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Bees is an exquisite chemist - Facts on Honey Bee

If the bees disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live ~ Albert Einstein
  • There are three kinds of bees in a hive: Queen, Worker and Drone. Only the Queen in the hive lays eggs. She communicates with her hive with her own special scent called pheromones.
  • Bees are classified as insects and they have six legs.
  • Honey bees have 5 eyes: 3 simple eyes on top of its head, and 2 compound eyes, with numerous hexagonal facets.
  • Bees go through four stages of development: Egg, Larvae, Pupae and Adult Bee.
  • Bees do not hibernate, but cluster for warmth. They remain active all winter.
    Honey Bee Hive
  • Honey bees are very clean, They want their hive (hexagon by hexagon) to be immaculately clean. If something dirties their hive, they
  • will immediately get the offense out. The only honey bee in the hive that uses the bathroom inside the hive is the queen. She never
  • leaves the hive, so her faithful workers get her mess right out. Bees will also make sure that when their time comes, they will die outside of the hive.
  • Bees have two stomachs - one stomach for eating and the other special stomach is for storing nectar collected from flowers or water so that they can carry it back to their hive.
  • Bees will maintain an internal cluster temperature of 92 degrees in the coldest part of winter while raising brood. Bees disconnect their wings allowing then to pump their wing muscles to create heat.
  • Honey Bees do not sleep. They take mini cat naps. They work all day long in the field collecting nectar, pollen, water, etc. and at night they work in the hives building new combs, repairing old combs, etc.
  • It wasn’t until 1586 that it was recognized that the head of the honey bee colony is a female queen. This news was popularized by
  • Charles Butler (the ‘Father of English Beekeeping’) in his book ‘The Feminine Monarchie’ in 1609. Prior to that, it was assumed the head of the colony must be a male – a ‘king’. Even William Shakespeare, in Henry V, refers to honey bees living in a kingdom, with a king as ruler.
  • Bees have straw-like tongues called a proboscis so they can suck up liquids and also mandibles so they can chew.
  • The queen bee can live 3-4 years, but her biological clock ticks a lot faster than you might think. Just a week after emerging from her queen cell, the new queen flies from the hive to mate. If she doesn't do so within 20 days, it's too late; she loses her ability to mate. If successful, however, she never needs to mate again. She holds the sperm in her spermatheca and uses it to fertilize eggs throughout her life.
  • Like other bees, honey bees cannot see the colour red. However, they may visit red flowers because they are able to see the U.V. patterns in the flowers.
  • The queen honey bee lays up to 1,500 eggs per day, and may lay up to 1 million in her lifetime on an average of one every 45 seconds.
  • The bee's brain is oval in shape and only about the size of a sesame seed, yet it has remarkable capacity to learn and remember things and is able to make complex calculations on distance travelled and foraging efficiency.
  • The honey bee's wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz.
  • The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
  • Each honey bee colony has a unique odour for members' identification.
  • Male honey bees serve only one purpose, they provide sperm to the queen. About a week after emerging from their cells, the drones are ready to mate. Once they've fulfilled that purpose, they die.
  • Approximately eight pounds of honey is eaten by bees to produce one pound of beeswax.
  • Worker honey bees are all females, Worker Bees Performs a multitude of tasks to include: Tending to the queen, feeding larvae, feeding drones, nectar ripening, producing heat, collecting water, house cleaning guard duty,field collection of pollen and nectar to list a few.
  • If a worker bee uses her stinger, she will die.
  • Bees are responsible for 80% of pollination that occurs. So next time you're eating any fruit or vegetable, thank a honey bee!
  • Although bears do like honey, they prefer to eat the bee larvae because they are a good source of protein.
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Greatest of all the Mughal - Akbar the Great

Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar was his full name which was also known by Akbar-e-Azam. Akbar was more then turk then Mogul he was born in 1542  on 15th October. He had not a drop of Indian blood in his veins. Akbar came to throne in 1556  after the death of his father, Humayun. Akbar was only 13 years old that time. It's surprise to know that Akbar could not read or write, he was dyslexic. But still he had great love with art and learning. Akbar was a very courageous hunter from a young age and never actually feared anything. His greatest passion was hunting and hunted frequently during peace time in his empire. He collected beautifully written manuscripts and used to live within writers, musicians, painters and scholars like great musician Tansen and a noble man Birbal. There were nine persons in Akbar’s darbar who was very trustable persons. Akbar’s empire was not only great in size, wealth, and administrative organization, but also in humanistic ideals and practices. So let’s take a look at the unusual facts surrounding this great emperor.
  • Akbar was the founder of Din-e-Ilahi in which he combine Islam and Hinduism.He observe Muslim,Hindu and Parsee religion.
  • Akbar often amused himself by playing chess, but he didn’t use ordinary chess equipment. Akbar liked to do things in a big way! The monarch used an entire garden as his chessboard, and dancing girls were his chess pieces.
  • Akbar slept only 4.5 hours a day, 3 hours at midnight and rest in afternoon. He did not want to waste his precious life in sleeping and was workholic.
  • Akbar was not tall but powerfully built and very agile. He was also noted for various acts of courage.
  • According to historians, Akbar was fond of fruits and had little liking for meat, which he stopped eating in his later years.
  • Akbar drank water from the Ganges river, which he called ‘the water of immortality’. Special people were stationed at Sorun and later Haridwar to dispatch water, in sealed jars, to wherever he was stationed
  • The Akbarnāma, which literally means Book of Akbar, is an official biographical account of Akbar. The work was commissioned by Akbar, and written by Abul Fazl, one of the Nine Jewels of Akbar’s royal court.
  • Akbar was opposed to child marriage, and also was against the vicious norm which did not permit widows to remarry.
  • Akbar banned first cousin marriages and also child marriage. He made marriage registration compulsory in his rule and girl minimum age was 14 and boy age 16 for marriage.
  • Akbar despised the act of Sati and took strong stand against it, in fact he passed laws to prevent Sati. In one occasion Akbar personally intervened to rescue a Rajput princess, widow of his friend Jai Mal, who refused to die as a Sati. But her son Uday Singh forced her onto the pyre; Akbar sent his agents for the rescue operation who saved her life from the burning pyre.
  • After the Independence of India many of Akbar ideas were included in the Constitution of India. That we see in the form of Right to Religion, Equality for law and so on.
  • During his 49-year reign, Akbar the Great had over 9,000 cheetahs, in total, which were called Khasa or the "Imperial Cheetahs," and he kept detailed records on them.
  • After getting up Akbar would visit his pets stables everyday without fail to check on them. This angered his nobles and religious priests a lot. Akbar’s favourite dog name was Mahuwa.
  • Akbar’s favourite cheeta Madan Kali was very privilleged- when he went out drummers announced his arrival. Akbar would feed him with his own hands and when ministers who were scared of the cheetah wondered “How he dared feed it” like a pet animal he replied because “If animal does not feel threatened by you and you treat it with care and love it will not attack you”.
  • The Iranian flag has the phrase 'Allahu Akbar' (God is great) inscribed 22 times round its border, 11 in green and 11 in red. The number was chosen because the Islamic Revolution in Iran took place on the 22nd day of the 11th month in the Iranian calendar.
  • Akbar and Jodha
  • Akbar had a Palace (harem) of over 5,000 women - no woman, it was said, except for Jodha Bai, entered the emperor's luxurious bedroom, the Khwabgab.
  • Akbar had thirteen wives and kept thousands of women in the women's quarters of his palace. Akbar reportedly enjoyed telling stories about Hamza in the women's quarters. Such storytelling sessions may have been associated with sex.
  • Akbar would walk from Mathura- hunting grounds to Agra fort almost 60 Kms in few hours. His entourage could never walk back so fast and only one or two men were left with him when he reached Agra fort.
  • Akbar regretted marrying many times and wrote that “Ideally a person should marry only once and second marriage only if he is childless”. This was made law for lay persons in his reign. Akbar had 300 legal wives and 5000 cocubbines.
  • At age of 19 once Akbar came across a tigress and 3 cubs in forest and he killed tigress with sword alone.
  • Akbar called Jehangir affectionately by his pet name “Sheiku baba” all his life even in court or in front of others.
  • Akbar called Shamshuddin Khan his foster father “Atagah”(means father in some language-persian/turkish) always even in court in front of other courtiers.
  • Akbar was an admirer of Meera Bai. Once tansen sang a meera bhajan to akbar and he was so emotionally moved that he had tears flowing from his eyes and the song haunted him. After hearing her bhajan he decided to visit her and hear her songs himself. So Akbar went with Tansen in disguise of hermit and sat listening to her songs in the Shri Krishna’s temple. After she had finished her bhajan’s he touched her holy feet and gave her a garland of precious stone.
  • Akbar was the leader in every way, which included his administrative capabilities as well. His taxation methods were the first to be based on a measured basis, more like the income tax of present day.
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Belief creates the actual FACTs - Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

Fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. Take the joy in reading these general facts of life.
  • The "Pinky Promise" originally indicates that the person who breaks the promise must cut off their pinky finger.
  • "Hypopituitarism" is a rare disease that doesn't allow a person to feel love.
  • "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you".
  • The average person tends to look at their cell phone over 300 times in a 24 hour period.
  • The world's longest traffic jam took place in Beijing China on August 2010. It was over 62 miles long and asted for 12 days. Villagers along Highway 110 took advantage of the jam, selling drivers packets of instant noodles from roadside stands and, when traffic was at a standstill, moving between trucks and cars to hawk their wares.
  • The world record for longest, most accurate shot with a bow is made by an armless man, hitting the target 230 yards away.
  • The first and oldest university was built by an Arabic woman in Morocco.
  • The largest body of fresh water in the world is Lake Superior
  • The San Diego Zoo in California has the largest collection of animals in the world.
  • The world's largest statue made of solid gold is located in Bangkok, Thailand. It is 3 meter tall and weighs 5.5 tonnes. This statue is known as "The Golden Buddha" and the gold in the statue is estimated to be worth $250 million.
  • The biggest gold nugget ever discovered weighed 2300 troy ounce. It was found near Moligul in Australia in 1869 and was called "The Welcome Stranger". Depending on the currency exchange rate, this nugget could be valued at between two and four million dollars.
  • A washroom that was built by Lam Sai-Wing is the world's most expensive washroom. He built the washroom for his shop and everything in the washroom is made out of gold and jewels. It cost $3.5 million to build.
  • Harvard is the oldest college in the United States. It is also the first and oldest corporation in the United States.
  • The world's largest CO2 emitter is China. China emits more CO2 than the U.S. and Canada combined up by 171% since 2000.
  • The worlds's largest polluter is the U.S. Department of Defence, producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined.
  • The world's longest land tunnel is the Lotschberg Base Tunnel, which proves a 22 mile railway link between Switzerland and Italy.
  • Lisa Sparxx, a porn star, had intercourse with 919 men in 24 hours, setting a new world record in 2004.
  • All U.S. presidents pay for their own food while living in the White House.
  • Ever since the independence of the U.S. in 1776, the country's been at war for 214 years and at peace for only 21.
  • The FBI does not consider men to be victims of rape, as according to their definition only women can be raped.
  • There's a lake in the Massachusetts, U.S. called "Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg" means “fishing place at the boundary,” or “that which is a divided island lake.”
  • Death Valley, California, U.S.A. is the hottest place on Earth. Occasionally it is, but the hottest recorded temperature was from Azizia in Liby recording a temperature of 136 degree Fahrenheit (57.8 celsisus) on sept 13, 1922. In Death Valley, it got up to 134 Fahrenheit on July 10,1913.
  • United States has the biggest reserves of gold followed by Germany and Italy. In US the most of the gold is held in Fort Knox in Kentucky, gold is also held by the US Mints in Philadelphia and Denver.
  • In 2008, neraly 6,000 people were killed, due to drivers being distracted, particularly by mobile phones in the US alone.
  • The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps, one representing every day of the year.
  • After marijuana, cocain is the second most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S.
  • A 62 year old man with impaired vision and hearing got struck by lightning and when he woke up the next day, he could hear and see.
  • In 1920, a dog waited for 9 years after the death of his master outside the train station every morning until he himself passed away.
  • In China a men spend 50 years of his life to carve 6000 steps in a mountain just so that his wife could walk easily.
  • The world's oldest message in a bottle was found in Scotland in April 2012. It spent 97 years and 309 days at sea.
  • Microsoft threatened 17 years old Mike Rowe with a lawsuit after the young man launched a website name "MikeRoweSoft.com"
  • Talking to mom has the same effect as a hug and can help reduce stress levels.
  • We need light in order to see. Animals that live in deep caves or in the great depths of the ocean where there is no light are often blind or have no eyes at all.
  • The Mayans and Aztecs symbolized every tenth day with the dog, and those born under this sign were believed to have outstanding leadership skills.
  • A person standing still 300 yards away is almost invisible to a dog. But a dog can easily identify its owner standing a mile away if the owner is waving his arms.
  • Termites are affected by the vibrations from music. They can eat your house twice as fast if you play loud music.
  • 7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.
  • The fastest typist can type at 211 words per minute.
  • There is world's most quietest room In U.S. where 99.99% of all sounds are blocked you can hear your blood flowing and stomach gurgling in it.
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I am just a girl, Enjoy interesting facts on girls

Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being. Read some wonderful facts on girls:-
  • The word “woman” is believed to have derived from the Middle English term wyfman, broken down simply as the wife (wyf) of man.
  • Every 90 second, one woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth.
  • Women say "I'm sorry" more than Men do, Because women are more likely to feel like they have done something wrong.
  • Females learn to talk earlier, use sentences earlier and learn to read more quickly than males.
  • The pain that women experience while giving birth is considered to be similar to getting burned alive.
  •  When a woman dresses up to go out, she puts on a blouse first. Pants come second. Men work it vice versa..
  • Women spead about 7,000 words a day while men average 2,000 words.
  • Women have twice as many pain receptors on their bodies than men. But, a much higher pain tolerance.
  • At birth and throughout life, 95% of a child's intelligence is acquired from the mother.
  • The average woman will spend one year of her lifetime trying to decide what to wear.
  • Women are tens times better at reading a person's emotions than men. Women are 3 times better at multitasking than men.
  • When applying mascara on their eyes, more than one out of every four women open their mouths while doing so.
  • On average, girl's brain weight 2.5% of their body and boy's brain weight 2.0% of their body.
  • Since wine tasting is essentially wine smelling, women tend to be better wine testers because women, particularly of reproductive ages, have a better sense of smell than men. 
  • An Italian study argues that women who drink two glasses of wine a day have better sex than those who don’t drink at all.
  • According to an old Jewish custom, when a girl gets her first period, her mother slaps her on the face.
  • Although they may not admit it, women fart as much as men.
  • A woman's brain shrinks during pregnancy and takes up to six months to regain its full size.
  • Women who do a lot of shopping may tens to live longer. For women, shopping is a form of therapy and provides stress relief.
  • Dating specialists suggest that if a woman doesn't return a call after two messages, she is not interested.
  • Smoking cigarettes can kill a woman’s eggs and cause menstrual periods to stop prematurely.
  • Nicknames for a menstrual period include Aunt Flo, On the Rag, I’m at a Red Light, Surfing the Crimson Tide, Checked into Red Roof Inn, Curse of Dracula, Leak Week, My Dot, and Monthly Oil Change.
  • Women have more taste buds than men.
  • When a girl says she’s sad, but she isn’t crying, it means she’s crying in her heart.
  • According to researches, an average woman spends about 120 hours a year looking at herself in the mirror, which is approximately 5 entire days a year! 

