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Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 20

1. The first railway line in india was opened to traffic between 'Mumbai and Thane' (Maharashtra).

2. 'Nitrous Oxide' is called as Laughing Gas.

3. The U.N.O headquarters is located at Geneva.

4. The 'Wings of fire'(An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam) was written by Mr.Abdul Kalam and Mr. Arun Tiwari.

5. The first ever dam and reservoir for irrigation purposes was built in Saurashtra.

6. 38% of doctors in America are Indians.


1. Moths are not really attracted to light, it fly towards the blackest point which is behind the light.

2. Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing.

3. A mile on the Ocean and a mile on Land are not the same distance. Land (5,280 feet) and Ocean (6,080 feet).

4. Our Indian flag was designed by "Pingali Venkayya" and it became our official flag on '22 July 1947'.

5. Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

6. Fear of blood is called as 'Hemaphobia'.

1. A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror.

2. A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.

3. 'South China Sea' is the largest sea in the world (2,974,600 sq km)

4. The First Wireless TV Remote was invented by 'Eugene Polley' in 1955.

5. 17% of Intel employees are Indians.

6. The capital of Spain is 'Madrid'.


1. 9th century chemist Jabir ibn Hayyan (known as "Geber" in Europe), is considered as "Father of chemistry".

2. Television was invented by group of members 'John Logie Baird', 'Philo T. Farnsworth', and 'Vladimir Zworykin'.

3. A solar eclipse occurred on July 22, 2009 was the longest during the 21st century, and it lasted a maximum of 6 minutes and 39 seconds.

4. An average person spent 24 years of his life in sleeping.

5. Famous lyricist "Vairamuthu" was born on 13-July-1953. He received the National Award 5 times in his career so far.

6. A group of dogs is called a "Kennel".


1. India hosted the Asian Games for the first time on March 4, 1951 and it was held in New Delhi.

2. 'Mumbai' is called as the 'Business Capital' of India.

3. Snakes & Ladders, one of the most widely played board games, was created by the 13th century poet Saint Gyandev (India).

4. Crocodiles are colour blind.

5. The longest professional tennis match, was between Nicolas Mahut and John Isner on June 22, 23, and 24, 2010. It lasted 183 games and required 11 hours and 5 minutes of playing time.

6. A female whale is called a 'Cow'.


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