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Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 11

1. Mohammed Azharruddin is the only player in the history of Test cricket to score a century in each of his first three test matches.

2. Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

3. The metal instrument used in shoe stores to measure feet is called the Brannock device.

4. Olympic badminton rules say that the bird has to have exactly fourteen feathers.

5. The game of volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan.

6. On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.


11% of people are left handed.

The average speed of a skydiver is 200kph (124mph)

Burj Khalifa (Arabic:"Khalifa Tower"), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m (2,717 ft).

Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.

Allen Hill took the first wicket in test cricket when he dismissed Nat Thomson for 1.

According to an old English system of time units, a moment is one and a half minutes.


1. The D/L method (used in Cricket) was devised by two English statisticians, Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis.

2. Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from the sea-ice loss.

3. Owls are the only bird that can see the color blue.

4. Unlike all other insects, flies have five eyes. They have two large eyes and three smaller eyes between them.

5. The Vandalur Zoo in Chennai is the First Zoo (1855) in India and one of the largest in South Asia.

6. Chennai is now called the Detroit of India due to its automobile industry producing over 40% of the country's auto parts and vehicles.


1. 84% of a raw apple is water.

2. Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers.

3. The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres.

4. The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour.

5. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.

6. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.


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