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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Facts about Solar Energy

Solar energy is becoming popular in recent times.  People started building various devices and equipments which work with solar energy  The main reasons for using solar energy are as follow.
1.  Solar energy is freely available in abundance in this universe.
2.  Solar energy never gets exhausted unlike other sources of energy
3. Solar energy is available at each and every place in this world

Here are some of the interesting facts about Solar Energy.

  • A solar powered air craft from USA flew 4060 Km. in the year 1990 without no other fuel except solar energy.  This was the world record.
  • More sun light falls on this earth in one hour than what is used by the entire world population in one year
  • The Solar Energy is better for environment compared to traditional forms of energy
  • It is possible to cook food using solar energy
  • A home solar system typically contains solar panels, an inverter, a battery, a charge controller and wiring support structure.
  • A 1-kilowatt home solar system will prevent approximately 170 lbs. of coal from being burned, 300 lbs of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere and 105 gallons of water from being consumed each month!
  • Solar panels come in different colors.
  • Solar energy does not pollute the air nor does it release carbon di oxide into atmosphere.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Strange and interesting facts

  • There are only two animals that can see behind itself without turning their head.  These two animals are  the rabbit and the parrot.
  • If you ate too many carrots, you will  turn orange.
  • Each teeth of an elephant can weigh as much as 9 pounds.
  • The weight of the tongue of a blue whale is more than the weight of an elephant
  • When a glass breaks,  the cracks move at a speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour
  • The longest officially recognized name of a place is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu,  which has 85 letters.  It is the name for a hill which is 1000 feet high ( 305 meters) and located close to Porangahau, in New Zealand.
  • The Sharks can live up to 100 years
  • Bamboo can grow up to 3 feet in 24 hours
  • Bone is 5 times stronger than steel
  • The size of our eyes is same as at the time of birth,  but our nose and ears always grow and never stop growing till death
  • The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet and one inch long
  • According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.
  • The heaviest human brain recorded till now is 2.3 Kgs
  • Indians have been eating mangoes for 3,000 years. But the western world came to know about it only 300 years ago!
  • OWL is the only bird, which can rotate its head to 270 degrees.
  • A blue whale eats 3 tonnes of food every day, at the same time it can live without food for 6 months
  • Humming birds can fly backwards also

Friday, December 10, 2010

Amazing Human Body Facts

Here are some of the interesting about human body.

  • A human eye blinks over 10,000,000 times a year!
  • An average human heart beats 1,03,689 times in 24 hours.
  • The human blood flows 16,80,000 miles in 24 hours.
  • Human nail grows 0.00007 inches in every 24 hours.
  • Human lungs respire 23,000 times in 24 hours.
  • You should never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eye balls.
  • Sneezing stops heart beat for 1 second and then continues.
  • Do you  know that an average human hair grows 0.43561 milli meters in 24 hours.
  • An average human  takes around 1.4 liters of water in a day.
  • An average human takes 1.5 Kg. of food in 24 hours
  • An average human breathes 438 cubic feet of air in 24 hours
  • Do you know that an average human speaks 5000 words in  24 hours
  • Do you know that an average human moves 25 times during sleep in a day
  • Like finger prints,  every one's tongue print is different
  • 10% of the world population is left handed
  • Do you know that the fastest human being runs only about 30 kilo meters per hour
  • An average human laughs 15 times a day
  • Do you know that finger nails grow 4 times faster than toe nails in human beings
  • Do you know that the shape of back bone is important to have sufficient breathing.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Amazing Facts about Trees

Here are some amazing and interesting facts about trees.

  • The trees receive about 90% of their nutrition from atmosphere and 10% only from the soil.
  • The tree lowers the temperature of surrounding atmosphere by evaporating water from its leaves.
  • One of the tallest tree is General Sherman which is a giant red wood of California.  It is about 275 feet or 84 meters tall with a girth of 8 meters.
  • Trees absorb carbon di oxide and release oxygen which is required by us for living.
  • Dendrochronology is the science of calculating a tree’s age by its rings.
  • Do you know that trees grow from top and not from bottom as normally believed.  A branch's location on a tree will only move up the trunk a few inches in 1000 years.
  • The presence of trees in urban neighborhoods has been linked to less crime.
  • One acre of trees can remove 2.6 tons of carbon di oxide each year
  • The leaves of trees help us to trap and remove tiny particles of dust which otherwise would damage human lungs.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Amazing Facts about Fish

Here are some of the interesting facts about Fish.

