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Daily dose of interesting facts #2

  • Toughest tongue twister :’The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick’. Go on, try saying it 5 times.
  • Alexander Graham Bell never called his wife or mother. Because they both were deaf.
  • A day on Venus is longer than its year because Venus takes 243 Earth days to rotate around itself and 225 Earth days to revolve around the Sun.
  • In the dictionary, the letter S has the most number of words.
  • African elephant is the largest land animal on the planet. Blue whale is the largest mammal in the world. Giraffe is the tallest land animal on the planet.
  • The word “set” has the most number of definitions in the oxford dictionary followed by the word “run” which has the second most number of definitions.
  • We use Google on daily basis but do you know the color scheme of the letters in “Google”. Its actually blue red yellow blue green red.
  • The guiness book of world records itself has the world record of most selling book and also the most stolen book.
  • Three Gorges Dam on Yangtze river in China is currently the largest dam in the world with an installed capacity of 22500 MW.
  • Atmospheric data indicates that the gaseous planets of¬†Saturn and Jupiter¬†experience hail storms of diamonds, due to lighting storms that turn methane into soot, which hardens into graphite then diamonds as it falls.
Daily Dose

Daily dose of interesting facts

  • The fingerprints of Koala and Humans are very much similar so much so that they were confused with human prints at a crime scene.
  • You cannot hum by closing your nose. You tried it didn’t you ?
  • The mother of irony: The inventor of fire hydrant is not known because patents filed were burnt in a building which caught fire. However, the invention is credited to Frederick Graff Sr, there is no further evidence indicating that Graff was the first person to develop the fire hydrants.
  • Horse is the only animal that cannot vomit.
  • Earth is the only planet which is not named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess. No one knows who named The earth.
  • Kiribati is the only country in the world which is on all 4 hemispheres.
  • Antarctica is the largest desert in the world. Whereas Sahara is the largest sand desert in the world. The word Sahara itself means desert in Arabic. Atacama is the driest desert in the world.
  • Uncopyrightable is the longest word in English without any repetition of letters.
  • Leap years as we all know are the years that are divisible by 4. So is the year 1900 a leap year? Most of you said “yes” because it is divisible by 4. But it is not, centennial years must be divisible by 400 to acquire the tag of leap year. So the years 1600, 2000 are leap years and the years 1700, 1800, 1900 are not leap years. This is primarily done to adjust the gregorian calendar which we use to align with earth’s revolution around sun.
  • A pinch of irony Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.