Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dalmations are born without  spots.

The reason honey is so easy to digest is that its already been digested by a bee.

It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world.

The honey bee has been around for 30 million years.

The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

The only food cockroaches won't eat are cucumbers.

The only joint less bone in your body is the thyroid bone in your throat.

The only time the human population declined was in the years of following 1347, the start of the epidemic of the  Plague, ' Black Death' in Europe.

The most common injury in bowling is a sore thumb.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Ostrich is the biggest bird, its eye's is bigger than its brain.


Eagle can spread its wings up to nine feet.


She was the first woman  to go into space. He was a Russian and traveled in a spacecraft named Vostok


She was the first Indian born woman to go to space. She went into space twice – in 1997 and 2003. Kalpana  Chawla.


He was the first person to walk on the moon. He landed on the moon on 21 July 1969 in a spacecraft named Apollo 11.


Our eyelashes and eyebrows grow much slower than the hair on our head. They also have a much shorter life. That is why they grow very long.

Everyday our heart pumps enough blood to fill the petrol tank of more than 250 cars.


We grow by about 8mm during the night, but shrink to our former height in the morning. This happens because while lying down, the disc space in the vertebrae increases.

Human bones are as strong as granite in supporting weight.

Our skin is the thickest over the soles of our feet. It is the thinnest on the eyelids.

Our fingernails grow about 2 mm in one month. The nail of our middle finger grows the fastest. The nail of the thumb grows the slowest.


We have more than 3,000 taste buds on our tongue. These taste buds help us distinguish the four basic tastes- sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.



Fatehpur Sikri built by emperor Akbar at Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire for a few years. It has many beautiful structures. The tomb of shaikh Salim Chishti , a famous saint, is within the Fatehpur Sikri complex.


 Hawa mahal built in 1799 by maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. The maharaja was a great devotee of lord Krishna and he dedicated this palace to him. The monument looks like the mukut {crown} that adorns the head of lord Krishna.



The Mysore palace is one of the largest palaces  in India. It was designed for the maharaja of Mysore by a British architect, in 1897. The palace has now been converted into a museum.


The Radha temple at Mahabalipuram, near Chennai, were built by the kings of the Pallava dynasty. These temples were built more than  1,400 years ago. The walls of temples are decorated with the sculptures of gods.


In Lacrosse players catch the ball in a racket like stick called Crosseto score a goal.



The ancient Chinese people flew kites in the shape of dragons to frighten their enemies in battle.


There has been no rain in many parts of Atacama Desert in South America for the last 400 years.


The Dead Sea in Jordan is so salty that people can actually float on its water.





The Arctic region is covered with ice and snow. Here, it is colder than inside a freezer.



Every year, there is a tomato throwing festival in Buryol, a small village in Spain.  The event is generally held on the last Wednesday of august.  On this day, people throw tomatoes at each other.Ostrich is the biggest bird, its eye's is bigger than its brain.




The world's oldest  plant is the king's Holly in southwestern Tasmania, thought to be 43,000 years old.



The biggest tree ever known was the Lindse Creek tree, a massive redwood which blew over in 1905. It weighted over 3300 tonnes.





Hurling is a stick and ball game. In this, players chase the ball with a  hurley- a heavy hockey stick  with a broad blade.



In Lacrosse players catch the ball in a racket like stick called Crosse to score a goal.




In bowling players roll down a heavy ball along a narrow lane to knock down pins. The player who knocks down the most pins is the winner.



Thai Kick Boxing  is popular in Thailand. In this, players use their hands, elbows, knees and bare feet to knock down the opponent.


Curling  is played on ice with heavy, flat, round stones. Players slide the stones along the ice towards a mark.


The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur were completed in 1998. They are 452 m high and have 88 storeys. There is a bridge between the towers on the towers on the 41 st and the 42nd floors.


Built by Louis XIV, the Versailles Palace has 1,300 rooms. The stables can accommodate 2,500 horses and 200 coaches.  The palace has a room called theHall of mirrors. It is one of the most beautiful rooms one can ever see.



The Panama Canal cuts through the Isthmus of panama in Central America.  It was built between  1904 and 1914. It allows vessels to travel between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.


The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. It connects San Francisco with Marin country. It took about four years to construct  this majestic  bridge.


The Big Ben is one of the London's best known landmarks. It looks most beautiful at night when the clock glows. The name Big Ben actually refers not to the clock tower itself, but to the 13 bells hung within.


Acropolis is a Greek work meaning the upper part of a town. The Acropolis in Athens is surrounded by walls and has nine gateways. One of the most famous buildings on the Acropolis is the Parthenon which is a temple dedicated to Greek goddess, Athena.


