60. Fact
Nails and hair do not continue to grow after we die.

61. Fact
By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.

62. Fact
Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.

63. Fact
By 60 years of age, 60-percent of men and 40-percent of women will snore.

64. Fact
A baby's head is one-quarter of it's total length, but by age 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length.

65. Fact
Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest.

66. Fact
Humans can make do longer without food than sleep.

67. Fact
A simple, moderately severe sunburn damages the blood vessels extensively.

68. Fact
Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.

69. Fact
A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.

70. Fact
It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

71. Fact
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206.

72. Fact
We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening.

73. Fact
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.

74. Fact
The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.

75. Fact
You use 200 muscles to take one step.

76. Fact
The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.

77. Fact
It takes twice as long to lose new muscle if you stop working out than it did to gain it.

78. Fact
Bone is stronger than some steel.

79. Fact
The feet account for one quarter of all the human body's bones.

80. Fact
About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home.

81. Fact
Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about every 27 days.

82. Fact
Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.

83. Fact
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.

84. Fact
Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells.

85. Fact
Every tongue print is unique.

86. Fact
Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.

87. Fact
The most common blood type in the world is Type O.

88. Fact
Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.

89. Fact
The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.

90. Fact
Tears and mucus contain an enzyme (lysozyme) that breaks down the cell wall of many bacteria.

91. Fact
Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.

92. Fact
Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren't.

93. Fact
It is not possible to tickle yourself.

94. Fact
The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.

95. Fact
Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.

96. Fact
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

97. Fact
Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.

98. Fact
Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints.

99. Fact
The indentation in the middle of the area between the nose and the upper lip has a name.

100. Fact
Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).

101. Fact
Flea's can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. Person jumping 780 ft. Into the air.

102. Fact
The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.

103. Fact
Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.

104. Fact
The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. In length.

105. Fact
100 years ago: the first virus was found in both plants and animals.

106. Fact
90 years ago: the grand canyon became a national monument & cellophane is invented.

107. Fact
80 years ago: the food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented.

108. Fact
70 years ago: the teletype and pvc (polyvinyl-chloride) were invented.

109. Fact
60 years ago: otto hahn discovered nuclear fission by splitting uranium, teflon was invented.



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    Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

    Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born at Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu on 7 November 1888 His father was a lecturer in mathematics and physics so from the very beginning he was immersed in an academic atmosphere Ramans academic brilliance was established at a very young age He finished his secondary school education at the tender age of thirteen and entered the Mrs AVN College at Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Two years later he moved to the prestigious Presidency College in Chennai When he was fifteen, he topped his class to receive his BA degree with honours in Physics and English Raman continued his studies at the Presidency College and when he was barely eighteen, graduated at the top of his class and received his MA degree with honours
    Raman joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service and was appointed the Assistant Accountant General in the Finance Department in Kolkata In Kolkata, he sustained his interest in science by working in the laboratory of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, in his spare time studying the physics of stringed instruments and Indian drums
    In 1917, Raman gave up his government job to become the Sir Taraknath Palit Professor of Physics at the Science College of University of Calcutta (191733) He made enormous contributions to research in the areas of vibration, sound, musical instruments, ultrasonics, diffraction, photoelectricity, colloidal particles, Xray diffraction, magnetron, dielectrics, etc In particular, his work on the scattering of light during this period brought him worldwide recognition
    In 1924 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and a year later was honoured with the prestigious Hughes medal from the Royal Society Four years later, at the joint meeting of the South Indian Science Association and the Science Club of Central College, Bangalore, he announced his discovery of what is now known as the Raman Effect
    He was knighted in 1929, and in 1930, became the first Asian scientist to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his discoveries relating to the scattering of light (the Raman Effect) In 1934, he became the Director of the newly established Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, where he remained till his retirement After retirement, he established the Raman Research Institute at Bangalore, where he served as the Director The Government of India conferred upon him its highest award,the Bharat Ratna in 1954

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