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Facts about Honey Bee

1. It takes 12 bees to get 1 teaspoon of honey

2. It is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.

3. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it’s the only food that contains “pinocembrin”, an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.

4. Honey bees have 6 legs, 2 compound eyes made up of thousands of tiny lenses (one on each side of the head), 3 simple eyes on the top of the head, 2 pairs of wings, a nectar pouch, and a stomach.

5. The honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.

6. A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1 kg of honey.

7. The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

8. Each honey bee colony has a unique odour for members’ identification.

9. It is estimated that 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal.

10. Honey bees communicate with one another by “dancing”.

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Facts About Harley Davidson





1. 1901 William S. Harley came up with a blue print of an engine that was intended to fit in a bicycle. He was 21 years old at that time.

2. Henry Meyer was the first customer of the Harley bike in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

3. In 1904, C.H.Lang from Chicago, was the first Harley Davidson dealer.

4. 1905, the Harley motorcycle won a race for the first time. The bike was built to be a racer. This was also the time when the first Harley Davidson full-time employee was hired in Milwaukee.

5. In 1906, a bigger factory for the HD was constructed on Juneau Ave with now 6 full-time employees. The name “Silent Gray Fellow” was launched for the first time depicting the color and the silent engine of the motorcycle.

6. The first woman to ride a Harley was Janet Davidson; however it was not confirmed if the motor was running though. Janet is an aunt of the Davidson boys and helped out with pin striping and painting the letters on the motorcycles. Speculation is, one way or the other she climbed onto one of the firsts Harley’s making her the first ever woman to ride one.

7. In 1909, Harley Davidson introduced its legendary first V-twin powered motorcycle.

8. The founder of Forbes magazine Malcolm Forbes one of the wealthiest men, began riding Harley Davidson motorcycles at the age of 40 and has loved it ever since. He was so fond of Harley’s that he gave them as gifts to friends besides having 50 of his own.

8. 1998 Manaus, Brazil is the first HD assembly operations off USA shores.

9. The first Harley used a tomato can for a carburetor.

10. The most expensive Harley is the CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide where only 4,200 were made with a whopping 40k price tag.

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Amazing Facts about Human Eye

1.     Human eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts

2.     The average person blinks 12 times per minute – about 10,000 blinks in an Average day
3.     Only 1/6th of human eyeball is exposed to the outside world
4.     Colour blindness is 10 times more common in males than females
5.     The eye is the only part of the human body that can function at 100% ability at any moment, day or night, without rest.
6.     Human eyelashes have an average life span of 5 months.
7.     The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.
8.     The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray.
9.     People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen than from paper.
10. Men are able to read fine print better than women can.
11. The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose.
12. It is impossible to sneeze with eyes open.
13. Human eye will focus on about 50 things per second.
14. About half of the brain is involved in the seeing process. Humans are very much visual animals.
15. Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of 14 Miles.

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Facts about astronaut Neil Armstrong

1. It is said that his passion for flying began when he was just two years old when he was taken by his father to the National Air Races, which was held in Cleveland, Ohio. 

2. This interest deepened further when ate age six he experienced his first ride on an airplane in a Ford Tri-Motor, in Warren, Ohio.

3. Neil Armstrong started taking lessons in flying at an airport located to the north of Wapakoneta when he was 15 years old in an Aeronca Champion airplane. In order to pay for the lessons, he worked at a number of jobs at the airport as well as the town.

4. It was on his 16th birthday that Armstrong became a licensed pilot, which he got before he had graduated and before he had even received his automobile driver’s license.

5. While he was studying for his aeronautical engineering, the Korean War broke out, in 1950, in which he served, flying 78 combat missions. His plane was shot down once and he was also awarded 3 Air Medals.

6. Later, he became a skillful test pilot, flying right to the atmosphere’s edge, 207,500 feet, or 63,198 meters, at 4,000 miles per hour, in the famous experimental rocket powered aircraft, X-15.

7. Neil Armstrong went on his first mission into space on the 16th of March 1966, in the spacecraft Gemini 8, as the command pilot. He docked the Gemini 8 successfully with an Agena target craft that was in orbit already. Although the docking was smooth enough, while the spacecraft orbited together, they started to roll and pitch.

8. Armstrong grew up in Ohio with a strong interest in flight and earned his pilot’s license while still a boy.

9. After flying combat missions during the Korean War, he became a test pilot and joined NASA’s astronaut program in 1962.

10. As he stepped on the moon’s dusty surface, Armstrong said: “”That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

11. Asked about his experience on the moon, he told CBS: “It’s an interesting place to be. I recommend it.”

12. A crater on the moon is named for Armstrong. It is located about 30 miles from the site of the landing.

13. Armstrong took a NASA desk job after the Apollo 11 mission, becoming the deputy associate administrator for aeronautics in the office of advanced research and technology.

