Thursday, 27 November 2014

Amazing and Interesting facts about Cats.


  • Cats spend 70% of their day sleeping which means a cat that is 9 years old has been awake for only 3 years of its life. When awake, a cat will spend more than 30% of its time grooming
  • Cats do not have a sweet tooth like humans due to a mutation in their taste receptors. They only have 473 taste-buds, compares to humans 9,000 taste-buds
  • When a group of cats get together they are called a “clowder”
  • When comparing a cat and dog brain, a cat brain is biologically more similar to a human brain. This is because cats have the same regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions
  • In 1963, French cat “Felicette” was the first cat to ever travel into outer space
  • Cats use their whiskers to find out if a space is too small to squeeze into. They also have no collar bone which means they can fit into any space that is the size of their head
  • The oldest cat recorded was a cat from England who died in 1939. Her name was “Puss” and she was 36 years old
  • Have you ever noticed a cat’s tail quivering when it is near you? This is an expression of love
  • When cats are happy they knead with their paws
  • A cat will fall in a special order. First it’s head will rotate, the spine will twist and the back legs will align. The cat will then arch its back to reduce the impact of the landing. This is why they can fall from great heights and not get hurt
  • Cats can sense the tone in your voice. They will know when you are speaking lovingly to them or if you are yelling at them. But, they do not understand punishment like humans do – that is why you will find your cat does not care if they get into trouble. (and I just thought they were ignorant!)
  • Cats have amazing vision! They can see anything up to 120 feet away and their peripheral vision is roughly 285 degrees. They also have exceptional night vision as they only need 1/6th amount of light that humans need.
  • Cats do not have sweat glands over their body like humans do. They sweat through their paws. Also, Cats have 5 toes on both their front paws but only 4 toes on their back paws.
  • A cat purrs 26 times every second. This is equivalent to an idle diesel engine.
  • A cat’s hearing ability is unique. They can hear ultrasonic sounds! How well does this work? Rodents use the same ultrasonic sounds to communicate which your cat can hear! But your dog and humans can’t.
  • Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia.
  • On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
  • Unlike dogs, cats do not have a sweet tooth. Scientists believe this is due to a mutation in a key taste receptor.
  • When a cat chases its prey, it keeps its head level. Dogs and humans bob their heads up and down.
  • The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “bezoar.”
  • A group of cats is called a “clowder.”
  • Female cats tend to be right pawed, while male cats are more often left pawed. Interestingly, while 90% of humans are right handed, the remaining 10% of lefties also tend to be male.
  • A cat cannot climb head first down a tree because its claws are curved the wrong way  A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
  • Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
  • A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.
  • Cats spend 70% of their day sleeping which means a cat that is 9 years old has been awake for only 3 years of its life. When awake, a cat will spend more than 30% of its time grooming
  • Cats do not have a sweet tooth like humans due to a mutation in their taste receptors. They only have 473 taste-buds, compares to humans 9,000 taste-buds
  • When a group of cats get together they are called a “clowder”
  • When comparing a cat and dog brain, a cat brain is biologically more similar to a human brain. This is because cats have the same regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions
  • In 1963, French cat “Felicette” was the first cat to ever travel into outer space
  • Cats use their whiskers to find out if a space is too small to squeeze into. They also have no collar bone which means they can fit into any space that is the size of their head
  • The oldest cat recorded was a cat from England who died in 1939. Her name was “Puss” and she was 36 years old
  • Have you ever noticed a cat’s tail quivering when it is near you? This is an expression of love
  • When cats are happy they knead with their paws
  • A cat will fall in a special order. First it’s head will rotate, the spine will twist and the back legs will align. The cat will then arch its back to reduce the impact of the landing. This is why they can fall from great heights and not get hurt
  • Cats can sense the tone in your voice. They will know when you are speaking lovingly to them or if you are yelling at them. But, they do not understand punishment like humans do – that is why you will find your cat does not care if they get into trouble. (and I just thought they were ignorant!)
  • Cats have amazing vision! They can see anything up to 120 feet away and their peripheral vision is roughly 285 degrees. They also have exceptional night vision as they only need 1/6th amount of light that humans need.
  • Cats do not have sweat glands over their body like humans do. They sweat through their paws. Also, Cats have 5 toes on both their front paws but only 4 toes on their back paws.
  • A cat purrs 26 times every second. This is equivalent to an idle diesel engine.
  • A cat’s hearing ability is unique. They can hear ultrasonic sounds! How well does this work? Rodents use the same ultrasonic sounds to communicate which your cat can hear! But your dog and humans can’t.
  • Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia.
  • On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
  • Unlike dogs, cats do not have a sweet tooth. Scientists believe this is due to a mutation in a key taste receptor.
  • When a cat chases its prey, it keeps its head level. Dogs and humans bob their heads up and down.
  • The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “bezoar.”
  • A group of cats is called a “clowder.”
  • Female cats tend to be right pawed, while male cats are more often left pawed. Interestingly, while 90% of humans are right handed, the remaining 10% of lefties also tend to be male.
  • A cat cannot climb head first down a tree because its claws are curved the wrong way  A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
  • Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
  • A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.

Amazing and Interesting facts about William Shakespeare.

Here are some of the most interesting facts about shakesphere’s biography and life

 

1. Shakespeare’s father held a lot of different jobs, and at one point got paid to drink beer.

2. Shakespeare married an older woman who was three months pregnant at the time.

3. Shakespeare’s parents were probably illiterate, and his children almost certainly were.

4. Nobody knows what Shakespeare did between 1585 and 1592.

5. Shakespeare’s plays feature the first written instances of hundreds of familiar terms.

6. We probably don’t spell Shakespeare’s name correctly—but, then again, neither did he.

7. Shakespeare’s epitaph wards off would-be grave robbers with a curse.

8. Shakespeare wore a gold hoop earring—or so we think.

9. North America’s 200 million starlings have Shakespeare to thank for their existence.

10. Some people think Shakespeare was a fraud.

11. Sometime in the mid 1580′s, Shakespeare moved to London from his home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

12. According to reports, Shakespeare wrote quickly and with ease; Fellow playwright Ben Jonson said “Whatsoever he penned, he never blotted out a line.”

13. Women were not allowed to act in plays during Shakespeare’s time, so in all of his plays, women’s roles were performed by boys/young men. (This meant that in As You Like It, the boy player had to play Rosalind, a woman who pretends to be a man pretending to be…a woman!

14. Though the printing press existed and books were being mass-produced all over Europe, Shakespeare had little interest in seeing his plays in print. He’d written them not to be read, but to be performed on stage.

15. Because they were often hastily written for performance on stage, none of Shakespeare’s original manuscripts exist.

16. Shakespeare returned to Stratford after he finished work on The Tempest, in 1611.

17. He died in 1616. The words “Curst be he that moves my bones” were inscribed on his grave.

18. Seven years after his death, some of Shakespeare’s fellow players published Shakespeare’s plays in a single volume, called First Folio. They wrote that their intention was “only to keep the memory of so worthy a friend, and fellow alive, as was our Shakespeare.”

19. Shakespeare’s was said to have an extensive vocabular; his works contained more than 30,000 different words.

20. Almost four hundred years after Shakespeare’s death there are 157 million pages referring to him on Google. There are 132 million for God, 2.7 million for Elvis Presley, and coming up on Shakespeare’s heels, George W Bush with 14.7 million.

21. Suicide occurs an unlucky thirteen times in Shakespeare’s plays. It occurs in Romeo and Juliet where both Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, in Julius Caesar where both Cassius and Brutus die by consensual stabbing, as well as Brutus’ wife Portia.

22. Some of Shakespeare’s signatures have survived on original documents. In none of them does he spell his name in what has become the standard way. He spells it Shakespe; Shakspe; Shakspere and Shakespear.

