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Do You Believe GOD…

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on September 28, 2010

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India Facts

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on May 12, 2010

Did you know ?

India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.

When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).

The four religions born in India, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world’s population.

India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.

India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.

The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.

Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India’s wealth.

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.

The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.

IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdish Bose and not Marconi.

The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.

India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence without violence.

India has the second largest pool of Scientists and Engineers in the World.

Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12(10 to the power of 12).

Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages.

The World’s first university was established in Takshashila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.

India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

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Strange Facts

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on May 12, 2010

Did you know ?

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish have 200.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!

The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

Slugs have 4 noses!

Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!

It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!

Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!

Americans consume almost half of the world’s annual chocolate products

Every Russian and American space voyage has included chocolate bars.

Chocolate is not particularly high in caffeine. You would have to eat ten chocolate bars to get the same amount of caffeine as you find in a single cup of coffee.

Chocolate is good for you — unfortunately, its additives aren’t! Pure cocoa powder is full of iron and antioxidants. Add sugar or butter, though, and the calories begin to mount.

In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

Human body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing.

The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18mph.

Each rubber molecule is made of 65,000 individual atoms.

One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth.

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Funny Facts

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on May 12, 2010

Did you know ?

It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.

The tentacles of the giant Arctic jellyfish can reach 120 feet (36.6 meters) in length.

Gold-wrapped chocolate coins commemorate St Nicholas who gave bags of gold coins to the poor.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

A car traveling 100 mph would take more than 29 million years to reach the nearest star.

The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles.

The stonefish, which lives off the coast of Australia, is the most poisonous fish in the world.

Almonds are members of the peach family.

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on watch is 10:10.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.

Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.

Wayne’s World was filmed in two weeks.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Canada is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.

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