26. Chess was invented in India.
27. The’ place value system’ and the ‘decimal system’ were developed in 100 BC in India.
28. The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.
29. India has the most post offices in the world
30. ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH
31. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nou’.
32. Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world
33. The’ place value system’ and the ‘decimal system’ were developed in 100 BC in India.
34. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
35. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start
36. Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.
37. Electricity doesn’t move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
38. The first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn’t have any pedals? People walked it along
39. The first steam powered train was invented by Robert Stephenson. It was called the Rocket.
40. A cheetah does not roar like a lion – it purrs like a cat (meow).
41. The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’
42. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
43. Ants don’t sleep.
44. Dolphins usually live up to about twenty years, but have been known to live for about forty.
45. Dolphins sleep in a semi-alert state by resting one side of their brain at a time
46. A dolphin can hold its breath for 5 to 8 minutes at a time
47. Bats can detect warmth of an animal from about 16 cm away using its “nose-leaf”.
48. Bats can also find food up to 18 ft. away and get information about the type of insect using their sense of echolocation.
49. The eyes of the chameleon can move independently & can see in two different directions at the same time.
50. Cockroach: Can detect movement as small as 2,000 times the diameter of a hydrogen atom.
TO BE CONTINUED….