Monday, October 31, 2011

Interesting Informative Facts Part - 7

Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in  Spanish speaking countries. 
Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in  their hair.

The average person laughs 13 times a day.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.

Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle;
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle,
if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Interesting Informative Facts Part - 6

The company with the most employees is Wal-Mart stores in the US with 1.8 million followed by Indian Railways with 1.6 million.

The oldest school in the world is Shishi Middle School in Chengdu, China. It was founded in 143-141 BCE. The King’s School of Canterbury in the UK is second. It was founded in 597 CE.

The world’s largest university is in India named Indira Gandhi National Open University enrolled number of students are 3,500,000 second is in Pakistan named Allama Iqbal Open University enrolled number of students are 1,806,214.

The world’s oldest university is Parma University in Italy. It was founded in 1064. Bologna University, also in Italy, is the second oldest. It was founded in 1088.

The most expensive work of art by living artist is the “Benefits Supervisor Sleeping” by Lucian Freud (b.1922). It was sold at a price of $33,641,000 in 2008 and the second most expensive is “Baloon Flower – Magenta” by Jeff Koons (b. 1955) of the USA with a price of 25,796,067 in 2008.

The most expensive painting ever sold at auction is the “Gascon a La Pipe” by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. It was sold in 2004 at a price of $104,168,000. His “Dora Maar au chat” was sold in 2006 at a price of $95,216,000.

Jackson Pollock’s No.5, 1948 was sold privately by music mogul David Geffen at a price of $140 million in 2006 and Willem De Kooning’s “Woman III” was sold privately at a price of &137 million also in 2006. It’s the most expensive painting ever sold.

The world’s most spoken language is Chinese Mandarin with 873 million speakers followed by Spanish with 322 million speakers.

The most visited museum in the world is Louvre Museum in Paris, France with an estimated total attendance of 8.5 million visitors. On the next spot is British Museum in London, UK with a total attendance of 5.93 million.

The world’s largest library is the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., USA. It was founded in 1800 and has 32,124,001 books. At second spot is the British Library in London, UK. It was founded in 1753 and has 29 million books.

The largest circulating daily newspaper in the world is Yomiuri Shimbun of Japan with an average daily circulation of 10,021,000. Asahi Shimbun is second with 8,054,000.

The largest English-Language daily newspaper is The Times of India with an average daily circulation of 3.14 million followed by The Sun of UK with 3.12 million.

The number one global company that is making the greatest profit per annum is ExxonMobil of the USA with a profit of $40.5 billion per annum followed by Royal Dutch Shell with $31.3 billion.

 Microsoft is the world’s largest computer-technology corporation

ExxonMobil is the biggest company in the world.

France is the world’s most favorite tourist destination followed by Spain.

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (USA) is the most visited amusement park in the world followed by Disneyland in Anaheim, California (USA).

The best-selling car of all-time is Toyota Corolla with an approximate sale of 35 million followed by Volkswagen Golf with 25 million.

The largest motor-vehicle manufacturer is General Motors of the USA followed by Toyota of Japan.

The world’s longest ship canal is the Grand Canal of China with a length of 1,795 km followed by Erie Canal in the USA with a length of 584 km.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Interesting Informative Facts Part - 5

The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.

Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of  Japan.

The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body. 

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. 

Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.

The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.

In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the  brand of the watch (and make it look like it is smiling).