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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 14

Facts of The World – 14

791. The river Ganga which rises in the Himalayan Uttaranchal and flows about 2,500 kilometers, serves the largest cultivable area.

792. Rima Dutta was the first woman to receive the Arjuna award in aquatics.

793. Om Agarwal was the first Indian to win the world Amateur snooker championship.

794. Every year some50 million cars are added to the world’s roads, making car- manufacture the largest single industry in the world.

795. The giant in the Bible who fought David was 9 feet, 9 inches tall.

796. Steel was first manufactured in India. It was even exported from our country between 700 B.C. to 800 B.C.

797. Some 95% of all kinds of plants and animals that ever lived on earth are extinct. Some creatures like the cockroach and the shark were present 250 million years ago and have survived by adapting to the changing environment.

798. Kabaddi is called ‘Hu-Tu-Tu’ in Maharashtra, ‘Do-do-do’ in West Bengal and ‘Chedu- gudu’ in Tamil Nadu.

799. Karate , martial art practiced in Kerala had its origin in Kalaripayttu.

800. When Alexander the Great invaded India in 326 B.C., he saw bananas for the first time and was greatly impressed by them.

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