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285. Fact
Fish are the only vertebrates that outnumber birds.

311. Fact
Cyclones
A low pressure system area in which the wind blows spirally inward.

13879. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Chemistry
Year : 1953
Name : hermann staudinger
Country : germany.

12291. Element
Element : beryllium
Symbol : be
Atomic no. : 4
Melting Point (deg c) : 1287
Boiling Point (deg c) : 2471
Discoverer : vauquelin (1798)

4086. Fact
The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. It was adopted as the international signal for distress in 1912, and the Titanic struck the iceberg in April of that year.

8594. Fact
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game

2994. Fact
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

10310. Fact
The city of Venice stands on about 120 small islands.

849. Fact
Dr. Alexander woods invented the hypodermic syringe in 1882.

2469. Fact
The Old English word for "sneeze" is "fneosan."

10522. Fact
There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri

15162. Town - Industry
Town : gopalpur-on-sea
State : orrisa
Industry : guided missiles centre.

12187. Country - Industries
Country : malaysia
Industries : rubber, tin, timber, petroleum.

5316. Fact
The Arctic Tern, which is a small bird, can fly a round trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. This can be as long as twenty thousand miles per year. This is the longest migration for a bird

6048. Fact
The Statue of Liberty's mouth is 3 feet wide.

7989. Fact
Polaris is the closest visible star to true north and is thus referred to as the North Star. By sometime around the year 2100, the wobble of the Earth's axis will slowly begin pointing the North Pole away from Polaris. By the year 14,000 A.D., the new North Star will be Vega.

15184. Unit
Unit : barrel fluid (bbl)
Formula : 31.5*gallon
in si : 0.11924
si unit : m3
in cgs : 119240
cgs unit : cm3
Category : volume.

1099. Fact
80% of Publishers' Clearing House $10 million winners did not purchase any magazine subscriptions!

1207. Fact
A rat can fall from a five story building without injury.

13388. Medical Invention
Medical Invention : treatment of rabies; cure of hydrophobia
Inventor : pasteur, louis

8978. Fact
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

1567. Fact
Females learn to talk earlier, use sentences earlier, and learn to read more quickly than males.

13845. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Chemistry
Year : 1911
Name : marie curie
Country : poland - france.

9313. Fact
The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.

5083. Fact
Bees can see ultraviolet light.

13080. Invention
Invention : dishwasher
Year : 1886
Inventor : josephine cochrane
Country : us.

424. Fact
Self-determination
Right of a nation deciding its own form of government, its political destiny or independence.

12070. Book
Book : winston churchill
Author : clive ponting.

6967. Fact
The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland

13637. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Physiology or Medicine
Year : 1954
Name : john f. enders
Country : united states.
Name : frederick c. robbins
Country : united states.
Name : thomas h. weller
Country : united states.

3054. Fact
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.

6311. Fact
On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day

3791. Fact
The left lung is smaller than the right lung to make room for the heart.

754. Fact
A diamond's weight is measured in carats. Originally, one carat equalled the weight of one seed from a loaf of st. John's bread. It was changed in 1931 that the exact weight was to be 0.2 grams.

5924. Animal Facts
The caterpillar of the polyphemus moth in North America eats 86,000 times its own birthweight in the first 56 days of its life. It's equal to a human baby eating 270 tonnes (nearly 600,000 pounds) of food!

3228. Fact
On average, there is about three molecules of ozone for every 10 million air molecules.

11689. Book
Book : many worlds
Author : k.p.s. menon.

9353. Fact
Coffee beans were chewed for more than 400 years before the first cup of coffee was brewed

375. Fact
Sterling area
Group of countries of commonwealth (except canada) keeping their reserves in sterling and not gold or dollars.

6419. Fact
Cat's urine glows under a black-light.

10572. Fact
King George I could not speak English.

6623. Fact
The rarest coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak, which is found in Indonesia. It cost about $300 a pound

57. Fact
Even small noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate.

596. Fact
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

13777. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Literature
Year : 1992
Name : derek walcott
Country : west indies.

12199. Desert
Desert : australian desert
Area : 15,50,000 sq. km.
Territories : australia, great victoria, simpson, etc.

12670. Gland
Gland : adrenal cortex
Hormone : glucocorticoids (cortisol) mineralocorticoids (aldosterone).

3085. Fact
Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away

15044. Terminology
Terminology :
genealogy : the study of family ancestries and histories.

5913. Fact
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk

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  • If you were given a sitooterie what would you do with it ? . Answer ..
  • English Grammar
    Basic English Usage
    Discourse means 'pieces of language longer than a sentence'. Some words and expressions are used to show how discourse is constructed. They can show the connection between something we have said and something we are going to say; or they can show the connection between what somebody else has said and what we are saying; or they can show what we think about what we are saying; or why we are talking. Here are some common examples of these 'discourse markers'.
  • by the way
  • We use by the way to introduce a new subject of conversation.
    1 Nice day. 1 Yes, isn't it? By the way have you heard from Peter?'
  • talking about ...
  • We use this to join one piece of conversation to another.
    I played tennis with Mary yesterday.' 'Oh, yes. Talking about Mary, do you know she's going to get married?'
  • firstly, secondly, thirdly; first of all; to start with
  • We use these to show the structure of what we are saying.
    Firstly, we need somewhere to live. Secondly, we need to find work. And thirdly, . . .
    'What are you going to do?' 'Well, to start with I'm going to buy a newspaper. '
  • all the same, yet, still, on the other hand, however
  • These show a contrast with something that was said before.
    'She's not working very well.' All the same, she's trying hard. '
    He says he's a socialist, and yet he's got two houses and a Rolls Royce.
    It's not much of aflat. Still, it's home.
    'Shall we go by car or train?' 'Well, it's quicker by train. On the other hand, it's cheaper by car.'
    Jane fell down the stairs yesterday. However, she didn't really hurt herself.
  • anyway, anyhow, at any rate
  • These can mean 'what was said before is not important the main point is:
    I'm not sure what time I'll arrive: maybe half past seven or a quarter to eight. Anyway, I'll be there before eight.
    What a terrible experience! Anyhow, you're all right that's the main thing.
  • mind you
  • To introduce an exception to what was said before.
    I don't like the job at all, really, Mind you, the money's good.
  • I mean
  • We say this when we are going to make things clearer, or give more details.
    It was a terrible evening. I mean, they all sat round and talked politics for hours.
  • kind of, sort of
  • To show that we are not speaking very exactly.
    I sort of think we ought to start going home, perhaps, really.
  • let me see, well
  • To give the speaker time to think.
    'How much are you selling it for?' Well, let me see, . . . '
  • well
    • To make agreement or disagreement 'softer', less strong.
      'Do you like it?' Well, yes, it's all right. '
      'Can I borrow your car?' Well, no, I'm afraid you can't. '
  • I suppose
    • To make a polite enquiry.
      I suppose you re not free this evening?
      To show unwilling agreement.
      'Can you help me?' I suppose so.
  • I'm afraid
    • To say that one is sorry to give bad news.
      Do you speak German?' I'm afraid I don't.'
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