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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 22

Facts of The World – 22

871. The earliest evidence of table tennis is found in the catalogue of London sporting Goods Manufactures in the 1880’s. the Ping Pong Association was formed in England in 1902.

872. In China, table tennis players practice with heavy iron bats and weights strapped to wrists so that at competitive games, the tough practice will lead to lighting fast strokes.

873. The word ‘calculate’ comes from the word ‘ calculus’ which is a Latin word for pebble.

874. Venice was the first city of have bombs dropped upon it from the air. In 1849, the Austrians using unwanted hot air balloons armed with fused bombs attacked the city.

875. In ancient Rome, the less important nobles kissed the feet of the emperor as a mark of homage.

876. In some African tribes, many people still kiss the ground over which the chief has walked.

877. It was customary in ancient India to wash the feet of a person held in reverence with water and drink a little of it. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as a sign of service.

878. The word ‘pope’ comes from ‘pappas’ , a Greek word for ‘father’. St Peter was the first pope.

879. In Britain, in the good old days, the speed limit for motorcars was 6.4 km per hour, in New York, car owners had to pull their vehicles to a side when they saw a horse- drawn vehicle.

880. Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the gramophone, the electric lamp, talkie film, etc,. was considered dull and muddle- headed by his teachers and had to leave school without having much of education.

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