The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology
The famous Indian epic Mahabharata contains almost three million words.
The word earthling was first found in print in 1593.
The Olympics were originally held for the Greek god Zeus
Each year the Pentagon estimates their computer network is hacked about 250,000 times annually
Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans.
There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR
There is an automobile model called Stutz Bearcat.
The planet Venus spins opposite to the other planets in the solar system
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes
In 1999, a three headed turtle was discovered by Lin Chi-Fa in his pond in Southern Taiwan
The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day
41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day
Studies show that divorced women have more trouble starting new relationships than divorced men
Milk chocolate was invented in Switzerland by David Peter in 1876
Mice, whales, elephants, giraffes and man all have seven neck vertebra.
Europeans in the Middle Ages used to call coffee the Arabic Wine
One ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine
It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines
Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of 'Helen'on 'The Jeffersons'.
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
The hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as twenty-five minutes
The turbot fish lays approximately 14 million eggs during its lifetime.
96% of people put the peanut butter on first when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea
There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes.
Pitcher Darold Knowles once pitched all seven games of one World Series
There are over 1,800 known species of fleas
The rumble that is created when a Harley's engine runs has been patented by the company
Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, was the first and only foreign-born first lady.
The water in the Great Salt Lake of Utah is more than four times as salty as any ocean.
Marie Owen was the first policewoman in the United States. She started her career in Detroit in 1893.
Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant plenty of excrement.
Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates
In the U.S., over 35 million people have used some sort of illegal drug in the last year
The average life expectancy of a leopard in captivity is 12 years.
The turtle has the lowest pulse rate of any animal: 13 beats per minute.
Subbookkeeper is the only word with four pairs of double letters in a row.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. For a human, that would be equivalent to jumping the length of a football field. (30 minutes...lucky pig... can you imagine??)
Only 1 person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.
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Mountains in India
Tirsuli is a Himalayan mountain peak in the Pithoragarh district of Kumaon Uttarakhand, India. It is part of the complex of mountains, including Tirsuli West, Hardeol, Dunagiri, Changabang, and Kalanka, which make up the northeast wall of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, in the Garhwal Himalaya. It rises at the northern end of the Johar Valley, which drains into the Ghori Ganga. This peak should not be confused with nearby Trisul, which is on the southwest side of the Sanctuary. In 1939, a serious attempt on this peak by the successful Polish expedition to Nanda Devi East was abandoned after a night avalanche buried leader Adam Karpinski and climber Stefan Bernadzikiewicz at Camp Indian team led by Mohan Singh Kohli from Indian Mountaineering Foundation, under Ministry of Defence, Government of India tried an unsuccessful attempt to the peak in 1964. Another team led by K. P. Sharma and organized by Himalyan Association attempted the peak in 1965, but turned back from about 18,000 ft (5,500 m). The peak was scaled for the first time on October 9, 1966 by another Indian team led by Chanchal Kumar Mitra. They ascended the east face of the south-east ridge and then took the south-east ridge to the top, mounting the summit bid from Camp 5, at about 21,860 ft (6,660 m). Nirapada Mallik and Shyamal Chakrabarty were the summitters. Other members of the team were Manik Banerjee, Marcopolo Srimal, Dr. Jungpangi from Geological Survey of India, and others. The expedition was organised by the Himalayan Association, Kolkata.