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1. The bushes and clouds in Super Mario Bros are the same, just colored differently.

 

The bushes and clouds in Super Mario Bros are the same, just colored differently.

3. In 1903 the Wright brothers flew for 59 seconds. 38 years later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. 28 years after that, we landed on the moon.

 

In 1903 the Wright brothers flew for 59 seconds. 38 years later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. 28 years after that, we landed on the moon.

4. When a male bee climaxes, their testicles explode then they die.

 

When a male bee climaxes, their testicles explode then they die.

5. Cleopatra lived closer in time to the first Moon landing than to the building of the Great Pyramid.

 

Cleopatra lived closer in time to the first Moon landing than to the building of the Great Pyramid.

6. Duck Hunt is two player. A controller in port 2 controls the ducks.

 

Duck Hunt is two player. A controller in port 2 controls the ducks.

7. There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.

 

There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.

8. The adult human has two to nine pounds of bacteria in his or her body.

 

The adult human has two to nine pounds of bacteria in his or her body.

9. Blue whales heart is the size of a VW Beetle and that you could swim through some of its arteries.

 

Blue whales heart is the size of a VW Beetle and that you could swim through some of its arteries.

10. Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas, which, given enough time, turns into people.

 

Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas, which, given enough time, turns into people.

11. All of the gold mined in the history of the world would more or less fit into a 20x20x20 meter cube.

 

All of the gold mined in the history of the world would more or less fit into a 20x20x20 meter cube.

From wikipedia:
A total of 165,000 tonnes of gold have been mined in human history, as of 2009.1This is roughly equivalent to 5.3 billion troy ounces or, in terms of volume, about 8,500 cubic meters, or a 20.4m cube.

12. There are more atoms in a single glass of water, than glasses of water in all the oceans of the Earth.

 

There are more atoms in a single glass of water, than glasses of water in all the oceans of the Earth.

13. Half of all humans who have ever lived, died from malaria.

 

Half of all humans who have ever lived, died from malaria.

14. Martin Sheen’s original name was Ramon Estevez. He had two sons, Emilio and Carlos. Emilio kept the Estevez, but Carlos changed his name to Charlie Sheen. He changed his stage name to ride the coattails of his father’s changed stage name.

 

Martin Sheen's original name was Ramon Estevez. He had two sons, Emilio and Carlos. Emilio kept the Estevez, but Carlos changed his name to Charlie Sheen. He changed his stage name to ride the coattails of his father's changed stage name.

15. Alcohol is considered a performance-enhancing drug in competitive shooting competitions.

 

Alcohol is considered a performance-enhancing drug in competitive shooting competitions.

16. Once Charlie Chaplin entered a contest for “Charlie Chaplin look-alikes” and he came in third.

 

Once Charlie Chaplin entered a contest for "Charlie Chaplin look-alikes" and he came in third.

17. If you shuffle a deck of cards, chances are that the new order of playing cards has never existed before.

 

If you shuffle a deck of cards, chances are that the new order of playing cards has never existed before.

Via qi.com

18. Of all the people in history that have reached 65 years of age, half of them are living right now.

 

Of all the people in history that have reached 65 years of age, half of them are living right now.

19. Fold over a piece of paper 42 times and it will reach the moon

 

Fold over a piece of paper 42 times and it will reach the moon

20. Pirates wear eye patches so that they can see in the dark.

 

Pirates wear eye patches so that they can see in the dark.

When they go to a lower deck with poor lighting, they can remove the patch and see better with that eye since it’s used to the dark, whereas the other eye would take several minutes to adjust to the change in light.

21. It took thousands of years after domesticating the horse to invent the stirrup.

 

It took thousands of years after domesticating the horse to invent the stirrup.

22. 54 million people alive right now will be dead within 12 months.

 

54 million people alive right now will be dead within 12 months.

Via who.int

23. You replace every particle in your body every seven years. You are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.

 

You replace every particle in your body every seven years. You are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.

Via ted.com

24. When your mother was born, she was already carrying the egg that would become you.

 

When your mother was born, she was already carrying the egg that would become you.

25. A tree is the opposite of your lungs. Physically and functionally.

 

A tree is the opposite of your lungs. Physically and functionally.

26. Mayonnaise is made from oil and eggs.

 

Mayonnaise is made from oil and eggs.

