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AMAZING AND FUN FACTS

Amazing Fact The Sixth Sick Sheikh's Sixth Sheep's Sick. This tongue-twister has the Guiness record for the toughest twister ever. Don’t think so? Try saying it 5 times faster as you speak.
Amazing Fact The claim to speak maximum number of language was made by one, Sir John Bowring, the 4th governor of Hong Kong. In his life, Bowring was reportedly familiar with 200 languages, and was supposedly able to commune with others in 100 of them.
Amazing Fact The 2008 television program Great Greeks, based on the BBC’s 100 Greatest Britons and the Discovery Channel’s The Greatest American, named Alexander the Great the greatest Greek of all time (via audience voting) an astonishing 2,331 years after his death.
Amazing Fact The Greatest artist of all time,Pablo Picasso's full name has 23 words. His real name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso.
Amazing Fact Japan's Okhinawa island has more than 450 people living over the age of 100 and it is known as one of the healthiest places in the world.
Amazing Fact Iceland has no army and is officially recognised as the the most peaceful nation.
Amazing Fact There is a language called Taki Taki in Suriname, which has a total of 340 words, the lowest in any known language.
Amazing Fact Writer of westerns Louis L’Amour received 200 rejections before he was published. His novels have now sold 320 million copies worldwide.
Amazing Fact India is the largest producer of Mangoes. India grows 1.2 million tons of mangoes every year, weight equivalent to 80,000 blue whales.
Amazing Fact Nobel award winner and the greatest scientist of all time, Albert Einstein had a very poor memory. He could not remember names, dates or phone numbers.
Amazing Fact The longest English word with its letters in reverse alphabetical order is 'spoonfeed'.
Amazing Fact The students in China receive the most homework in the world. At an average, teenagers do a whopping 14 hours of homework in a week.
Amazing Fact Hailed as one of the most accomplished polyglots in history, Harold Whitmore Williams is said to have known more than 58 languages. He used his knowledge of languages as a tool of diplomacy and talked with every delegate of the League of Nations in their native language.
Amazing Fact The original Harry Potter manuscript was rejected by 12 publishing houses before Bloomsbury decided to publish it. Rest is history, JK Rowling went from being unemployed to becoming a multi-millionaire in five years.
Amazing Fact Polish' is the only word in English language that when capitalised changes from a noun to a verb to a nationality. People of Poland are called as Polish.
Amazing Fact Kabir's legacy exists till date through the Kabir panth ("Path of Kabir"), which is a religious community that recognises him as its founder and has an estimated 9.6 million followers about 600 years after his demise.
Amazing Fact The Royal Shakespeare Company sells more than half a million tickets a year for Shakespeare productions at their theatres in Stanfort & London.
Amazing Fact Ben Johnson a friend and compatriot of Shakespeare famously commented on him that " He was not of an age, but for all times." This prophecy proved true and even 450 years after shakespeare's death his plays and works are part of literature curriculam and his stories have a ring of modern times in them.
Amazing Fact Leonardo could draw forward with one hand while writing backward with the other, producing a mirror-image script that others found difficult to read—so others could not read and steal his ideas.
Amazing Fact Franklin crossed the Atlantic Ocean eight times and spent 27 years of his life living in other countries. Franklin also discovered the Gulf Stream during one such voyage in 1775.
Amazing Fact Benjamin Franklin taught himself five different languages: Latin, German, Spanish, Italian and French.
Amazing Fact An Unusual Will. When Franklin died in April 1790, he willed 2,000 pounds sterling to his birthplace of Boston and his adopted home of Philadelphia. With the instruction that for first 100 years, the money was to be placed in a trust and only used to provide loans to local tradesmen. A portion could then be spent, but the rest would remain off limits for another 100 years. Then the cities can use the money as deemed fit. by 1990 their funds were worth $4.5 million and $2 million, respectively.
Amazing Fact Leonardo Da Vinci produced aeriel maps for Europe which are still accurate today and was the first to state that the sky is blue.
Amazing Fact Prior to its July 2007 release, the seventh and final installment in the Harry Potter series, 'Harry Potter and the deathly hollows', was the largest ever pre-ordered book at Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores and at Amazon.com.
