Peregrine falcon which is a large crow shaped falcon is the fastest bird in the world with a maximum recorded air speed of 389 Km/h. It mostly feeds on medium sized birds and lives around mountain ranges, valleys and coastlines and even in cities. Its lifespan is 15.5 years. It is found everywhere on earth excluding polar regions and the arctic.
Angel Falls is the highest in the world!
The highest point of the falls reaches 979 meters, with water falling from a height of 807 meters. The height of the falls is so great that by the time it reaches the ground it becomes tiny particles that turns into fog.
1. The words that make the word 'Japan' means sun origin which has led to Japan being called by the world as "The land of the rising sun".
2. The parliament of Japan is called "Diet".
3. Sumo wrestling is considered to be Japan's National Sport.
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1. A Cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
2. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
3. Dolphins sleep in a semi-alert state by resting one side of their brain at a time.
4. Pig’s Tongue contains 15,000 taste buds. For comparison, the human tongue has 9,000 taste buds.
India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
Shakuntla Devi was given this title after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 which were picked at random. She answered correctly within 28 seconds.
Freddie Mercury, the legendary singer of the rock band 'Queen' was born a Parsi with the name Farrokh Bulsara while the famous Oscar winning Hollywood star Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji.
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked the first Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma, about how India looked from space. His response was our famous patriotic song, "Saare Jahaan Se Achcha."
Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas has been voting since 2004 and during every election since then, a special polling booth is set up exclusively for him as he is the only voter from Banej in Gir forest.
India recently overtook the European Union with production reaching over 132.4m tonnes in 2014.
The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world. Cherrapunji, also a part of Meghalaya, holds the record for the most rainfall in the calendar year of 1861.
At an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.
India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quite a margin in the coming years.
?500 and ?1000 notes are banned in Nepal.
Be it because of religious reasons or personal choices or both, around 42% of Indians are vegetarians, making it the largest vegetarian-friendly country in the world.
Zero rupee notes were issued by the NGO 5th Pillar to fight corruption.
It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.
After defeating Germany 8-1 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Major Dhyan Chand, the wizard of hockey, was summoned by Hitler. He was promised German citizenship, a high post in the German military and the chance to play for the German national side. Dhyan Chand however declined the offer.
Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days
Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world
There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'NAVGATIH'. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.
India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.
The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.
India is the largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.
The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat'. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
Gorakhpur, a city in backward eastern Uttar Pradesh near the Nepal border, now has a platform measuring 1,366.33 metres with ramp and 1,355.40 metres without it, breaking the Guinness World Records' record of 833m set by the platform at Kharagpur Station, West Bengal, India, and setting the new world record for the Longest railway platform, according to the World Record Academy.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word 'shampoo' itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
India has won all 5 men's Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. The Indian women's team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date.
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The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles)
Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards
The Internet was originally called ARPANet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) designed by the US department of defense
It’s actually 365.2564 days. It’s this extra .2564 days that creates the need for leap years. That’s why we add an extra day in February for leap year.
The lighter was invented long back before the match box and match sticks are invented.
Online Learning is considered one of the most ECO-FRIENDLY learning solutions!!!
Sweat itself has no odor, but when combined with bacteria and contained in a dark and moist environment, like an armpit, it gives the bacteria a power boost. The medical term for body odor is Bromhidrosis.
Venus is the only planet in the solar system that rotates clockwise, whereas all other planets rotate anti-clock wise.
You can’t talk when you inhale. When you speak you won’t be able to inhale. Give it a try!
There is no expiry date to honey! The edible food remains good forever until used otherwise, like using a wet spoon!
Have you ever put an apple into the water and noticed the apple float? Yes, apple floats on water! It is because apples are made of 25 percent air!
The name Google was an accident. A spelling mistake done by original founders who thought they were going for "googol", the number one followed by one hundred zeros.
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