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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 26

Facts of The World – 26

911. ‘Bus’ comes from the word ‘omnibus’, which in turn comes from the Latin ‘omnis’, meaning ‘for all’.

912. Jumbo jets are the beigest passenger planes. They can carry as many as 400 passengers on board at a time.

913. More than 6,000 kilograms of ash is dumped into the sea every year.

914. Norman Pritchard, an Anglo – Indian form Kolkata, was the first Indian to win an Olympic medal. Holidaying in Paris during that time, Pritchard participated and won silver medals in the 200-metre sprint and 200- meter hurdles event. Pritchard was also the first Asian to win the Olympic medal.

915. At the 1900 Olympics, a cricket tournament was contested. Great Britain defeated a French team consisting of Britons living in Paris. They won by 158 runs.

916. India first participated in the Olympic hockey at the 1928 Amsterdam Games. The team, under the stewardship of Jaipal Singh, bagged the gold.

917. Hockey is one of the oldest sports in the world. Official documents reveal that a game with a stick and a ball was played in 2000 B.C. in ancient Egypt, engravings show that the Greeks, Romans and Aztecs played a version of the game that probably originated in Persia. Modern hockey was born in the 18tgh century in English universities and the first club in the world made its appearance in Blackheath, near London, in 1861.

918. The Olympic flame is a practice continued from the ancient Olympic games. In Olympia, a flame was ignited by the sun and was kept brining until the closing of the games. The flame represents purity and the Endeavour for perfection.

919. The Olympic hymn was composed by Spyros Samaras. It was first played at the 1896 Olympic a Games in Athens.

920. Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia won the Marathon gold at the Rome Olympics in 1960 running barefoot. He repeated his performance at Tokyo in 1964 to become the first athlete to win two Marathon golds.

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