23. Shakespeare lived a double life. By the seventeenth century he had become a famous playwright in London but in his hometown of Stratford, where his wife and children were, and which he visited frequently, he was a well known and highly respected businessman and property owner.

24. The American President Abraham Lincoln was a great lover of Shakespeare’s plays and frequently recited from them to his friends. His assassin, John Wilkes Booth was a famous Shakespearean actor.

25. Although it was illegal to be a Catholic in Shakespeare’s lifetime, the Anglican Archdeacon, Richard Davies of Lichfield, who had known him wrote some time after Shakespeare’s death that he had been a Catholic.

 

Interesting and Amazing Facts about Recycling.

Here are some of the amazing and Interesting Facts about Recycling ,hope you guys enjoy it!!



1. Every year nearly 900,000,000 trees are cut down to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills.

2. Every year we generate around 14 million tons of food waste which is 106 pounds of food waste per person 570,000 tons of this is composted for a 4.1% recovery rate. The rest, or 13.4 million tons is incinerated or landfilled and occupies 6.3 million cubic yards of landfilled MSW.

3. Americans throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.

4. Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year, enough to fill Bush Stadium from top to bottom twice a day!

5. It takes a 15-year-old tree to produce 700 grocery bags.

6.  Disposable diapers last centuries in landfills. An average baby will go through 8,000 of them!

7. Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy used to make alum cans from new material.

8. Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic bottles every hour.

9. Over 87% of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.

10.  In 2009, Americans threw away almost 9 million tons of glass. That could fill enough tractor trailers to   stretch from NYC to LA (and back!).

11. In 2010, paper recycling had increased over 89% since 1990.

12. If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year.

13. Used condoms were recycled into hair bands in Southern China. They sold quite well, although several physicians voiced concerns about potential hygiene problems.

14. It is more likely that Americans will recycle than vote.

15. In the U.S. alone, 18 billion diapers are thrown out a year.

16. Burying coffins also means that 90,272 tons of steel, 2,700 tons of copper and bronze, and over 30 million feet of hard wood covered in toxic laminates are also buried per year. However, a British company called “Ecopod” offers coffins made from 100% recycled paper.

17. The United States makes up only 4% of the world’s population, yet it is the number one producer of garbage. In 2006, Americans generated more than 250 million tons of garbage.g Canada produces 31 million tons of garbage per year.

18. Modern garbage is a relatively new phenomenon–a result of industrialization, mass production, and consumption.

19. Before the twentieth century, most Americans and Europeans practiced habits of reuse and recycling that prevailed in agricultural communities. For example, in the Middle Ages, tanners would often collect urine to use in tanning animal skins or making gunpowder.

20. Bones were often recycled into common household items such as buttons, glue, and paper

Interesting and Amazing Facts about Minerals.

Here are some interesting and amazing facts about Minerals, hope you guys enjoy it….




All nutrients require minerals for proper cellular function.

Minerals are needed for healing. Minerals are difficult to obsorb into the body.

Minerals can be taken as a dietary suppliment.

Minerals can be taken as a dietary suppliment.

Trace minerals are found in small parts in the body and are needed in small amounts in people’s diets. Minerals work to regulate many body processes.

 People think that minerals are only found in animal products but all of the food groups have foods high in minerals.

 Fruits and vegetables are good sources of potassium.

Whole grains are high in magnesium, selenium, and chromium.


A mineral is a naturally occurring solid formed throughgeological processes that has a characteristic chemical composition, a highly ordered atomic structure, and specific physical properties.

Minerals in composition from pure elements and simple salts to very complex silicates with thousands of known forms

The study of minerals is called mineralogy.

A mineral is an element or chemical compound that is normally crystalline and that has been formed as a result of geological processes.

Crystal structure and habit: See the above discussion of crystal structure. A mineral may show good crystal habit or form, or it may be massive, granular or compact with only microscopically visible crystals.

Hardness: the physical hardness of a mineral is usually measured according to the Mohs scale. This scale is relative and goes from

1 to 10. Minerals with a given Mohs hardness can scratch the surface of any mineral that has a lower hardness than itself.


Although needed in much smaller quantities than the other essential nutrients (fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins), minerals are vitally important for health and well-being.

They provide ‘structure’ in the body whereas vitamins are more concerned with ‘function’. However all are inter-related and essential to one another. A severe deficiency of just one mineral can see off a myriad of chain reactions throughout the whole body-often with the final symptoms of illness appearing totally unrelated to the original case.

Minerals are very important during our growing cycles – as children, adolescents and in pregnancy, when structure is being formed.

Individuals are born with a certain mineral focus. Whenever we become ill, the inbuilt hereditary mineral focus will need refurbishing.

Interesting and Amazing Facts about africa

Here are some Amazing Facts about africa




Africa is the second largest of the earth’s seven continents and makes up approximately 22% of the earth’s total land area.

With the inclusion of the disputed Western Sahara territory and the island nations off the continental coast, there are a total of 54 independent nations in Africa.

The current population of Africa is nearly one billion people. Due to rapid population growth in the continent over the last 40 years, its general population is relatively young. In many African states, more than half of the population is under the age of 25.

Africa is the most centrally located of all of the continents with both the prime meridian (0 degrees longitude) and the equator (0 degrees latitude) passing through it.

The primary region of Africa is often called sub-Saharan Africa and excludes the mostly Islamic countries of North Africa: Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. Sub-Saharan Africa includes 42 nations on mainland Africa and the six island nations.

While Africa makes up about 16% of the world’s population, fully one quarter of the world’s languages are spoken only in Africa.

Arabic (in various dialects) is the most common language spoken in Africa with about 170 million speakers, primarily residing in North Africa. In the continent as a whole, there are over 2,000 recognized languages spoken.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with an estimated population of 125–145 million people. Egypt is the second most populous country with over 76 million people.

The most populated city in Africa is the Egyptian capital of Cairo with an estimated 17 million residents in the metropolitan area.

The largest country in Africa is Sudan with a total area of 967,490 square miles (2.5 million square kilometers), and the smallest country is the island nation of The Seychelles with a total area of just 175 square miles (453 square kilometers).


The worlds largest land animal is the African elephant.

The worlds tallest animal, the giraffe, lives in Africa.

The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah, lives in Africa.

Africa is home to the worlds largest reptile, the Nile crocodile.

The gorilla, which can be found in the continents jungles, is the worlds largest primate.


The African continent has the second largest population in the world, at about one billion people.

Well over one thousand languages are spoken by the people of Africa. Some estimates put this number closer to two thousand.

The largest religion in Africa is Islam, followed by Christianity.

The African population is approximately 14.72% of the world’s population (as of 2009).

The oldest human remains ever discovered were found in Ethiopia. They are approximately 200,000 years old.

