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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 15

Facts of The World – 15

811. The word ‘ genie’ refers to a spirit or a goblin with strange powers. It comes from the word ‘jinni’, a type of demon in Arabian mythology. The Jinni was believed to be an invisible, intelligent being made form air or fire. It could take the form of a human or an animal. It could be good or bad. The jinni appears in many fables of the East. For instance, in the fable’ Aladdin and his Magic Lamp’, a good jinni comes to Aladdin’s aid each time he rubs his magical lamp.

812. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old.

813. Los Angeles has more cars than people.

814. Nagaland became a full-fledged Indian State on December 1,1963.

815. Pope Paul VI was the first pope to come to India. He visited Mumbai in the year 1964 during the XXXVIIIth International Eucharistic Congress.

816. The Gir Forest in Gujarat was declared a sanctuary for Asiatic lions in December 1969.

817. Pop music is the short- form for ‘Popular music’.

818. The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times when knights in armour raised their visors to reveal their identity.

819. The onion is the most widely used vegetable in the world. More than 20,000 million pounds of onions are produced every year.

820. ‘Underground’ is the only word in the English language that beings and ends with the letters ‘und’

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