Thursday, August 7, 2008

Amazing People Facts

Following are some amazing people facts:

  1. A Greek monk Mihallo Toltos never saw a women in his life. When he was born, his mother died and the baby was taken the following day to a monastry atop the Mount Athos. He spent his life among the monks-isolated from women. Even female animals were not allowed to enter the monastry.
  2. Mrs. Laurel Nisbel of USA survived for 37 years and 58 days on lungs made of metal.
  3. Richard the Lion-Hearted King of England spent more than 95% of his reign away from his kingdom and visited England only twice.
  4. Italian flag was designed by Napoleon Bonaparte.
  5. In India, the Chenchu tribe believe that sex at night produces blind children.
  6. 20,000 men laboured for nearly 20 years to bring the Taj Mahal at Agra, to its final shining glory of perfection beside the Yamuna river. The building, a mausoleum of pure white marble, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the body of his beloved second wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  7. The oldest man-made structures built in 3250 BC still standing are stone henge-like temples. The megalithic buildings are at Magarr and Skorba on Motta and a Ggantija on the nearby island of Gozo.
  8. Two irrigation dams built by Roman Engineers in the 2nd century AD in Merida, Spain, are still in use. The only major maintenance work they have needed in the past 1800 years has been the renewal of their stone facings, carried out in the 1930's.
  9. The American Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, made his first car in the garden shed at his home in Michigan in 1896
  10. The longest lived man was Shirali Nislimov who died on sept. 8, 1978 at the age of 168 years.
  11. More than half of the world's people are rice eaters.
  12. Rafael Molina known as Lagartijo, the famous 19th century bullfighter, killed some 4867 bulls.
  13. Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, inventor, lute player, sculptor, military engineer, scientific observer, anatomist, architect, town planner as well as a committed designer.

50 Comments:

Anonymous said...

You can't write things like that without references... You could be inventing it as you write...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that enlightening comment!! Who are you the Professor?? I thought it was interesting.

Anonymous said...

This is all total bunk

Anonymous said...

Yeah!! That's the spirit!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous number 1 is right - without citations these 'facts' are worthless. Number 2 sounds interesting, yet a search for "Laurel Nisbel" produces just 4 results - all of which are the same 'fact' as above.

Clearly second anonymous never went to university or they'd know that there are no marks for facts without references.

iptgxgal said...

The Italian Tricolore was not designed by Napoleon, although it is connected with him. When Napoleon invaded Italy for the first time, Italian patriots saluted him as a liberator and joined his armies with voluntary militias. The flag of these militias was the tricolore, modeled on the french flag, but bearing the colors of the city of Milan (red and white) plus the color of the preexisting Milan voluntary militia (green). The tricolore was subsequently adopted by Napoleon for the client states he set up in the north of Italy (Cispadane and Transpadane Republic). Napoleon turned out to be a conqueror and not a liberator (indeed he sacked Italy and brought uncountable art masterpieces back to Paris - and they are still there in the Gran Galerie of the Louvre - e.g. the Mona Lisa). Nevertheless, the flag survived as a symbol of Italy.

Rambo said...

I agree. so-called "facts" without basis, while interesting, could very well be flat-out lies. Do you want to be the person that quotes one of these at a party or some sort of social gathering only to be corrected on the spot because of something random read on the internet?

Anonymous said...

Half of these are BS. Oldest man in particular is clearly untrue, and debunked thousands of times over. Plus I've seen this list umpteen times, complete with misspellings.

Anonymous said...

interesting and not necessarily true.

Anonymous said...

ahh yes ...the sheep aproach...
What does it matter if its the truth or not ?
As long as its interesting ! right ?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #1 thinks that things on the internet need to have references therefore making him a complete idiot.

This is a direct quote from the inside of my head.

Bryan said...

www.google.com for references lazy phuck.

Anonymous said...

he has a point... it's like one of those "this really happened" stories... even if it's interesting, without a reference it has no credibility

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was caustic. Calm down a bit.

But he's right, the author needs citations.

Anonymous said...

One or more of these is definitely incorrect

Anonymous said...

There's a guy who became older than the guy listed above. His name was Veldig Gamlemannen and he died on the 21st of May 1989

Nick said...

D: I'm disappointed by the second post. So it's also interesting if it's blatantly false?

Anonymous said...

Q.Q so it's still interesting if it's a fabrication? How... unfortunate for you.

Anonymous said...

I agree there should be references otherwise it's not as interesting. I don't have time to snopes.com it out.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting I agree. And as for the August 15 poster- Yes they can write things without a reference. It sparks interest in the reader's mind and when something stands out whether it be awe or skepticism, it is up to them to investigate for themselves. Ultimately, they learn even more about the topic, and if it's false, they learn the truth. Ignorant people simply believe EVERYTHING they read on the net and or criticize people for lack of reference.

Anonymous said...

Hate to break it to you anonymous, but these are actually all true facts..He, or She, didn't make these up..

Anonymous said...

Shah Jahan's wife was Mumtaz. Mahal means palace, the Taj is also called Mumtaz Mahal.

Anonymous said...

in fact he did make up one of them there is no other source besides this one for Shirali Nislimov.

The oldest verifiable human was Jeanne Calment she was 122 years old shen she died.

The oldest verifiable man was Christian Mortensen at 115 years.

There is a reference to a Shirali Muslimov who died september 2nd 1973 who's alleged age was 168 but it's un verifiable as the only source is a passport.

It is interesting but an ultimately flawed list as we don't know the truth of any of the statements.

Anonymous said...

You ALL suck.

Anonymous said...

references, i agree. they should be there, when one claims that humans can be 168 years old. AFAIK the oldest is 122 years, see for example this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldest_people

Anonymous said...

Number 10 is completely false.

Anonymous said...

you're using the internet, it's indeed a good reference.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the article.

It's Shirali Muslimov, not Shirali Nislimov.

Anonymous said...

1. Hens were allowed in as they used the yolk of the eggs to make their paint, as did most artists of that time.
4. The present Italian flag was adopted in 1948, Napoleon was well dead by then
7. Those buildings are in Malta not Motta.
10. The oldest verified person was a French Woman at 122 years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_oldest_people.

A little research makes the list more believable as if one is wrong then they may all be.

Anonymous said...

Its only interesting if it is true - thus references provide legitimacy to what is otherwise just spam.

Anonymous said...

Your reference to the "longest lived man" should have stipulated a time period, as there are wonderfully documented historical records of people living many hundreds of years. Still, 168, if true, is quite a modern day accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

I agree that references should be cited, but wikipedia doesn't count as a credible source. People can make up stuff on there, too, you know.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing more False than Wikipedia. If i personally put that list up on wikipedia and read it, would you beleive it then?

Wikipedia is very unreliable and can be altered by anyone.

Anonymous said...

Cause, y'know..Wikipedia...nothing's fabricated there...It's all true...

Anonymous said...

Stories are completely fine without references, however facts are boring and idiotic without them. I dont want to be dumber for having read a "facts" page.

confusedxplosion said...

hey listen true or untrue the person of whom wrote this was clearly interested by these statements, which he has believed were facts. Some are true, some may not be. Hes clearly not an expert and just wanted to share an interest he's had with you all. So instead of being an asshole and tearing there shit up piece by piece why don't you just keep shitty comments that don't really matter to yourself and just say "yeah, cool man, thanks for sharing your interests with me" or something to that effect it sounds alot better than being a dick.

Anonymous said...

it merely says amazing people facts... not truths. who cares if they're not real? it was really cool to read.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #1 is right - these things need references. Otherwise, they're no better than fiction. Even with references they can be incorrect, but at least you've got some plausibility if you take the trouble to get the citations.

The claim about a woman living for 37 years on "lungs made of metal" is incorrect. There have never been functioning lungs made of metal. If the claim is that this woman lived for decades on an "iron lung", that may be true - but an "iron lung" is not a lung. It is a very primitive form of respirator developed during the time of polio epidemics, that helped a person breathe using his or her own, natural lungs.

The problem with not citing is that each time a "fact" gets repeated, it can change slightly. Eventually it may become wholly unrecognizable. Citing to an original source can avoid that.

Anonymous said...

everyone just shut up and appreciate the god damned article. thank them for the entertainment. assholes, be kind for once.

Anonymous said...

SOMEBODY IS WRONG ON THE INTERNET!!!!
GET HIM!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

some of these ARE correct, at least partially. richard the lionhearted did spend nearly his entire life outside of england, for instance. he spoke very little english. davinci DID do all those things. at LEAST 50% of the world eats rice now and again. there are aquaducts in rome that are still in use from the caesarian era. the numbers are likely off on most of these, but many are at least partially true.

Anonymous said...

I think Anonymous is an unreliable source of information and I cannot permit them to be cited in your bibliography young man.

Anonymous said...

It's not Shirali Nislimov it's Shirali Muslimov.

Anonymous said...

This a blog.
Fact checking and references have no place here.

Joη said...

And the Great Pyramid is the oldest man-made structure by at least 10,000 years. The Egyptians didn't build it. There are no hieroglyphics on it. Heck, the Sphinx has rainfall erosion on it, and that area hasn't had rainfall like that in just as long.

"Man fears time, but time fears the pyramids."

Anonymous said...

this list was obviously photoshopped

Johnny said...

This is the internet. Once posted, all statements become fact. So there...

Anonymous said...

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The nice answer

Anonymous said...

I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
And you et an account on Twitter?

Anonymous said...

National Geographic picked up a story in 1970 about the oldest man alive, Shirali Muslimov. 7 years after he died. This is a fact.

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