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Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard (hp) ?

A. Rajiv Gupta

Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today's
computers run on it)?
A. Vinod Dahm

Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?

A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Azim Premji, who is the CEO
of Wipro Industries.
The Sultan of Brunei is at 6 th position now.

Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 web based email
A. Sabeer Bhatia

Q. Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator of program
languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?
A. Arun Netravalli

Q. Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to
iron out all initial problems?
A. Sanjay Tejwrika

Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
A. Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.

Q. We Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even faring better
than the whites and the natives.
There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA (1.5% of population). YET,
*38% of doctors in USA are Indians.
* 12% scientists in USA are Indians.
* 36% of NASA scientists are Indians.
* 34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.
* 28% of IBM employees are Indians.
* 17% of INTEL scientists are Indians.
* 13% of XEROX employees are! Indians.

Some of the following facts may be known to you. These facts were recently published in
a German magazine, which deals withWORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA.

1. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
2. India invented the Number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
3. The world's first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500
students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of
Nalanda built in the 4 th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient
India in the field of education.
4. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer
5. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
6. Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken and
underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest empire on earth.
7. The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The very word
"Navigation" is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
8. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of
what is now k! nown as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars have last year (1999)
officially published that Budhayan's works dates to the 6 th Century which is long before
the European mathematicians.

9. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India . Quadratic equations were by
Sridharacharya in the 11 th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used
were 106 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 10 53.

10. According to the Gemmological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the
only source of diamonds to the world.

11. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst
academics that the pioneer of wireless communication was Professor Jagdeesh Bose and
not Marconi.

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

13.Chess was invented in India .

14. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time
conducted surgeries like cesareans, cataract, fractures and urinary stones. Usage of
anaesthesia was well known in ancient India .

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

16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC Quotes
about India .
We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile
scientific discovery could have been made.ALBERT ELINSTEIN. India is the cradle of
the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother
of legend and the great grand mother of tradition. Mark Twain If there is one place on the
face of earth where all dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest
days when man began the dream of existence, it is India . French scholar Romain
Rolland. India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever
having to send a single soldier across her border. Hu Shih (former Chinese ambassador to


BUT, if we don't see even a glimpse of that great India in the India that we see today, it
clearly means that we are not working up to our potential; and that if we do, we could
once again be an evershining and inspiring country setting a bright path for rest of the
world to follow.

I hope you enjoyed it...

All this are wierd yet true .. Add yours also if you know any
01. A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
02. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
03. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
04. A snail can sleep for three years.
05. All Polar bears are left-handed.

06. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad
served in first-class.
07. Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
08. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

09. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6
years of age.
10. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

11. Butterflies taste with their feet.

12. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.
13. Cat's urine glows under a black light.
14. China has more English speakers than the United States.
15. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
16. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

17. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

18. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
19. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
20. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
21. I am. is the shortest complete sentence in the English language....

22. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven
feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck.
23. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end
because of the rate of reproduction.

25. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the
energy of an atomic bomb.
26. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.
27. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough
sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
28. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

29. In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their
eyebrows and eyelashes.
30. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
31. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
32. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
33. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory
workers in Malaysia combined.

35. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
36. No word in the English language rhymes with month.
37. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
38. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

39. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the '30s
lobbied against hemp farmers, they saw it as competition.
40. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

41. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop
42. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

43. Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

44. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
45. Starfish haven't got brains.
46. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
47. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
48. The average human eats eight spiders in their lifetime at night.

49. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

50. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel
that it burns.
51. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
52. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt
blood 30 feet.
53. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

54. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The
female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
55. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
56. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

57. 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.
58. The sentence, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the
English language.

59. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar
surrendered after 38 minutes.
60. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
61. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word
you want.
62. The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to

63. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
64. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row
of the keyboard.
65. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
67. You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
68. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

69. You share your birthday with at least nine million other people in the world.

Intresting Nokia Facts
* Unlike other modern day handsets, Nokia phones do not automatically start the call
timer when the call is connected, but start it when the call is initiated. (Except for Series
60 based handsets like the Nokia 6600)

* The name of the town of Nokia originated from the river which flowed through the
town. The river itself, Nokianvirta, was named after the old Finnish word originally
meaning sable, later pine marten. A species of this small, black-furred predatory animal
was once found in the region, but it is now extinct.

