Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Do you know??

Collapse
X
Collapse

Do you know??

Last updated: September 24 2012
74 | Posts
10349 | Views
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Do you know??

    We have many threads on jokes/quote of day etc etc... I am creating new thread which will give more "Gyan" OR General Knowledge....hope.. people like it
    Last edited April 16 2012, 09:03 PM.
  • #2

    #2

    Re : Do you know??

    Do you know???
    1. Out of about 3,000 species of snakes, only about 375 have venom that is dangerous to humans.

    2. Snakes have more than 200 teeth, which they do not use to chew, since they point backwards, but bite and grip their prey securely.

    ... 3. The venom of the king cobra, the world’s largest poisonous snake, is strong enough to kill an elephant.

    4. The snake’s forked tongue allows the snake to know the direction of the smell.

    5. A snake’s heart can slide 1 to 1 1/2 times its length from its normal position, to allow the passage of swallowed prey.See More
    Attached Files

    Comment

    • #3

      #3

      Re : Do you know??

      Do you know???

      The ‘SPACE HOUSE’ in Signal Mountain, Tennessee is one of unique houses of world. It was built by Curtis King and his sons in the 1970s and is quite a draw for curiosity seekers in the area, who have been filing by and taking photos for decades. Six concrete support pillars look like landing gear beneath the main part of the building. There are small ceiling lights around the edge of the circle. Its a very fun and creative house.
      Attached Files

      Comment

      • #4

        #4

        Re : Do you know??

        Do you know???
        INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TRAFFIC LIGHTS :-

        1. The world’s first traffic light came into being before the automobile was in use, and traffic consisted only of pedestrians, buggies, and wagons.

        ... 2. On December 10, 1868, the first traffic lights were installed outside the British Houses of Parliament in London, by the railway engineer J. P. Knight.

        3. Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.

        4. The modern electric traffic light is an American invention. As early as 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah, policeman Lester Wire invented the first red-green electric traffic lights.

        5. The first interconnected traffic signal system was installed in Salt Lake City in 1917, with six connected intersections controlled simultaneously from a manual switch.
        Attached Files

        Comment

        • #5

          #5

          Re : Do you know??

          Do you know???
          HOW BLACK HOLES ARE FORMED:-

          A BLACK HOLE is a region of spacetime from which nothing, not even light, can escape. If a star that massive or larger undergoes a supernova explosion, it may leave behind a fairly massive burned-out stellar remnant. With no outward forces to oppose gravitational forces, the remnant will collapse in on itself. The star eventually collapses to the point ...of zero volume and infinite density, creating what is known as a "singularity." Around the singularity is a region where the force of gravity is so strong that not even light can escape. Thus, no information can reach us from this region. It is therefore called a black hole, and its surface is called the "event horizon."
          Attached Files

          Comment

          • #6

            #6

            Re : Do you know??

            The 3 inch caterpillar has about 4000 muscles but the human has just 640 muscles
            Attached Files

            Comment

            • #7

              #7

              Re : Do you know??

              NAN EYE CAMERA : SMALLEST CAMERA :-

              The NanEye is a digital camera that measures about one cubic millimeter in size or no bigger than a grain of salt is the smallest digital camera in the world. It is intended for medical use.
              Attached Files

              Comment

              • #8

                #8

                Re : Do you know??

                Do you know???
                SUNDERBANS DELTA - WORLD'S LARGEST DELTA :-

                SUNDERBANS DELTA (also known as Ganges Delta or the Bengal Delta)is the world's largest delta. It is a river delta in the South Asia region of Bengal, consisting of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India. It empties into the Bay of Bengal and mainly consists of Mangrove Forests. It is also one of the most fertile regions in the world, thus earning the nickname 'The Green Delta'.It covers more than 105,000 km2 (41,000 sq mi). It is also declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
                Attached Files

                Comment

                • #9

                  #9

                  Re : Do you know??

                  Do you know???
                  INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HUMMINGBIRDS :-
                  1.The bee hummingbird is the smallest species of all birds and measures only 2.25 inches long and weighs only 1.8 grams on average.

                  2. Hummingbirds have only 1,000-1,500 feathers, the fewest number of feathers of any bird species in the world.
                  ...
                  3. Hummingbirds lay the smallest eggs of all birds.

                  4. An average hummingbird’s heart rate is more than 1,200 beats per minute.

                  5. Hummingbirds are only birds that can also fly backwards.
                  Attached Files

                  Comment

                  • #10

                    #10

                    Re : Do you know??

                    Do you know???
                    DANYANG–KUNSHAN BRIDGE - WORLD'S LONGEST BRIDGE :-

                    The DANYANG–KUNSHAN Grand Bridge is the world's longest bridge. It is a 164.8 kilometres (102.4 mi) long and a part of on the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway. The bridge is located between Shanghai and Nanjing in East China’s Jiangsu province. It was completed in 2010 and opened in 2011. Employing 10,000 people, construction took four years and cost about $8.5 billion.
                    Attached Files

                    Comment

                    Tags: thread
                    Have any questions or thoughts about this?
                    Working...
                    X