Amazing and Interesting Facts about Mars the Planet

Here are some some Amazing and Interesting Facts  about Mars the Planet



  • Mars is nicknamed the red planet because it is covered with rust-like dust. Even the atmosphere is a pinkish red, colored by tiny particles of dust thrown up from the surface.
  • Mars experiences violent dust storms which continually change its surface.
  • Mars has many massive volcanoes and is home to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in our solar system, it stands 21km high and is 600km across the base.
  • Mars has a very thin atmosphere made mostly of carbon dioxide. It is not thick enough to trap the sun’s heat like Venus, so the planet is very cold. Temperatures range from -120 Degrees Celsius on winter nights to 25 Degrees Celsius in the summer.
  • Mars has many channels, plains and canyons on the surface which could have been caused by water erosion in the past.
  • Mars has very weak gravity which cannot hold onto the atmosphere well.
  • The polar ice caps consist of frozen Co2 (dry ice) which lies over a layer of ice.
  • The Egyptians gave Mars its first recorded name: Har dècher (“The red one”). The Babylonians called it 
  • Nergal (“Star of death”). 
  • The Greeks and Romans named the planet after their respective gods of war, Ares and Mars. The Hebrews called it Ma’adim, or “One who blushes.” Many ancient people believed the reddish color came from actual blood on the planet.
  • The month of March is named after Mars.
  • The symbol for Mars looks like a shield and a spear from the war god Mars/Ares. It is also the symbol for the male sex.
  • The ancient Greeks thought that Earth was the center of the universe and that Mars was one of the five traveling stars that revolved around it.
  • Egyptians called Mars the “the backward traveler” because Mars appeared to move backwards through the zodiac every 25.7 months.
  • Mars gets its red color from the iron oxide (rust) in its soil
  • Mars’ red color is due to iron oxide, also known as rust, and has the consistency of talcum powder. Literally, the metallic rocks on Mars are rusting.
  • The atmosphere (mostly made up of carbon dioxide) on Mars is so thin that water cannot exist in liquid form—it can exist only as water vapor or ice. Liquid water is considered for many scientists to be the “holy grail” of Mars.
  • No human could survive the low pressure of Mars. If you went to Mars without an appropriate space suit, the oxygen in your blood would literally turn into bubbles, causing immediate death.
  • If you were driving 60 mph in a car, it would take 271 years and 221 days to get to Mars from Earth.
  • Mars lacks an ozone layer; therefore, the surface of Mars is bathed in a lethal dose of radiation every time the sun rises.
  • Mars contains the largest labyrinth of intersecting canyons in the solar system called the Noctis Labyrinthus (“labyrinth of the night”).
  • Mars has the largest and most violent dust storms in our entire solar system. These storms often have winds topping 125 mph, can last for weeks, and can cover the entire planet. They usually occur when Mars is closest to the sun.
  • Only 1/3 of spacecrafts sent to Mars have been successful, leading some scientists to wonder if there is a Martian “Bermuda triangle” or a “Great Galactic Ghoul” that likes to eat spacecraft.
  • The “Face“ on Mars: 1976 Viking view (left); 2001 MGS view (right)
  • In 1976, Viking I photographed a mesa on Mars that had the appearance of a human face. Many individuals and organizations interested in extraterrestrial life argued that intelligent beings created the “Face.” Though the Mars Global Surveyor (1997-2006) revealed that the “Face” was likely an optical illusion, believers in the “Face” charged NASA with stripping data from the new image before it was released to the public.
  • Mars has an enormous canyon named Valles Marineris (Mariner Valley) which is an astounding 2,500 miles long and four miles deep. As long as the continental United States, this gigantic canyon was likely formed by the tectonic “cracking” of Mars’ crust and is the longest known crevice in the solar system.
  • During the Renaissance, Mars played a central role in one of the most important and fiercest intellectual battles in the history of Western civilization: whether Earth is the center of the universe. Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) coherently explained that Mars seems to move backwards across the sky because Earth overtakes Mars in its orbit around the sun.
  • Mars was formed about 4.5 billion years ago and is about 4,000 miles wide (half the diameter of Earth). Because so much of Earth is covered by oceans, the amount of land surface of the two planets is nearly equal.e Mars is also much lighter than Earth, with only 1/10 of its mass. It’s the fourth planet from the sun and is the last terrestrial (rocky) planet (the outer planets are all gaseous).
  • The Earth environment most closely resembling the current conditions of Mars is that of the Antarctic deserts. However, even the most hostile environments on Earth are far more suitable for life than the surface of Mars.
  • Mars’ crust is thicker than Earth’s and is made up of one piece, unlike Earth’s crust which consists of several moving plates.
  • Although it is much colder on Mars than on Earth, the similar tilt of Earth’s and Mars’ axes means they have similar seasons. Like Earth’s, Mars’ north and south polar caps shrink in the summer and grow in the winter. In addition, a day on Mars is 24 hours 37 minutes—nearly the same as Earth’s. No other planet shares such similar characteristics with Earth.
  • Mars’ seasons are twice as long as those on Earth because it takes Mars 687 days to orbit the sun, twice as long as Earth’s 365-day journey.
  • With no large moon like Earth’s to stabilize it, Mars periodically tilts much more toward the sun, creating warmer summers on Mars than it otherwise would have.
  • The Earth’s moon is 240,000 miles away. Earth’s next closest neighbor is Venus, which comes as near as 24 million miles. After the moon and Venus, Mars is our next closest neighbor at 34 million miles away—though when Mars and Earth are at the opposite sides of their orbits around the sun, they are separated by 249 million miles.
  • Mars is home to Hellas, a vast and featureless plain that covers 1300 miles (the size of the Caribbean Sea). It was created by asteroids crashing into the planet’s surface of Mars nearly four billion years ago.
  • During a Mars winter, almost 20% of the air freezes.

Amazing and Interesting Facts about Snakes

Here are some funny, interesting and amazing facts about snakes



  • According to ancient Chinese wisdom, a snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve.
  • In March 2006, a Malaysian set a world record by kissing a venomous snake 51 times in three minutes.
  • In 2008, a man in Connecticut was arrested for ordering his pet python to attack two policemen.
  • The island of Komodo, Indonesia, contains more poisonous snakes per square metre than any equivalent area on Earth.
  • The mortality rate if bitten by a Black Mamba snake is over 95 per cent.
  • Snake Alley in Burlington, Iowa, is reputed to be the most crooked road in the world.
  • Since 1980, 45 people have died of snakebite in Australia.
  • In 2008, a snake in Australia that swallowed four golf balls thinking they were chicken eggs was saved by emergency surgery.
  • The longest pet in the UK is thought to be a 17ft albino python living in a house in Cambridgeshire.
  • Rattlesnakes cause about 82 per cent of all snakebite deaths in North America. Rattlesnake is said to taste like chicken, only tough
  • Snakes are carnivores (meat eaters).
  • Snakes don’t have eyelids.
  • Snakes can’t bite food so have to swallow it whole.
  • Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head!
  • Snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
  • Snakes have internal ears but not external ones.
  • Snakes used in snake charming performances respond to movement, not sound.
  • There are around 3000 different species of snake.
  • Snakes have a unique anatomy which allows them to swallow and digest large prey.
  • Snakes are covered in scales.
  • Snakeskin is smooth and dry.
  • Snakes shed their skin a number of times a year in a process that usually lasts a few days.
  • Some species of snake, such as cobras and black mambas, use venom to hunt and kill their prey. Read more venomous snake facts.
  • Snakes smell with their tongue.
  • Pythons kill their prey by tightly wrapping around it and suffocating it in a process called constriction.
  • Some sea snakes can breathe partially through their skin, allowing for longer dives underwater.
  • Anacondas are large, non-venomous snakes found in South America that can reach over 5 m (16 ft) in length.
  • Python reticulates can grow over 8.7 m (28 ft) in length and are considered the longest snakes in the world.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Amazing and Interesting Facts about Japan

Here are some interesing and amazing facts about Japan




The Japanese name for Japan is “Nihon” or “Nippon” which means “sun origin”.

Japan belongs to the continent of Asia. Japan is an island nation surrounded by the Sea of Japan to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West.

Japan is made up of 6,852 islands.

The highest point in Japan in Mount Fuji, which stands at 3,776m (12,388ft).

As of July 2012, there are over 127 million people living in Japan (127,368,088), which is the tenth largest population in the world.

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and also the largest city. Other major cities include Osaka, Nagoya, and Sapporo.

Japanese is the official language of Japan.

Japan sits along the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, so has many volcanoes and experiences many earthquakes. In 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit Japan and created a tsunami which resulted in much devastation.

Almost three quarters of Japan’s land is either forest or mountains and is difficult to be made into farms, industrial or residential areas.

Human life in Japan dates back thousands of years.

Ancient warriors of Japan were known as Samurai. They were very skilled fighters and swordsmen. Their main weapon was the Katana, a sharp sword with a slight curve to it.

