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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 25

Facts of The World – 25

901. The word ‘Typhoon’ (meaning, high wind) comes from the Chinese word , ‘Taifu’.

902. In the religious life of the Hindus, the lotus represents Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth. Through the ages, the lotus more than any other flowers, has been a source of inspiration for the people of India, earning itself a unique position in the field of literature, art and religion, Goddess Lakshmi is seen in many portraits, either sitting or standing on a lotus flower.

903. ‘Ashtadhyayi’, the earliest authoritative standard Sanskrit grammar still in use, was written by Panini.

904. The Indian Air Force is the 4th largest air force in the world.

905. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was formed in the year 1928.

906. Karate is a Japanese form of self-defense, in which sharp, quick blows are given with the hands and feet. It means ‘empty-handed’.

907. Modern tennis evolved from a game called ‘Sphairistike’ devised by Major Walter Winfield of England in 1873.

908. The quickest ascent of Mount Everest was achieved by Sherpa Lhakpa Gelu.

909. According to environmentalists, airlines are one of the polluting forms of transport. They say that 16,000 commercial jets produce over 600 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

910. The Mayas were the ancestors of the twenty tribes who life in the Central American regions, now forming part of Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Many of their great monuments now lie deep in the jungle. These include the 70-feet high El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Their civilization began around 500 B.C. and reached its height by the 8th and 9th centuries A.D. it finally declined after the arrival of the Spanish invaders in the 16th century A.D. only three of their folding books made of tree bark have survived.

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