Sunday, September 30, 2007

Madras Day

Chennai celebrates the 22nd of August as Madras day to celebrate the founding of the city of Madras in 1639 by the British. A small piece of land, where Fort St. George stands today. It was transacted by the British East India Company.

The Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope, originally built in 1990 weighs 10,896 kilograms, is 43 feet long, and cost USD 2.1 billion.

The 9th July Avenue

The 9th July Avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina is the widest in the world at 130 meters. It is modeled after The Champs-Élysées, Paris.


A supernova is an exploding star, that violently ejects most of its mass in an even lasting only a few seconds.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Hubert Blaine Wolf....

What's the longest surname one ever had?
Ans: Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff is the man with the longest surname ever recorded in the world.

However, his full name was

Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffvoralternwarengewissenhaftschaferswessenschafewarenwohlgepflegeundsorgfaltigkeitbeschutzen­
freudeundruhemitnichteinfurchtvorangreifenvonandererintelligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischensternartigraum, Senior.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Did you know? The number of text messages sent and received everyday all over the world exceed the human population on this planet.

The Rockiest Quake

Chile witnessed the biggest earthquake of the centure on May 22, 1960. Its magnitude was 9.5 on Richter scale.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Golconda Diamond Mines

Golconda diamond mines are the birth place of The Hope Diamond, Kohinoor and the Crown Jewel in Queen Elizabeth's Crown.

The Hope Diamond (45.42 carat)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Snakes use only one of their lungs to breathe. The other lung, is either greatly reduced or completely missing.

Richard Burton

Actor Richard Burton married 5 times twice consecutively to Elizabeth Taylor. The second time was 16 months after their divorce.

The Early Ceiling Fan

The early ceiling fans had two blades and were run by running-water connected to a turbine driving a system of belts.

Still seen in some parts of the Southern states in the US.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Weeki Wachee Springs

Ever wanted to witness beautiful mermaids perform underwater? If yes, Weeki Wachee Springs is the answer. It is a natural tourist attraction located at Weeki Wachee, Florida. Is the only city of live Mermaids.

Where women dressed with fins about their legs, floating and swaying the waters depicting what beauty it would really be if there were mermaids. A creating of an ex-navy frogman. Recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Thanks, Misha.

Monday, September 3, 2007

New Holland

Australia was originally named "New Holland" by the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman in 1644.

It was known by that name for over 150 years.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

One Tree

On an average, one tree gives off enough Oxygen in a day to allow four people to breathe for 24 hours.

Plant more trees.

Monday, August 27, 2007

John Wayne

Actor John Wayne was on the top 10 Box Office List 25 times during his acting career; which is easily more than 6-7 times than any other film star in the world.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Disney World in Florida

Disney World in Florida, during its debut year had opened and could hold a capacity of 10,000 people all day long.

Today, that number of visitors enter, every hour.