Due to gases produced by power plants, Japan sometimes suffers from acid rain.

Japan is an industrialized nation, producing some of the most technologically advanced motor vehicles, electronics, and machine tools.

Japan is a world leader in robotics. Japanese engineers are known for producing a range of human-like robots such as ASIMO.

Some of the most well-known companies in the world are Japanese such as Toyota, Honda, Sony, Nintendo, Canon, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sharp.

Japanese cuisine has become popular around the world. Some well-known dishes are sushi, sashimi and tempura.

Japan is home to many different forms of martial arts. Karate, Judo, Sumo, Ninjutsu, Kendo, Jujutsu, and Aikido to name a few.

Sumo is recognized as the national sport of Japan, although the most popular spectator sport is baseball.

Japan hosted the 1940 and 1964 Summer Olympic games, both times in Tokyo. They also hosted the 1940, 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympic Games.

Interesting and Amazing facts about France

Learn some interesting information about France while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that’s perfect for kids!





Read about famous structures in France, its mountains, population, language, tourism, sporting culture and much more.


France is officially known as the French Republic.

The name France comes from the Latin word Francia, which means ‘country of the Franks’.

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion are also recognized as a part of France.

In 2012, the population of mainland France was just under 63 million (62,814,233). Another 2.8 million (2,816,459) are split between French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and Reunion.

Mainland France belongs to the continent of Europe. Bordering countries are Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, and Switzerland.

The Alps mountain range on the border of France and Italy is home to France’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc, which stands at 4,807m high (15,771 ft).

The official language is French.

French is the second most studied language in the world after English.

The capital city is Paris. Other major cities include Marseille, Lyon, Lille, and Nice-Cannes.

France is the most visited country in the world, with over 80 million visitors every year.

The Louvre is the most visited art museum in the world. The famous Mona Lisa painting is on display in this museum.

During World War II, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in northern France. The first day of these landings is called D-Day.

The famous Eiffel Tower in Paris was built as the entrance point for the 1889 World Fair. It is one of the most visited monuments in the world.

The Millau Bridge in southern France is the world’s tallest bridge and France’s tallest structure. At its highest point, it stands 343m (1125 ft) above the ground.

France was the second country to host the modern Olympic Games in 1900 in Paris. Paris also hosted the games again in 1924. Three winter Olympics have been hosted in France.

The most famous road bicycle race in the world, the Tour de France zig zags through the French landscape.

One of the four grand slam tennis events, the French Open, is held in Paris every year.

Louis Pasteur was a French scientist who made many discoveries in the fields of chemistry and microbiology.

For more information, check out maps of France or take a closer look at the French flag.

Interesting and amazing facts about the planet Neptune

Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and the smallest of the gas giants. Neptune was the first planet found by mathematical prediction after unexpected changes in the orbit of Uranus were observed. Neptune is named after the Roman god of the sea.



  1. I hope that you enjoy reading my 15 fun facts about Neptune and find them interesting!
  2. Neptune is a large planet, nearly four times the size of Earth.
  3. Neptune suffers the most violent weather in our Solar System.
  4. Storms have been spotted swirling around its surface and freezing winds that blow about ten times faster than hurricanes on Earth make it the windiest planet.
  5. Neptune is a large, water planet with a blue hydrogen-methane atmosphere and faint rings.
  6. Neptune is covered in thin wispy white clouds which stretch out around the planet.
  7. Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and the smallest of the gas giants. Neptune was the first planet
  8. found by mathematical prediction after unexpected changes in the orbit of Uranus were observed. Neptune is named after the Roman god of the sea.
  9. Neptune has a shorter day than the Earth. One day measures about sixteen Earth hours. Since it is the eighth planet from the sun, it has the second longest year.
  10. It takes one hundred sixty-five Earth years for Neptune to make one complete orbit around the Sun.
  11. However, the average surface temperature is only ­355 degrees fahrenheit. That is very cold.
  12. Even though Neptune diameter is 30,200 miles, it is the smallest of the four gas planets. Neptune actually looks like a star through binoculars.
  13. Neptune has 8 moons. The biggest ones are Triton and Nereid. Triton is even bigger than the planet Pluto!
  14. Unlike most moons, Triton orbits in the opposite direction of Neptune’s spin. We now know that Neptune may have faint rings. Neptune’s rings were found in 1989.
  15. Neptune is the 8th planet in the Solar System and the most distant from the Sun. At one time, Pluto was the most distant, but it lost its status as a planet.
  16. Neptune is named after the Roman god of the sea.
  17. It is the fourth largest planet in the Solar System. It is about four times the size of the Earth.
  18. Neptune is a gaseous planet, mainly made up of hydrogen, helium, and methane.
  19. Only one spacecraft has visited Neptune, Voyager 2 in 1989.
  20. Neptune experiences the most violent weather of all the planets in our Solar System, with winds that reach speeds of speed of 2,000 km/hour..
  21. A day on Neptune lasts only 16 hours in Earth time.
  22. A Neptune year lasts for 165 Earth years.
  23. Gravity on Neptune is actually pretty similar to Earth with only a 17 percent difference. That means that if you weigh 70 pounds (32 kg) on Earth, you would weigh 78.5 pounds (36 kg) on Neptune.
  24. Neptune’s color appears as blue because of the methane in its atmosphere which reflects the blue wavelengths of light from the Sun.
  25. Because it is so far from the Sun, Neptune is one of the coldest planets in the Solar System, with an average temperature of around -200° Celsius.
  26. Neptune has 13 known moons. The biggest of the planet’s moons is called Triton, which was discovered in 1846 by the English astronomer William Lassell. His discovery of Triton happened only 17 days after the discovery of Neptune itself.
  27. Triton is gradually getting nearer to the planet and it is thought that eventually it will get so close, it will be ripped apart by Neptune’s gravity and form rings, rather like Saturn’s.
  28. Triton is also interesting because it orbits Neptune in the opposite direction to the way that Neptune rotates. It is the only large moon in our Solar System that is known to do this.
  29. In 2003, there was a NASA proposal to send another spacecraft to Neptune. The plan was that it would be launched in around 2016 and take somewhere between 8 and 12 years to reach the planet. This plan appears to have been shelved, however.

Amazing Facts about the flag of united states of america for kids and adults

For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s strength and unity. It’s been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. And the American Flag has been a prominent icon in our national history. Here are the highlights of its unique past.




On January 1, 1776, the Continental Army was reorganized in accordance with a Congressional resolution which placed American forces under George Washington’s control. On that New Year’s Day the Continental Army was laying siege to Boston which had been taken over by the British Army. Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted above his base at Prospect Hill. It had 13 alternate red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner (the canton).

In May of 1776, Betsy Ross reported that she sewed the first American flag.

On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”
Between 1777 and 1960, Congress passed several acts that changed the shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed for additional stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state.
  1. Flag Resolution of June 14, 1777 – stated: “Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”
  2. Act of January 13, 1794 – provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars after May 1795.
  3. Act of April 4, 1818 – provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state, to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state.
  4. Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912 – established proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward.
  5. Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959 – provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.
  6. Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated August 21, 1959 – provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered horizontally and eleven rows of stars staggered vertically
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

Interesting and amazing facts about United States of America

The following are 40 weird and Interesting  facts about the United States that are almost too crazy 
to believe….


1 The highest point in the state of Florida is only 345 feet (115 yards) above sea level.

2 Today, 66 percent of all Americans are considered to be overweight.

3 The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island is.  But Rhode Island has a significantly larger population than Alaska does.

4 The average supermarket in the United States wastes about 3,000 pounds of food each year.

5 Approximately 48 percent of all Americans are currently either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.

6 Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U.S. states put together.

7 In the UK, an average of about $3,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year.  In the United States, an average of about $8,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year.