Fun Fact In 1974, world famous science fiction author Arthur C Clark, predicted the internet in 2001. Now that's called futuristic thinking.
Fun Fact 1932, Walt Disney won the first of his many Oscars for the creation of Mickey Mouse, the Press credited it to Mickey as the "first non-human to win an Oscar."
Fun Fact The 2022, Fifa world cup final will be played in a city called as Lusail, in Qatar, which doesn’t exist yet. A shiny new city will rise in the desert by 2019.
Fun Fact Whatever' has been voted as the most annoying English word for three years in a row.
Fun Fact The first recorded reference to anyone in England having a cup of tea is in Samuel Pepys’ diary on 25 September 1660. His diary is the most famous diary in English language which began in January 1660 and finished in 1669.
Fun Fact On his marriage document in 1582, William Shakespeare’s name was spelled ‘William Shagspeare’.( He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.)
Fun Fact Virginia Woolf was a keen cricketer and was known by her family as ‘the demon bowler’. ( Virginia was an English writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.
Fun Fact Christopher Reeve was an American actor who is best known for his role in the Super Man series. When the time came to cast the original 1978 'Superman,' the producers looked at every single young star in Hollywood. No one wanted to play Superman and don a body suit. Christopher Reeve a famous American actor accepted the role and is best known till date as Superman.
Fun Fact The part of your back that you can’t quite reach to scratch is called the acnestis. It’s derived from the Greek word for “cheese-grater.”
Fun Fact In the 18th century, teachers were nicknamed “haberdashers of pronouns.”
Fun Fact India has a spa just for elephants. Elephants receive baths, massages and even food at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala. Now that's a BIG step for the country.
Fun Fact Snakes and Ladders originated in India
Earlier known as Moksha Patamu, the game was initially invented as a moral lesson about karma to be taught to children. It was later commercialized and has become one of the most popular board games in the world.
Fun Fact There are places in India where a man marries a woman and moves to his mother-in-law's house. Khasi and the matrilineal Muslims Lakshadweep are some of the examples.
Fun Fact In Finland children don’t start school till the age of seven and there are no exams for the first six years of school life.
Fun Fact Summer vacations in Chile start from mid-December and end in early March. That's 3 whole months away from school.
Fun Fact World's highest school is situated in Phumachangtang, Tibet, at a height of 5,373 metres above sea level.
Fun Fact Elementary school students get 75 minutes of recess a day in Finland versus an average of 27 minutes in the other countries.
Fun Fact In Finland, Teachers are effectively given the same status as doctors and lawyers.
Fun Fact Russian children always start school on 12th September even if it's a holiday as the day is known as knowledge day.
Fun Fact The chess term "checkmate" comes from a 14th century Arabic phrase, "shah mat", which means "the king is helpless".
Fun Fact Rowling wrote her initial Harry Potter ideas on a napkin while on a train to London in 1990. She imagined for the first time about the adventures of a boy wizard.
Fun Fact Teachers were nicknamed "haberdashers of pronouns" during the 18th century.
Fun Fact Charles Dicken used to sleep with his head facing north as he believed it to improve his writing.
Fun Fact Literary genius, Charles Dickens was interested in Paranomial activities and was the member of ghost club.
Fun Fact Author Charles Dickens used to touch things 3 times for luck and was obsessive about his hair, he used to comb them about 100 times a day.
Fun Fact The name of author J K Rowling is often mis-pronounced, the Rowling in the name is meant to rhyme with bowling and people rhyme it with howling. Rowling says she has stopped minding people getting her name wrong.
Fun Fact Leonardo Da Vinci would wear pink to make his complexion look fresh.
Fun Fact If we turn the word SWIMS upside down, it will still read as SWIMS. Go ahead and try.
Fun Fact A ‘logolept’ is a word-maniac or word-nerd. And ‘Logamnesia’ means the act of forgetting a word.
Fun Fact Drew Houston is an American Internet entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Dropbox, an online backup and storage service. According to Forbes magazine,at the age of 34 his net worth is $1.08 billion.






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