2290. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : acharya vinoba bhave
posthumous, social reformer, freedom fighter
Year : 1983
Region : maharashtra.
2291. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : mother teresa
nobel laureate (peace, 1979)
Year : 1980
Region : republic of macedonia (naturalised indian).
The average U.S. farm has 467 acres; the average Japanese farm has 3 acres.
The average web page contains 500 words
The averge womens' handbag weighs between 3 and 5 pounds
The bagpipe was first made from the liver of a sheep.
The banana tree cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy!
The bark of an older redwood tree is fireproof.
The Battle of New Orleans, in which Andrew Jackson's U.S. forces routed "the bloody british", was fought on Janurary 8, 1815, two weeks after the War of 1812 was officially ended by the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" was written about Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence, when she wouldn't come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India.
The best diamonds are colored blue-white.
The best recorded distance for projectile vomiting is 27 feet.
The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.
The best working light-bulb a LONG time ago was a thread of sheep's wool coated with carbon
The biggest cause of matrimonial fighting is money.
The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant!
The Boston University Bridge is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
The buzz generated by an electric razor in America is in the key of B flat.
The can opener was invented 48 years after the can was.
The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.
The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery tickets is greater than your chances of winning.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life".
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's 'Its A Wonderful Life.'
The chemicals indole and skatole, which help to account for the particular smell of human feces, are used as ingredients in perfume!
The Chinese ideogram for 'trouble' depicts two women living under one roof.
The chow is the only dog that has a black tongue.
The cigarette lighter was invented before matches.
2320. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : k. kamaraj
posthumous, freedom fighter, chief minister-tamil nadu
Year : 1976
Region : tamil nadu.
The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.
The computer term "byte" is a contraction of "by eight".
The country of Brazil is named after the brazil nut.
The creator of the Waffle Iron did not actually like waffles.
The cruise liner, Queen Elisabeth II, moves only six inches for every gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.
The cruise liner, 'Queen Elizabeth 2', moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The distance from the Earth to the Sun is about 150 million kilometres.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
The eaarth travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour.
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
The Earth gets heavier each day by tons, as meteoric dust settles on it.
The earth is .02 degrees hotter during a full moon.
The Earth orbits the sun at about 18.5 miles per second
2335. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : v. v. giri
former president, trade unionist
Year : 1975
Region : orissa.
The Earth spins beneath you at between 1,000 - 1,600 kilometres an hour, depending on where you are.
The Earth weighs roughly 6 billion trillion metric tonnes.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
The elephant is the only mammal that is unable to jump. (So...whales can? So why are they beached if they can just jump back in the sea? Weird...)
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