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* There is cyanide in apple pips.
* Most of the vitamin C in fruits is in the skin.
* The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
* For the first 2 billion years of its existence, the earth had no life on it whatsoever!
*The longest word in standard English dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis at 45 letters long.
*The longest words that are reverse images of each other are stressed and desserts

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 buttons on the maid's right. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push the left. And that's where women's buttons have remained since.

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 to 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 is someone who is feeling great "on cloud nine"?
ANSWER: Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.
QUESTION: Why are Zero scores in tennis called "love"?
ANSWER: In France, where tennis first became popular, a big, round zero on a scoreboard looked like an egg and was called "l'oeuf," which is French for "egg." When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans pronounced it "love."

CROCODILE: Only animal & reptile which sheds tear while eating . 

A BUTTERFLY has 12,000 eyes. 

DOLPHINS sleep with 1 eye open.

A BLUE WHALE can eat as much as 3 tonnes of food everyday, but at the same time can live without food for 6 months. 

The EARTH has over 12,00,000 species of animals, 3,00,000 species of plants & 1,00,000 other species.

 The fierce DINOSAUR was TRYNOSAURS which has sixty long & sharp teeth, used to attack & eat other dinosaurs.

DIMETRODON was a mammal like REPTILE with a snail on its back. This acted as a radiator to cool the body of the animal. 

CASSOWARY is one of the dangerous BIRD, that can kill a man or animal by tearing off with its dagger like claw.

KIWIS are the only birds, which hunt by sense of smell.

OWL is the only bird, which can rotate its head to 270 degrees.

The SWAN has over 25,000 feathers in its body. 

OSTRICH eats pebbles to help digestion by grinding up the ingested food.

POLAR BEAR can look clumsy & slow but during chase on ice, can reach 25 miles / hr of speed.

KIWIS are the only birds, which hunt by sense of smell. 

ELEPHANT teeth can weigh as much as 9 pounds. 

 

In a period of a day or 24 hours an average human: 

1) HEART beats 1,03,689 times. 
2) LUNGS respire 23,045 times. 
3) BLOOD flows 16,80,000 miles. 
4) NAILS grow 0.00007 inches 
5) HAIR grows 0.01715 inches 
6) Take 2.9 pounds WATER (Including other liquids) 
7) Take of 3.25 pounds FOOD. 
8) Breathe 438 cubic feet AIR. 
9) Lose 85.60, BODY TEMPERATURE. 
10) Produce 1.43 pints SWEAT. 
11) Speak 4,800 WORDS. 
12) During SLEEP move 25.4 times

Smoking is good for you! 100% of all non smokers die!

More monopoly money is printed in a year in the USoA than real money!

There are ten million bricks in the empire state building!

The average human being will eat 8 spiders while sleeping in his/her lifetime!

There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half-caused cancer in rats.

Giraffes can not produce sound.

The first item to have a barcode was Wrigley’s gum.

All Polar Bears Are Left-Handed.

If you were to count 24 hours a day it would take you 31,688 years to reach one trillion

The scientific name for the common cold is acute nasopharyngitis.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

The first one-hundred digits of pi are: 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939 9375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067

The chances that a burglary will be solved in the U.S. is one in eight.

No known species of rendeer can fly. But there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not completely rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.

Bulgaria was the only soccer team in the 1994 World Cup in which all 11 players’ last names ended with the letters "OV"

In 1740 a football match was held at Kettering in Northamptonshire with 500 men on each side.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!

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

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie!

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

The longest place name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokai- whenuakitanatahu--a New Zealand hill.

The only nation whose name begins with an "A", but doesn’t end in an "A" is Afghanistan.

You can call it England, Britain, Great Britain, United Kingdom, or U.K. - however if you buy a stamp there, you won’t find any name. England was the first country in the world to issue postage stamps, and they’re the only nation in the world today that doesn’t use a national name on their stamps

The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.

Every single continent begins with the same letter that it ends with

The facts below were recently published in one of the German magazines which deals with World History:

India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.

India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. 

The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century CE was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

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, July 1987. 

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization. It is the only system which takes the holistic view of the person being treated.

Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by her wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered American continent by mistake.

The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.

Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days. The value of "pi" was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were propounded by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 10**12(10 to the power of 12). 

According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra. According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake aptly called 'Sudarshana' was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time.

Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India. 

Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts. 

When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley Civilization)

The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.





Quotes about India

Albert Einstein said:
We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

Mark Twain said:
India is,
the cradle of the human race,
the birthplace of human speech,
the mother of history,
the grandmother of legend,
and the great grand mother of tradition.
our most valuable and most instructive materials in the 
history of man are treasured up in India only.

French scholar Romain Rolland said: 
If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.


Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said:
India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border. 





New Facts about Indians in America!

There are 3.22 Million Indians in America 
38% of Doctors in America are Indians. 
12% of Scientists in America are Indians. 
36% of NASA employees are Indians. 
34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians 
28% of IBM employees are Indians 
17% of INTEL employees are Indians 
13% of XEROX employees are Indians 
23% of Indian Community in America is having Green-Card
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