Sunday, February 22, 2015

Things that sound too crazy but are true!

Here are few things that sound too crazy  but are true!!!  Please read on...

  • The surface area of Russia is larger than the planet Pluto.
  • If the Sun was the size of a whitel blood cell, then milk way Galaxy would be the size of the United States
  • The number of stars in space are more than the number of grains of sand on every beach in the world
  • There are 1.6 million ants for every human being on this earth.  How ever the total weight of all those ants is about the same as all the humans.
  • It rains diamonds on Jupiter and Saturn
  • 10% of all the photos ever taken were taken in the last 12 months
  • Your chances of being killed by a vending machine are actually twice as large as your chance of being bitten by a shark
  • The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn
  • There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.
  • The 10th President of USA is Mr. John Tyler.  He was born in 1790.  He has a grandson who is still alive today
  • A strawberry is not a berry.  A banana is a berry
  • An octopus has three hearts!!
  • There are 10 times more bacteria than your body cells


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Terrifying pre historic creatures that were not dinosaurs

Most of us know only about Dinosaurs which are very giant animals in the olden days.  Dinosaurs were the undisputed rulers of earth for 135 million years.  They would still have been the rulers even today if they were not wiped out by a cataclysmic event 65 million years ago.  Our planet has been around for a period for a longer than that time.  Thinking that Dinosaurs are the only scary animals of the past is completely wrong.

Pre history had no shortage of terrifying monsters with everything from the more well-known Raptors to super cats and three-eyed shrimp.  Our earth was full of scary monsters before dinosaurs came along.  One example is the Gorgonops which is an animal that lived 260 million years ago, way before dinosaurs became the dominant predators.  Gorgonops were of 6 to 10 feet in length and it was a fast and vicious predator.  Gorgonops had massive canines that almost protruded beyond its lower jaw.  Here is a list of terrifying monsters of the past.

Terror Bird :

Terror bird with preyMost of the flightless birds of today like ostrich or penguinare harmless to humans.  But there were once flightless birds which terrorized the earth.   "Phorusrhacidae" which are also known as terror birds which were the largest species of predators in South America around 62 million years ago.  The Terror Birds were nearly 3 to 10 feet tall.  The prey of these terror birds was small mammals  .. and incidentally horses.  These birds used their massive beaks to kill in two ways - by picking up small prey and slamming it to the ground or by precision strikes on critical body parts.

Even though archeologists do not have any reason why this species went extinct, the last of its fossils appeared around the same time as the first humans.

Titanoboa :

terrifying prehistoric creatures titanoboaHave you seen the movie Anaconda?  Was it terrifying movie?  If the movie Anaconda really terrified you, then you can skip reading this article..  Titanoboa is the largest snake that ever existed on earth.  The snake grew upto 40 feet in length and weighed 2,500 pounds.  This weight is almost equal to a grown giraffee.  Titonoboa appeared right around the time after the dinosaurs went extinct.    The Titonoboa is a snake that lived approximately 60-58 million years ago.  This is the longest and heaviest snake evern lived on earth.  

Titanoboa is a snake uncovered from a treasure trove of fossils in a Columbian coal mine.  This snake is revealing a lost world of giant creatures. Titanoboa is almost twice as long as the modern giant snake Anaconda.  The anaconda is around 22 feet long and weighs 500 pounds.  The snake had a diameter of 3 feet at its thickest. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Amazing mind blowing facts

Here is a list of mind blowing amazing facts.

  • An adult person has 2 to 9 pounds of bacteria in his / her body.
  • The heart of a blue whale is of the size of a VolksWagon Beetle car.  You can swim through some of its arteries.
  • The total gold mined in the history of the world would more or less fit into a 20 x 20 x 20 meter cube.
  • At least half of all the humans ever lived till now died of malaria
  • Do you know that 54 million people alive right now will be dead within the next one year.
  • Of all the people in the history who have reached 65 years of age, half of them are alive right now.
  • Charlie Chaplin once entered a contest for "Charlie Chaplin look-alikes" and he came third in the contest.
  • Every particle in your body is replaced once in 7 years.  So you are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.
  • A tree is just opposite of your lungs functionally.
  • The Sun is 400 times further from Earth than the moon and the moon is 400 times smaller than the sun.
  • Do you know that all the humans on earth can fit into 1 cubic mile
  • Goats have rectangular pupils
  • If all ants in the world are put in one pile, and all the human beings are put in another pile, the pile with ants would weigh more than the pile with humans.
  • A photon takes 200,000 years on an average to travel from core of Sun to the surface, then it just takes 8 minutes from the Sun's surface to reach your eye ball.
  • A pencil has the capacity to draw a line of 38 miles length
  • There is a species of Jelly Fish which is immortal ( never die ) -  Turritopsis Nutricula

