Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Who can give more mileage without water – Camel or Giraffe?

·         The hump of camel has given it a publicity as Ship of desert due to its ability to survive without water for long.
·         Do other animals have similar or better ability?  
Long Necked Animals

  •     The taller brother of camel – Giraffe on this ground too is ahead of Camel. A giraffe can go longer than a camel without water meaning it can give better mileage without water. Kangaroo rats also compete them.

  •          Due to its eating habit of huge quantity of leaves daily it does not need to drink water frequently.  But when it drinks, they do it in a big way, guzzling up to 12 gallons (app 45 Liters) at a time.

  •          Giraffes are vegetarians  and chow down 75 pounds (app 34 Kgs)  of leaves and fruit per day.

  •          At nearly 18 feet (5.5 Meters) in height the giraffe is the world's tallest animal. A baby giraffe is about six feet (app 1.8 Meters)  tall at birth.

  •          It weighs upto two tons, yet can run swiftly four times faster than men @ 35 miles per hour (56 KMPH).  Man runs at an average speed of 10 miles an hour (16 KMPH) 

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Why does dog put its tail between legs?

The tail is very important part of a dog to express its psychological situation. Dogs  use their tails to communicate strong emotions such as agitation, annoyance and anger as well as happiness:

Two Doggy Acts 

A frightened dog puts its tail between its legs because it covers the scent glands in the anal area. Since the anal glands carry personal scents that identify individual dogs, the tail between the – legs behavior is the canine equivalent of insecure humans hiding their faces.

A dog wags their tail when it sees a stranger approaching due to feeling conflicting emotions at the same time. An example of this would be feeling happy and nervous together. These conflicting emotions manifest into the body language of wagging their tail.

Basically movements of are to balance its body. It does so while walking a narrow support base  or while swimming in water.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

India Facts on 66th Independence Day

On 15th August this year India will celebrate its 66th Independence day. One of the most diverse and formidably  country  is one of the few nations in the world  never to have attacked another nation without any prior provocation because of its belief in the doctrine of peace.
Some of the facts  about  this country are :

·       The official name for the country recognised by the Constitution of India is Bharat. This is used by many Indian languages.

· India as a nation equal to the size of 30 Switzerland put together. (Seventh in size in the world 3,287,263 km2)

· It is inhabited by 1.2 billion people ( As per 2011 census it stands 1,210,193,422)

· They speak 21 different languages.

· Indians come from 6,100 tribes.

· They enjoy traditionally 17 different forms of music and twelve different dance forms.

· Indian has been home to Aryans, Moguls, Persians, Afghans, Greeks, Dravidians and Westerners including British, Portuguese and Spanish populace.

· It has given birth to Hiduism, Jaininsm. Sikhism and Buddhism and has gracefully accepted Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism.

· India has the most number of mosques. It has more than 300,000 mosques which is much more than the Muslim world.

· The game of Chess is believed to have been invented in India.

· India has highest number of post offices in the world.

· Railways in India began on 16th April, 1853. Indian Railway networks comprises of total 114,500 kilometres (71,147 mi) of track and 7,500 stations. The biggest and the largest employer in the world is Indian railways employing over a million people.

· Indian economy in last ten years has a big contribution from BPOs and KPOs. Half the world’s outsourced IT services come from India. It is estimated to be a $47 billion dollar industry

· Largest US retail company Walmart alone outsources $1 billion in IT contracts to India.

· India’s major import is of petroleum and arms. Petroleum products account for 80% of total import bill.

· It is the world's second largest importer of arms and has spent $50 billion on defence purchases in the last decade

· India was the most advanced education centre. World's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. Here more than 10,500 students from all over the world studied in 60 subjects.

· The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was another great achievement of ancient India in the field of education.

· Decimal System, Zero and the value of "pi" were the gifts to world from India. The value of “PI” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayan.

· Large population and corruption are two main problems of the country. Result of which is that 42% of the world's poor live in India.

