Monday, April 5, 2010

Facts To Know

  • The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.
  • A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
  • "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • Snails produce a colorless, sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.
  • The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent".
  • A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is copyrightable.
  • Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
  • Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards.
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  • All the planets in the solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).
  • A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
  • Sanskrit is the mother of all higher languages. Sanskrit is the most precise and therefore suitable language for the computer software - a report in Forbes magazine.
  • India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
  • Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
  • Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold; there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.


Anonymous said...

'India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history."

This is not true. If you consider India to be the land covered by present day India, history records many invasions to Sri Lanka by Chola Kings. In more recent times, there was a war that made Bangladesh and independent country, and the invasion of Sri Lanka - although in the name of peace keeping.

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