8 Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.

9 The average U.S. citizen drinks the equivalent of more than 600 sodas each year.

10 The only place in the United States where coffee is grown commercially is in Hawaii.

11 The United States has 845 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people.  Japan only has 593 for every 1,000 people and Germany only has 540 for every 1,000 people.

12 The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California.  But no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.

13 For many years it was the other way around, but today a majority of all Americans (including Pat Robertson) actually support the legalization of marijuana.

14 Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.

15 In the middle of the last century, the United States was #1 in the world in GDP per capita.  Today, the United States is #13 in GDP per capita.

16 Today, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents.

17 One survey found that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access in the United States visit pornography websites while they are at work.

18 In 2011, our trade deficit with China was more than 49,000 times larger than it was back in 1985.

19 One out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards.

20 The city of Juneau, Alaska is about 3,000 square miles large.  It is actually bigger than the entire state of Delaware.

21 The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prison than any other nation on earth does.

22 There are more unemployed workers in the United States than there are people living in the entire nation of Greece.

23 The original name of the city of Atlanta was “Terminus”.

24 Sadly, more than 52 percent of all children that live in Cleveland, Ohio are living in poverty.

25 The median price of a home in the city of Detroit is now about $6000.

26 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

27 According to author Paul Osterman, about 20 percent of all U.S. adults are currently working jobs that pay poverty-level wages.

28 According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, approximately 167,000 Americans have more than $200,000 of student loan debt.

29 There are three towns in the United States that have the name “Santa Claus”.

30 There are 313 million people living in the United States.  46 million of them are on food stamps.

31 In the United States as a whole, one out of every four children is on food stamps.

32 In 1940, 68.0% of all women in the 20 to 34 year old age group in the United States were married.  In 2010, only 39.2% of women in that age group were married.

33 The United States has a teen pregnancy rate of 22 percent – the highest in the world.  New Zealand is number two at 14 percent.

34 According to the CDC, there are 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States every single year.

35 The United States has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin.  Puerto Rico is number two.  Perhaps Puerto Rico really would fit in as the 51st state.

36 More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in the United States than in any other nation on earth.

37 The United States has more government debt per capita than Greece, Portugal, Italy, Ireland or Spain.

38 If Bill Gates gave every single penny of his fortune to the U.S. government, it would only cover the U.S. budget deficit for about 15 days.

39 The U.S. national debt is now more than 22 times larger than it was when Jimmy Carter became president.

40 It took from the founding of the nation until 1981 for the U.S. national debt to cross the one trillion dollar mark.  Today, our national debt is well over 15 trillion dollars and we add more than a trillion dollars to our debt every single year.

Amazing and Interesting facts about Mark Zuckerberg

20 unknown facts about Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg



1] Facebook’s main color is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is color blind. The color that he can see the best is blue.

2] His has dog name Beast, and he has his own Facebook page .

3] He is known as ‘Zuck’ by his friends while his mother calls him Princely.

4] He promised and wore a tie everyday for a whole year in 2009

5] He learned Chinese in 2010 so that he could talk to his girlfriends family members who were Chinese.

6] He said that the only accurate thing in the Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’ was the dress worn by 
the character who played his role. He added that every single T-shirt that was correct.

7] Mark wore a hoodie and jeans in a meeting with investors on Wall Street. Photo via Into wire.

8] Mark Zuckerberg met his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan in line for the bathroom at a Harvard party in 2003.

9] He designed his wife’s wedding ring.

10] The guest didn’t know that they were on a weeding untill it was announced. Priscilla had just graduated and they thought the party was for her graduation.

11] Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed (circled) person in Google Plus .

12] He even has a Twitter account with an amazing username, @finkd.

13] He rejected a $1 billion dollar offer from Yahoo to buy Facebook.

14] Mark had a business card which read “I’m CEO Bitch” .

15] Some of his favourite musical artist are Green Day, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, and Shakira.

16] His T-shirt has the Facebook friend request, Message, and notification logo. Notice the 3 things in his T-shirt?

17] His Facebook profile CANNOT be BLOCKED.

18] He used to work sitting like normal employee before.

19] He rarely wears a suit.

20] He wears the same trademark hoodie and jeans to work ‘everyday’…

Some interesting and fun facts about Rihanna

Chart-topping R&B Barbados beauty Rihanna may rule the radio, but how much do you know about this 
Caribbean crooner? Check out these Rihanna Fun Facts to find out more about her!
 
 
  1. Rihanna is actually her middle name, her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
  2. She was born in Saint Michael, Barbados on February 20, 1988.
  3. Her mother Monica Braithwaite, originally from Guyana, is a retired accountant and her dad, Ronald Fenty is a warehouse supervisor.
  4. She has two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad.
  5. She also has two half brothers and a half sister on her father’s side of the family.
  6. She began singing when she was just 7 years old!
  7. Rihanna was a military cadet during high school.
  8. She used to sell clothing with her dad at a street stall.
  9. While in high school she formed a singing group with two other girls.
  10. During her childhood her father struggled with addiction, and her parents divorced when she was 14 years old.
  11. Her voice is a “Mezzo-Soprano” that covers three octaves.
  12. She claims mega-star Madonna is a huge influence on her, as well as Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Beyonce.
  13. Her signature musical style reflects her Caribbean heritage, it blends reggae, dancehall with R&B.
  14. Rihanna was discovered by an American music producer who met her through a friend while on vacation in her home country, and performed renditions of “Emotion” by Destiny’s Child and “Hero” by Mariah Carey to showcase her talent.
  15. Moved to the States when she was just 16 to pursue her musical dream, she and her mother spent a year in New York recording her demo.
  16. She signed to Def Jam Records after Jay Z, the new head and president of Def Jam asked her to come and audition in his office
  17. Rihanna says she was incredibly nervous about auditioning for the Jay Z because he was such a big star!
  18. ‘Oh God, he’s right there, I can’t look, I can’t look, I can’t look!’ I remember being extremely quiet. I was very shy. I was cold the entire time. I had butterflies. I’m sitting across from Jay-Z. Like, Jay-Zee. I was star-struck.
  19. In her audition she performed Whitney Houston’s “For the Love of You” and her first hit “Pon De Replay”!
  20. Her first single “Pon De Replay” hit the Top Five in the Billboard Chart.
  21. Jay Z was worried at first that Pon De Replay was so big that it would be the only song she was known for (boy was he wrong!)
  22. She has 5 American Music Awards.
  23. She created the Believe Foundation in 2006 to help terminally ill children.
  24. She 18 Billboard Music Awards.
  25. In 2008 her birthday was officially named Rihanna Day in her homeland of Barbados.
  26. She has won 6 Grammy Awards.
  27. She has been a spokesmodel for high end designer brand Gucci.
  28. Time magazine ranked her one of the most influential people in the world.
  29. Her scheduled appearance at the 51st Grammy Awards didn’t take place because of a domestic violence incident with her then-boyfriend singer Chris Brown.
  30. She has put out 6 albums in total.
  31. Last January she was named the best selling digital artist in the U.S.
  32. Rihanna appears as Petty Officer Cora Raikes in Battleship.
 

Some Facts About Depression That Everyone Should Know.

Some Facts About Depression That Everyone Should Know.



1. Researchers of the New-York University established that depression destroys nerve cells 
    in the front part of the cerebral cortex, which is responsible for optimism. When the 
    way to restore them is found, it will be possible to overcome depression.

2. The World Health Organization estimates that depression will be the second highest
    medical cause of disability by the year 2030, second only to HIV/AIDS.

3. The American Psychiatric Association has made up the rating of the most depressive
    professions:
                        -Baby-sitters, nannies, nurses and the unemployed (12.7%),
                        -People working in public catering: waiters, cooks and barmen (10.3%),
                        -Doctors, nurse and social workers (9.6%).

