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Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 13

1. The Knock Nevis was a massive ship with '1,504' ft length, last used as a floating storage and offloading unit (FSO)

2. 'Vinoo Mankad' is the only indian cricket player to bat in all positions (1 to 11).

3. The US government is building a supercomputer (Sequoia) for its nuclear department.
(Speed of process: if each one on earth had a hand calculator and worked together on a calculation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, it would take 320 years to do what Sequoia will do in one hour.)

4. Tiger woods became the youngest man to win the 'U.S. Masters' in 1997 at the age of 21.

5. Kamal Hassan holds the record for the most National Film Awards for an actor with four, three awards for Best Actor and one for Best Child Artiste.

6. Mukesh Ambani (Age:52) is now in 4th position in world's richest man table with $29 billion (USD)


1. William Shakespeare born on 26 April 1564 and died 23 April 1616.

2. World's shortest man: Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal stands at 22 inches (56 cm) tall according to Guinness World Records. (born 1991).

3. Lizards use their tongues as sense organs. Lizards never stop growing.

4. The scientific name for the domestic dog is 'Canis lupis familiaris'.

5. The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.

6. The Indian economy is the world's eleventh largest economy by nominal GDP and the fourth largest by purchasing power parity.


1. A. S. Dileep Kumar was born 6 January 1966 and then converted to Islam in the year 1989 at the age of 23 and changed his name to 'Allah Rakha Rahman' (A.R.Rahman).

2. The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18mph.

3. The average lifespan of a cow is 7 years. The oldest cow ever recorded was Big Bertha. She reached 48 in 1993.

4. 'Barack Obama' born August 4, 1961 is the 44th and current President of the United States.

5. There are over 130 species of owl.

6. Every living thing on the Earth contains carbon.


1. The Summy Company registered 'Happy Birthday to You' song for copyright in 1935, crediting authors Preston Ware Orem and Mrs. R.R. Forman.

2. 'Jana Gana Mana' was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem on January 24, 1950.

3. Fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years.

4. 'Dina Thanthi' was founded by S. P. Adithanar, a lawyer trained in Britain and practised in Singapore, with its first edition from Madurai in 1942.

5. On July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man to step in the moon.

6. The National Flag of India was adopted in its present form during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947, when it became the official flag of the Dominion of India.


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