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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 5

Facts of The World – 5

701. Soldiers, explorers and athletes eat chocolate as a source of quick energy. Chocolates are good for cough. Researchers at the Imperial College in London have found that people suffering from cough benefited by eating chocolates. Chocolates contain theobromine, which helps to suppress the nerve activity responsible for causing cough. Theobromine was found to be more effective than the standard codeine in treating cough. Another advantage of taking theobromine is that, unlike codeine, it has no side effects like drowsiness.

702. A drop of blood contains about 100 million red blood cells.

703. India produces more features films than any other country in the world.

704. For every tone of waste paper that is collected and reused, at least two trees are saved.

705. Asked to give the full form of ‘Mrs.’ most of us would say, either ‘Mistress’ or ‘Missus’. The fact is that Mrs. is really no abbreviation as such. It is, rather , the full form itself.

706. December 25 is not the actual day when Jesus Christ was born. The day was chosen to coincide with the Pagan Roman celebration honouring Saturnus , the harvest god. The early Christians did not even celebrate the birth of Christ. In fact, the celebration of Christmas is not all mentioned in the Bible.

707. Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf from a very young age, could differentiate between her friends by her sense of smell.

708. The volcano has more power than a hurricane or an earthquake.

709. Napoleon Bonaparte was scared of cats.

710. ‘Mohammed’ (also spelt as Moham- mad), is the most common surname in the world.


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