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Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 15

1. Butterflies “smell” with their antennae and “taste” with their feet.

2. The 'AK-47' (Avtomat Kalashnikova gun), first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov.

3. 'King Cobra' is the National Reptile of India.

4. The noble gas Xenon lasers can cut through materials that are so tough even diamond tipped blades will not cut.

5. All of the clocks in the movie 'Pulp Fiction' are fixed to 4:20.

6. Iceland consumes more Coca Cola than any other country.

1. The average lifespan of penguins is probably 15 to 20 years.

2. The highest attendance for one football match was in the 1950 final. The official attendance was 199,854 for the match between Brazil and Uruguay.

3. 'Skype Limited' was founded in 2003 by Swedish-born entrepreneur, Niklas Zennström and the Dane Janus Friis.

4. Only four players are allowed as a substitute in a single football match.
However they cannot sub if a player has been sent off with a red card.

5. The only confirmed poisonous bird in the world is 'Hooded Pitohui' of Papua, New Guinea. The poison is found in its skin and feathers.


6. If a new player takes more than 3 minutes to be ready to face or be ready for his partner to face the next delivery after the previous batsman was ruled out, then the new player is given timed-out in cricket.

1. DUEL (1971) was the first feature film directed by Steven Spielberg and was written by Richard Matheson based on his own short story.

2. Gmail was launched as an invitation-only beta release on April 1, 2004 and it became available to the general public on February 7, 2007.

3. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948, shot at point-blank range by Nathuram Godse. (Succeeded on fifth attempt)

4. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky while they are standing.

5. The scientific name of human being's is HOMO SAPIENS.

6. Italy has over 3,000 museums.


1. Size of Football goal post is 7.32m length and 2.44m in width

2. When water gets cool enough, molecular movement is slowed enough that the molecules stick to each other and form ice crystals.
(Heat makes them move faster)

3. There are more species of fish than all the species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals combined.

4. Even though lionesses make the hunt, they eat the prey only after the males have had their full. The cubs eat after the lionesses.

5. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, one year after her death of his wife Mumtaz.

6. Jimmy Donal Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur and a co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia.


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