Saturday, October 15, 2011

Good To Know

Question: Why are many coin banks shaped like pigs?

Answer: Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of dense orange clay called "Pygg". When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as "pygg banks". When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a bank that resembled a pig. And it caught on.

Question: Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left?

Answer: When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich, Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the button on the maid's right. Since most people are right handed. It is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. And that's where women's buttons have remained since

Question: Why are people in the public eye said to be "in the limelight"?

Answer: Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and stage lighting by a burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, performers on stage "in the limelight" were seen by the audience to be the center of attention.

Question: Why do ships and aircraft in trouble uses  "MayDay" as their call for help?

Answer: This comes from the French word M'aidez meaning help me and is pronounced mayday

Question: Why is someone who is feeling great "On cloud Nine"?

Answer: Types of clouds are numbered according to the attitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine that person is floating well above worldly car

Question: Why are zero scores in tennis called "Love"

Answer: In France, where tennis first became popular a big round zero on scoreboard looked like an egg and was called "loeuf" which is French for "Egg". When tennis was introduced in the US,  Americans pronounced it "Love"

 Question: Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?

Answer: It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of  his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would then just touch or clink the host's glass with his own.

Question: Why do X's at the end of a letter signifies kisses?

Answer: In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read and write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.


  1. Ah.. yun pala ang reason kung bakit hugis-pig ang piggy bank. :P

    Nice, may natutunan na naman akong bago today. Didn't know about the origin of clinking glasses, buttons and the X's..

  2. ayyy ganon pala yung sa butones.. napansin ko nga yon.. dahil sa polo ng tita ko at sa polo ko magkaiba kung san nakalagay.. ganon pala yon...

    ikaw na maraming alam na infos ser hard.. hihihihi.... :D

    maabangan nga comment ni sean.. so excited... :)

  3. ang informative naman nito :) salamat at ngayon alam ko na kung bakit nasa left ang mga butones ng blouse ko! hehe

  4. sana may trivia rin about papa milch. ;)

    1. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
    2. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
    3. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
    4. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
    6. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

  5. informative..... kuya kim..... heheheh.

    gusto ko yung infor bout clinking glasses. :D

    clap clap

  6. kuya kim?? kim.....chui??ching..galing papa milch ha...bumibilib ako lalo sayo...

  7. @leah
    yup yun nga,

    @egG @zaizai @ryan
    now alam na natin kung bakit


    wow nice! sana gawa ka din ng entry sa
    blog mo tulad nito.

    @hi @harvey @kaswak
    actually i didnt expect to have a lot
    of comments on this entry coz i though this
    entry is kind of boring hihihi

    yup me too sama mo na rin si ernie baron (RIP)

    kuya kim hihihi artista naman kasi si kim

  8. ung "cheers" pala e more than happyhappy sa inuman...

  9. weeeeeeee dami kong natutunan...

  10. wew, salamat! i learned a lot :D

    care to pass by my blog?



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  12. Hi,

    Ayos sa trivia! Ngayon alam ko na bakit X = kisses, pero sana may sagot din kung bakit O naman for hugs..