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Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 5

1. Frogs can't swallow with their eyes open.

2. A 'Jiffy' is actually 1/100th of a second.

3. Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards.

4. The official Sanskrit name for 'India' is 'Bharat'.

5. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages.

6. There are around 3.22 millions of Indians in USA.


1. Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents!

2. Windows Nashville (windows 96), Cairo (1997 - 1998), Windows Neptune (1999) are some of the cancelled / unreleased versions of Windows O/S.

3. Windows has been around for 25 years now, Windows 1.0 hit the shelves in November of 1985.

4. A duck can't walk without bobbing its head.

5. Dragonflies have 6 legs but can't walk.

6. The word laser stands for 'Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation'.


1. When Elizabeth-I of Russia died in 1762, there were 15,000 dresses in her closets.

2. During World War II, the Japanese used shark liver oil in the engines of their fighter planes.

3. Pumice is the only rock that floats in water.

4. The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

5. DNA stands for DeoxyriboNucleic Acid.

6. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute (Bad exercise), less than half the normal rate of 20.


1. The word typewriter is the longest word that can be typed using only the top row of a keyboard.

2. The longest possible eclipse of the sun is 7.31 minutes.

3. The Olympic flag was designed in 1913.

4. The average hen lays 228 eggs a year.

5. The first English dictionary named "A Dictionary of the English Language", sometimes published as 'Johnson's Dictionary' was written in 1755 by Samuel Johnson.

6. The average Porcupine (Mullampandri in tamil) has 30,000 spikes.


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