  • Women spend nearly one year of their lives deciding what to wear.
  • If a girl loves a guy, he will always be on her mind every minute of the day, even though she flirts with other guys.
  • An average woman eats about 2-3 kilos of lipstick in her lifetime.
  • A woman will more easily trust somebody who hugs her for at least 15 seconds.
  • Women usually tie the belt of a dressing gown higher than their belly button, while men tie it lower.
  • A woman doesn’t like it when her hands are free, this is why she is likely to carry with her a purse, gloves, a book or…something else...
  • The boobs of women who smoke tends to sag very quickly because smoking destroys a protein called elastin, which gives boob elasticity.
  • The first computer programmer was a woman. Her name is Ada Lovelace.
  • All of the 20 richest women in the world except for 17 inherited their money from either their hushand or from father.
  • While turning to the call, a woman usually just turns her head, while a man will turn his entire body. It’s because women have more flexible neck.
  • While making love, a woman worries about whether she looks pretty. After making love, women don’t feel like sleeping. They feel like talking and kissing.
  • Ladies close their ears with fingers, while men – with hands.
  • A woman prefers that her man reads her desires in her eyes…this is why communication between the two genders often gets complicated.
  • The Thin Voice in women is perceived as emotionally and socially immature but it is associated with an increased sense of humor.
  • When class pictures come out, a girl would first check who is standing next to her crush before actually looking at herself.
  • The average amount of time a woman can keep a secret is 47 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Women in Ancient Rome wore the Sweat of Gladiators to imporeve their beauty and complexion.
  • In Russia there are 9 million more women than men. The youngest girl to ever be divorces was 10 years old.
  • 40% of births in the U.S. come from unmarried women.
  • Women cry on average between 30 to 64 times a year, while men cry between 6 to 17 times
  • Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
  • The average woman in the UK owns 19 pairs of shoes, but wears only 7.
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Movies Facts - Movies are like magic tricks

