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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 25

1. The laptop was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. It was called 'Osborne 1'.

2. 'Popeye' cartoon was created by Elzie Crisler Segar.

3. "G-LYNX" holds the record for fastest helicopter (249.1 mph) piloted by John Egginton on 11-Aug-1986.

4. The Guiness Book of Records lists the longest Reticulated Python (Snake) ever officially measured to be 32 feet.

5. Maruti Suzuki India Limited was founded in 1981, and it was the first company in India to mass-produce and sell more than a million cars.

6. The sound made by 'Grasshoppers' is called 'Chirp'.


1. M.S.Viswanathan(1928) and Kaviarasu Kannadasan(1927) both born on same date (June 24).

2. The Bhagavad-Gita consists of 18 chapters. Each chapter is called a Yoga.

3. Thirukkural is and remains to be the book that has been translated into the most number of languages and hence it is called as "Ulaga Podhu Marai".

4. Amitabh Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as one of the seven heros in "Saat Hindustani".

5. Feodor Vassilyev's wife (Name: Unknown), gave birth to a total of 69 children (world record) between 1725 and 1765.

6. The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles).

1. The Juhu Aerodrome, an airport serving Mumbai, was India's first civil aviation airport.

2. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

3. The QWERTY design on keyboard is based on a layout designed by Christopher Latham Sholes in 1874.

4. "Australia Day" is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January.

5. "South Korea" got Independence from Japan on August 15' 1945.

6. "Elk Cloner" was the first computer virus to appear, written in 1981 by Richard Skrenta for Apple II systems.


1. World Water Day is observed on March 22 since 1993.

2. May 31st of each year observed as World No Tobacco Day.

3. June 5th of each year observed as World Environment Day.

4. Father's Day is observed on 3rd sunday of June, every year. (differs on some countries).

5. World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16th October.

6. December 1st of each year observed as World AIDS Day.

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