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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of Discovery, Invention & Wonder” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 4

Facts of Discovery, Invention & Wonder – 4

591. The West Indies was discovered by Christopher Columbus of Italy in the year, 1492.

592. The modern sport of volleyball was invented in the USA in 1895 by William G.Morgan.

593. Japanese researchers are working on a new type of train that will fly above the ground on a cushion of air, at a speed of between 350 km to 500 km per hour.

594. The programming language, Java, was so named because ‘Java coffee’ was the favourite drink of the software engineers who developed it in 1990.

595. Fast food restaurants in America may soon be using robots as cooks in their kitchens. In one recent demonstration, a robot cook produced 9 hamburgers and 12 pancakes in just 5 minutes.

596. In 1999, a Japanese artist, Hiromu From Sapporo, Japan, created a resin teddy bear less than 0.04 inches in height. His work was exhibited all over the world.

597. The Eiffel Tower in Paris weighs more than 1000 elephants.

598. ‘Mickey Mouse’ , ‘Donald Duck’ and ‘Disneyland’ are all creations of Walter Elias Disney, popularly known as Walt Disney.

599. The bell in the tower of the Se Cathedral in Goa, can be head 10 km away in Panjim. Yet, when one stands next to the bell, the sound falls lightly on the ear.

600. Clepsyra is the Greek name for a water clock, an ancient device for recording the passage of time.

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