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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 20

Facts of The World – 20

851. The ‘X-ray’ came to be so called under peculiar circumstances. Dr Wilhelm Roentgen, the scientist who discovered the x- ray process in 1895 , did not quite know what it was that made the x-ray pictures. Since the latter ‘X’ in science and math is often used to refer to the unknown, he called the process ‘x-ray’.
852. Reita Faria was the first India to win the Miss world title.

853. Zeenat Aman was the first Indian to win the Miss Asia- Pacific title.

854. Sushmita Sen was the first Indian to win the Miss Universe title.

855. The word ‘curfew’ is derived from an old French word that means ‘cover fire’. In Europe , during the Middle Ages, a curfew was a metal cone or shield that was used to put out the hearth fire in the evenings.

856. The little bits of paper lift over after you use a punch are called ‘chad’.

857. In ancient times, necklaces were sometimes used as amulets and placed on children to ward off evil.

858. The word ‘ freelance’ was invented by Sir Walter Scott to refer to itinerant mercenary soldiers who sold their abilities to the highest bidder. At first, such soldiers were known as ‘free companions’. Since they usually travelled with their own weapons, including lances, Scott dubbed them as ‘freelancers’.

859. The earliest silver coins were minted in Greece in 600 B.C.

860. The movie ‘ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ , produce in the year, 2,000, features more than 52,000 Christmas ornaments , and nearly 2,000 candy canes.

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