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Interesting facts and Information on everything set 3

Interesting facts - 3 !!!

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Interesting facts - Set 1
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  1. Sound is sent from the radio station through the air to your radio by means of electromagnetic waves. News, music, Bible teaching, baseball games, plays, advertisements- these sounds are all converted into electromagnetic waves (radio waves) before they reach your radio and your ears.

  2. Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.

  3. Tens of thousands of participants come from all over the world, fight in a harmless battle where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

  4. The average lead pencil can draw a line that is almost 35 miles long or you can write almost 50,000 words in English with just one pencil

  5. The average woman uses about her height in lipstick every five years.

  6. The bird that can fly the fastest is called a White it can fly up to 95 miles per hour.

  7. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth. The heart of a blue whale is as big as a car, and its tongue is as long as an elephant.

  8. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

  9. The eyes of a frog flatten down when it swallows its prey

  10. The eyes of the chameleon can move independently & can see in two different directions at the same time.

  11. The first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn't have any pedals? People walked it along

  12. The first Christmas was celebrated on December 25 AD 336 in Rome.

  13. The first steam powered train was invented by Robert Stephenson. It was called the Rocket.

  14. The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat.' The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.

  15. The highest kangaroo leap recorded is 10 ft and the longest is 42 ft

  16. The large cats of the world are divided into two groups- those that roar, like tigers and African lions, and those that purr. Mountain lions purr, hiss, scream, and snarl, but they cannot roar.

  17. The largest beetle in the Americas is the Hercules beetle, which can be 4 to 6 inches in length. That's bigger than your hand!

  18. The largest bird egg in the world today is that of the ostrich. Ostrich eggs are from 6 to 8 inches long. Because of their size and the thickness of their shells, they take 40 minutes to hard-boil. The average adult male ostrich, the world's largest living bird, weighs up to 345 pounds.

  19. The longest life span of a frog was 40 years

  20. The name `India' is derived from the River Indus

  21. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start

  22. The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.

  23. The oldest living thing on earth is 12,000 years old. It is the flowering shrubs called creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert

  24. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.

  25. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'

  26. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

  27. The' place value system' and the 'decimal system' were developed in 100 BC in India.

  28. The smallest bird in the world is the Hummingbird. It weighs 1oz

  29. The tongue of snakes has no taste buds. Instead, the tongue is used to bring smells and tastes into the mouth. Smells and tastes are then detected in two pits, called "Jacobson's organs", on the roof of their mouths. Receptors in the pits then transmit smell and taste information to the brain.

  30. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.

  31. The world's known tallest man is Robert Pershing Wadlow. The giraffe is 5.49m (18 ft.), the man is 2.55m (8ft. 11.1 in.).

  32. The world's largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons i.e. 50000 Kg at birth. Fully grown, it weighs as much as 150 tons i.e. 150000 Kg.

  33. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

  34. The world's tallest woman is Sandy Allen. She is 2.35m (7 ft. 7 in.).

  35. The worst industrial disaster in India, occurred in 1984 in Bhopal the capital of Madhya Pradesh. A deadly chemical, methly isocyanate leaked out of the Union Carbide factory killing more than 2500 and leaving thousands sick. In fact the effects of this gas tragedy is being felt even today.

  36. The Wright Brothers invented one of the first airplanes. It was called the Kitty Hawk.

  37. There are 6 to 14 frogs species in the world that have no tongues. One of these is the African dwarf frog.

  38. There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.

  39. Turtles have no teeth.

  40. Twenty-Four- Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

  41. Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world

  42. Uranus is the third largest planet, and is also made of gas. It's tilted on its side and spins north-south rather than east-west. Uranus has 15 moons.

  43. Venus is nicknamed the "Jewel of the Sky." Because of the greenhouse effect, it is hotter than Mercury, even though it's not as close to the sun. Venus does not have a moon but it does have clouds of sulfuric acid! If you're gonna visit Venus, pack your gas mask!

  44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men

  45. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

  46. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day

  47. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end


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