  • Do you know that Horse shoe crabs have eyes on their tail
  • The lighter was invented before the matches
  • If a man never cuts his beard, it would be 38 feet long before he dies
  • The population of Ireland is still 2 million less than it was before the potato famine 160 years ago
  • The USA is an older country than Germany
  • If you keep on going towards North, you will eventually reach South.  But if you keep going towards East, you will never reach West.
  • A mosquito has 47 teeth.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NASA's video shows a human figure walking on the surface of the moon on 5th August, 2014

A YouTube video which has now gone viral on the internet,  claims to show what looks like a humanoid figure walking on the surface of the Moon.  The image seems like an alien and its shadow according to the user who has put up the video.  The video from a user named Wowforreel and has been seen over two million times in less than a month. The images used to create the lunar images for Google's moon series come from NASA.
See the NASA image at the right side carefully.  You may agree to see that it looks like a humanoid figure walking on the surface of the moon.  NASA is yet to confirm about what this image is all about  but for YouTube users the image is an alien and its shadow on moon.  The image is a part of YouTube video which is now on the internet.

It should be noted that Wowforreeel's YouTube channel is full of mysterious phenomena. The owner of the video started investigating the shadow after receiving an online tip from another web user, Australia's 9News reported.  The video was created using Google Earth images. Previously wowforreel had claimed to discover an alien spacecraft or lunar ship on the moon.

See a video showing alien walking on Moon surface...  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Amazing facts to know about India on 68th Independence day

India is celebrating its 68th Independence day on 15th August, 2014.  India has a long history to tell about itself since independence till now.  On the occassion of 68th Independence day celebrations in India....    I wish all  Indians in India and abroad  a
  "Happy  Independence Day".

On the occassion of 68th Independence day celebrations of India,  Here are some of the interesting and unknown facts related to India and independence.

  • The name `India' is derived from the River all Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the first inhabitants of India. The Sanskrit name for India is Bharat Ganarajya. That is the reason why it is also called Bharat. The name “India” comes from the Indus River, which is where earliest settlers made their homes. 
  • National flag was hoisted first on August 7, 1906 at the Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta. The flag was composed of horizontal strips of red, yellow and green. The red strip at the top had eight white lotuses embossed on it in a row. The green strip had a white sun on the left and a white crescent and star on the right. 
  • The current flag has three colours in it. The top strip saffron stands for courage and sacrifice; the middle portion white for peace, truth, purity and green for faith, fertility and chivalry. The Ashok Chakra at the centre of the flag — righteousness. 
  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history. 
  • The first version of the current national flag was made by Pingali Venkayya at Bezwada in 1921. It was made up of two colours-red and green-representing the two major communities. Gandhiji suggested the addition of a white strip to represent the remaining communities of India and the spinning wheel to symbolize progress of the Nation.
  • The World's largest road network is in India which covers 1.9 million miles ( 3057750 Kilometers ) all over the country.
  • Cherrapunji in Meghalaya state is the wettest spot in the world.  The place receives at least 425 inches ( 1079.5 cm) of rain every year which is more than 5 times than the tropical rain forests of South Afrtica!
  • There are around 1555618 post offices and over 566000 employees in Indian postal network which is the largest in the world.
  • Indian railways is the single largest  civilian employer in the world, with nearly 1 million employees.
  • The State Bank of India has the largest number of branches in the world with 15,000 branches and more..
  • India is one of the only three countries which make super computers ( the USA and Japan are the other two ).
  • The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, who also explained the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • The largest planned township in the world is the Navi Mumbai which was developed in 1972.
  • India produces more movies than any other countries in the world.  Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world.
  • There are 500000 active mosques in India, more than any other country in the workd including the Muslim countries.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Delicious Facts about Chocolates

We all know that Chocolate is one of the best things on earth.  We eat chocolates when we are depressed, hungry or when we feel good.  Chocolates are inseparable part of our daily life but there are few delicious facts about these chocolates.  Here are some of the delicious chocolate facts.