4. About ¾ of population of the USA take antidepressants.

5. Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men. Women may be at a
    higher risk for depression due in part to estrogen, which may alter the activity of
    neurotransmitters that contribute to depression.

6. Researchers have recently found that those who suffer from depression are at risk for
    low bone mineral density. Depressed women are especially at risk for developing
    osteoporosis.

7. Abraham Lincoln first fell into a deep depression after Ann Rutledge, his first love,
    died. Lincoln reportedly suffered from chronic depression his entire life.

8. As many as 15% of those who suffer from some form of depression take their lives each
    year.

9. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), more than 6% of children suffer
    from depression and 4.9% of them have major depression.

10. Depressed people get colds more frequently than non-depressed people.

11. Sufferers of depression are more likely to have a heart attack than those who are not
      depressed. Additionally, people who have heart attacks or heart surgery are more at
      risk for depression.

12. Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, affects nearly 6 million American adults in a
      given year.

13. It was noticed that we have a depression not because of troubles, but because of the
      lack of positive emotions.

14. It is depression, which leads to 75% of all visits to the psychotherapist.

15. The average video gamer is typically 35-year-old male who is most likely depressed,
      overweight, and introverted.

16. A depressed woman is more likely to give birth early, increasing health risks for both
      the woman and the baby. Between 14 and 23% of pregnant women experience some
      sort of depressive disorder,Eating seafood rich in Omega-3 may help pregnant women
      with depression.

17. Long-term use of marijuana leads to changes in dopamine production and has been
      implicated in the onset of depressive symptoms

18. Antidepressants cannot help in dealing with disease if the person cannot refuse his or
      her former lifestyle, which has provoked it.

19. The earliest medical description of depression dates back to Hippocrates, the Greek
      “father of medicine,” who attributed depression, or melancholy, to an imbalance of
      the body’s four humors. The theory was that too much black bile created a
      melancholic temperament—literally melanin (black) and cholia (bile). To overcome
      depression, Hippocrates recommended re balancing body systems using relaxation and
      healthy living strategies as well as blood-letting and leeches.

20. Many creative individuals have experienced depression, including Robert Schumann,
      Ludwig van Beethoven, Peter Tchaikovsky, John Lennon, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark
      Twain, Georgia O’Keefe, Vincent van Gogh, Ernest Hemmingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald,
      and Sylvia Plath.

21. On a worldwide basis, depression ranks fourth as a cause of disability and early death
      according to the Global Burden of Disease Study.

22. Some diseases are interconnected with depression, such as thyroid problems, heart
      disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, obstructive sleep apnea,
      and chronic pain.

23. The total cost of depression in the Untied States are estimated to be $44 billion: $12
      billion in direct costs of treatment, $8 billion in premature death, and $24 billion in
      absenteeism and reduced productivity at work. These do not include out-of-pocket
      family expenses, costs of minor and untreated depression, excessive hospitalization,
      general medical services, and diagnostic tests.

24. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is the term for depressive periods that are related to
      a change of season. SAD is four times more common in women than in men.

25. There are about 5% of people in the world who never have depression. They are also
      called “Sunny people”. But most of us have been in such condition not once.

26. Depression can lead even to prison. So Harry Mackinnon was so much afraid of aliens
      that after some time, has got a depression. To get rid of depression he cracked 97
      servers of NASA looking for information about UFO. Now he is sentenced to 70 years
      imprisonment.

27. 80% of all people with clinical depression who have received treatment significantly
      improve their lives

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Some interesting facts about nutrition


One in four Americans eats fast food at least once a day.

Most cereals made for kids contain more calories, sugar and salt and less fiber and protein than other cereals. Most kids’ cereals don’t meet national school nutrition standards.

Eat according to the colors of the rainbow. The more colors to your food — such as the reds, oranges, yellows, greens and even blues of fruits and vegetables — the more important nutrients you’ll get.

Your brain depends on your stomach to signal that it’s full, but that message takes 20 minutes to be delivered. So slow down during meals, and you’ll be less likely to eat too much.

If you eat even 100 calories more a day than you burn by being active, that “energy gap” could add 10 pounds a year. How much is 100 calories? Half a glazed doughnut.

Almost every day kids should have at least an hour of what the experts call moderate-intensity physical activity such as walking the dog (not slowly), riding your bike or dancing to your favorite songs.

You usually feel happier after playing or exercising because of special chemicals called endorphins that your brain releases while you’re moving. Endorphins (pronounced en-DOOR-fins) are a natural mood-booster!
Fewer than 1 in 25 elementary schools and fewer than 1 in 13 middle schools in this country provide daily P.E. classes for all students. And many elementary schools have cut out recess.

States in New England and out west have the most physically active residents; southern states have the most couch potatoes. When the federal government measured this last year, Virginians were slightly more on the move than Marylanders.

 One in three American kids and teens is overweight or heavy enough to be considered obese.

                  Let’s all aim at making ourselves and our friends much healthier!

25 Interesting Fast Facts about Nicki Minaj ,Biography

Nicki Minaj is one of the interesting Female Rap stars Known Today, She rose to Fame like a roller-coaster and had appered in bill boards top 100’s ,Lets see about her childhood, Biography and her career
 Onika Tanya Maraj, aka Nicki Minaj, is a famous American rapper, singer, songwriter, vocal actress, and a television superstar. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. As a child, Nicki grew up with a severe drug addict and abusive father. The atmosphere at home was not so child friendly as there was a lot of domestic violence. She was moved to Queens, New York at the age of 5. Minaj’s not-so-perfect childhood fueled her ambitions to become a superstar later in life. Very few people know that Minaj used to sing as a backup singer for the local New York City Rappers group before she became so popular. Some of the interesting facts about Nicki Minaj Are:



Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad. Her grandmother took care of her before she moved to Queens, New York with her mother.

Nicki Minaj’s childhood was filled with grief and violence as her father was severely addicted to drugs and also tried to kill Minaj’s mother by setting the house on fire.

Nicki Minaj always believes in fantasy. Her very first name was Cookie which was later changed to Harajuku Barbie and finally what we know now “Nicki Minaj.”

Nicki Minaj’s first breakthrough as a rapper was with Lil’ Wayne.

Nicki Minaj has worked with almost all the big names in music. To name a few, Usher, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem, Young Money, P. Diddy, and the list goes on.

In 2010, Nicki Minaj’s songs topped the charts of Billboard’s Top 100.

Nicki also took up a job at the Red Lobster restaurant as a waitress before she made it big in the musical field.

Nicki Minaj developed an interest in music and drama while in high school.

Nicki Minaj is the first female singer to top Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart since 2002. Interesting

Nicki Minaj has been a part of a lot of charitable and fund-raising organizations.Cool

Nicki Minaj’s full name is Onika Tanya Maraj.

Nicki was born on the 8th December, 1984 at Southside Jamaica Queens, New York.

She is of African, Trinidadian and Indo-Asian descent. Now that’s a nice mixture!

Minaj has brown eyes.Amazing!!

She is 5’4″ tall.

Nicki has one tattoo on her left arm. It is in Chinese, and translates to “God is with me always”.

She has 2 brothers and 1 sister sister.

She attended the LaGuardia High School in Manhattan.

Her favourite colour is Pink.

She is acrophobic, meaning she is afraid of heights.

Nicki dislikes cats, and much rather prefers dogs.

She loves Kit Kats and Twix bars.

Her nick name is “Nicki The Ninja”.

She says she is a great cook.Interesting!!!

In middle school Nicki used to play the clarinet.

