Mar 222016
 
5 Facts You Should Know About The Peacock

Peacocks belong to the pheasant family of birds, mainly found in Asia and are among the most decorated birds on earth. Even among all pheasants, no other bird comes close to the peacock’s massive tail, the vibrant colors and its looks. It is not without reason that India has chosen this colorful bird as its National Bird. The mighty Mughal emperor Shah Jahan even designed his throne in gold as a peacock that became the power seat for later Mughals 1. Peacock is the male […]

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 […]

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, […]

10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know about Animals

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Sep 012014
 
10 Amazing Things You Didn't Know about Animals

Myths and mysteries make the fascinating, but even odd creatures ought to be understood. We explore a few recent findings, common misconceptions and amazing adaptations. Parrot Talk More than Just Squawking Parrot speech is commonly regarded as the brainless squawking of a feathered voice recorder. But studies over the past 30 years continually show that parrots engage in much more than mere mimicry. Our avian friends can solve certain linguistic processing tasks as deftly as 4-6 year-old children. Parrots appear to grasp concepts like “same” […]

Some Interesting Facts About Squirrels

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Jul 092014
 
Some Interesting 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, 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, Albert’s, Franklin, Richardson, Rock, White and Black squirrel. […]

Read on 5 Weird Facts about the Oscars

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Mar 032014
 
Read on 5 Weird Facts about the Oscars

The 86th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, March 2. Ellen DeGeneres will host, stars will schmooze, and large portions of America will tune it to see who wore it best. With “Gravity,” a tale of space peril and “Her,” a story of technology and love, in the running for Best Picture, science lovers may even have special reason to watch. But whether or not this year’s Oscars hold any surprises, the awards ceremony has a strange history. Read on for some of the weirdest […]

Some Interesting Facts About Indian Railways

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Feb 162014
 
Some Interesting Facts About Indian Railways

Railways were first introduced to India in 1853 from Bombay to Thane. In 1951 the systems were nationalized as one unit, the Indian Railways, becoming one of the largest networks in the world and today Indian Railways is the world’s ninth largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees, with over 1.4 million employees. Here we share some interesting facts about Indian Railways: 1. Fastest train in India: New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the fastest train in India. The all air-conditioned superfast train clocks […]

5 Unknown Facts about English

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Oct 032011
 

Here, I’ve collected 5 interesting and unknown facts about English, which you will definitely enjoy: # Martin Van Buren was the only American President who did not speak English as his first language; Thomas Jefferson claimed to know six. # There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.” # The next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the world’s most definitive work on the language, will never be printed because of the impact of the internet on book […]

Unknown secrets about brain which you never thought you had

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Jun 182011
 

I think the brain is most interesting when it doesn’t work the way you expect it should. Psychology often confirms our intuitions about how our minds work, but it offers quite a few surprises as well. Although some psychology buff’s will have heard a few of these before, still I would like to share some unknown secrets about your brain you probably didn’t realize you had: 1) Your short-term memory has a max capacity of seven. Humans have three forms of memory: sensory, long-term and […]

Interesting Facts about Akshay Oberoi

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Jun 182011
 

Akshay Oberoi is bollywood superstar Vivek Oberoi’s cousin, but he doesn’t want to be popular as Vivek’s cousin. The handsome dude wants to do man things on his own. Here are some interesting things about him: iPod: Right now he has got some Bob Dylan, Lil Wayne, Kasabian and Kings of Leon. Favorite Actor to Go On Date: I don’t know about a date, but I’d have loved to spend some time with James Dean — I want to know how he approached a scene […]