14. A year later he became a professor of engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

15. In 2005, Armstrong was upset to learn that his barber had sold clippings of his hair to a collector for $3,000.

16. The man who bought the hair refused to return it, saying he was adding it to his collection of locks from Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein and others.

17. Despite his taciturn nature, Armstrong once appeared in a television commercial for the U.S. automaker Chrysler. He said he made the ad because of Chrysler’s engineering history and his desire to help the company out of financial troubles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Facts about Mary Kom

Among them is Women’s Flyweight Boxing Champion,Mary Kom. Here are 10 things that you don’t know about Her

 

1. Inspiration

It was only after her graduation from college that she was inspired to take boxing as her full-time engagement. She w

as mainly influenced by gold medallist Dingko Singh’s victory at the 1998 Asian Games.

 

2. School Dropout

Such was her passion for boxing that Mary Kom chose to take a sabbatical from her high school education and embrace boxing as her calling. She later adopted an alternative method to rejoin studies and eventually graduated from college.

 

3. Initial Discouragement

Initially, her family was not supportive of her decision to take up boxing, since it was not the conventional sport for women. Her father even went to the extent of scolding his daughter, when her win was featured in the local news.

 

4. Debut

She won her first silver medal at her debut tournament, in the 46kg weight category, at Pennsylvania, USA. The following year, she went on to win a gold medal at the second AIBA World Women’s Senior Boxing champion ship in Turkey.

 

5. AIBA

Till date, she has 5 AIBA Senior Boxing Championship gold medals to her name. Her outstanding achievement has let her earn the title of ‘Magnificent Mary’ in 2008.

 

6. Family Life

She is married to K Onler Kom and is a proud mother to two sons, Rechungvar and Khupneivar. She claims that her family has been the biggest source of her strength and has helped her tide over many difficulties.

 

7. Accolades

She has won the Arjuna Award for boxing in 2004, the Padma Shree in 2006 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2009.

 

8. Government Honours

Due to her outstanding achievements, the Manipur Government has decided to name the road lining the Manipur Sports Village as Mary Kom Road and has also made her the Additional Superintendant of Police.

 

9. Olympics Entry

She is the only Indian female boxer to have been included in the 2012 Summer Olympics, after qualifying for the 2012 AIBA world Women’s Boxing Championship.

 

10. Academy Founder

She is an active member of the Sports Authority of India and is also the founder of the MC Mary Kom Boxing Academy in Manipur.

 

With this list of facts in hand, you will be able to identify with Mary Kom’s genius in a much better way. Here’s wishing her luck and success in bringing back more medals, to add to her achievements.

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Facts about about Baby Sara

1. Sara was one and a half years old when she shot for her first commercial after she was spotted at a mall with her parents and subsequently Sara has appeared in sixty ad films for brands includingMcDonalds.

2. She made her feature film debut with the Hindi film, which saw her play a minor role as the daughter of the character played by Tisca Chopra.
3. Sara did a commercial for director Vijay when she was two but he then lost touch with Sara’s family, before he met them and cast Sara in his drama film, Deiva Thirumagal, following a visit to Mumbai.
4. Her parents helped Sara learn the Tamil dialogues for the film by asking their Tamil friend, Maheswari, to assist them.
5. The film’s crew later remarked that Sara had also learnt Vikram’s dialogues in the film and tried to help him during the shoot
6. Upon release, the film became a critical and commercial success with Sara’s performance of Nila becoming unanimously praised by film critics.
7. The critic from Behindwoods.com claimed that it was Sara “who steals the show next only to Vikram in her angelic looks and performance” and added that “there is a serene look about her which warrants accolades”.
8. Similarly another critic cites that “Sara as Nila almost steals the show as Vikram’s daughter”, whilst the reviewers from CNN-IBN mentioned that Sara is “charm personified and she handles her role in an amazing manner”.
9. Her father claimed that Sara was unfazed by the publicity and once in her hotel room, she returned to her daily routine of “asking for her eraser, sharpener and colour pencils.
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Facts about the Sun

1. The Sun is a star that is in the center of the Solar System

2. The Sun is recognized as having the largest mass in our Solar System.

3. The diameter of the Sun is 1.4 million km (870,000 miles)

4. The Sun’s distance from the Earth is 150 million km (93 million miles)

5. Earth orbits the Sun 365 days, yes, one year.

6. The Sun rotates every 25-36 earth days.

7. The Sun’s energy travels outwards.

8. The Sun’s core is composed of hot & dense gasses. It has a temperature of 15 million Kelvin (27 million degrees F)

9. The Sun is made up of 92% hydrogen, 7% helium and the remainder of various gasses.

10. The atmosphere of the Sun is composed of three areas: the photosphere, chromosphere, and solar corona.

11. The corona is the Sun’s outer atmosphere with temperatures that can go from a few thousand kelvins to a few
million kelvins.

12. Helmet streamers are big white regions that extend out from the Sun in which solar plasma are trapped by the magnetic field of the Sun.