27. The sun is 400x further from the earth than the moon, but the moon is 400x smaller than the sun.

 

The sun is 400x further from the earth than the moon, but the moon is 400x smaller than the sun.

28. All the humans on the planet could fit into 1 cubic mile.

 

All the humans on the planet could fit into 1 cubic mile.

29. Goats have rectangular pupils.

 

Goats have rectangular pupils.

30. If there was no space between any of its atoms, Earth would be the size of a baseball.

 

If there was no space between any of its atoms, Earth would be the size of a baseball.

31. If you put all the earth’s ants in one pile, and all the earth’s humans in another pile, the pile made of ants would be bigger (have more mass).

 

If you put all the earth's ants in one pile, and all the earth's humans in another pile, the pile made of ants would be bigger (have more mass).

32. You’re not stuck in traffic, you are traffic.

 

You're not stuck in traffic, you are traffic.

33. Sloths mistakenly grab their arms instead of the branches of a tree, and they fall to their deaths.

 

Sloths mistakenly grab their arms instead of the branches of a tree, and they fall to their deaths.

34. Penguins will give their mate a pebble as a way of proposing.

 

Penguins will give their mate a pebble as a way of proposing.

35. Butterflies are cannibals.

 

Butterflies are cannibals.

36. Turtles can breathe out of their butts

 

Turtles can breathe out of their butts

37. A small percentage of static on televisions is actually radioactive resonance from the big bang 13 billion years ago.

 

A small percentage of static on televisions is actually radioactive resonance from the big bang 13 billion years ago.

38. It takes a photon, on average, 200,000 years to travel from the core of the Sun to the surface, then just a little over 8 minutes from the Sun’s surface to your eyeball

 

It takes a photon, on average, 200,000 years to travel from the core of the Sun to the surface, then just a little over 8 minutes from the Sun's surface to your eyeball

39. Both of Jack Black’s parents were rocket scientists.

 

Both of Jack Black's parents were rocket scientists.

40. A pigs orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

 

A pigs orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

41. Velociraptors were just slightly bigger than chickens.

 

Velociraptors were just slightly bigger than chickens.

42. A pencil has the potential to draw a line 38 miles long.

 

A pencil has the potential to draw a line 38 miles long.

43. There is a species of jellyfish that is immortal (turritopsis nutricula).

 

There is a species of jellyfish that is immortal (turritopsis nutricula).

44. The largest air force in the world is the US Air Force. The second largest air force in the world is the US Navy.

 

The largest air force in the world is the US Air Force. The second largest air force in the world is the US Navy.

45. Horseshoe crabs have eyes on their tail.

 

Horseshoe crabs have eyes on their tail.

46. A Nintendo had over twice the computing power of the first lunar lander.

 

A Nintendo had over twice the computing power of the first lunar lander.

47. Lighters were invented before matches.

 

Lighters were invented before matches.

48. Psychology is the brain trying to comprehend itself.

 

Psychology is the brain trying to comprehend itself.

49. If a man never cut his beard, by the time he dies it would be 30 feet long.

 

If a man never cut his beard, by the time he dies it would be 30 feet long.

50. 1 sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it. That means a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of 1587GB in about 3 seconds

 

1 sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it. That means a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of 1587GB in about 3 seconds

51. The population of Ireland is still 2 million less than it was before the potato famine, 160 years ago.

 

The population of Ireland is still 2 million less than it was before the potato famine, 160 years ago.

52. The last president that wasn’t a Republican or Democrat was Millard Fillmore in 1853

 

The last president that wasn't a Republican or Democrat was Millard Fillmore in 1853

53. You have 0.5% chance of being related to Genghis Khan.

 

You have 0.5% chance of being related to Genghis Khan.

54. The USA is an older country than Germany.

 

The USA is an older country than Germany.

Germany became one country only in 1871.

55. Napoleon was not unusually short. The French inch was longer than the British inch, so while he was thought to be 5’2” by most of the world, in reality he was closer to 5’7”, an average height for a Frenchman.

 

Napoleon was not unusually short. The French inch was longer than the British inch, so while he was thought to be 5'2" by most of the world, in reality he was closer to 5'7", an average height for a Frenchman.

56. If you keep going North, you will eventually go South. If you keep going East, you will never go West.

 

If you keep going North, you will eventually go South. If you keep going East, you will never go West.

57. Vending machines kill 4 times as many people as sharks.

 

Vending machines kill 4 times as many people as sharks.