Some Interesting Facts that you never Knew

Most Interesting facts, is a fact site which has a aim in providing interesting  facts and other news to the people in the world , These Interesting facts are found in the many pages in the internet we take them out for you guys to provide unique and Interesting Facts



1.    The worlds largest yacht is 590 feet (approximately 197 yards) long and 94,000 horsepower.

2.    The restaurant ‘White Castle’ is Americas oldest and 1st hamburger chain.

3.   Mystery solved! 9 cases with 12 bottles in each case of 100 year old historic whiskey was found in the walls of a mansion during a renovation with the whiskey bottles still full. The cases were stored in the living room but when later checked discovered 52 bottles appraised at over $102,000 were now empty. DNA from the mouth of the bottles pointed directly to the 62 year old caretaker who has denied the accusations.

4.     A Jet Blue flight was grounded and placed out of service after a woman spots a 4 inch scorpion between her legs. The scorpion reportedly crawled from between her legs to under the seat while the flight continued to it’s destination where it was then placed out of service.

5.     Vaejovis Brysoni is the name given to the latest species of scorpion discovered by biologists. The scorpion was named in part after the individual who originally found the specimen in February 2013 (Robert Bryson Jr.) The scorpion was found in the Santa Catalina mountains of Arizona.

6.     In January of 2013 security officials at O’Hare International airport in Chicago found 18 human heads still covered in skin. In 2010 an Arkansas airport found 60 human heads and pieces of heads. Both were in route to medical facilities but had errors in the paperwork. Weird!

7.     In February 2013 a komodo dragon said to be approximately 2 meters (6 – 6.5 feet) long wondered into an office and attacked two men with it’s razor sharp teeth leaving them injured with stitches and in the hospital.

8.     In 1938, Time Magazine chose Adolf Hitler for man of the year.

9.     Twelve people have walked on the moon.

10. Other than the Earth, the moon is the only other known natural astrological object ever walked on.

11. Scientists voiced concern in 2012 about how radiation may be affecting humans after a recent finding of mutant butterflies in Japan with abnormal legs, eyes, wings and other mutations were discovered. The mutations were caused by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident which was triggered by a major tsunami in March 2011. The tsunami was a direct effect of an earthquake.

12. Humans and giraffes both have seven vertebrae bones in the neck. It’s not unusual for a mammal to have 7 vertebra bones in the neck but it’s interesting that the long neck of a full grown giraffe has the same amount.

13. The active ingredient in most toothpastes is called sodium fluoride. Sodium fluoride can be lethal, young children using regular toothpaste with this ingredient should be monitored. Even swallowing small amounts can cause stomach problems or worse.

14. Over 3 million people globally every month search for something online with the words interesting facts in it according to the most popular search engine.

15. There are no land snakes in New Zealand. It’s part of New Zealand’s bio security to keep all snakes out and if a person is aware of a snake, by law it must be reported.

16. New Zealand is free of heartworm disease and rabies.

17. Buttermilk does not contain any butter.

18. Did you know Disneyland does not sell chewing gum? Walt Disney did not want guests inconvenienced by stepping on gum purchased in the park.

19. Each year Disneyland uses over 5,000 gallons of paint to maintain the clean appearance of the park.

20. Giraffes can go without water longer than a camel. That’s wild!

21. The person reading this is intelligent, interesting and unique. Flattery is alright as long as we don’t inhale!

22. January 30, 1933 was the day the words Hi yo silver! Away! were first heard as the lone ranger debuts on radio channel WXYZ of Detroit.

23. Many people who read the word yawn or yawning begin to feel the urge to yawn.

24. The 2nd president of the United States (John Adams) and 3rd president of the United States (Thomas Jefferson) both died within just a few hours apart of each other on the same exact day of July 4th 1826. They are the only two presidents to die on the same day of the same year. It’s true!

25. When the Titanic departed from port it was documented to have carried approximately 1000 loaves of bread, 86,000 pounds of meat, 40,000 eggs and 36,000 apples to feed the passengers and crew on the 7 day voyage. Now those are some interesting facts!

26. Dogs can have a fatal reaction to eating chocolate. Chocolate contains a bitter alkaloid called Theobromine also known as Xantheose and that’s the active ingredient that’s bad for the dog. If you’ve read all the interesting facts to this point you’re awesome!

27. For a butterfly to fly it must have a body temperature of no less than 86 degrees fahrenheit or 30 degrees celsius.

28. It is a fact that the first game of chess has been traced back to have originated in northern India. Like other 1,000+ year old games, it would have been played differently than todays rules. It’s thought that todays rules have been around since sometime in the 1400′s A.D.

29. In the United States, the Internal Revenue Service has an employees handbook for the collections division unit. Here’s the interesting part, in it are instructions which guide employees on how to collect taxes after a nuclear war. Kinda scary!

30. If you are severely scared of going to the dentist or having dental work, you may actually have a phobia called odontophobia.

31. Almonds are members of the rose flower family or rosaceae family. The peach is also a member of the rose family.

32. The tallest girl in the world ever recorded was 8 feet 2 inches tall and died at the young age of 17.

33. The average human with a full head of hair contains between 85,000 to 150,000 hairs.

34. Jupiter is the largest planet in the earths solar system. I should’ve known that one.

35. Did you know the first bullet proof vest and windshield wiper blades were both invented by women? Cool!

36. Cold weather makes fingernails grow faster. Weird!

37. Only humans cry because of feelings. Awesome!

38. Mohammad is the most common birth name in the world. There’s only 55 more interesting facts on this page.

39. It takes about 7 minutes for the average person to fall asleep. If you’ve read all the interesting facts to this point you’re amazing!

40. You can give change for a dollar in 293 different coin variations. Good luck!

41. About 1 out of every 2 million people will die by falling out of bed. Be careful, not funny. Most who will die this way are either very young children or elderly people.

42. The construction on the Parisian Notre Dame Cathedral began in 1015 A.D and it took over 400 years to complete, It was completed in 1439 A.D. It’s a well known historic Roman catholic church in Paris.

43. If the human stomach doesn’t produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks it will totally digest it’s self. Weird!

44. 75% of the world’s population wash themselves in the shower from the top to the bottom. Head first, feet last people.

45. There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year. A leap year has 31,622,400 seconds. Amazing!

46. Approximately one fifth of all the publications from Japan are comic books.

47. Did you know a slug has not only one nose but four? What a lot of people call a nose on a slug is actually a breathing pore called a pneumostome.

48. Four out of five people over 100 years old are women. Interesting!

49. The price of the Titanic cost about $7 million to build and the price of the Titanic movie was about $200 million to make. Unbelievable!

50. It’s true! There is only one metal that’s in liquid form at room temperature and that’s Mercury.

51. When water freezes it expands by 10%.

52. The only animal with four knees is the elephant.

53. Birth control pills designed for humans will also work for a gorilla. Now that’s Strange!

54. If you have a deep genuine fear of the number 13, you may have Paraskevidekatriaphobia also called Friggatriskaidekaphobia or Triskaidekaphobia.

55. A mid-sized car launched today generates only an estimated 5% of the pollution which was generated by a car from fifty years ago. Awesome!

56. Stopping a supertanker which is fully loaded and travels at a normal speed needs about 20 minutes to stop completely.

57. A cat’s ear has a total of thirty two muscles.

58. The average person laughs 15 times per day. Hahaha!

59. The eye of an ostrich is larger than it’s brain.

60. A person eats around 60,000 pounds worth of food during his life which is the equivalent of six elephants. Incredible!

61. Ants can pull about 30 times their own weight and lift about 50 times their own weight.

62. A lion can mate more than 50 times in one day. Huh!

63. Did you know,  you cannot fold a 8.5″ x 11″ or smaller piece of paper in half more than 7 times. Try it! The MythBusters guys on the Discovery channel folded a piece of paper more than 7 times but it was a really large sheet of paper.

64. Oh no, there’s more interesting facts to go on this page.

65. More people are killed from donkeys in a year than planes.

66. Most snowflakes form with 6 tips or branches. Generally, the colder it is when the snowflake is formed the sharper and more defined the tips will be.