Amazing and delicious facts about Chocolates
  • The chocolate contains phenylethylamine, which is a naturally occuring amino acid which has aphrodisiacal effects and is even said to be able to cure hang overs.
  • The first chocolate bar suitable for wide spread consumption was produced by the Fry's chocolate factory which is located in Bristol in England in the year 1847.
  • Nearly 17,000 people are employed in the Chocolate industry in Belgium.
  • Do you know that one chocolate can give you enough energy to walk upto 150 feet?
  • The American army together with Hershey improved the heat resistance of chocolates in order to with stand the hot sun during desert storms. These chocolate bars remained solid even at temperatures of up to 140 degrees F.
  •  The first machine-made chocolate was produced in Barcelona, Spain in the year 1780.
  • The main ingredient for chocolate are technically cacao beans, but they are know throughout the cocoa industry as cocoa beans because of mis spelling.
  • Chocolate was included in World War-II soldier rations.  According to army specifications, it was designed to taste just " a little better than a boiled potato" so the soldiers would not eat it too quickly.
  • Switzerland had the biggest chocolate consumption per capita in 2012.  Each swiss person ate an average of 25 pounds of this.  Americans ended up 15th with just 12 pounds chocolate per capita.
  • The cacao has been around millions of years and is one of the oldest of the natural foods. 
  • The Ivory coast is by far the world's leading producer of cocoa beans.  Nearly 37% of all the cocoa production in the world comes from Ivory Coast.
  • The most valuable chocolate bar in the world is a CAdburry's chocolate that is over a 100 years old and went on Captain Robert Scott's first Discovery expedition to the Antarctic. The bar which was 4 inches long wrapped and uneaten was bought for $687 by an anonymous buyer at Christie's, London in 2001.
  • The largest and oldest chocolate company in the USA is Hershey's founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894.  This company produces one billion pounds of chocolate products each year.
  • The largest chocolate weighed 12,770 pounds and was created by Thomtons pic in Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK on 7th October, 2011.  The chocolate bar was 13 feet 1.48 inches long and same width and was 1 foot 1.78 inches thick.
  • Chocolate is full of anti oxidants.  Especially the dark chocolate which is rich in flavenoids - anti oxidants that help to prevent heart diseases.
  • Cocoa trees can live upto 200 years but they only produce usable cocoa beans for 25 years.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Cool Facts about Human Body

Here are some of the most amazing and cool facts about Human Body.

  • The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood to 30 feet.
  • There are 100,000 hairs on the head of an average person.  Each hair grows to 5 inches every year.
  • The total length of blood vessels in each human being is around 97,000 Kms. 
  • The part of our body which does not have blood supply is the cornea of the eye. The cornea takes oxygen directly from the air.
  • An average adult person can read 150 to 200 words per minute and an average person has a vocabulary of only 5000 - 7000 words
  • The ear in human has more than 25,000 tiny hair cells to help us hear each and every sound!
  • Do you know what is "Glablla"?  It is the space between the eye brows!
  • Another interesting word 'Borborygmi' -it is the noise or sound which our stomach makes when we are hungry!
  • Another fact about blood :An average human adult has between 4.7 and 5 liters of blood in their body. Blood accounts for about 7% per cent of our total body weight!
  • The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it’s hollow!
  • The width of your arm span stretched out is the length of your whole body.
  • The farthest you can see with the naked eye is 2.4 million light years away! (140,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles.) That’s the distance to the giant Andromeda Galaxy. You can see it easily as a dim, large gray “cloud” almost directly overhead in a clear night sky. 
  • Your forearm (from inside of elbow to inside of wrist) is the same length as your foot.
  • A human’s small intestine is 6 meters long.
    The human body is 75% water.
  • In one day your heart beats 100,000 times.
  • Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days