Did You Know That ........??
There are so many interesting facts which most of us are not aware of. Twenty such facts are here to enrich your knowledge base.
Twenty Interesting Facts
• A piece of buttered toast contains about 315 kJ of energy. With that energy you could jog for six minutes or cycle for ten minutes.
• Sea is laden with gold. The amount of gold in all the oceans together is estimated to be as much as 25 billion ounces.
• One tiny piece of gold which weighs less than 1 gram can be beaten and converted into a sheet of nearly 2 sq.mt.
• On the day Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of telephone) was buried, the entire US telephone system was shut down for 1 minute in tribute.
• 15% of the world’s fresh water flows down the Amazon river.
• The largest machine in the world is a coal digger in Ham Bach, West Germany. It is 220 mts long and 85 mts high, i.e. as tall as a 30-storey building.
• Astronauts can become about 5 cm taller while they are in space due to the absence of gravity.
• It is possible to see a rainbow as a complete circle from an aeroplane.
• Quick silver is not silver, but it is another name of mercury. It is so heavy that piece of iron floats on its surface.
• Some species of bamboo grow at a rate of 3ft per day.
• The current official Hawaiian alphabet consists of only 13 letters.
• The word “set” has the maximum number of definitions in the English language.
• The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!
* The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people.
• Humans are born with 350 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.
• Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle, as revealed by the Russian autopsy of his body.
• The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty-five miles long.
* ‘Typewriter’, is the longest word that can be made only using one row on the keyboard.
• The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
• In the courts of the Roman Empire, instead of swearing an oath on a bible, men swore to the truth on their statements while holding their genitals. Hence the word ‘testify’, originated from ‘testicles’.