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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 32

  
        
          

Facts of The World – 32

971. Chocolates can kill a dog. They affect a dog’s heart and nervous system and a few ounces are enough to kill it.

972. The word ‘clock’ comes from the French word ‘cloche’, meaning bell.

973. According to a study by the Economic Research Service, 27 per cent of all food production in the Western nations ends up in garbage cans. Yet, 1.2 billion people are underfed, while a similar number of people are overweight.

974. The largest Muslim community in the Western Hemisphere in the 19th century was in Brazil.

975. The first mosque in the United States of America was founded in 1893.

976. Salt was once a very precious commodity, so much so that many people were paid their wages in salt; hence the word ‘salary’.

977. The name ‘India’ is derived from the river Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name ‘Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu.

978. The first Six Mogul Emperors of India ruled in an unbroken succession from father to son for two hundred years – from 1526 to 1707.

979. India is the largest democracy in the world. It is also the 6th largest country in the world and one of the most ancient and living civilizations – at least 10, 000 years old .

980. India has the largest number of post offices in the world.

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