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Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 10

1. Hilton was the first international hotel chain.

2. Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

3. Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

4. It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".

5. About 20% of all volcanoes are under water.

6. When "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was released in Great Britain, the publisher asked stores not to sell the book until schools were closed for the day to prevent truancy.


1. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.

2. Viswanathan Anand won "Chess Oscar" award 5 times. (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007)

3. Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan was born on Jan 14, 1977.

4. Sir Isaac Newton became the Member of Parliament in the year 1689 and continued till the next year.

5. King Fahd International Airport in Damman, Saudi Arabia is one of the world's biggest airport with 780 square kilometres (larger than the nearby country of Bahrain).

6. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.


1. The dial tone of a normal telephone is in the key of "F".

2. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

3. The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.

4. Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

5. Some octopuses have been known to eat their arms off when they are exposed to stressful situations.

6. The word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamas," which means "unconquerable."


1. Earth's Circumference between the North and South Poles: 24,859.82 miles (40,008 km)

2. Tallest Mountain on Earth from Base to Peak - Mauna Kea, Hawaii: 33,480 feet (rising to 13,796 feet above sea level)

3. Highest Temperature Recorded: 135.8°F - Al Aziziyah, Libya, September 13, 1922 (57.7°C)

4. A single 'RYE' plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground.

5. Word "Science" derives from Latin word scientia meaning knowledge.

6. Surprisingly an average little mosquito has 47 teeth.


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