In one year basketball icon, michael jordan, earned more money from his sponsor, nike, than all of the employees put together at the malaysia nike factory.
Richard milhouse nixon was the first american president whose name included all the letters in the word "criminal".
Turtles can breathe through their butts.
According to the oxford english dictionary, the longest english word is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis. The forty-five-letter word is the name of a special form of silicosis caused by ultramicroscopic particles of silica volcanic dust...
The longest geographical name still in use is the name of a hill in new zealand. It's called taumatawhakatangiha ngakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe nuakit natahu.
Telly savalas and louis armstrong both died on their birthdays.
948. Body Facts
Surma girls of Ethiopia put clay disks in their lower lip, stretching the lip outwards.The size of the disk indicates how many cattle a man needs to provide to marry the girl – they can be up to 15 centimetres (6 inches) across.
The initials for the russian secret service "kgb" stand for komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti.
The kangaroo and emu can't move backwards. That's why they have been chosen as symbols for the australian continent.
Gordon sumner, the rock star also known as sting, got his nickname from the yellow-black t-shirts he used to wear. The other band members thought he looked like a bumblebee.
Until 1890, the choir boys in the vatican were castrated to prevent their voices from becoming deeper.
Research shows mosquitoes like people who have recently eaten bananas.
A cat has a larger chance of surviving a fall from the 20th floor than from the 7th floor.
If nasa decided to send birds up in space, the birds would soon die. They need gravity to swallow.
Every time you lick a stamp, you will eat one tenth of a calorie.
0n average, an adult laughs 15 times a day while a baby laughs 400 times a day.
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One leg of a dove weighs less that its feathers.
Your hearing is better when you are hungry than when you've just eaten.
The most common reported time to see a ufo is at 2300 hours (11 pm).
There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year.
If a squid is extremely hungry, it can eat its own arms.
The greatest amount of bacteria on your body is hidden between your toes.
Did you know that the yo-yo is the oldest toy, after the doll?
The word "war" in sanskrit means "wish for more cows".
According to the law of massachusetts, goats are not allowed to wear pants.
This year you will blow your nose 250 times.
In the city of lawrence, kansas, it's against the law to walk around with bees in your hat.
Only 30% of all human beings can flare their nostrils.
More than 250 people have fallen from the leaning tower of pisa since the year 1174.
In ancient egypt, the penalty for killing a cat was death.
According to an 1845 british law - if you attempted to commit suicide, you were sentenced to death.
Once upon a time, christmas was forbidden in england.
In hartford, connecticut you are not allowed to kiss your wife on sundays.
In kentucky, it's against the law to walk around with ice cream in your hip pocket.
Since 1916, when a man mailed a 40,00o ton brick house in order to avoid high freight costs, it is forbidden to send a whole building by mail in the united states.
A fully loaded oil tanker needs 20 minutes to stop.
All sunlight that hits the surface of the earth during any given moment, weighs as much as a cruise ship.
When the atomic bomb was developed in the american city of los alamos, new mexico, the military base preferred staff that were illiterate as the authorities didn't want the risk of having workers that could read confidential papers from the waste bins.
Every year, 4,000 people are injured by tea pots.
All hospitals in singapore use pampers diapers.
Colgate had a big challenge when they released their tooth paste in spanish speaking countries. Colgate means "go hang yourself" in spanish.
On average, there are 333 pieces of toilet paper on one toilet roll.
Your body contains about 100,000,000,000,000 cells.
No american president has had brown eyes.
The only part of your body that can't get cancer, is the lens of the eye.
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Economy of India
Retail industry contributes between 14 15 Percent to 20 Percent of India s GDP. The Indian retail market is estimated to be US$450 billion and one of the top five retail markets in the world by economic value. India is one of the fastest growing retail market in the world, and is projected to reach $1.3 trillion by 2020.
India s retailing industry mostly consists of the local mom and pop store, owner manned shops and street vendors. Organised retail supermarkets are growing but small, with a market share of 4 Percent as of 2008. In 2012 government permitted 51 Percent FDI in multi brand retail and 100 Percent FDI in single brand retail. However, a lack of back end warehouse retail infrastructure, as well as state level permits and red tape continues to limit organized retail s growth in Indian economy. Over thirty regulations such as signboard licences and anti hoarding measures have to be complied before a store can open doors. There are taxes for moving goods from state to state, and even within states. The lack of infrastructure and efficient retail network, according to The Wall Street Journal, causes a third of India s agriculture produce to be lost from spoilage.