Friday, March 19, 2010


The sentence,”The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”, contains all the letters of the alphabet.

- At an altitude of 7,620 metres a pilot can see for a distance of 312 kilometres.

- A female mosquito can produce 150,000,000 offsprings in one year.

-Taiwan is the largest exporter of mushrooms in the world.

-Rain contains Vitamin B12.

-The Mona Lisa was first bought by Francis I King of France, who used to decorate his bathroom.

-The largest eggs are laid by sharks.

-There are 3,000 sweat glands to every square inch of skin in the palms of our hands.

-The penguin, an Antarctic bird, can no longer fly, but it can move through water faster than a submarine.

-Sodium burns fiercely when placed in water but can be stored quite safely in paraffin.

-Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world.

-Banana oil does not come from bananas, it is a chemical distillate obtained from coal.

-There are now over 5,000 different languages and dialects spoken in the world, with 845 of these spoken in India alone.

-The thirteenth day of the month is more likely to fall on a Friday than on any other day of the week.

-The hair spring of a watch was originally a pig’s hair.

-Termites can produce substances in their bodies that can rust metal, disintegrate glass and burn through lead.

-There is no soda in soda water.

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