* The native Finnish pronunciation of “Nokia” is [ˈÉ™], i.e. stress on the first
syllable and all vowels short. English (U.S.) speakers often pronounce the name as
[ˈnoÊŠ.ki.É™] or [noʊˈkiË?.É™] (putting the stress on the middle syllable).

* The “Special” tone available to users of Nokia phones when receiving SMS (text
messages) is actually Morse code for “SMS”. Similarly, the “Ascending” SMS tone is
Morse code for “Connecting People,” Nokia’s slogan. The “Standard” SMS tone is Morse
code for “M” (Message).

* The ringtone “Nokia tune” is actually based on a 19th century guitar work named “Gran
Vals” by Spanish musician Francisco Tárrega. The Nokia Tune was originally named
“Grande Valse” on Nokia phones but was changed to “Nokia Tune” around 1998 when it
became so well known that people referred to it as the “Nokia Tune.”

* Nokia is sometimes called aikon (Nokia backwards) by non-Nokia mobile phone users
and by mobile software developers, because “aikon” is used in various SDK software
packages, including Nokia’s own Symbian S60 SDK.

* Nokia sponsored several pan-European Alternate Reality Games from 1999 to 2005,
under the name Nokia Game. These were used to promote their latest phones, as well as
introducing the ARG format to Europe.

* Nokia was listed as the 20th most admirable company worldwide in Fortune’s list of
2006 (1st in network communications, 4th non-US company).[7]

* Nokia is currently the world’s largest digital camera manufacturer, as the sales of its
camera-equipped mobile phones have exceeded those of any conventional camera

* In the mobile phone market, Nokia is in direct competition with Motorola, Sony
Ericsson, Samsung Electronics, LG, Philips, Kyocera, SAGEM, among others.

* The Nokia corporate font (typeface) is the AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans font, originally
designed by Eric Spiekermann. Previously in advertising and in its mobile phone User’s
Guides Nokia mostly used the Agfa Rotis Sans font.

- Since Mobira Senator car phone introduction in 1982 to the Nokia 2652 introduction
today, Nokia has introduced around 400 phone models to all major analogue and digital

- Nokia's first iconic product, the Nokia 2100 series that was introduced in 1994, sold
nearly 20 million units in its time.

- The world's best-selling phone, the Nokia 3310 / 3330 sold 126 million units from its
launch in 2000 until its "retirement" earlier this year. For comparison, the combined total
of all Nokia phones sold between 1991 and 1998 is 100 million.

- If all the Nokia 3310/3330 phones sold were laid end-to-end, the line would stretch
from Helsinki, Finland to Santiago, Chile - over 13,500 kilometers.

- In 1991 Nokia sold 800 000 phones. In 2004, it manufactured 207.7 million phones,
which equals 6.5 phones per second.

- Nokia consumes 100 billion components on annual level. On average, one phone
includes up to 400 components.

Milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter, who sold the concept to his neighbour
Henri Nestlé.

An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.

Forks, mostly being two-tined, used to known as "split spoons."

TIP is the acronym for "To Insure Promptness."

The world's oldest existing eatery opened in Kai-Feng, China in 1153.

Coffee is the seed of a cherry from the tree genus Coffea

Melba toast is named after Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931).

Three quarters of fish caught are eaten - the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap,
margarine and fertilizer.

The world's most expensive jam (jelly) is Confiture de groselles. It is a redcurrant jam
(jelly) from a 14th century recipe made in the tiny French town of Bar-Le-Duc.

In September 1999 Dustin Philips of the US set a Guinness World Record by drinking a
400 ml (14-oz) bottle of tomato sauce through a straw in 33 seconds.

To make one kilo of honey bees have to visit 4 million flowers, traveling a distance equal
to 4 times around the earth.

Botanically speaking, the banana is a herb and the tomato is a fruit.

Bananas are the world's most popular fruit after tomatoes. In western countries, they
could account for 3% of a grocer's total sales.

