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The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.
The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds
Neck ties were first worn in Croatia.
The study of ants is called Myrmecology
Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet
Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human
America once issued a 5-cent bill.
Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.
In 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined together to become Tanzania.
In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.
Place : dilwara temple
Location : mt.abu.
13944. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Peace
Year : 1909
Name : auguste m. f. beernaert
Country : belgium.
Name : paul h. b. b. d'estournelles de constant
Country : france.
Book : view from the un
Author : u thant.
Average number of eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
Book : gora
Author : rabindra nath tagore.
13489. Name Change
Old name : thanganyika zanzibar
Changed name : tanzania.
The murder rate in the United States is about four times greater than in Japan. In Japan, no private citizen can buy a handgun legally
13984. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Peace
Year : 1965
Name : un children's fund (unicef)
Country : .
The average person burns 26 calories when kissing for a minute.
The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will reduce your tears
Approximately 10.5 gallons of water is used in a dishwasher. Washing the dishes by hand can use up to 20 gallons of water
13514. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Physics
Year : 1926
Name : jean b. perrin
Country : france.
Waterfall : fairy (mt.rainier park)
Location : washington
Height : 213 metres.
The precise geographical center of the North American continent is in a town called Rugby, North Dakota.
Famous for : 985 feet high tower in paris build by gustav effel in 1887-89 at a cost of 2,00,000.
Madagascar, off the eastern coast of africa, is the fourth largest island in the world.
Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds (90.8 kilograms) on the molars.
In Sterling, Colorado, it is unlawful to allow a pet cat to run loose without a taillight.
In Japan, the number four is considered to be unlucky because the Japanese word for four sounds very similar to the word death
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book published in every major Dewey Decimal category.
In an year, an average American kid eats 46 slices of pizza
12869. India - Heritage
Heritage : humayun's tomb, delhi (1565)
by the side of mathura road, to the east of hazarat nizamu-ddin's shrine, this memorial was build by humayun's senior widow (haji hamida begum).
trichopathophobia or trichophobia : fear of hair. (chaetophobia, hypertrichophobia).
In one gram of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it
The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth
myrmecophobia : fear of ants.
The Himalayan gogi berry contains, weight for weight, more iron than steak, more beta carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges.
In 1952, the first TV toy commercial aired. It was for Mr. Potato Head
River : purus
outflow : amazon river
length : 3,207.00
Book : kashmir-the wounded valley
Author : ajit bhattacharjee.
Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four
Place : gateway of india
Location : bombay.
The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.
Invention : digital videodisc (dvd)
Year : 1995
Inventor : consortium of international electronics companies
Country : japan, us, the netherlands.
It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
12516. Food Facts
For his last meal, murderer Victor Feguer chose a single olive.
In Oblong, Illinois, it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.
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In the world, the Netherlands has the highest concentration of museums in the world. Just in Amsterdam alone there are 42 museums