· According to the World Bank over 450 million people in India are living below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Strange but true facts about human

Here are some more Strange Facts about Human Being :

  • ·        The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.  
  • ·        The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.  
  • ·        The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.  
  • ·        People with blue eyes see better in dark.  
  • ·        We exercise at least 30 muscles when we smile. 
  • ·        Our nose is our personal air-conditioning system: it warms cold air, cools hot air and filters impurities. 
  • ·        Our brain is more complex than the most powerful computer and has over 100 billion nerve cells. 
  • ·        People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain.  
  • ·        When a person dies, hearing is usually the first sense to go.  
  • ·  The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.  
  • ·    Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.  
  • ·        Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Which is the only English Alphabet which does not appear in the names of any compound through out the periodic table.

Que.:  Which is the only English Alphabet which does not appear in the names of any compound through out the periodic table?

Letter  “ J “ and "Q"   are not used to name any compund in the periodic tables.  However, the letter  Q only appears in the symbol for the placeholder name for next element to be identified and named by the scientists.  This is called  'Unq' (unnilquadium), the temporary name. When 'Unq' element is officially discovered, it will be given a new name and the 'Unq' would shift to next number in the periodic table.

Gold is  Not Scare

That's because the Periodic Table is based on latin. In the latin alphabet "J" did not exist. They used "I/i" instead. and Q was reserved for the question.

Que :  Which are the elements in liquid state at the room temperature?

Ans.  :   At room temperature, there are only two liquid elements. These are bromine and mercury.

Que.  :  Which are the Non Silver coloured metals?

Ans.  :   Most metallic elements in nature are  silver-colored or gray. The only non-silver metals are gold and copper.

Another myth about Gold is that it is scare and so precious.  But Gold is not that precious. There is enough gold in the Earth's crust to cover the land surface of the planet knee-deep.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

What is the Minimum Age Limit for .....?

Do you know what is the Age of the Youngest Parent?
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 year old  and lived in China in 1910.

In India minimum age to legally buy tobacco is 18 years where as In France, a five year old child can buy an alchoolic drink in bar.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Do you Know What is Mercedes?

The  names  of famous  brands  also carry some history with them.  A  few  are :

Adidas  -  from the name of the founder Adolf (Adi) Dassler (Das)
Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer, founded in 1924. The name has come from the founder and his brother

Maggi  -  Food company named after its  founder Julius Maggi.
Maggi  is a NestlĂ© brand of instant soups, stocks, bouillon cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasonings and instant noodles. The original company came into existence in 1872 in Switzerland, when Julius Maggi took over his father's mill. In 1947, Maggi's holding company merged with the NestlĂ© company
Its Car,
Name of daughter of the Founder

Mercedes  is the  name of the daughter of the founder.
Mercedes-Benz is a German manufacturer of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. Mercedes-Benz is a division of its parent company, Daimler AG. The brand name first appeared in 1926 but  Karl Benz had founded  the company  it in the year  1886. Benz Patent Motor wagen is widely regarded as the first automobile.

Honda is the name of its  founder Soichiro Honda

Nokia Founder
Nokia  is a  city in Finland
Originally Nokia was founded in 1865 by a  mining engineer Fredrik Idestam as a groundwood pulp mill. After many transformations, electronics division was added in the year 1960.

The cola challanger Pepsi is  named from the digestive enzyme Pepsin

Pepsi was first introduced as "Brad's Drink" in New Bern, North Carolina, United States, in 1898 by Caleb Bradham>  It was later labeled Pepsi Cola in 1903.

Sansung   -  meaning three stars in Korean language.
The word "three" represents something "big, numerous and powerful"; the "stars" mean eternity.  Samsung was founded by  Lee Byung-chull   in the year 1938 as a trading company. It diversified in to electronics in the year 1960.

Sony  from the  Latin word  sonus  meaning sound
Suzuki -  Name of  founder Michio Suzuki.

Toyota  - from the name of the founder Sakichi Toyoda

Yamaha - After name of the founder of the company  Torakusu Yamaha