Bananas consistently are the number one compliant of grocery shoppers. Most people
complain when bananas are overripe or even freckled. The fact is that spotted bananas are
sweeter, with a sugar content of more than 20%, compared with 3% in a green banana.

Approximately 44 million tons of bananas are produced annually, compared to more than
60 million tomatoes. Apples are the third most popular (36 million tons), then oranges (34
million tons) and watermelons (22 million tons).

The scientific term for the common tomato is lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means
"wolf peach."

There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.

The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced.

Over the last 40 years food production actually increased faster than population.

The number of people who starved to death in the last 25 years of the 20th century is less
than the number who starved to death in the last 25 years of the 19th century.

In the Middle Ages, sugar was a treasured luxury costing 9 times as much as milk.

Of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion
are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes.

Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.

In 1994, Chicago artist Dwight Kalb sent David Letterman a statue of Madonna, made of
180lb of ham.

Wine is sold in tinted bottles because wine spoils when exposed to light.

Approximately one billion snails are served in restaurants annually.

Vitamin A is known to prevent "night blindness," and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A.
One carrot provides more than 200% of recommended daily intake of Vitamin A.

Carrots have zero fat content.

Maria Ann Smith introduced the Granny Smith apple in 1838.

Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea
leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.

The first European to encounter tea was the Portuguese Jesuit Jasper de Cruz in 1560.

Ice tea was introduced in 1904 at the World's Fair in St. Louis.

The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.

In the 1950's some 80% of chickens in Europe and the US were free-ranging. By 1980, it
was only 1%. Today, about 13% of chickens in the West are free-ranging.

An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavour are caused
by their smell.

Americans eat twice as much meat as Europeans, gobbling up some 50kg (110 lb) per

The tall chef's hat is called a toque.

The term "soda water" was coined in 1798.

The soda fountain was patented by Samuel Fahnestock in 1819, with the first bottled soda
water available in 1835.

The first ice-cream soda was sold in 1874 in the US.

The first cola-flavoured beverage was introduced in 1881.

Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, Georgia by Dr. John S. Pemberton in 1886.

Pepsi-Cola was invented by Caleb Bradham in 1890 as "Brad's Drink" as a digestive aid
and energy booster. In was renamed as Pepsi-Cola in 1989.

In 1929, the Howdy Company introduced its "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas,"
which became 7 Up. 7 Up was invented by Charles Leiper Grigg.

The first diet soft drink, called the "No-Cal Beverage" was launched in 1952.

Aluminum cans were introduced in 1957 and two years later the first diet cola was sold.

The pull-ring tab was invented in 1962 and the re-sealable top in 1965.

Plastic bottles were first used for soft drinks in 1970.

The Polyethylene Terephthalate bottle was introduced in 1973.

The stay-on tab was invented in 1974.

China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year. 25 million trees are chopped down to make 'em

Chocolate is the number one foodstuff flavour in the world, beating vanilla and banana by

Watermelons are 97% water, lettuce 97%, tomatoes 95%, carrots 90%, and bread 30%.
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we
recommend it daily." -Zig Ziglar.

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The word millionaire was first used by Benjamin Disraeli in his 1826 novel Vivian Grey.

If you stack one million US$1 bills, it would be 110m (361 ft) high and weight exactly 1

A million dollars' worth of $100 bills weighs only 10 kg (22 lb).

One million dollars' worth of once-cent coins (100 million coins) weigh 246 tons.

TIP is the acronym for "To Insure Promptness."

The term "Blue Chip" comes from the colour of the poker chip with the highest value,

Nessie, the Loch Ness monster is protected by the 1912 Protection of Animals Acts of
Scotland. With good reason - Nessie is worth $40 million annually to Scottish tourism.

Of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion
are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes.

Annual global spending on education is $80 billion.

US and European expenditure on pet food is $17 billion per year.

The global expenditure on healthcare and nutrition is $13 billion.

Money notes are not made from paper, it is made mostly from a special blend of cotton
and linen.

In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made
out of wood for a brief period. The wood notes came in $1, $5 and $10 values.

