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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 6

Facts of The World – 6

711. A single drop of liquid can contain 50 million bacteria.

712. Bats are the only mammals that are able to fly.

713. Rainwater contains vitamin B-12

714. A boomerang , if it hits anything, cannot return to the thrower.

715. Popular beliefs hold that three wise men from the east visited Bethlehem bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. But however, there is no mention in the Bible about the number of men who visited. Three gifts were brought – gold, frankincense and myrrh, but names commonly attributed to the wise men- Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, were added some 500 years later.

716. Florence Nightingale, the ‘Lady with the lamp’, always carried a pet owl with her.

717. Your weight on the moon would be less than your weight on the earth.

718. The word ‘carol’ is derived from an old French word ‘caroller’ which itself is derived from the Latin word ‘choraula’. This in turn was derived from the Greek word ‘ choraules’.

719. The word ‘Christmas’ means ‘Mass of Christ’. The common abbreviation for ‘Christmas’ to ‘Xmas’ is derived from the Greek alphabet in which ‘X’ is the First letter of Christ’s name , ‘Xristos’; therefore ‘Xmas’. The use of the shortened form ‘Xmas’ became popular in Europe in the 1500’s.

720. The first decorated Christmas tree at the White House was introduced in 1786 by the then President of the USA, Mr. Franklin Pierce.


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