Nov 232015
 
7 Shocking and Hilarious Facts About Animals

We all love a good picture of a cute animal, but how about some totally bizarre animals facts? These seven weird and wacky facts and statistics will have you second-guessing reality. Seven shocking and hilarious facts about animals. Number Seven: Some Eastern European Deer Still Refuse to Cross the Iron Curtain. More than two decades after the Soviet Empire’s fall, some animals still refuse to cross the border where the Iron Curtain once stood. There used to be electric fences there, which means the information […]

Nov 172015
 
Alcohol Awareness Week: Top 10 Facts About Alcohol

THIS is Alcohol Awareness Week, focusing on “The Impact of Alcohol on Health and Society”. 1. When it first appeared in English in the 1540s “alcohol” was a fine powder produced by grinding. 2. In the 17th century it was a black powder made of antimony sulphide or lead sulphide used as eye make-up. 3. Its meaning changed from powders produced by distillation to the liquids produced by distillation. 4. Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary in 1755 defined alcohol as “An Arabick term used by chymists for […]

Jun 082015
 
9 Facts about Walmart that will surprise you

Here are nine facts about the retail company that may surprise you: 1. Walmart earned $485.7 billion in revenue in 2014, which outpaced No. 2 Exxon Mobil by $103 billion. 2. If Walmart were a country, its sales would rank it 28th in the world in GDP. That’s right behind Norway and ahead of Austria. 3. Walmart’s sells 1 billion pounds of bananas each year. More: These are biggest companies in the world 4. The Walton family owns approximately 50% of Walmart’s stock. They’re one […]

May 232015
 
5 Unknown Facts About Mount Everest

The recent earthquake in Nepal caused massive avalanches on the world’s highest mountain, and it brought the lofty peak back in the news. Only yesterday, another earthquake of magnitude 7 hit Nepal, with its epicenter in Namcha Bazar, which is located at the foot of the mountain, causing landslides in the area. Today we bring you these 5 facts about Mount Everest that you probably did not know. 1. Over 5,000 climbers have successfully reached Mount Everest’s peak, including a 13-year-old, a blind person, and […]

Mar 242015
 
Top 5 Unknown Facts About Aamir Khan

The ‘Kalam’ connection Not many are aware about the fact that Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist Amair Khan is related to the great Indian leader Abul Kalam Azad through his grandmother’s side. Young-age debut Aamir Khan had his focus rightly set on Bollywood even from a tender age of eight. He made his special appearance in a famous song from Nasir Hussain-directed musical outing ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’ in 1973. School days Mr Perfectionist attended J.B. Petit School for his pre-primary education, and later moved to St. Anne’s […]

Mar 122015
 
Top 10 Interesting Facts About Dogs

THIS week has been full of news about dogs being poisoned at Crufts, so here are some less poisonous canine facts about man’s best friend. 1.The most popular dogs’ names in the UK are Max for males and Bella for females. 2.In 2008, police dogs in Dusseldorf were given plastic shoes to protect their paws from glass. 3.Launce’s dog Crab, in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, is the only dog required to appear on stage in Shakespeare. 4.Research shows that dogs in the UK are […]

Mar 122015
 
Top 10 facts about kidneys

1.The only occurrence of the world ‘kidney’ in Shakespeare is in Merry Wives of Windsor. 2.At the time, the word ‘kidney’ often referred to someone’s temperament, which is why Falstaff referred to “as man of my kidney”. 3.The word ‘kidneys’ occurs 18 times in the King James Bible, 14 of which are in Leviticus. 4.The average person’s kidneys account for only about half of a percent of their total body weight. 5.Our kidneys receive between 20 and 25 per cent of the blood pumped by […]

Top 10 interesting facts about colours

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Feb 132015
 
Top 10 interesting facts about colours

TODAY is an exceptionally colourful day in our calendar, as the first four items below testify. 1. This is Go Green Week, hosted by People and Planet to raise awareness of climate change and environmental issues. 2. Today is also Red Hand Day, an annual United Nations campaign to stop the use of child soldiers. 3. It is also the anniversary of the premiere of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue on February 12, 1924 in New York… 4. …and the founding on February 12, 1909 […]

10 Little-known facts about man’s best friend ‘Dogs’

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Dec 222014
 
10 Little-known facts about man's best friend 'Dogs'

Dogs and humans have been living side-by-side for about 15,000 years, so you might think we know each other pretty well. But there’s more to dogs than fetching and playing dead. Here are some little-known facts about man’s best friend. Dogs get our diseases … Humans and canines aren’t so different after all, at least regarding what makes us sick. About 6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year, and dogs get canine versions of rare human disorders like the brain-wasting neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis […]

Some Unknown Facts About Squirrels

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Dec 202014
 
Some Unknown Facts About Squirrels

Squirrels are nimble, bushy-tailed rodents found all over the world. They belong to the Sciuridae family, which includes prairie dogs, chipmunks and marmots. There are more than 200 species of squirrels, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), and they are categorized into three types: tree squirrels, ground squirrels and flying squirrels. These three categories are further broken down into many squirrel types, such as Albino, Mountain Tree, Antelope, Spotted, Grey, American Red, Douglas, Fox, Pygmy, Northern Flying, Southern, Arizona Gray, Idaho, Arctic Ground, […]

Top 5 New & Surprising Facts About Lakes

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Nov 182014
 
Top 5 New & Surprising Facts About Lakes

Salty or fresh, lakes are some of the only freely available water sources on land. Aside from rivers and streams, the rest of the world’s freshwater is locked up in ice or trapped underground. Yet much remains mysterious about these important natural resources. Here are some new and surprising facts from a recent count of Earth’s lakes. Small but significant There are 117 million lakes on Earth, covering 3.7 percent of the continental land surface. (This doesn’t include Antarctica, Greenland or the Caspian Sea). About […]

Shocking facts about child labor in India

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Sep 152014
 
Shocking facts about child labor in India

A hot issue that has caught the attention worldwide and has resulted in many awareness campaigns being created is of child labor in India. It is a serious problem which is on top priority for the government. The following facts have contribute in making this evil exist in our country: 12. Forced Labor Not that a parent dreams for their kid to spend their childhood working, but circumstances are such that they are pushed to push their kids to work early. A child by the […]

Here are 8 strange & weird facts about sharks

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Sep 132014
 
Here are 8 strange & weird facts about sharks

From glowing underwater to hunting with whips of the tail, sharks are fascinating and weird creatures. Here are eight strange facts about sharks. The megamouth shark One of the rarest sharks is the megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios, meaning “giant mouth of the deep”). Fewer than 100 specimens of the beast have ever been seen. It was first discovered in in 1976 when struck by and tangled in the anchor of a Navy ship off Hawaii. The animal can grow up to 15 feet (4.6 meters) […]

11 facts about the baby’s brain every parent should know

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Sep 132014
 
11 facts about the baby's brain every parent should know

Most of them are bald, fat and speak only nonsense. And we couldn’t be more fascinated. What is going on inside the infant noggin? Here are 11 facts about the baby’s brain every parent should know. All babies are born too early If it weren’t for the size limitations of a woman’s pelvis, babies would stay developing in the womb for considerably longer, comparative biologists have suggested. “We have to keep our pelvises relatively narrow to keep upright,” said Lise Eliot, neuroscientist and author of […]