The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't. Enjoy the interesting facts of movies.
  • A "History of Violence" was the last movie to be released on VHS.
  • "End of Days" was the last movie released on laserdisc.
  • Real Civil War veterans attended the premiere of "Gone with the Wind".
  • For the bedroom sceen in "The Godfather", a real horse head was used from a dog food factory. John Marley's scream is real because he wasn't told he plastic prop they had been using was replaced.
  • R.Lee Ermey's character in Full Metal Jacket rarely blinks.
  • Haley Joel Osmet, who would go on to play Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense, made his debut playing Forrest Gump's Son.
  • The man who voices Bruce from Finding Nemo is a famous cross-dresser.
  • Although many believe it is "Jack", the name of Edward Norton's character in Fight Club is never mentioned a single time.
  • In "The 5th Element", the villian, Zorg and the hero, Korbin Dallas, never meet each other.
  • The bedroom in "The Exorcist" was refrigerated and kept at between 30 and 40 degree below zero. It was cold that, one morning, the crew arrived to find a thing layer of snow on the set.
  • Aerosmth took a break from a night of recording to see "Young Frankenstein" in 1974 and wrote "Walk This Way" the next morning, inspired by Igor's gag in the movie.
  • Neither Patrick Stewart or Ian NcKellan knew how to play chess when they filmed X-Men.
  • Almost every action scene in War of the Worlds is shot from ground level as if they are being witnessed by bystanders. This was influenced by the look of amateur videos taken of 9/11.
  • The interior of the Axiom from Wall-E was modeled on the Disneyland parks. If you look closely, you can see the People Mover and the pull down restraints used there.
  • The line up scene in "The Usual Suspects" was supposed to have been a serious take but Benicio Deol Toro kept farting and the actors couldn't keep a straight face.
  • No motorized vehicles were allowed near the set of "Unforgiven" in order to mainain a genuine Old West atmosphere.
  • The original tagline for the movie Twister was "It Sucks", the producer changed it when they realized it would be giving the critics a free cheap shot.
  • James Cameron has spend more combined hours on the wreck of the Titanic than the passengers of Titanic spent on Titanic.
  • Keith David never removed has gloves durig "The Thing" because he had broken his hand in an accident and needed to hide the cast.
  • Marlon ?Brando refused to memorize his lines for Supperman, In the scene when he speaks to baby Superman, he is reading his lines written on a diaper.
  • The cigarattes smoked by the boys in Stand by Me were made from cabbage leaves.
  • The scene in Spider Man in which Peter Parker catches Mary Jane's lunch on the tray involved no CGI. With the help of a sticky substance to keep the tray planted on his hand, Tobey Maguir eventually (after many takes) performed the stunt exactly as seen.
  • The hedge maze set from The Shining was constructed on a sound-stage with no air conditioning in the middle of summer and was stiflingly hot.
  • The Human Society objected to the scene in The Shawshank Redemption where Brooks feeds a maggot to a crow, so the crew had to find a maggot that died of natural causes before it could be filmed.
  • New Line Cinema wanted to change the shocking ending of Se7en, but Brad Pitt threatened to quit the production if they did.
  • In Return of the Living Dead, Freddy wears a jacket that says "Fuck You" on the back, In television version of the movie, the jacket says "TV Version".
  • Bill Cosby, Tom Selleck, Paul Verhoeven, Tom Green, Ben Affleck, Halle Barry, and Sandra Bullock have all accepted their Razzie Awards for worst performances of the year.
  • John Rhys Davis suffered from Cholera while filming "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and during a now deleted scene where he had to bend over he shit his pants.
  • Mandy Patinkin would slap Andre the Giant on the set of the Princess Bride to make him remember to hide his thick accent better.
  • In Poltergeist, Robbie has a poster for Superbowl XXII which wouldn't take place for another six years. Sadly, the day after Superbowl XXII was held, his young co-star, Heather O'Rourke who played Carol-Anne, died from illness.
  • The HMS Interceptor from Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl is the same ship from Star Trek : Generations.
  • Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning while filming the crucifixion scene in "The Passion of the Christ".
  • Many of the extras seen in the background of One Few Over the Cuckoo's Nest were actual mental patients.
  • West Side Story was inspired by the short-lived phenomenon of real street gang dance fighting.
  • Triump of the Will was Hitler's attention deficit attempt at making a sex tape.
  • Taken is a remake of Finding Nemo.
  • The flying effect in Superman Returns was achieved by firing Brandson Routh out of a cannon.
  • The guy who played Porkins in Star Wars died of a massive heart attack while filming the X-Wing battle, so his character was killed off.
  • Twelve people died in the making of Spiceworld.
  • Snow While and the Seven Dwarfs was animated in front of a live audience at the 1935 World's Fair.
  • During the filming of the escape scene from The Shawshank Redemption, Tim Robbins ingested approximately three pound of feces.
  • Rush Hour 3, Chris Tucker is actually Jackie Chan's Stepson.
  • In order to sell the authenticity of the scene in Pulp Fiction, Ving Rhames allowed Peter Greene to actually rape him.
  • The famous flag speech in Patton was filmed in front of an audience of school children at Thomas Edison Elementary School in LA.
  • Peter Jackson felt such sympathy for Gollum in The Lord of the Rings that he had CGI animators equip him with a 14 inch endowment under his loincloth.
  • George Lucas payed Shia LaBeouf for his role in Indian Jones and the Crystal Skull with a fully operational R2 unit.
  • Every actor and crew member involved with "Gone with the Wind" has died leading many to believe that the movie is cursed.
  • Godzilla was based on a true story.
  • Brat Pitt was digitally inserted into Flight Club.
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Mobile - An enabling economic growth in the technology sector