58. There is a garbage swirl in the ocean the size of Texas.

 

There is a garbage swirl in the ocean the size of Texas.

59. Black HP printer ink costs roughly 1,400 times as much as crude oil, gallon for gallon.

 

Black HP printer ink costs roughly 1,400 times as much as crude oil, gallon for gallon.

60. George Washington spent about 7% of his annual salary on booze.

 

George Washington spent about 7% of his annual salary on booze.

61. A Mosquito has 47 teeth.

 

A Mosquito has 47 teeth.

Via ask.com

62. A banana is actually a berry. A strawberry isn’t.

 

A banana is actually a berry. A strawberry isn't.

 
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It’s mind-blowing to think about the multitude of animals that exist in this world. From the tiny flea to the great blue whale, each animal possesses a unique quality that makes it stand out from the rest. Even if you’re a zoology expert, you might be surprised by some of these 25 amazing facts about animals. Prepare to be astounded by the resilience, physical abilities, and sheer brilliance of these magnificent creatures.

25

Housefly

houseflyHouseflies don’t allow their short lifespans (14 days) to hinder their musical abilities. They always hum in the key of F.
24

Ostrich

ostrich runningOstriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like lions.
23

Bat

batBats are the only mammals that can fly, but wouldn’t it be awesome if humans could fly too?
22

Kangaroo

KangarooKangaroos use their tails for balance, so if you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it can’t hop.
21

Spider

spider on faceOn average, there are 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas. Bet you’ll think twice before going outside now – unless you’re this guy.
20

Tiger

tiger cubsTigers not only have stripes on their fur, they also have them on their skin. No two tigers ever have the same stripes.
19

Crocodile

Steve IrwinHere’s a tidbit that might be useful if you plan on becoming the next Steve Irwin: To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeball – It will let you go instantly.
18

Flea

fleaFleas can jump up to 200 times their height. This isequivalent to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York.
17

Cat

evil catA cat has 32 muscles in each ear. All the better for them to eavesdrop on your conversations and plot your demise.
16

Elephant

elephantsElephants can smell water up to 3 miles away. They are also one of the three mammals that undergomenopause – the other two being humpback whalesand human females.
15

Koala

koalaKoala bears almost exclusively eat only eucalyptus leaves and nothing else.
14

Beaver

beaverBecause beavers’ teeth never stop growing, they must constantly gnaw on objects to keep them at a manageable length. Their teeth would eventually grow into their brain if they didn’t maintain them.
13

Ant

swarm of antsBeware an ant uprising! There are one million ants for every human in the world. These resilientcreatures also never sleep and do not have lungs.
12

Oyster

oysterOysters can change gender depending on which is best for mating. Talk about successful adaptation.
11

Butterfly

butterflyButterflies have two compound eyes consisting of thousands of lenses, yet they can only see the colors red, green and yellow.
 

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India: At a Glance
Capital New Delhi
Area 32,87,263 sq.km
Area wise in the world 7th
Location India extends between latitudes 8o4’N and 37o6’N. It is a country of the east with its landmass lying beteen longitudes 68o7’E and 97o25’E.
Stretch 3,214 Kilometers from north to south 
2,933 Kilometers from east to west
Land Frontier 15,200 km
Coastline 7516.5 km
Neighbouring Countries India shares its political borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan on the west and Bangladesh and Myanmar on the east. The northern boundary is made up of the Sinkiang province of China, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. India is seperated from Sri Lanka by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar
Physical Feature The mainland consists of four well-defined regions: (i)The great mountain zone, (ii)The Indo-Gangetic plain, (iii)The desert region and (iv)The Southern Peninsula
Rivers The main rivers of the Himalayan group are the Indus, the Ganga and the Brahmaputra.
Climate There are four seasons which are recognised by the India Meteorological department. They are – Cold weather, hot weather, rainy season and the season of the retreating south-west monsoon.
Fauna Approx. 89,451 species
National Parks 94
Wildlife Sanctuaries 501
Official Languages Hindi
Population (2001 census) 1,203,710,000(March 2011)(17% of the world’s population)
Populationwise place in the world 2nd
Population density 324 person per square kilometer
Population growth 21.34 %
Sex Ratio 933 females per 1000 males
Literacy 65.38 %
Male Literacy 75.85 %
Female Literacy 54.16 %