  • The Stone Fish is the most poisonous fish in the world.  This fish lives in the coast of Australia. 
  • A Slug fish has 4 noses.  An Octopus has 3 hears.
  • A Gold fish can live upto 40 years of age.
  • The fish that can live out of water for long time is the Lung Fish.  The Lung Fish can live for at least 4 years even if it is out of water.
  • The fish that does not have a brain is the Star Fish. But the Star Fish has eight eyes, one at the end of each leg.
  • A jelly fish is 90% water only.
  • A Star Fish can have upto 16 arms

    Amazing Snake Facts for all

     We all know that snakes are one of the interesting creatures on this earth.  Snakes are the reptiles which can arouse either interest in them or fear about them.  Even though most of the snakes are not poisonous and do not do any harm to us, many of us are afraid and filled with terror when ever we see a snake nearby us.   There are nearly 3000 species of snakes in this world and only 575 of them are poisonous. You can see different kind of snakes from Python which can swallow big animals like deer to small snakes which are few inches in length.

    Some of the snakes even climb trees, while some snakes live in under ground and some live in water and lakes.  Here are some of the fascinating facts about snakes.

    • Snakes vary in different sizes,  the anaconda can grow up to 38 feet long, where as brahminy blind snake is just 2 inches long which is the smallest snake in the world.
    • One interesting facts about snakes is that they need to shed their skin regularly.  As they grow they shed their skin, a process known as molting.  The snakes shed their skin by rubbing their head against something rough and hard, like a piece of wood or a rock. 
    • Snakes have more than 200 teeth.  Snakes do not use these teeth to chew as they point backwards, but bite and grip their prey using these teeth.
    • One of the interesting fact about snakes is that Snakes are very shy of human beings and snakes never attack human beings unless they feel threatened.  
    • The black necked cobra, spits its venom into the eyes of its victim to cause blindness.
    • Snakes can go without food for several days.  In facts some snakes  live for even six months without food.
    • One interesting fact is that there are no snakes in New Zealand.
    • The snake poison contains ninety percent protein.
    • The sea snakes are the most poisonous in the world.
    • The Black Mamba is the fastest snake in the world.  It can each speeds upto 12 miles per hour.
    • The snakes smell with their tongues.
    • Snakes do not have eye lids.
    • Snakes are completely deaf.  They know about others by only vibrations.
    • King cobra is the only snake which build nests to lay eggs
    • Snakes are the most effective natural control on rodent population

      Amazing Science Facts

      Here are some of the scientific facts of interest for all.

      • Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe which is about 75%.
      • The number of stars in a normal galaxy are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000
      • Hydrofluoric acid will dissolve glass.
      • The hottest planet in the solar system is Venus, with an estimated surface temperature of 462 degrees celcius.
      • Diamonds are the hardest substances known to us.
      • The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter “J”.
      • The Cerebrum, also called the forebrain, is responsible for our language, memory, movement and all. As you’re reading this and trying to understand it, you’re using your Cerebrum.
      • The blood flows down in one leg and up in other leg.
      • The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.
      • A piece of paper can be folded in half not more than 7 times what ever may be the its size or thickness.
      • The energy used by our brain is 0.1 calories per minute normally, and it can go up to 1.5 during activities like puzzle solving.

      Friday, November 19, 2010

      Amazing Kangaroo Facts

      The Kangaroos are naive of Australia.  These animals are regarded as strange animals.  Kangaroo has head like a deer and can stand up right like man and hops like a frog.   Female Kangaroos have a pouch called as a marsupium in which the children ( called as joeys) complete post natal development.  The Kangaroos are the only animals which use hopping as means for movement.  A red kangaroo's hopping speed is about 20-25 Km/h,  but speeds upto 70 Km/h can be attained.    Here are some of the interesting facts about Kangaroos.