67. Lung cancer was how the cigarette company Marlboro’s first owner died. Hmmm

68. Snails can sleep for up to 3 years.

69. If an infant becomes blind soon after they’re born they will still almost always see images in their dreams, but infants born with blindness will most likely never have dreams with images. People who were born blind do still have very emotionally intense dreams which include hearing, smells, feeling and taste. Now that’s an interesting fact about dreams.

70. It is against the law in the state of Kentucky to marry a man more than 3 times. Old law.

71. In the state of Kentucky it is against the law to carry an ice cream in your back pocket. Old law.

72. On December 16th 1811 the mighty Mississippi river began to flow backwards due to a powerful earthquake.

73. Fires in the forest have been documented to move much faster up hill than down hill.

74. Did you know that your brain has no pain receptors or pain fibers and the brain it’s self cannot feel? Your brain cannot even feel pain. Although headaches are still not all the way understood, one reason it’s believed you feel headaches is because the skull is surrounded by what’s called meninges or blood vessels which do have pain receptors.

75. Human brains are estimated to be 70 – 75% h2o.

76. Most people shed between 50 to 100 hairs every day. The question is, where do they go?

77. With mammals, no animal has a longer pregnancy term than that of the african elephant which is documented at an average of 22 months.

78. The Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) may have a gestation period “pregnancy” of up to 3.5 years or around 42 months.

79. Some sharks lose over 30,000 teeth in a lifetime.

80. In 2008 the journal of Fish Biology confirmed through DNA testing the 2nd case of a virgin female aquarium shark having a pup. This is known as asexual reproduction or parthenogenesis.

81. During world war 2 the Oscar award given out by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was made of wood because most common metals were very scarce.

82. Breast fed babies score slightly higher on mental development tests than ones on formula.

83. People who apply sunscreen to themselves generally apply 50-75% less than the recommended amount according to the Archives of Dermatology.

84. This concludes the 96th fact on your home page of interesting facts but don’t stop now, read a couple more pages if you can. There’s a lot of cool stuff to learn.

30 Interesting and Fun Facts about Human Skin

Learn some fun and interesting skin facts for kids. The skin of both humans and other animals can be much more than just a physical line of defense.



Your skin performs important functions that allow you to live a normal life, you might not notice it happening but you can be sure your skin is doing its part to keep your body healthy. Read on and enjoy the following interesting facts about skin.


1. The skin is the bodies largest organ.

2. It is constantly shedding dead cells. The Average person sheds approximately 1 1/2 Ibs of dead skin cells each year.

3. An average adult has more than 20 square feet of skin. A square inch of the human body has approximately 19,000,000 skin cells.and up to 300 sweat glands.

4.The skin’s thinnest area on the human body, is on the eyelids.

5.Contains a pigment called Melanin. The more melanin the darker the skin, less makes it lighter.

6. It is made up of three layers. The Epidermis is the outer layer, the Dermiss is the middle layer and Subcutaneous is the inner most layer.

7. It protects the body against invasion of bacteria and other foreign objects.

8. It helps to regulate body temperature. Goose bumps are little pimples that helps keep a layer of warm air over your body.

9. Contrary to what is believed, dust is not made up mostly of dead skin cells, there are vastly more sources of dust pollutants floating around the air.

10  Blowin’ in the wind: Globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons of dust in the atmosphere. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute.

11.There are at least five types of receptors in the skin that respond to pain and to touch.

12 .One experiment revealed that Meissner corpuscles—touch receptors that are concentrated in the fingertips and palms, lips and tongue, nipples, penis and clitoris—respond to a pressure of just 20 milligrams, the weight of a fly.

13. In blind people, the brain’s visual cortex is rewired to respond to stimuli received through touch and hearing, so they literally “see” the world by touch and sound.

14. “In the buff” became synonymous for “nude” in 17th-century England. The term derives from soldiers’ leather tunics, or “buffs,” whose light brown color apparently resembled an Anglo-Saxon backside.

15. White skin appeared just 20,000 to 50,000 years ago, as dark-skinned humans migrated to colder climes and lost much of their melanin pigment.

16. I see very, very white people: Albinos are often cast as movie villains, as seen in The Da Vinci Code, Die Another Day, The Matrix Reloaded, and—inexplicably—the 2001 flick Josie and the Pussycats. Robert Lima of Penn State suggests that people associate pale-skinned albinos with vampires and other mythical creatures of the night.

17. More than 2,000 people have radio frequency identification chips, or RFID tags, inserted under their skin. The tags can provide access to medical information, log on to computers, or unlock car doors.

18.  Flesh for fantasy: At the Baja Beach club in Barcelona, customers can get an implanted RFID “debit card” and party until their funds are exhausted.

19.  The Cleveland Public Library, Harvard Law School, and Brown University all have books clad in skin stripped from executed criminals or from the poor.

20.  Hopefully, they didn’t have to reprint it: One such volume is Andreas Vesalius’s pioneering 16th-century work of anatomy, De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body).

30 Most Interesting Facts about your hair that you should know.

The following are some of the most interesting facts you should know about your hair:

Here are the interesting Facts that you shouls know about your hair
 
 
  
1. Your hair only grows 0.3 to 0.5 millimeters each day, so this means that it can keep this life diary for a long time – for months or even years.

2. The person on the average has up to 100,000 to 150,000 hair strands on his or her head.

3. A single hair strand can support up to 100 grams in weight. This literally means that your whole head can actually support the weight of two elephants.

4. African hair grows slower and is more prone to damage as compared with the Europeans.

5. Asian hair has greater elasticity and grows faster as compared to other races.

6. Your gender is one thing about you that cannot be revealed by your hair strand.

7. The core structure of the human hair shaft can be used for forensic drug testing and anonymous drug test for any presence of illicit drug metabolites. Hence, your single hair can already provide substantial information in an investigation.

8. Human hair grows faster in warm weather because it stimulates hair growth.

9. Trimming your hair does not actually influence hair growth. 

10. Hair root is indeed alive but it is located below the epidermis while the hair that appears above the epidermis is only made from dead cells.

11. Hair acts as a thermal protection while our head lacks the thermal insulation fats layers.

12. The approximate number of hairs from a scalp varies between 120,000 and 150,000.

13. One cm3 weights 1.3 grams.

14. We wear daily on our scalps between 5 to 200 grams of hair, depending on hair length.

15. Hair grows with about 1 cm every month.

16. Every day we loose between 50 to 100 hairs, more or less.

17. In Europe, most people wash their hair three times a week while a quarter of the population washes their hair daily.

18. 80% of North Americans and 90% of Japanese people wash their hair two times a day.

19. Once a hair has been plucked another one starts growing.

20. Each hair follicle is completely independent of its neighbors.

21. Asian people hair holds two records: growth rate – 1.3 cm/month and it has the lowest density

22. African hair growth rate is the lowest – 0.9 cm/month but has the higher density per square cm.

23. A single hair can support weights up to 100 grams. If you would knit a rope of 100 hairs, you could         carry a weight up to 10 kg. Moreover, if the scalp would be strong enough, a person’s hair could sustain up to 12 tons!

24. In terms of structure and growth cycle, women’s hair is identical to men’s hair.

25. Less than 4% of the world’s population has natural red hair.

26. Hair is very elastic. When it is wet, it can stretch in length by 30% without any damage. However, the elasticity degree is lower in black curly hair and higher in lighter colors.

27. 90% of your hairs are constantly growing, a hair having a lifespan of about five years.

28. Blond hair people usually have more hairs than people with red or dark colored hair.

29. Cutting your hair does not affect in any way the rate of hair growth, nor its texture.

30. Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body. So don’t be surprised if you will be advised by hair experts like hair stylist Las Vegasto have your hair trimmed at least every six weeks to maintain healthy end.
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