The world's largest coins, in size and standard value, were copper plates used in Alaska
around 1850. They were about a metre (3 ft) long, half-a-metre (about 2 ft) wide,
weighed 40 kg (90 lb), and were worth $2,500.

The first credit card was issued by American Express in 1951.

About 30% of consumers use their credit card as their main means of buying Christmas
goodies, 70% do not save to buy Christmas gifts and 86% of consumers do their
Christmas shopping during December.

Excessive use of credit is cited as a major cause of non-business bankruptcy, second only
to unemployment.

Statistics show that people with high, medium and low income groups spend about the
same amount on Christmas gifts.

In the 1400s, global income rose only 0,1% per year; today it often tops 5%.

The average age of Forbes's 400 wealthiest individuals is 63.

In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of
$95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap.

In 2001 the richest woman was Liliane Bettencourt, the daughter of L'Oreal's founder.
She has a net worth of $14 billion (depending on how the stock market did today).

In 2000, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is the second wealthiest woman, with $5,2

Queen Elizabeth II is one of the 10th wealthiest women in the world.

The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollock.

The term "smart money" refers to gamblers who have inside information or have
arranged a fix, the gambling term for insuring the outcome of an event by illegal

Small-time gamblers who place small bet in order to prolong the excitement of a game
are called "dead fish" by game operators because the longer the playing time, the greater
the chances of losing.

In gambling language, for a gambling house a "sure-thing" is a wager that a player has
little chance of winning; "easy money" is their profit from an inexperienced bettor, an
unlucky player is called a "stiff."

Australians are the heaviest gamblers in the world; an estimated 82% of Australians bet.
That is twice as much per capita as Europeans or Americans. Yet, Australia, with less than
1% of the world population, has 20% of the world's poker machines.

There are more than 7 million millionaires in the world.

80% of millionaires drive second-hand cars.

In 1900, the price of gold was less than $40 per ounce. It reached $600 in 1930, now
struggling to reach $400 per ounce.

If Los Angeles County was a country, it would be the 19th largest economy in the world.

If California was a country, it would be the 5th largest economy in the world.

Tobacco is a $200 billion industry, producing six trillion cigarettes a year - about 1,000
cigarettes for each person on earth.

In 1965, CEOs earned on average 44 times more than factory workers. In 1998, CEOs
earned on average 326 times more than factory workers and in 1999, they earned 419
times more than factory workers.

The income gap between the richest fifth of the world's people and the poorest measured
by average national income per head increased from 30 to one in 1960, to 74 to one in

A third of the world's people live on less than $2 a day, with 1,2 billion people living on
less than $1 a day.

In the 17th century, wool fabrics accounted for about two-thirds of England's foreign
trade. Today, the leading wool producers are Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and

The NASDAQ stock exchange was totally disabled in on day in December 1987 when a
squirrel burrowed through a telephone line.

In 1990, the word "recession" appeared in 1,583 articles in The Wall Street Journal.

Global sales of pre-recorded music total more than $40 billion.

Tourism is the world's biggest industry, affecting 240 million jobs.

In 1865, Frederik Idestam founded a wood-pulp mill in southern Finland, naming it

Nokia. It rapidly gained worldwide recognition, attracting a large number of workforce
and the town Nokia was born. In 1898, the Finnish Rubber Works company opened in
Nokia, taking on the town name in the 1920s. After WWII, the rubber company took a
majority shareholding in the Finnish Cable Work. In 1967, the companies consolidated to
become the Nokia Group. The recession of the 1990s led the group to focus on the mobile
phone market.
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we
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Thomas Cook, the world's first travel agency in the world, was founded in 1850.

The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 1,200 doors.

A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first to fly in a hot air

Music was sent down a telephone line for the first time in 1876, the year the phone was

Beer was the first trademarked product - British beer Bass Pale Ale received its trademark
in 1876.

Playing-cards were known in Persia and India as far back as the 12th century. A pack then
consisted of 48 instead of 52 cards.

Excavations from Egyptian tombs dating to 5,000 BC show that the ancient Egyptian kids
played with toy hedgehogs.

