10946. BookBook : adversary in the house
Author : lrving stone.
14546. PhobiaPhobia :
vitricophobia : fear of step-father.
3220. FactIn 1982, Larry Walters tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in Los Angeles and climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet
12473. Food FactsOrangutan lips used to be a delicacy in Vietnam.
9937. FactThe desert tortoise can live without having to drink any water. It extracts the water it needs from the vegetation it eats
9411. FactThere are an estimated 2,500 collisions between birds and planes each year in the US
6713. FactThe mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white, due to low budget.
15123. TerminologyTerminology :
spectroscope : the study of matter and energy by the use of spectroscope.
15282. UnitUnit : month(mo or mon)
Formula : year/12
in si : 2629743
si unit : sec
in cgs : 2629743
cgs unit : sec
Category : time_interval.
9972. FactIn 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.
11522. BookBook : indian mansions
Author : sarah tiloston.
4283. FactTexas is the only state that allows its residents to cast absentee ballots from space. This is because the Houston Space Center is home to most of the United States' astronauts;
5345. Animal FactsSharks have special organs in their snouts and elsewhere that let them detect the electric fields produced by living animals. They can then home in on the animals to eat them.
11099. BookBook : breaking the silence
Author : anees jung.
9826. FactAmericans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year
4595. FactIf all the insects in the world were put on a scale, they would out weigh all creatures
13795. Nobel PrizeNobel Prize : Economics
Year : 1969
Name : ragnar frisch
Country : norway
Name : jan tinbergen
Country : netherlands.
570. FactTwo million mites live in your bed.
3219. FactThe Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years
13758. Nobel PrizeNobel Prize : Literature
Year : 1973
Name : patrick white
Country : australia.
10835. Body FactsFor a work entitled Self, created in 1991, English sculptor Marc Quinn made a copy of his head, moulded from his own deep-frozen blood. Quinn collected almost 4 litres (8 pints) of his blood over five months, poured it into a mould of his head and froze it.
6585. FactJapan uses the most energy per year than any other country.
11901. BookBook : ram charit manas
Author : tulsidas.
13056. InventionInvention : computed tomography (ct scan, cat scan)
Year : 1972
Inventor : godfrey hounsfield, allan cormack
Country : uk, us.
10268. FactIt takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach
11927. BookBook : reminiscences
Author : thomas carlyle.
2342. FactThe estimated number of M & M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.
1425. FactCats have over 100 vocal sounds, whereas dogs only have about 10.
9887. FactIn ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis
8184. FactIn Kentucky you need a license to walk around nude on your property.
5212. FactAn average person consumes the equivalent of 26 gallons of milk a year, including almost 28 pounds of cheese
6848. FactWhat we call the sky is merely the limit of our vision into the atmosphere. The sky, like the horizon, is always as far away as one can see.
1331. FactArmored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
11961. BookBook : sands of time
Author : sidney sheldon.
10388. FactNearly 50% of the world s scientists are assigned to military projects.
14666. Research centerResearch center : central mechanical engineering research institute
Place : durgapur (west bengal).
6956. FactThere are 2,598,960 five-card hands possible in a 52-card deck of cards.
13583. Nobel PrizeNobel Prize : Physics
Year : 2000
Name : zhores i. alferov
Country : russia.
Name : herbert kroemer
Country : germany.
Name : jack s. kilby
Country : united states.
974. FactMore than 250 people have fallen from the leaning tower of pisa since the year 1174.
8376. FactThe largest baseball card collection, 200,000 cards, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
4840. FactThe first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950
803. FactDumdum bullets are named after the city where the ammunition is manufactured, dumdum, india.
5361. FactOur eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears. never stop growing
9621. FactDuring the holiday season, approximately $220 million worth of Poinsettias are sold
5117. FactGardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones
4597. FactArmadillos breed in July, but get pregnant in November after delaying implantation. This allows the young to be born during the spring when there is an abundance of food
10520. FactThe most famous movie theatre is the Chinese Theatre located in Los Angeles, USA
11337. BookBook : farewell to a ghost
Author : manoj das.
10371. FactThe aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose
9467. FactFormer U.S. president Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard in his youth at a beach near Dixon, Illinois and saved over 77 lives
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