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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 30

1. Archimedes is considered to be the father of 'Mathematics'.

2. Adam Smith is called as the father of modern 'Economics'.

3. The walls of India Gate have been inscribed with the names of the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan Wars.

4. 20,000 workers were working for 22 years to build Taj mahal.

5. Over 3.5 million Afghan citizens live abroad as refugees. The majority are in Pakistan and Iran.

6. Until the mid-1980s, Afghanistan also had a population of 30,000 to 150,000 Hindus and Sikhs.

1. Yugoslavia is bordered by 7 other countries.

2. The second most tallest mountain is Aconcagua (South America) with 22,834 feet (6,960 m).

3. The height of The Empire State Building in New York : 1,250 feet (381 m)

4. The oldest man to reach the Mt. Everest is "Ramon Blanco" (Venezuelan). He was 60yrs old when he did it.

5. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.

6. The induction motor was first realized by "Galileo Ferraris" in 1885 in Italy.


1. Julius Caesar was a famous Roman dictator. He was responsible for conquering many new lands for Rome.

2. Mao Zedong, a Communist general, took control of China after World war II ended and began to rebuild China.

3. Socrates was one of the wisest men in Greece. He became famous for asking questions about almost everything.

4. Fear of mother-in-law is called as 'Pentheraphobia'.

5. Fear of fire is called as 'Pyrophobia'.

6. The word "Karate" is a combination of two Japanese characters: "Kara", meaning empty, and "te", meaning hand; thus, karate means "empty hand.".


1. India's first open heart surgey done in 'Wanless chest Hospital'.

2. In 1942, Madras City was bombed by the Japanese fleet. City was evacuated because of fears.

3. A crocodile can live upto 60 years maximum.

4. Bharti Airtel Limited was founded on '7 July 1995' by 'Sunil Bharti Mittal'.

5. The height of 'Qutb Minar' is 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). It is the world's tallest brick minaret.

6. 'Brihadeeswarar Temple' (Thanjavur) is the world's first complete granite temple.


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