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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 9

Facts of The World – 9

741. The 21st verse of the Seventh book of ‘Ezra’ in the Bible contains every letter of the English alphabet, except ‘J’.

742. ‘Happy Birthday to you’, the most popular song in the world, was originally written by Mildred and Patty Hill, two school teachers who lived in Louisville, Kentucky (USA). It first went on air as ‘Good Morning America’ in 1893. In 11935, with a change in just two words, the song got converted into ‘Happy Birthday to you’ , going on to become the greatest hit of all times.

743. People in desert regions do wash their clothes in water. They use sand instead to clean up their dirty clothes.

744. The ancient Egyptians had pottery toilets but did not have drains. This was to save water. The toilets would be emptied every day and the excreta would be used as a fertilizer for the crops in the fields.

745. An alloy of aluminum and copper called ‘duralumin’ is used to make aircraft bodies.

746. The plastic or metal tags on the end of shoelaces are called ‘aglets’.

747. The word ‘cheese’ can be traced back to a Sanskrit word ‘ kasi’.

748. The railway platform at Kharagpur in West Bengal is 833 meters long – the longest in the world.

749. India has to second largest number of English- speaking graduates in the world. U.S.A. comes first.

750. The kite museum in Ahmedabad is one of the only two kite museums in the world, the other being located in Tokyo, Japan.

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