Accounts from Holland and Spain suggest that during the 1500s and 1600s urine was
commonly used as a tooth-cleaning agent.

Julius Caesar was the first to encode communications, using what has become known as
the Caesar Cipher.

The first mention of soap was on Sumerian clay tablets dating about 2,500 BC. The soap
was made of water, alkali and cassia oil.

The first animal in space was the female Samoyed husky named Laika, launched by the
Soviets in 1957.

In 1958 the US sent two mice called Laska and Benjy into space.

In 1969 the US launched a male chimpanzee called Ham into space.

In 1963 the French launched a cat called Feliette into space.

Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps, on 1 May 1840. Hence, UK
stamps are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin.

Napoleon's christening name was Italian: Napoleone Buonaparte. He was born on the
island of Corsica one year after it became French property. As a boy, Napoleon hated the

John Rolfe married Pocahontas the Red Indian Princess in 1613.

Only one of the Seven Wonders of the World still survives: the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The first parachute jump from an airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis,
Missouri, in 1912.

On 21 June 1913, over Los Angeles, Georgia Broadwick became the first women to
parachute from an airplane.

The first written account of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, was made in 565AD.

The world's first skyscraper was the 10-storey Home Insurance office, built in Chicago in
1885. (During Roman times buildings were up to 8 storeys high.)

In ancient times, it was believed that certain colours could combat the evil spirits that
lingered over nurseries. Because blue was associated with the heavenly spirits, boys were
clothed in that colour, boys then being considered the most valuable resource to parents.
Although baby girls did not have a colour associated with them, they were mostly clothed
in black. It was only in the Middle Ages when pink became associated with baby girls.
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we
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Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil),
Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).

An atomic clock is accurate to within 1 second in 1,7 million years.

A fathom is 1,8 metres (6 feet).

There are more TV sets in the US than there are people in the UK.

Before the year 1000, the word "she" did not exist in the English language. The singular
female reference was the word "heo", which also was the plural of all genders. The word
"she" appeared only in the 12th century, about 400 years after English began to take form.
"She" probably derived from the Old English feminine "seo", the Viking word for
feminine reference.

There are no letters assigned to the numbers 1 and 0 on a phone keypad. These numbers
remain unassigned because they are so-called "flag" numbers, kept for special purposes
such as emergency or operator services.

After the French Revolution of 1789 selling sour wine was considered against national
interest and the merchant was promptly executed.

For 3000 years, until 1883, hemp was the world's largest agricultural crop, from which
the majority of fabric, soap, paper, medicines, and oils were produced.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill
that made hemp paper. The US Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air. This derives
from the old days when it was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.

The names of all the continents end with the letter they start with.

On every continent there is a city called Rome.

The oldest inhabited city is Damascus, Syria.

The first city in the world to have a population of more than one million was London.

The most populated city in the world - when major urban areas are included - is Tokyo,
with 30 million residents.

Tokyo was once known as Edo.

The pin that holds a hinge together is called a pintle.

The Vatican is the world's smallest country, at 0,44 square km (0,16 square miles).

The US flag displays 13 stripes - for the original 13 states.

To most Americans, the orient is China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam; to Europeans it is the
area of India and Pakistan.

The words "electronic mail" might sound new but was introduced 30 years ago. Queen
Elizabeth of Britain sent her first email in 1976.

Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing.

MasterCard was originally called MasterCharge. More at creditcards

Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the

Lightning strikes men about seven times more often than it does women.

Women make up 49% of the world population.

About 50% of Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace. This is called

The pleasant feeling of eating chocolate is caused by a chemical called anadamide, a

neurotransmitter which also is produced naturally in the brain.

From the Middle Ages until the 18th century the local barber's duties included dentistry,
blood letting, minor operations and bone-setting. The barber's striped red pole originates
from when patients would grip the pole during an operation.

The US nickname Uncle Sam was derived from Uncle Sam Wilson, a meat inspector in
Troy, New York.

The living does not outnumber the dead: since the creation about 60 billion people have

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Midday refers to the moment the sun crosses the local meridian.

Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 metres.

