It was the left shoe that Cinderella lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her. It was originally the right.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
Santa Claus has a brother named Bells Nicholas who brings presents to children on New Year's Eve.
The first bath tub to be installed in the white house was during the time of Millard Fillmore.
The word Checkmate in chess comes from the Persian phrase Shah Mat, which means the king (shah) is dead (mat).
A squash ball moving at 150 kilometers per hour has the same impact of a .22 bullet
The first company that Bill Gates ever ran created machines that would record the number of cars passing a given point on a street.
Kikkoman soy sauce was originated in 1630 in Japan.
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Original name : ernest rutherford
Also known as : father of nuclear physics..
Male lions somtimes kill their own kids if they seem like a threat or take the attention of their mate.
Badgers and coyotes hunt ground squirrels together. The badger tracks the squirrel and digs into its tunnels, and the coyote catches it when it tries to escape.
The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937
The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word Qutun.
The word 'set'has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
Annually 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States
The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens
Water that is safe to drink is referred to as POTABLE
Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
Some Chinese chopsticks contain gold as on of their materials
The only state to grow pineapples is Hawaii
Laika the dog, was the first living thing which was sent to space.
About 10% of the 100,000 thunderstorms that occur in the USA every year are classified as severe.
Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space
There is a city called Rome in every continent.
The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames.
On average a person passes gas 14 times a day
The meaning of Siberia is sleeping land.
On average, every American consumes 109 pounds of beef a year.
The Australian box-jellyfish has eight eyes
Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps in 1840
Only full-grown male crickets can chirp.
The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.
Six ounces of orange juice contains the minimum daily requirement for vitamin C.
More than 100 professional cyclists participate in the Tour de France every year and the race is over 3,200 kilometers
Six eight-stud Lego pieces can be combined 102,981,500 ways.
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Original name : dadabhai naoroji
Also known as : grand old man of india; father of indian politics and economics..
There are at least two words in the English language that use all of the vowels, in the correct order, and end in the letter Y: abstemiously and facetiously.
Kim Basinger fears large crowds. She even locked herself in her house for 4 months because of this fear.
Corned beef got its name because this beef was preserved with pellets of salt that were the size of corn kernels, which was also referred to as corns of salt
Pollen never deteriorates. It is one of the few natural substances that lasts indefinitely.
Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes
The average person ingests about a ton of food and drink each year.
The numbers 172 can be found on the back of a US $5 bill, in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln memorial.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were the two left-handed Beatles.
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Trevi Fountain or Fontana di Trevi Italy
Standing 25.9 meters 85 feet high and 19.8 meters 65 feet wide Trevi Fountain Fontana di Trevi is one of the most beautiful sculptures in Rome Italy. It was ordered in 1732 by Clemens XII and thirty years later his predecessor Clemens XIII christened it. The fountain has Neptune or Oceanus in the middle and two tritons one trying to tame a fiery horse symbolizing the rough sea and one blowing a shell horn symbolizing the quiet sea.Trevi became famous for a scene in Fellini La Dolce Vita when Anita Ekberg takes a late night bath in the fountain. There also a legend saying that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain you will return to Rome.
Look at this list of common weather words. Notice that it is very common to form adjectives by adding ‘-y’.Note:
When it rains for a short period of time, we call it a shower, e.g. We had several showers yesterday afternoon.
When it is raining a lot we often say it’s pouring or it’s pouring with rain. This phrase is much more common than ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’, which many students seem to learn.
People round the world have different ideas about temperature:
5°C (five degrees centigrade) is freezing for many Brazilians.
-10°C (minus ten degrees or ten degrees below zero) is very cold but quite normal in the mountains in Switzerland during the winter when it usually snows a lot.
30-35°C is boiling for England and very unusual, but it is very common in parts of Spain during the summer.
The first word here is very gentle; the last is more than 100 km per hour and can be very dangerous.
a breeze a wind a strong wind a gale a hurricane
It was a hot day but there was a lovely breeze.
The wind blew my hat off.
The hurricane in Florida destroyed trees and buildings.
A spell (= period) of very hot weather often ends with a thunderstorm. First it becomes very humid (= hot and wet), then you get thunder and lightning, and finally, very heavy rain (= it pours with rain). Afterwards, it is usually cooler and it feels fresher.