4206. Fact
During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced.

4207. Fact
85.7% of statisics are made up.

4208. Fact
The bands on hats trace back to the custom of knights wearing their lady loves' scarves around their helmets.

4209. Fact
Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women

4210. Fact
Carpet slippers were created by thrifty housewives who found other uses for old, worn-out pieces of carpet.

4211. Fact
There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in your feet.

4212. Fact
The Venus flytrap feeds primarily on ants, not flies.

4213. Fact
The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

4214. Fact
The soundtrack to Oklahoma was the first album to sell one million copies on August 18, 1958.

4215. Fact
In North America there are approximately 618 roller coasters

4216. Fact
The largest cereal company in the world is Quaker Oats, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

4217. Fact
One in five Americans move homes every year

4218. Fact
Canada declared national beauty contests canceled as of 1992, claiming they were degrading to women.

4219. Fact
Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages

4220. Fact
It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

4221. Fact
When a predator is chasing an impala, a type of antelope, it runs in a zig zag formation jumping as high as three metres

4222. Fact
Haggis, the national dish of Scotland: take the heart, liver, lungs, and small intestine of a calf or sheep, boil them in the stomach of the animal, season with salt, pepper and onions, add suet and oatmeal.

4223. Fact
Montreal was named after a local mountain Mont Royal.

4224. Fact
In Mel Brooks''Silent Movie,'mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.

4225. Fact
The Pantheon is the largest building from ancient Rome that survives intact.

4226. Fact
Although white wine can be produced from both red and white grapes, red wine can only be created from red grapes

4227. Fact
Dolphins can look in different directions with each eye. They can sleep with one eye open.

4228. Fact
President Lyndon Johnson used to smoke three packs of cigarettes a day

4229. Fact
Another way to say every 9 years is Novennial

4230. Fact
A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface.

4231. Fact
In one day, a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs in one day

4232. Fact
The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.

4233. Fact
The top selling song of all time is Elton John's tribute to the late Princess Diana. Candle in the Wind 1997 has sold over 35 million copies worldwide

4234. Fact
Devon, England has about 33,000 miles of hedgerows, more hedgerows than any other country

4235. Fact
In Alaska, it is illegal to look at a moose from a flying vehicle.

4236. Fact
On average, 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the adult scalp

4237. Fact
In 1920, Eugene Debs, a Socialist, received 920,000 votes for president of the United States even though he ran his entire campaign from prison.

4238. Fact
56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball games each year.

4239. Fact
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

4240. Fact
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation

4241. Fact
Barbies full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

4242. Fact
The only species of turtle that lives in the open ocean is the sea turtle

4243. Fact
Carrots have zero fat content.

4244. Fact
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one leg front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all 4 legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

4245. Fact
The word super to a beekeeper refers to the hive box where the honey is stored

4246. Fact
54% of men say that orgies are hot.

4247. Fact
Whale oil was used in some car transmissions until 1973

4248. Fact
A mother in Sydney, Australia, gave birth to twins 56 days apart and in different years; one was born in 17th December'1952 and the other on 10th February'1953.

4249. Fact
A diet high in fat is said to impede memory

4250. Fact
Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India

4251. Fact
Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States.

4252. Fact
It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver 15; fox 15 to 25; ermine 150; chinchilla 60 to 100.

4253. Fact
To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains.

4254. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : jawaharlal nehru
first prime minister, freedom fighter, author.
Year : 1955
Region : uttar pradesh.

4255. Fact
What you find when you shave the striped fur off of a tiger? Striped skin.



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    How Sound is Produced

    If one investigates the source of any sound, he will always find that it is due to motion of some kind. A sudden noise is traced to the fall of an object, or to an explosion, or to a collision; in fact, is due to the motion of matter. A piano gives out sound whenever a player strikes the keys and sets in motion the various wires within the piano; speech and song are caused by the motion of chest, vocal cords, and lips.

    If a large dinner bell is rung, its motion or vibration may be felt on touching it with the finger. If a tuning fork is made to give forth sound by striking it against the knee, or hitting it with a rubber hammer, and is then touched to the surface of water, small sprays of water will be thrown out, showing that the prongs of the fork are in rapid motion. (A rubber hammer is made by putting a piece of glass tubing through a rubber cork.)

    If a light cork ball on the end of a thread is brought in contact with a sounding fork, the ball does not remain at rest, but vibrates back and forth, being driven by the moving prongs.

    These simple facts lead us to conclude that all sound is due to the motion of matter, and that a sounding body of any kind is in rapid motion.

    FIG. - Sprays of water show that the fork is in motion.

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