It is not true that the Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure that can be
viewed from space - many man-made objects, including the Dutch polders, can be
viewed from space.
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we
recommend it daily." -Zig Ziglar.


1. Turtles have no teeth.

2. Prehistoric turtles may have weighed as much as 5,000 pounds.
3. Only one out of a thousand baby sea turtles survives after hatching.
4. Sea turtles absorb a lot of salt from the sea water in which they live. They excrete
excess salt from their eyes, so it often looks as though they're
5. Helium is a colourless, odourless, tasteless inert gas at room temperature and makes up
about 0.0005% of the air we breathe.

6. Helium Balloon Gas makes balloons float. Helium is lighter than air and just as the
heaviest things will tend to fall to the bottom, the lightest things
will rise to the top.
7. Helium Balloon Gas makes balloons float. Helium is lighter than air and just as the
heaviest things will tend to fall to the bottom, the lightest things
will rise to the top.
8. Camels can spit.
9. An ostrich can run 43 miles per hour (70 kilometers per hour).
10. Pigs are the fourth most intelligent animal in the world.
11. Dinosaurs didn't eat grass? There was no grass in the days of the dinosaurs.
12. Dolphins can swim 37 miles per hour (60 kilometers per hour).
13. A crocodile's tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth? It cannot move. It cannot
chew but its Digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel
nail, Glass pieces, etc
14. Sharks are immune to disease i.e they do not suffer from any Disease.
15. Animals are either right- or left-handed? Polar bears are always left-handed, and so is
Kermit the Frog.
16. Paris, France has more dogs than people.
17. New Zealand is home to 70 million sheep and only 40 million people.
18. Male polar bears weigh 1400 pounds and females only weight 550 pounds, on
19. Bison are excellent swimmers? Their head, hump and tail never go below the surface
of the water.
20. There are 6 to 14 frogs species in the world that have no tongues. One of these is the
African dwarf frog.
21. A frog named Santjie, who was in a frog derby in South Africa jumped 33 feet 5.5
22. The longest life span of a frog was 40 years
23. The eyes of a frog flatten down when it swallows its prey
24. The name `India' is derived from the River Indus
25. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan' combines Sindhu
and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
26. Chess was invented in India.
27. The' place value system' and the 'decimal system' were developed in 100 BC in India.
28. The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It
was originally called 'Mokshapat.' The ladders in the game represented
virtues and the snakes indicated vices.
29. India has the most post offices in the world
30. 'Navigation' is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH
31. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.
32. Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world
33. The' place value system' and the 'decimal system' were developed in 100 BC in India.
34. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
35. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start
36. Twenty-Four- Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in
it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the

37. Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
38. The first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn't have any pedals?
People walked it along
39. The first steam powered train was invented by Robert Stephenson. It was called the
40. A cheetah does not roar like a lion - it purrs like a cat (meow).
41. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'
42. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
43. Ants don't sleep.
44. Dolphins usually live up to about twenty years, but have been known to live for about
45. Dolphins sleep in a semi-alert state by resting one side of their brain at a time
46. A dolphin can hold its breath for 5 to 8 minutes at a time
47. Bats can detect warmth of an animal from about 16 cm away using its "nose-leaf".
48. Bats can also find food up to 18 ft. away and get information about the type of insect
using their sense of echolocation.
49. The eyes of the chameleon can move independently & can see in two different
directions at the same time.
50. Cockroach: Can detect movement as small as 2,000 times the diameter of a hydrogen

51. Dragonfly: Eye contains 30,000 lenses.

52. Pig's Tongue contains 15,000 taste buds. For comparison, the human tongue has 9,000
taste buds.
53. The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented
the digit zero.
54. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their
55. Earth weighs 5,972,000,000, 000,000,000, 000 tons
56. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
57. A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere
58. Man is the only animal who'll eat with an enemy
59. The average woman uses about her height in lipstick
every five years.
60. The first Christmas was celebrated on December 25,

61. AD 336 in Rome.

62. A Cockroach will live nine days without its
head, before it starves to death.
63. A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't

