured 1 feet, 10? inches
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes
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Boost Self Confidence
Give up approval seeking behaviour
there's only one person whose approval you really need – guess who?
We can secure other people's approval if we do right and try hard, but our own is worth a hundred of it. - Mark Twain
Approval-seeking behaviour implies going along with what you think others expect out of fear that they won't like you. It means being excessively concerned with what others think.
Obviously there is nothing wrong with wanting to be liked and accepted; it's a natural human desire. But it becomes a problem when you allow others'approval to dictate how you feel about yourself.
Approval-seeking behaviour does have short-term benefits; it keeps others happy, gets them off your back. But it could be at the expense of your long-term self-esteem. You cannot find long-term happiness by constantly pandering to others.
There is only one person whose approval you really need, and that's you. Other people's expectations are not your concern. You didn't create them, and you don't own them. If others don't like what you do that's their problem, not yours.
When you stop doing things just because others expect it, the sense of freedom can be exhilarating. No longer do you have to pretend to be something you're not. You always have the choice of how to respond to others'expectations. Use it wisely!