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Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 14

1. The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev.

2. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, located at an altitude of 7500 feet above sea-level.

3. Windows key + Break brings up the System Properties dialogue box; Windows key + D brings up the desktop; Windows key + Tab moves through the taskbar buttons.

4. A world record was set in 1990 when a solar powered aircraft flew 4060km across the USA, using no fuel.

5. Mozilla Firefox was originally created by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross as part of an experimental project.

6. The African Rock Python can survive 2 years without eating.

1. The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 268.831 kmph (166.94mph) by Fred Rompelberg. (Record date: 3 October 1995)

2. 'Canberra' is the capital of 'Australia'.

3. ICICI Bank (formerly Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) was incorporated at the initiative of World Bank in 1955.

4. The average red blood cell in our body lives for 120 days.

5. When we touch something, we send a message to our brain at 124 mph.

6. The youngest person to climb Mount Everest was 13-year-old Jordan Romero in 22' May 2010.


1. 'Mother India' (1957) was the first indian film to be nominated in Oscars in the best Foreign film category.

2. William Morgan invented volleyball in 1895.

3. 'Mudskipper' fish can use their pectoral fins to walk on land.

4. Peregrine Falcons(they knock out its prey in a downward dive over 270 mph), Cheetah (70 mph), and Sailfish (70 mph) are the most fastest creatures in the world.

5. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.

6. Rabbit and the parrot can see behind itself without turning its head.


1. There are roughly 144,000 mosquitoes for every person on earth.

2. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings).

3. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.

4. Goldfish cant close their eyes.

5. Throughout its lifetime, an elephant goes through six sets of teeth. The elephant starves to death once the sixth set of teeth falls out.

6. Members of the U.S. Congress are the world’s highest paid legislators.


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