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All planets rotate anticlockwise except Venus

Planets

Planet’s rotation – All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise. Read More »

Wolffia globosa – smallest flower in the world

Wolffia Globosa

Wolffia globosa or Water-meal can weigh about 1/190,000 of an ounce, equivalent to two grains of table salt. They are very hard to see! if you tried to fill a thimble with them, it is estimated that you would need some 5000 plants! Wolffia is a genus of 9 to 11 species which include the smallest flowering plants on Earth. ... Read More »

Udachnaya pipe Russia – The world biggest hole

Udachnaya pipe

The Udachnaya pipe (literally lucky pipe) is the largest diamond deposit in the Daldyn-Alakit kimberlite field in Sakha Republic, Russia and one of the largest in the world. It is an open-pit mine located just outside the Arctic circle and it is more than 600 meters (1980 feet) deep. It is the third deepest open-pit mine in the world (after ... Read More »

Cano Cristales – colorful river in Colombia

the river that ran away to paradise

The river shown in the photographs below is the Cano Cristales, which is located near the town of La Macarena in Colombia, South America. The river, world famous for its colorful display. The bed of river in the end of July through November is variously colored yellow, green, blue, black, and especially red, the last caused by the Macarenia clavigera ... Read More »

75 acres of pizza are eaten in U.S. everyday

Pizza

About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in the United States everyday. Pizza became most popular in America after soldiers stationed in Italy returned from World War II.  During the latter half of the 20th century, pizza in the United States became an iconic dish of considerable popularity. Often, “Americanized” foods such as barbecued chicken and bacon cheeseburgers are used ... Read More »

Roy Sullivan – A man who has been struck by ligtning 7 times

Roy Cleveland Sullivan

Roy Cleveland Sullivan is recognized by Guinness World Records as the person struck by lightning more recorded times than any other human being. Sullivan (February 7, 1912 – September 28, 1983) was a U.S. park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Sullivan was hit by lightning on seven different occasions and survived all of them between 1942 and 1977. For ... Read More »

Facts of India

india

Some of the following facts to make every Indian proud. These facts were published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history. India invented the Number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. The world’s first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than ... Read More »

Listen and Silent contains the same letters

listen and silent

The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”. Listen and Silent are anagrams and both word have a related meaning. “Listen” first appeared in Old English as “hlysnan” or “lysna,” drawn from the Indo-European root “klu,” which denoted the general idea of “hearing.” (It’s also the root of our English “loud.”) “Listen” has stuck pretty closely to its original meaning ... Read More »

1 septillion snow crystals drop in a winter

deer in snow

Each winter there are about 1 septillion (1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 or a trillion trillion) snow crystals that drop from the sky. The unique and complex features of snow crystals are very much affected by unstable atmospheric conditions. Snow crystals are sensitive to temperature and will change in shape and design as they fall from ... Read More »

Nitrogen facts in Atmosphere

nitrogen facts

Earth’s atmosphere is actually about 80 percent nitrogen. Most of the rest is oxygen, with tiny amounts of other stuff thrown in. Nitrogen is essential to all living systems, which makes the nitrogen cycle one of Earth’s most important nutrient cycles. The atmosphere of Earth is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth that is retained by Earth’s gravity.  The ... Read More »

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