Sandeep Kumar

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Really Great

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on October 16, 2010

The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross

In August 1999, Lori Lynn Lomeli set a record by spinning 82 Hula Hoops at the same time for three full revolutions

The wheelbarrow was invented by the Chinese.

The colour blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones

Over 20 million BluBlocker sunglasses have been sold since its debut in 1986. They now come in over 100 different styles

Crabs have very small hairs on their claws and other parts of their body to help detect water currents and vibrations

In 1962, the first Wal-Mart opened up in Rogers, Arkansas

Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste

Vampire bat saliva has been responsible for many advances in research into stroke recovery

During the making of the the movie “Fight Club,” actor Brad Pitt chipped his tooth. However, he did not get his tooth capped until after the movie was done filming as he thought it would look better chipped for his character

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted peoplewithout killing them used to burn their houses down – hence theexpression “toget fired.”

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose

The word “checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah-Mat,” which means the king is dead

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee

A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea

Bourbon was first made by a Baptist minsister from Bourbon County in Kentucky in 1789. That is where it got its name

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites

McDonald restaurants serve food and drink to an amazing 43 million customers on a daily basis

The game Monopoly was once very popular in Cuba; however, Fidel Castro ordered that all games be destroyed

Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout

During the era of Louis XIV, women used lemons to redden their lips

70% of the poor people in the world are female

The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet

The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily

The biggest pumpkin the world weighs 1,337.6 pounds

The highest consumption of Pizza occurs during Super Bowl week

During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore

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