64. A rat can last longer without water than a camel can
65. About 10% of the world's population is left-handed

66. Dolphins sleep with one eye open
67. Snakes have no external ears. Therefore, they do not hear the music of a "snake
charmer". Instead, they are probably responding to the movements of the
snake charmer and the flute. However, sound waves may travel through bones in their
heads to the middle ear.
68. Many spiders have eight eyes.
69. The tongue of snakes has no taste buds. Instead, the tongue is used to bring smells
and tastes into the mouth. Smells and tastes are then detected in two
pits, called "Jacobson's organs", on the roof of their mouths. Receptors in the pits then
transmit smell and taste information to the brain.
70. Birds don't sweat

71. The highest kangaroo leap recorded is 10 ft and the longest is 42 ft

72. Flamingo tongues were eaten common at Roman feasts
73. The smallest bird in the world is the Hummingbird. It weighs 1oz
74. The bird that can fly the fastest is called a White it can fly up to 95 miles per hour.
75. The oldest living thing on earth is 12,000 years old. It is the flowering shrubs called
creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert
76. Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea
leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.
77. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.
If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.
78. Along with its length neck, the giraffe has a very long tongue -- more than a foot and
a half long. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue
79. Ostriches can kick with tremendous force, but only forward. Don't Mess with them
80. An elephant can smell water three miles away
81. If you were to remove your skin, it would weigh as much as 5 pounds
82. A hippopotamus can run faster than a man
83. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history
84. The world's known tallest man is Robert Pershing Wadlow. The giraffe is 5.49m (18
ft.), the man is 2.55m (8ft. 11.1 in.).
85. The world's tallest woman is Sandy Allen. She is 2.35m (7 ft. 7 in.).
86. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit
and the parrot.
87. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth. The heart of a blue whale is as big as a
car, and its tongue is as long as an elephant.
88. The largest bird egg in the world today is that of the ostrich. Ostrich eggs are from 6
to 8 inches long. Because of their size and the thickness of their
shells, they take 40 minutes to hard-boil. The average adult male ostrich, the world's
largest living bird, weighs up to 345 pounds.
89. Every dolphin has its own signature whistle to distinguish it from other dolphins,
much like a human fingerprint
90. The world's largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons i.e. 50000 Kg at birth.
Fully grown, it weighs as much as 150 tons i.e. 150000 Kg.

91. 90 % of all the ice in the world in on Antarctica
92. Antarctica is DRIEST continent. Antarctica is a desert
93. Antarctica is COLDEST continent, averaging minus 76 degrees in the winter
94. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and it doesn't have a moon. Its atmosphere is
so thin that during the day the temperature reaches 750 degrees, but
at night it gets down to -300 degrees.
95. Jupiter is the largest planet. If Jupiter were hollow, you could fit 1000 earths inside! It
is made up of gas and is not solid. The most famous feature on
Jupiter is its Red Spot, which is actually an enormous hurricane that has been raging on
Jupiter for hundreds of years! Sixteen moons orbit Jupiter.
96. Saturn is a very windy place! Winds can reach up to 1,100 miles per hour. Saturn is
also made of gas. If you could find an ocean large enough, it would
float. This planet is famous for its beautiful rings, and has at least 18 moons.
97. Uranus is the third largest planet, and is also made of gas. It's tilted on its side and
spins north-south rather than east-west. Uranus has 15 moons.
98. Neptune takes 165 Earth years to get around the sun. It appears blue because it is
made of methane gas. Neptune also has a big Spot like Jupiter. Winds on
Neptune get up to 1,200 mile per hour! Neptune has 8 moons.
99. Pluto is the farthest planet from the sun... usually. It has such an unusual orbit that it
is occasionally closer to the sun than Neptune. Pluto is made of
rock and ice.
100. Just about everyone listens to the radio! 99% of homes in the United States have a
least one radio. Most families have several radios.