The world's most expensive mobile phone carries a £6.7million price tag. The height of luxury or vulgarity, depending on your point of view, it's a version of the iPhone. The device is made from solid gold, encrusted with 500 diamonds and comes in a platinum box.
  • Smartphones generate about 48 times more mobile data traffic than a basic cell phone.
  • Mobile phones have more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
  • 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of being delivered.
  • The user who buy smart devices pay 50% more than a user who buys PC.
  • Mobile search engines are taken as quarter of search queries in the world.
  • 70% of mobile searches lead to action within one hour. It takes one month for the same percentage of desktop users to catch up.
  • 16.7million mobile subscribers including 76% of the smartphone owners, used location based check in.
  • In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.
  • Mobile phone radiation can cause insomnia, headaches and confusion.
  • Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine.
  • More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets.
  • 65% of the population use smart phones while standing in the grocery shopes or in the market and rest 35% of the population use smart phones during their way.
  • The world's most expensive phone bill, $218 trillion.
  • There are 5.6 billion mobile subscriptions in the world, that is over 85% of the global population.
  • There are 10.7 million mobile subscriptions in the United Arab Emirates alone, averaging 2 cellphones per resident.
  • 15,145 the number of text messages on average American sends a year.
  • 83% of the emails are browsed using smart phones and the rest are browsed using internet tablets.
  • 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down the toilet in Britain every year.
  • The first mobile phone call was made in 1973 by Martin Cooper, A former Motorola inventor.
  • Voicemail was first added to mobile phones in 1986, followed 10 years later by the first laborious internet access from handsets.
  • Mobile phone texting was first introduced 21 years ago. Neil Papworth, a 22–year–old software programmer from Reading, sent the first message when he wished his friend Richard Jarvis of Vodafone: "Merry Christmas." At the time mobile phones didn't have keyboards so it was sent via personal computer.
  • Tablets generate 2.6 times more traffic than the average smartphone.
  • Did you know that 200 cell phones are left in New York City cabs every day? That's a lot of phones -- 73,000 per year.
  • Fake trees and cacti, which are used to conceal mobile phone masts, have become an art form and featured in photographic exhibitions. Following complaints about the appearance of the 40,000 masts in the UK, companies have developed ingenious disguises.
  • 30 million consumers watch television content via their mobile phones.
  • Apple iOS sees that highest click through rate. Ads run on iOS devices have almost double the CTR (72%) of those on Android devices (41%).
  • 73% of smartphone users said they used the Mobile Web to shop rather than an app.
  • The average amount of time smartphone and tablet users spend with mobile applications reaches 94 minutes in December 2011, The average amount of time they spend on the web is just 72 minutes.
  • Time spent on mobile apps is largely dominated by games and social networking (49% and 30% respectively).
  • In 1983, the first mobile phones went on sale in the U.S. at almost $4,000 each.
  • Apple sold 340,000 Iphones per day in 2012.
  • The Sonim XP3300 Force is recognised by the Guinness World Records as the toughest phone. It survived after an 84ft drop on to a layer of concrete without suffering any operational damage.
  • Mobile phones have 18 times more bacterial than toilet handles.
  • Long before the iPhone there was IBM Simon. Released in 1993 this bulky gadget was the first smartphone and had calendar, fax, touch screen and a host of other features – all for about £500.
  • The bestselling single model is the Nokia 1100, made in Finland. More than 250million devices were snapped up, also making the phone the top–selling electrical gadget in history, ahead of the PlayStation 2.
  • The first photo to be shared using a mobile phone was taken in 1997 by Philippe Kahn. He sent snaps from the maternity ward where his daughter Sophie was born. Kahn, an inventor from France, is credited with developing the world's first camera phone.
  • In the UK a mobile phone is stolen every three minutes. The Metropolitan Police claim that such thefts account for one third of all street robberies in London.
  • The first cell phone to be used by James Bond was an Ericsson JB988 in Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997. The handset contained various fictional extras such as a fingerprint scanner, lock pick, stun gun and remote control for 007's BMW car.
  • The most common use for a mobile is neither calling nor texting but checking the time. This has prompted concerns texting will bring about the death of the wristwatch.
  • Phantom calls to the police are a big problem. Even if a phone is locked emergency calls can still be made accidentally. At one time UK police forces were receiving 11,000 phantom calls a day. In the US two men were caught breaking into a car after one accidentally dialled 911 and officers overheard everything.
  • iPhones more precious than babies? Per second, more iPhones were sold than babies were born in the December Quarter of 2011.
  • The Mobile App Economy has created nearly 500,000 jobs in the US.
  • 79% of people choose to keep or give away their old mobile phones, 3% throw them out.
  • Mobile phones are not biodegradable and contain substances that can potentially harm the environment if not handled correctly at the end of a phone's useful life.
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Babies are such a nice way to start people - Babies Fact

Cute Baby
A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.  Read some exciting facts of Babies.
  • In China, a baby is born with a birth defect every 30 minutes. Birth defects in that country have increased nearly 40% since 2001.
  • The protein that keeps a baby’s skull from fusing is called “noggin.”
  • A baby’s eyes are 75% of their adult size, but its vision is around 20/400. By six months, a baby’s vision should reach 20/20.
  • Newborns are more likely to turn their head to the right than to the left.
  • The inner ear is the only sense organ to develop fully before birth. It reaches its adult size by the middle of pregnancy.
  • A baby has around 10,000 taste buds, far more than adults. They are not just on the tongue but also on the sides, back, and roof of the mouth. Eventually these extra taste buds disappear.
  • Adults have 206 bones. When babies are born, they have 300. Their bones fuse as they grow, resulting in fewer bones as adults.
  • The intestines of a newborn are about 11 feet long. The length will double by the time the baby grows to adulthood.
  • A newborn urinates about every 20 minutes and then roughly every hour at 6 months.
  • The largest number of babies born to a woman is 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets.
  • Approximately two or three of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. More lose their hearing later in childhood.
  • Some scientists suggest that shaking the head to mean “no” derives from newborns turning their head away from food when they are full.

  • A baby can recognize the smell and voice of its mother at birth. It takes a few weeks before a baby can see the difference between its mother and other adults.
  • A baby’s first social smile appears between four and six weeks after birth.
  • In the United States, more babies are born on Wednesday than on other days of the week. Sunday is the slowest day.
  • At birth, babies have no kneecaps. Kneecaps do not develop completely until after six months.
  • Babies born in May usually weigh on average 200 grams more than babies born in other months.
  • Research has shown that cesarean babies are more likely to have breathing difficulties, as it is thought they may miss out on important hormonal and physiological changes that occur during labor.
  • In four or five out of every 100 newborn babies, there is discharge of milk from the nipples. This is due to unusually high levels of the mother’s hormones that leak across the placenta during pregnancy. Premature babies never have this discharge, only those who are full term.
  • A baby’s head is proportionally huge, being one-quarter of the total body length, compared to only one-eighth of the total adult’s length.
  • The grasp of a newborn baby is so strong that its whole body can hang in midair, with its bent fingers supporting its weight.
  • At the moment of birth, a baby’s heart beats at 180 pulses per minute. Within a few hours, the rate falls to 140 pulses. At 1 year old, the infant heart rate is 115 beats per minute. An adult’s average resting level is 70-80 beats a minute.

