The population of the Earth has more than doubled since 1950.
2502. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : sir sarvepalli radhakrishnan
second president, first vice president, philosopher.
Year : 1954
Region : tamil nadu.
The Prime Minister cannot speak in Th House of Commons without permission
The Puritans forbade the singing of Christmas carols.
The Queen Elizabeth ship burns a gallon of oil to move 1 foot
The RAM required to run WordPerfect for Win95 is 8 times the amount needed aboard the space shuttle.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great phaoroh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
2509. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : pandit bhimsen joshi
hindustani classical vocalist
Year : 2008
Region : karnataka.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great Pharoh Ramses II, who fathered over 160 children.
The real name of the "I've fallen and I can't get up" lady is Edith Fore.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of old when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
The record distance for cherry pit spitting is 95 feet, 7 inches.
The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.
The revolving door was invented in 1888
The right lung takes in more air than the left.
2517. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : ustad bismillah khan
classical shehnai maestro
Year : 2001
Region : bihar.
The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey" came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would crack and break off... Thus the saying.
The search engine Google got its name from the word ‘googol’, which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it.
The second longest word in the English language is "antidisestablishmenterianism".
The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!
The serial number of the first MAC ever produced was 2001
The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.
The sound of knuckles cracking is generated by imploding synovial fluid.
The Speaker of the House of Commons is not allowed to speak opinion.
The speed of a typical raindrop is 7 miles per hour.
2527. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : lata mangeshkar
play back singer
Year : 2001
Region : maharashtra.
the starfish is the only animal that can turn it's stomach inside out.
The state of Florida is bigger than England!
2530. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : gopinath bordoloi
posthumous, freedom fighter
Year : 1999
Region : assam.
The state of Wyoming is named after a valley in Pennsylvania.
The state with the longest coastline in the U.S. is Michigan.
The state with the longest coastline in the US is Michigan.
The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terrabytes.
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.
The sun is NOT the biggest star in the universe.
The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79cm?
The surface area of the Earth is 197,000,000 square miles
The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The symbol on the 'pound' key (#) is called an octothorpe.
2541. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : amartya sen
nobel laureate (economics, 1998)
Year : 1999
Region : west bengal.
The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all t
The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
The term 'Rock N' Roll' was coined in 1951
The term 'The Real McCoy' was coined in the 1880's
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The "crack" of a whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.
The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.
Mythological Creatures and Shapeshifters
Rules to play Hiking
Top Players in MLB History
Benefits of Arugula
Homemade Christmas Food Gifts
Good Luck Charms From Around The World
Many people believe walking under a ladder propped up against a wall brings bad luck. This is because walking under a ladder is said to break the unity of the three member unit represented by a triangle (#22) either the family (two parents and a child) or the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). If you do walk under a ladder, fix your luck by crossing your fingers and spitting through its rungs three times. (Bonus fact! Ancient Egyptians included ladders in dead peoples tombs to help them reach heaven.)