Quirky Facts :-)

I've compiled these from my daughter's School Diary.

I found them interesting - so here's wishing you happy knowing :-)

A dolphin's eyeballs can move independently of each other - for e.g. one eye can look straight ahead while the other looks straight up.

Ian Fleming, the British author who created the character James Bond was himself a spy during World War II.

A group of cats is called a Clowder.

The famous Bronte sisters - Charlotte, Emily and Anne - published their novels under fake men's names: Currer Bell, Ellis Bell and Acton Bell.

Cold water weighs more than hot water.

Coins in Ancient China were minted with holes in the centre so that they could be strung and carried.

By law, it is mandatory for every person in Iceland to learn how to swim.

A lobster's blood is colourless. It turns blue when it's exposed to oxygen.

There are more living organisms on the skin of each human than there are humans on the surface of the earth.

Red is the most common colour of food packaging. It's believed to make you hungry.

The sun is about 400 times larger than the moon but is about 400 times farther away, so both seem to be of the same size.

The apparent gravity on Earth is slightly lower at the Equator than it is at the poles.

Almost any domestic cat can run faster than Usain Bolt - the fastest man on earth.


And as always, here are some quotes for your notes :-)

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers

Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough. - Zig Ziglar

Success is not a destination, it’s a journey. - Zig Ziglar

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love. - William Hazlitt

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. - Zig Ziglar

Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale. - Zig Ziglar

The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time. – Joe Girard

Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free - but it can’t go anywhere. - Zig Ziglar

A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one. - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Sometimes I smile and act like nothing is wrong. It's called dealing with s*** and staying strong. - Cathriona White

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. - Zig Ziglar

Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission. - Zig Ziglar

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. - Victor Borge

Love never measures....It simply gives.... - Aparna Chatterjee

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully. - Zig Ziglar

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. - Zig Ziglar

I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge. - Seth Godin

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. - A. A. Milne


And now, let me end this Blog with some nice songs for you that you can enjoy during this festive season.

I've made these 2 new playlists and will keep adding more songs as and when I get time.

B/W songs of Bollywood in which I've compiled the Best that stand out from the Rest :-)

And of course, Romantic Songs as romance is in the air....because of so much socialising during such social occasions :-)

So happy romancing and wishing you all a very Happy Navratri :-)

Best Wishes,


Google Posting - Happy Perusing :-)

YouTube Playlists - Happy Playing :-)

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. -  Zig Ziglar

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