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Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 18

1. Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali) was born on 7 May 1861 and died on 7 August 1941.

2. The wandering albatross is the bird with the biggest wingspan, reaching up to 5.3 metres and weigh between 6 and 16 kg.

3. There are 102 floors in Empire State building, New York City.

4. Monopoly is the most played board game in the world.

5. Cats have a peripheral vision of 285 degrees.

6. Gold never erodes.

1. A pregnant goldfish is called a Twit.

2. There are currently 6,912 living languages, defined as languages that people speak today.

3. Blaise Pascal worked on the calculator for three years between 1642 and 1645 called as 'Pascaline'.

4. We, as humans, forget 90% of our dreams.

5. Blueberry juice boosts memory.


1. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

2. Names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)

3. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet.

4. Height of the Great pyramid of Giza is 138.75 metres (455.22 ft).

5. The electrically-powered ceiling fan was invented in 1882 by Philip Diehl.

6. The only fish which can able to fly is Exocoetidae.


1. Emile Berliner invented the microphone in 1876.

2. The current world record holder of the 100m sprint race is Usain BOLT from Jamaica. (9.72 sec)

3. Mercedes Benz company was founded in 1881 by 'Gottlieb Daimler' and 'Karl Benz'.

4. People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.

5. The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.

6. The atomic symbol for iron is Fe (the original name for iron was Ferric).


1. Expansion of NASA is National Aeronautics and Space Administration and was established on July 29, 1958.

2. Yahoo! was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1, 1995.

3. 'Mango' is india's national fruit.

4. V.N. Sudhakaran and N. Sathyalakshmi couple holds the world record for "Biggest Wedding Banquet (15-sep-1995)" with over 1,50,000 guests.

5. 36% of NASA employees are Indians.

6. Caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles.


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