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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Interesting and funny facts about horses

Here are some of the interesting and funny facts about horses that I have collected.
  • Horses cannot vomit.
  • You should always be careful when you are in front or behind a horse because these are the blind spots for horse.  A horse can easily kick you if you are in front or behind a horse.  
  • The brain of a horse is of the size of a potato.
  • Horses existed since some 50 million years!
  • The kids of horses are born with legs of 90% of their adult length.
  • The oldest horse that ever lived till now is 62 years and died in year 1822.
  • Foals can stand one hour after they are born
  • There are 75 million horses in this world.
  • The smallest horse that was born was only 35 cms. tall and was named "Little Pumpkin". 
  • The tallest horse recorded till now is 2.13 meters high and weight 1300 kilo grams.
  • Horses drink at least 25 gallons of water per day. It is more when the climate is hotter.
  • The ears of a horse point to where they are looking.
  • Do you know that the teeth of a horse never stop growing.
  • Horses have great long term memory.
  • The horses can see two different images with its two eyes.
  • A horse sleeps only 3 to 4 hours per day.
  • Horses have 7 blood types.
  • One front leg of a horse is smaller than the other one.
  • Horses live upto the age of 20 to 25 years

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

20 Amazing and interesting facts

Here are some 50 interesting and amazing facts for all.

1.  Do you know that chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you away from crying.
2.  Do you know that if you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water.  This is because when human body is dehydrated, the thirst mechanism stops or shuts off.
3.  You will tend to chew your food on your right side if you are right handed.  Similar way you will tend to chew food on your left side if you are a left hander.
4. Do you know that your tongue is germ only if it is in pink color.  If the tongue is white, then there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
5. Do you know that every time when you sneeze, some of your brain cells die.
6. Do you know that your left lung is smaller than right lung.  This is to make room for your heart.
7.  Do you know why honey is so sweet.  The reason is that it is already digested by a bee.
8.  Women's shirts have buttons on left side where as men's shirts have buttons on right.
9. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red in color.
10.  Google is actually a common name for a number with million zeroes.
11. It costed 7 million dollars to build Titanic ship and 200 million dollars to make a film about Titanic.
12. There are 1,792 steps to the top of Eiffel tower.
13. The human hair and finger nails grow even after death.
14. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
15. Every day 1,40,000 people die in this world and 4,00,000 babies are born.
16.  Rabbit and the parrot are the only animals that can see behind without turning their head.
17. The pupil of your eye expands 45% when you look at some thing interesting.
18. Bats always turn left when they come out of a cave.
19. It takes around 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
20. An average person laughs 13 times per day.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Aakash - World's cheapest Android tablet launched in India

Lot of tablets are available now a days in the market.  But the prices of the branded tablets are more than Rs.15000 or so.  But the world's cheapest android based tablet was launched by Govt. of India recently in the month of October,2011.  The tablet called as Aakash was developed by IIT Rajasthan.  Union Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal has launched Aakash on 5th october,2011.  500 Aakash tablets were distributed to students free of cost on the occassion.

The Aakash tablet will be available to students at a discounted price of Rs.1500 and at a price of Rs.2990 for general public.  In the initial phase around 3000 Aakash tablets were distributed to each state in India and later on millions of units would be available for purchasing by every one.   To know more about this android based tablet,  please read about the Aakash - World's cheapest Tablet computer.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The mysterious Nasca Lines

Have you heard about the Nasca lines?  These lines are also called as "Riddles in the sand" were discovered in 1927 and are the giant ground drawings etched across 30 miles of gravel covered desert near Peru's southern coast.   No one knows who has made these giant drawings on the ground.  It is definitely impossible for humans to make such drawings. 

Nazca lines are the lines etched in the surface of the desert pampa sand.  Nearly 15000 figures made of straight lines, geometric shapes and pictures of animals and birds.  Their pattern is only visible clearly from the air. 

These Nazca lines are drawings of several kilometers in length and 0.4 to 1.1 kilometers in width drawn in different shapes like animals, geometric shapes and trapezoidal forms.  You can see the figures of spider, monkey, astronaut, the dog, small lizard, the humming bird etc.

The Nazca lines are declared as "Archaeological World heritage Site" by UNESCO in 1994.  These lines are located in Peru coastal plain some 400 Kms. from south of Lima.  These lines were drawn on the surface of the ground between 500 BC and 500 AD.  The lines can be clearly visible from an air plane in flight.  

The Nazca lines are really a great mystery and no one knows how these giant pictures were draw.  Some people believe that these lines are the signs left by some aliens or the landing strips for UFOs.  

Here is a video about the mysterious Nazca lines.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Amazing facts about Water

Here are some of the funny and amazing facts about Water.   We all know that Water is very important to life on earth.   Read interesting facts about ice, snow, drinking water etc.

  • Water is essential for life on earth.
  • Water is made of two elements,  hydrogen and oxygen. 
  • Water has three different states, Solid, Liquid and Gas.
  • The word water refers to the water in liquid state.  The solid form of water is called as ice and the gas state is known as steam or water vapor.
  • Sea water normally freezes at  -2 °C (28.4 °F).
  • 70% of the earth surface is covered by water.
  • Ocean tides are formed by the rotation of earth and gravitational pull of moon and sun.
  • Every kilo gram of sea water contains 3.5 gms. of salt in it.
  • The longest river in the world is Nile river.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Most Amazing Facts about Earth

Here are some of the most amazing facts about the Earth.

  • The Earth is slowing down : The rotational speed of the earth about its axis is changing day by day.  This is due to variation in gravitational forces due to the moon and the sun. 
  • Moon is moving away from earthThe moon's orbit is slowly increasing and growing and moon is moving away from earth.   The moon is receding from earth at a rate of 4 centimeters per year.  But Astronomers predict that when Sun enters the red giant phase in about 5 billion years from now, both the earth and moon will try to come together.  Then the moon will reach the closest point to earth which is around 11,470 miles away from us.  This point is called as Roche limit.  The result is that moon will be torn into pieces and will be scattered to form a 23,000 mile diameter saturn-like ring of debris above Earth's equator.
  • Atmosphere escapes out into space :

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Amazing and unknown and funny facts

Here are some of the coolest and funny facts which you may not know.

  • If you put a small amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will go mad immediately and sting itself to death.
  • The original name of butterfly was flutterby.
  • A rat can live longer than a camel without water.
  • the dot over the letter "i" is called Tittle.
  • The quack of a duck does not echo. The reason is not known.
  • 12 new born children are given to wrong parents daily on an average.  It is a true fact.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he does not wear pants.
  • The Oscar awards given during World War-II were made out of wood because of scarcity of metal during that time.
  • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per each side in Chess is 3,18,979,564,000. 
  •  Do you know that by raising your legs slowly and laying on your back,  you cannot sink into quick sand.
  • Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before going to space.  The reason is that passing wind in a space suit damages them. 
  • The Bats always turn left while exiting a cave.
  • Paper sizes (A3 / A4 etc.) cannot folded more than 7 times in a day.  It is impossible.
  • The only animal with 4 knee caps in this world is the elephant.
  • Human beings cannot remember 90% of their dreams.
  • It is proved that laughing allows you to lose fat.
  • Only one rock floats in water.  It is pumice.
  • If a gold fish is put in a dark room,  it will immediately turn white.