  • New babies prefer looking at a drawing of a face rather than a random pattern, and they prefer smiling faces to grumpy ones.
  • Up until 7 months old, a baby can breathe and swallow at the same time.
  • Lina Medina, a 5-year-old Peruvian girl, was the youngest person to ever give birth. She gave birth to a boy on May 14, 1939.
  • On the whole, boy babies are slightly heavier than girl babies. The average weight of a newborn boy is 7 lbs. 10 oz. while that of a newborn girl is 7 lbs. 2 oz.
  • The brain of a newborn accounts for 10% of its total body weight. In adults this figure is down to 2%.
  • Babies are born with natural swimming abilities and can hold their breath. However, this ability quickly disappears.
  • At around 6 months old, a baby learns that each object is unique. Before this time, whenever it sees a bird in a tree, it always assumes it was the same bird.
  • The term “infant” is from the Latin infans, meaning “unable to speak” and typically refers to the ages from 1-12 months. A “newborn” usually refers to an infant in the first 28 days of life.
  • A baby is typically capable of their first non-gassy smile at only one month old.
  • Most newborns will lose all the hair they are born with in the first three or four months of life.
  • Ancient Greeks were known to spit on themselves to ward off the Evil Eye, and the ritual extended to babies as well. Medieval nurses licked the faces of their charges, while peasants all over the world would spit in the faces of babies.
  • In European and American societies, coral was often used as a teething aid or in rattles for babies, but its real function was to act as a protective element in the battle against evil. It was used specifically for first-born sons. Known since ancient times, the Greeks believed coral had grown from the blood of the Gorgon, Medusa.
  • In Europe, milk was not pasteurized until the 1890s and was avoided, particularly for infants, because people believed their child would grow up to resemble the animal.
  • Spoons were often used to feed infants and were known as “pap boats.” Expensive and elaborate versions were available to those who could afford it. The expression “born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth” probably evolved around the 16th century.
  • In parts of England, a newborn’s head was washed in rum for luck. It was common all over Europe to give the infant a dab of butter and a little sugar to signify the hoped for riches that the child would have in the future.
  • In Ancient Rome, an olive branch would be hung from the front door of a house if a boy was born, and a strip of woolen fabric was hung if the child was a girl. Eighteenth-century London houses hung strips of ribbon on their doorknockers: pink for a girl and blue for a boy.
  • The Apache Indians ritually killed one twin, arguing that the mother did not have sufficient milk to feed two infants, and some Eskimo tribes left one twin outside to die in the cold.
  • Babies typically prefer a female voice over a male voice, which may explain why people raise the pitch of their voice when talking to babies, otherwise known as “motherese.
  • The word “baby” may come from a baby’s babbling, as in “ba-ba-ba-ba.
  • Research indicates that a baby’s name influences a baby’s life into adulthood. For example, a newborn boy with a more “feminine” name could lead to behavioral problems in life.
  • Aristotle believed that the womb is divided into two halves, one for boy babies, the other for girls. He said that a woman wishing to conceive a son should lie on her right side, or on her left for a girl.
  • A baby cannot taste salt until it is 4 months old. The delay may be related to the development of kidneys, which start to process sodium at about that age.
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Trees - Longest-Living Organisms on Earth

The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants, 90% of the foods humans eat come from just 30 plants. 70,000 plant species are utilized for medicine, Only one percent of rainforest plants have been studied for medicinal potential.
  • Trees receive an estimated 90% of their nutrition from the atmosphere and only 10% from the soil.
  • Trees grow from the top, not from the bottom as is commonly believed. A branch's location on a tree will only move up the trunk a few inches in 1000 years.
  • No tree dies of old age. They are generally killed by insects, disease or by people. California Bristlecone Pines and Giant Sequoias are regarded as the oldest trees and have been known to live 4,000 to 5,000 years.
  • Knocking on wood for good luck originated from primitive tree worship when rapping on trees was believed to summon protective spirits in the trees.
  • Trees can induce rainfall by cooling the land and transpiring water into the sky from their leaves. An acre of maple trees can put as much as 20,000 gallons of water into the air each day.
  • In Arnold, California, a tree still stands with a legible inscription carved into it in 1849 by pioneers blazing paths to California during the Gold Rush. The inscription reads "49 Road."
  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.
  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30%
  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.
  • A healthy tree can have a value of up to $10,000.
  • A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four.
  • One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
  • Over the course its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.
  • About one third of the United States of America is covered by forests.
  • You feel cold under the tree - Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.
  • Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.
  • 80 percent of the Earth’s original forests have been cleared or destroyed. Just 10 percent of the world’s plant-rich areas are protected.
  • Plant species are going extinct—about 5,000 times faster than they should. 68 percent of plants are in danger of going extinct.
  • The baobab tree found in Africa can store 1,000 to 120,000 liters of water in its swollen trunk !
  • Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world; it can grow 35 inches in a single day.
  • Caffeine evolved as a natural insecticide. It paralyzes and kills insects that attempt to feed on the plants containing the chemical.
  • The world's tallest-growing tree is the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), which grows along the Pacific Coast of the United States, mainly in California. Interestingly enough, it's not the world's oldest-growing tree; that award goes to a bristlecone pine.
  • All parts of the oleander (Nerium oleander), a beautiful Mediterranean-native flowering shrub, are poisonous. Ingesting oleander leaves can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac, and central nervous system problems and possible death.
  • A herb is specifically from the leaf of a plant, and a spice is from the seed, berry, stem, bark, root or bulb.
  • Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is one of the oldest living tree species; it dates back to about 250 million years ago.

