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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 34

Facts of The World – 34 991. The ridges on the sides of coins are called reeding. 992. The naval rank of ‘Admiral’ is derived from the Arabic phrase ‘amir al bahr’, meaning, ‘Lord of the sea’. 993. Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘Big Village’. 994. The shortest verse in the Bible is ‘Jesus wept’. 995. The word ‘byte’ is a contrition of ‘by eight’. 996. The word ‘pixel’ is...
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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 33

Facts of The World – 33 981. When you use a hair dryer, 20 million electrons pass through the wire every second. 982. The dollar symbol ‘$’ is actually an ‘U’ combined with a ‘S’ (U.S.). 983. It is believed the William Shakespeare was around 46 years old when the King James Version of the Bible was written. In psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is ‘shake’ and...
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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...
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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 31

Facts of The World – 31 961. ‘I am’ is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. 962. ‘Tom Sawyer’ was the first novel to be written on a typewriter. 963. Coca – Cola was originally green in colour. 964. Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery. 965. A group of unicorns is called a ‘blessing’ 966. In 300...
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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 30

Facts of The World – 30 951. “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. 952. The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 years old and lived in China in 1910. 953. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. 954. The word ‘ dollar’ ahs its origins in the Roman Empire. 955. If you hit a diamond with a hammer, it will...
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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 29

Facts of The World – 29 941. The fear of marriage is called gamophobia. 942. Men commit suicide three times more frequently than women. But women attempt suicide two to three times more often than men. 943. 93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women. 944. Midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal – sized children, even if both parents are midgets or dwarfs. 945. Over 80 per cent of...
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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 28

Facts of The World – 28 931. The Portuguese brought potatoes to India in the early 17th century. They started potato cultivation along the west coast where they were called ‘batata’. The British also introduced potatoes to Bengal, where they were known as ‘alu’. 932. The original name of Martin Luther King, Junior, was Michael. 933. Because the River Nile flows North, Upper Egypt is actually in the South and Lower...
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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 27

Facts of The World – 27 921. Prince Jozef (1763-1813) of Poland had been warned by a gypsy that he would be killed by a magpie. He avoided birds all his life but was drowned while crossing the river Elster in Germany. ‘Elster’ means magpie. 922. Pollution is not a new problem. In 1306, King Edward I of England complained of the ‘unbearable stench’ caused by burning coal in London and...
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