Saturday, February 20, 2010

Did you know

  • Wild bull, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros are the Africa's Big Five
  • The honorary members of the Oscar Awards Committee are more than 6000
  • Hurricanes and Tornadoes travel in the clockwise direction in the Earth's Southern Hemisphere and in the anti-clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was a marathon swimmer.
  • Orville Wright, one of the inventors of the aeroplane used to mark serial numbers on the eggs laid down by his hen and ate them in the same chronolgical order.
  • There are 1200 doors to the Spain's Escorial Palace.
  • there are about 1040 islands around Great Britain
  • A Microwave oven consumes 1 KWH of power for 20 minutes of operation. The same amount of power is consumed by a television in 3 hours. A 100W bulb will glow for 12 hours using the same power. An electric watch consuming the same power shows time for three months.
  • In 1311 A.D Persia's Rashid Eddin published the first history book.
  • There are two types of Cannibals- Exocannibals who eat enemies and unknown people; Endocannibals who eat other cannibals within their own community.
  • In 1781, when Willaim Hershel discovered a planet he named it as 'Georgium cidium'. In 1850, the same was renamed as 'Uranus' by England king George III.
  • When we see an aeroplane travelling at a high altitude we see a cloud tailing the path of the plane and it is called 'Con Trail'.
  • Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone never spoke to his mother or wife over the phone because both of them were deaf.
  • Barbie doll has four sisters - Skipper, Stacy, Kelly and Chrissie.
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source: Eenadu newspaper magazine

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