101. Sound is sent from the radio station through the air to your radio by means of
electromagnetic waves. News, music, Bible teaching, baseball games, plays,
advertisements- these sounds are all converted into electromagnetic waves (radio waves)
before they reach your radio and your ears.
102. At the radio station, the announcer speaks into a microphone. The microphone
changes the sound of his voice into an electrical signal. This signal is weak
and can't travel very far, so it's sent to a transmitter. The transmitter mixes the signal with
some strong radio signals called carrier waves. These waves are
then sent out through a special antenna at the speed of light! They reach the antenna of
your radio. Your antenna "catches" the signal, and the radio's
amplifier strengthens the signal and sends it to the speakers. The speakers vibrate, and
your ears pick up the vibrations and your brain translates them into
the voice of the radio announcer back at the station. When you consider all the places the
announcer's voice travels
103. Every radio station has its own frequency. When you turn the tuning knob on your
radio, you are choosing which frequency you want your antenna to "catch."
104. Mountain lions are known by more than 100 names, including panther, catamount,
cougar, painter and puma. It's scientific name is Felis concolor, which
means "cat of one color." At one time, mountain lions were very common!
105. The large cats of the world are divided into two groups- those that roar, like tigers
and African lions, and those that purr. Mountain lions purr, hiss,
scream, and snarl, but they cannot roar.

106. They can jump a distance of 30 feet, and jump as high as 15 feet. It would take quite
a fence to keep a mountain lion out!
107. Their favorite food is deer, but they'll eat other critters as well. They hunt alone, not
in packs like wolves. They sneak up on their prey just like a
house cat sneaks up on a bird or toy- one slow step at a time. A lion can eat ten pounds of
meat at one time! That's equivalent to 40 quarter-pounder
108. Queen ants can live to be 30 years old
109. Dragonflies can flap their wings 28 times per second and they can fly up to 60 miles
per hour
110. As fast as dragonflies can flap their wings, bees are even faster... they can flap their
wings 435 times per second
111. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
112. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath
113. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day
114. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
115. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!
116. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
117. Women blink nearly twice as much as men
118. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian
pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible
119. Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren't added to it.

120. More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
121. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand
122. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
123. It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
124. Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!
125. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
126. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she
bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
127. Slugs have 4 noses.
128. Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
129. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end
130. More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.
131. There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.
132. Abraham Lincoln's mother died when she drank the milk of a cow that grazed on
poisonous snakeroot
133. After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in
a jar for future study.
134. Penguins are not found in the North Pole
135. A dentist invented the Electric Chair.
136. A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound
137. Alexander Graham Bell's wife and mother were both deaf
138. Cockroaches break wind every 15 minutes.
139. Fish scales are an ingredient in most lipsticks

140. Canada" is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
141. 259200 people die every day.
142. 11% of the world is left-handed
143. 1.7 litres of saliva is produced each day
144. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

145. The largest beetle in the Americas is the Hercules beetle, which can be 4 to 6 inches
in length. That's bigger than your hand!
146. A full-grown male mountain lion may be 9 feet long, including his tail!
147. There are two kinds of radio stations: AM and FM. That's why there are two dials on
your radio. AM is used mostly for stations that specialize in talking,
such as Christian stations that have Bible stories and sermons; sports stations that
broadcast live baseball and football games; and stations that specialize
in news programs and "talk shows," where listeners call the station and discuss various
topics. FM is used mostly for stations that specialize in music.

148. The average lead pencil can draw a line that is almost 35 miles long or you can write
almost 50,000 words in English with just one pencil
149. The Wright Brothers invented one of the first airplanes. It was called the Kitty
150. The worst industrial disaster in India, occurred in 1984 in Bhopal the capital of
Madhya Pradesh. A deadly chemical, methly isocyanate leaked out of the
Union Carbide factory killing more than 2500 and leaving thousands sick. In fact the
effects of this gas tragedy is being felt even today.

151. Mars is nicknamed the "Red Planet," because it looks reddish in the night sky. Mars
has 2 moons.
152. Venus is nicknamed the "Jewel of the Sky." Because of the greenhouse effect, it is
hotter than Mercury, even though it's not as close to the sun. Venus
does not have a moon but it does have clouds of sulfuric acid! If you're gonna visit Venus,
pack your gas mask!
153. Tens of thousands of participants come from all over the world, fight in a harmless
battle where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes
are thrown in the streets.