The Angkor Wat is one of the finest temples in Asia. It was built by King  Suryavarman II in the early twelfth century. He dedicated the temple to Lord Vishnu.


The Ayers Rock is Australia is one of the oldest rocks on our planet. It is the world's largest single piece of rock. It is more than nine km in circumference and is 348 m high .The Ayers rock has many caves.


The Victoria Falls is one of the grandest waterfalls in the world. It lies on the Zambezi river in Zimbabwe. 


The natives call it  MOSI OA TUNYA which means the smoke that thunders. Its height varies from 80 m to about 108 m at the center. The Victoria falls was discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. The falls were named in honor of queen Victoria.


The Meteor Crater lied in Arizona, USA. It is about 1,200 km across and is 170 m deep. It looks like a big hole in the ground. It was formed when a meteorite crashed here, thousands of years ago.


The northern lights and southern lights are an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands  or streams of lights. They occur in the night sky in the northern hemisphere and in the southern hemisphere. They are popularly called AURORA BOREALIS and AURORA AUSTRALIS respectively.


The Grand Canyon lies in Arizona, USA. The Colorado river flows through the canyon. Many geographers believe that the canyon was formed more than two billion years ago.


The great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef,stretching for about 2,000 km across the pacific ocean.More than 350 different types of coral species are found here.It is considered the most colorful wonder of the world.


 The Paricutin volcano in Mexico erupted in February 1943. The eruption continued to 1952. Its lava buried most of the town. It has helped many scientists to study the life cycle of a volcano from its birth till its death.


Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world. It lies on the border between Nepal and Tibet. it is 8,848 m high. It was named after Sir George Everest, a British officer. it was first scaled in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. since then, more than 400 people have scald the peak.


The first colored comic was " the yellow kid"  of Richard Auckland. This comic was published in 1895.
South Korea is the highest garlic consuming country.


First test tube baby" Louise brown " was born on 25 July 1978 in England.


Snake word came into existence from Sanskrit word "snag".


Cosmonaut VladimirKomarov is the first Russian astronaut who died in space in 24 April 1967.  He was all alone in this mission.


The inventor of computer mouse is Dr. Douglas G Engelbart in 1963 at Stanford research center.



The invention of toilet paper was done in 14 the century for one of the Chinese emperor.

Interpol is the third largest group in world after United nations and FIFA having 186 countries as a member.

The first telephone message was send by Alexander graham in 1876. The message was " Mr. Watson come here, I want to see you."

One of the smallest dinosaurs, Fruitadens, was about as tall as a toy poddle.

One of the world's largest building sits on a fault line in Taiwan. Its weight may have triggered several earth quakes.


The green anaconda is the largest snake in the world, when both weight and length are considered. It can reach a length of 30 feet or 9 meters and weight up to 550 pounds or 227 kg.


Apes laugh when  tickled.


Some moths drink elephant tears.


You can see colorful autumn leaves from space.

Both North Carolina and Texas  both have towns named turkey.

A gold fish has a memory span of three seconds.


Hair grows faster in warm weather.


Laughing benefits: the energy expended by laughing bigger for 100 times is equal to the energy


 Human being contain 48 chromosomes. The kray fish type animals contain 200 chromosomes.


Lightening that appears in the sky; it is momentary{ blink of eye lid} and is equal to hundred million of volts of electricity.


Giraffe's heart is 2 feet in length and the weight of the heart  is 24 pounds.


It is observed that scientific researchers, that, 75% of persons aged above 60  years, are unable to identify the actual taste of the food taken by them.

Those who sit in the front of the computer and doing their routine job the caloric expenditure will be 130 calories for every one hour.



The time gap between two meals should be at least 5 to 6 hours.Once, we take the food, if requires 12   hours time for its complete  digestion by the body. So it si not good to have frequent food intakes. Now , it is becoming fashion, to have snacks or other food items for every 2 or 3 hours resulting in number of cases of indigestion increasing day by day.

Sharks live for 100 years like human beings.


If the roof of your mouth is narrow, you are more prone to snore since you are not getting enough oxygen through your nose.

Rainbow looks different to every person who sees it.


Thomas Jeffersan was the first American president  to serve french fries in the white house.


A frog uses its eyeball to help it swallow.



The great wall of china spans roughly 4,500 miles {7,242 kilometers}


Most rocks are hard,but not all of them.Some rocks, such as those made of mineral calcite, are soft enough to scratch with finger nail.


Canyons, a deep,narrow valley carved by erosion, are often formed by water,ice, or wind erosion.



Some rocks float. Pumice forms when the lava cools quickly and air bubbles form. The bubbles make the rock less dense than water, so it floats.