13. Solar flares from the Sun are sudden bursts of brightness that happen in places near the sunspots.

14. Sunspots appear on the surface of the Sun and look dark because of the lower temperatures near it.

15. The internal structure of the Sun is composed of: the inner core, radiative, core, and the radiative core.

16. The inner core is the hottest part of the Sun, and can reach 27 billion F.

17. A solar eclipse occurs when Earth passes the shadow of the Moon.

18. A total solar eclipse occurs only during a new moon, which is when the moon sits directly between the Earth and the Sun.

19. Radiations of the Sun are in two forms, electromagnetic (photons) and particle (electrons, protons, alpha particles, etc.) radiation.

20. In February 1974, Skylab was the first manned spacecraft to study the Sun.

21. Solar flares occur when magnetic fields of the Sun come together and cause huge explosions on the Sun’s surface.

22. Solar flares produce bursts of electromagnetic radiation, x-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, and radio waves.

23. Johann Rudolf Wolf, in 1848 developed a method to count sunspots which has been called Wolf number.

24. Most ancient civilizations have based their culture on the presence of the Sun. These include the myths as developed by the following people: Egyptians (Re or Ra), Aztecs (Tonatiuh and Huitzilopochtli), Greek (Helios), Inca (Inti), and the list goes on.

25. If you weigh 100 lbs, your weight on the Sun would be 2707 lbs. (multiply your actual weight by 27)

 

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Facts About August 15

1. The Independence Day of India, celebrated on 15 August, is a
holiday commemorating India’s independence from the British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on 15 August 1947.

2. India achieved independence following the Indian independence movement noted for largely peaceful nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress.

3. The independence coincided with the partition of India wherein the British Indian Empire was divided along religious lines into two new nations—Dominion of India (later Republic of India) and Dominion of Pakistan (later Islamic Republic of Pakistan); the partition was stricken with violent communal riots.

4. The Independence Day is a national holiday in India.

5. The flagship event takes place in Delhi where the Prime
Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort, followed by a nationally broadcast speech from its ramparts.

6. The day is observed all over India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events.

7. Citizens rejoice the day by displaying the national flag on their attire, household accessories, vehicles; varied activities such as kite flying, bonding with family and friends, and enjoying patriotic songs and films are seen.

The Indian Independence Act’s salient provisions were
I. the division of British India into the two new and fully sovereign dominions of India and Pakistan, with effect from 15 August 1947;

II. the partition of the provinces of Bengal and Punjab between the two new countries;

III. the establishment of the office of Governor-General in each of the two new countries, as representative of the Crown;

IV. the conferral of complete legislative authority upon the respective Constituent Assemblies of the two new countries;

V. the termination of British suzerainty over the princely states, with effect from 15 August 1947, and the right of states to accede to either dominion;

VI. the dropping of the use of the title “Emperor of India” by the British monarch (this was subsequently done by King George VI by royal proclamation on 22 June 1948);

VII. the provision for the division of joint property between the two new countries, including in particular the division of the armed forces.

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Facts about Mahatma Gandhi

1. Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most fascinating personalities of the 20th century. The way in which he stood up against discrimination in South Africa and in India using non-violence combined with the theory he developed on his methods make him one of the most important examples in the history of humanity.

2. He has been the inspiration for many people including Martin Luther King.
3. Mahatma Gandhi spoke English with an Irish accent. One his first teacher was an Irishman.
4. During the freedom struggle, Gandhi wore nothing but a humble loin cloth, contrary to the silk hat, spats, and shiny cane that he donned while he lived in London.
5. Educated at London University, he became an attorney and practiced in England. The first time he attempted to make a speech in court, he couldn’t stop shaking, and was so frightened that he had to sit down.
6. In his grey years, Gandhi wore a set of false teeth…in a fold of his loin cloth. He only put them in his mouth when he wanted to eat. After his meal he would take them out, wash them, and store them back in his loin cloth.
7. All throughout his life, Mahatma Gandhi practiced non-violence and truth, and advocated the need to follow these principles.
8. When he was sent on contract to South Africa, Gandhi applied his Sermon on the Mount philosophy. It was a hit, as clients would flock to him by the hundreds because he was able to settle their claims out of court, saving them time and expense.
9. His income in South Africa was about $15,000 a year. It was a significant pay for the time and still a lot for many places in India today.
10. Gandhi frequently experimented with diets to see how cheaply he could live and still remain healthy. Eventually he lived on a steady diet of fruit, goat’s milk, and olive oil.
11. Gandhi drew much of his inspiration for Civil Disobedience from an American author. He treasured the words of Henry David Thoreau, so much so that they inspired in him in his urge for Indians to face jail rather than pay English taxes. He also urged the boycotting of English goods, so when the British placed taxes on salt, Gandhi led followers to the sea to gather their own.
12. Gandhi had several American fans and followers, although he never visited the US. Gandhi sent avid follower Henry Ford an autographed charkha (spinning wheel), which rested prominently in the American businessman’s office.
13. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu nationalist – Nathuram Godse on 30th January, 1948.Image
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