      • A new born Kangaroo weighs only 0.03 ounces and is so small that it can fit in a tea spoon.
      • A Kangaroo can jump upto a distance of 45 feet!
      • A Kangaroo uses less energy if it jumps faster.  That means the faster the kangaroo hop, the less energy they use.
      • A group of Kangaroos is called as a mob.
      • The average life expectancy of kangaroo is about 4 to 6 years but some kangaroos lived upto 23 years.
      • A young kangaroo is called as joey.
      • A male kangaroo is called as buck where as a female one is called as doe or a flier. 
      • Kangaroo always moves forward and never moves backward.
      • Kangaroo have excellent eye sight but only when the object is moving.
      • Some species of Knagaroos live in trees
      • Kangaroo can live many weeks without water
      • There are more knagaroos in Australia than humans

      Wednesday, November 17, 2010

      Do you know these facts

      Here are some interesting facts that every one should know.

      • Did you know that 'Sailor', 'Dead Leaf', 'Paper Kite', 'Blue Striped Crow', 'Julia' and 'Great Egg Fly' are all names of BUTTERFLIES'
      • Did you know that the original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!
      • Did you know that Frogs live in all continents except Antarctica.
      • Did you know that no two zebras have stripes that are exactly alike.  Male zebra is called as stallions.  Enemies of Zebras include hyenas, wild dogs and lions.
      • Did you  know that the  Krakatoa, which is a volcano caused the loudest explosion, is in Indonesia. It erupted on Aug. 27th, 1883 and its explosion was heard nearly 4800 km. away.
      • Did you know that lightning strikes about 6000 times per minute on Earth
      • Did you know that a chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
      • Did you know that a zebra is white with black stripes.  
      • Did you know that a cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime 
      • Did you know that dolphins sleep with one eye open
      • The loudest sound produced by an animal is the whistle produced by Blue Whale which is 180 decibels.
      • The female lion does more than 90% of hunting while male lion likes to take rest.
      • A jelly fish is 95% water.
      • A girafee can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
      • More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.  
      • An ostrich's eye  is bigger than its brain
      • Do you know that Ants do not sleep at all 

      Amazing Facts about India

      • India is the world's largest, oldest and continuous civilization.
      • India never invaded any country in the last 10000 years of history
      • Number system was invented by India.  Aryabhatta invented zero
      • World's first university was established at Takshasila in India in 700 BC.   More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied here. 
      • Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days. 
      • Chess game was invented in India
      • The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC
      • India is the largest English speaking nation in the world
      • India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence without violence. 
      • India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.
      • There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA ( 1.5%)
      • The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev in India 
      • The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.
        Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
      • The largest employer in the world is Indian Railways employing  1 million people
      • India has the most post offices in the world
      • Until 1896,  India was the only source of Diamonds in the World
      • Algebra, Trignometry and Calculus were originated in India
      • There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.  

      Thursday, November 11, 2010

      Most interesting facts

      Here are some of the most interesting and unusual facts that every one should know.
      • The only English word that ends with letters 'mt' is 'Dreamt'
      • The only number that has its letters in alphabetical order is 'Forty'. The only number whose letters are in reverse alphabetical order is 'One'
      • The first song which was performed in outer space is "Happy Birthday" which is sung by Apollo II astronauts on March,8 1969.
      • The number "One Thousand" contains the letter A, and none of the words from one to nine hundreds ninety nine has A.
      • The sugar contained in 1 Kg. of lemon is more than the sugar in 1 Kg. of Straw berries.
      • The total length of telephone wire in USA is 1,525,000,000 miles.
      • 98% of the weight of water is made up from oxygen.
      • Do you know that the months that begin with sunday always have a "Friday the 13th."
      • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
      • The only planet that is not named after a god is "Earth"
      • 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet.
      • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
      • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
      • Most of the dust particles in your house are made from dead skin
      • A cockroach can live for several weeks even its head is cut off
      • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete