It’s been awhile since I have posted my first series of trivias and fun facts which is Traf’s Trivianarium (0000001-0000010) and Traf’s Trivianarium (0000011-0000020) Series 2, and now I’m back to post again my third series. These fun facts and trivias are my posted trivias from my Facebook page which is Ryan’s Believe It Or Not, inspired from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! daily comics.
I have here another 10 amazing facts for this third series, which I already posted 5 years ago on my page.
But don’t worry guys, these facts are still up to date.
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TRIVIA 0000026: Did you know that the world's longest name for a place is "Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu".? It is the Māori name for a hill, 305 metres (1,001 ft) high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. natives call it "Taumata" for short. The name translates roughly as "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one". At 85 letters, it has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest place name in the entire world.
TRIVIA 0000027: Did you know that an ambigram is an art form that may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction, or orientation? The words readable in the other viewpoint, direction or orientation may be the same or different from the original words. It was featured in Dan Brown's novel Angels and Demons that later made into film.
You can try to experiment ambigrams in this site:www.flipscript.com
TRIVIA 0000028: Did you know that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that reads the same forward or backward, with general allowances for adjustments to punctuation and word dividers? Punctuation, capitalization, and spacing are usually ignored, although some, such as "Rats live on no evil star" and "Step on no pets", include the spacing. Other examples: "Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?", "Mr. Owl ate my metal worm", "Was it a car or a cat I saw?", "A nut for a jar of tuna", "Do geese see God?", "Ma is as selfless as I am", "Dammit, I'm mad!", "A Toyota's a Toyota", "Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog", and "A Santa lived as a devil at NASA".
TRIVIA 0000030: Did you know that a Taiwanese teenager died after playing Diablo III for 40 hours straight, The Australian reports citing United Daily News. The 18-year-old boy identified only by his surname, Chuang, booked a room at a cafe in Tainan on July 13 and spent almost two days playing the game without eating. On July 15 Chuang was found resting on a table; after an attendant woke him up, he took a couple of steps before collapsing. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a hospital. Chuang’s death is speculated to be the result of cardiovascular problems due to spending that much time sitting.
This was the second gaming-related death in Taiwan this year, and similar deaths have been reported in other countries as well. In February, a man died after playing League of Legends for 23 hours straight. In February last year, a 30-year-old Chinese man died in Beijing after playing an online game for three days.
source: July 19, 2012 by Stan Schroeder