  • Plants are capable of recognizing their siblings and will give them preferential treatment, competing less for valuable resources like root space than when surrounded by plants that are strangers.
  • One third of the plant life on the island of Socotra near Yemen can’t be found anywhere else on Earth. It has been described as “most alien-looking place on Earth”.
  • Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.
  • An average size tree can provide enough wood to make 170,100 pencils.
  • The first type of aspirin, pain killer and fever reducer came from a the tree bark of a willow tree.
  • There’s a garden in England dedicated to plants that kill.

  • Native Americans planted corn, beans, and squash together because corn provides a structure for the beans to climb, beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that the other plants utilize, and the squash spreads along the ground preventing weeds.
  • When some plants are being eaten by caterpillars, they send chemical signals to parasitic wasps who swarm and attack the caterpillars.
  • The entire dandelion plant is edible. Its leaves provide your recommended daily intake of Vitamin K, its flowers can be used to make wine, its root can be used to make a brewed drink that tastes a bit like coffee, and its also used in several soft drinks.
  • The average tree is made up of 99% dead cells. The only living parts are the leaves, root tips, and phloem, which is a thin layer of under bark that acts as a food delivery system.
  • The heaviest tree in the world is also the heaviest single organism. It’s an entire forest in Utah, made up of one single tree, called a Quaking Aspen. It weights 6,000,000 Kg.

  • The shade and wind buffering provided by trees reduces annual heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
  • The Elephant grass found in Africa is named so as it it 4.5 meters high and even elephants can hide in it.
  • Oak trees don’t produce acorns until they are 50 years old !
  • The yew tree is very poisonous – wood, leaves, seeds and pollen. Birds can eat the berries and survive because the seeds go right through them without being digested and come out in their poo.
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People who work hard to be well know - Celebrity facts


Some people enjoy celebrity. I admire those who do, because if you're going to go through it, you might as well enjoy it.
  •  Bill Gates changed his school's program codes so he was placed in class with mostly female students.
  • Ching Shih also known as Cheng I So is a most successful pirate captain was a Chinese prostitute controlling 1,500 vessels and having 80,000 sailors working for her.
  • Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for "lack of creativity".
  • John F Kennedy ordered over 1000 Cuban cigars for personal use right before he made them illegal.
  • In real life, Russi Taylor (the voice of Minnie Mouse) was married to Wayne Allwine (the voice of Mickey Mouse.)
  • Bruce Lee was a Philosophy Major at the University of Washington.
  • Ashes of the famous American rapper, Tupac Shakur were mixed with weed and smoked by the members of Outlawz, the hip hop group he founded.
  • Einstein was a Ladies' Man, during his second marriage (which was to his cousin), the physicist engaged in at least six extramarital affairs.
  • Daniel Radcliffe liked to use the prop magic wands as drum sticks and broke almost 80 of them throughout the Harry Potter series.
  • Thomas Edison, lightbuld inventor was afraid of the dark.
  • While in high school, American President Barack Obama was also called "O'Bomber" because of his skills in basketball.
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg has an IQ level of 147 which is thought to be extremely high and that of a gifted genius.
  • Michael Jackson is the most awarded and nominated artist of all time. He has won over 500+ major awards.
  • Leonarda Cianciulli was an italian serial killer who turned her victims into soap and biscuits.
  • Louis Vuitton burns their unsold merchandise so it won't be sold at a discount.
  • Steve job's last words were "Oh wow, Oh wow, Oh wow" !
  • Barack Obama was the first president to ever brew beer in the White House.
  • 2 days after their marriage both Hitler and his new wife Wva Braun committed suicide. Adolf Hitler had only one testicle.
  • A "dear friend" of Gandhi's once received a letter from him in which Gandhi pleaded for him not to go to war. That friend was Hitler.
  • Megan Fox has worked at a smoothie shop and she dressed up as a Banana to attract customers.
  • In the middle school, Katy Perry was very often teased for having big boobs.
  • Hitler was a vegetarian and was strongly against animal cruelty.
  • Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs are college drop outs.
  • Britney Spears' first marriage lasted for 55 hours.
  • Wiz Khalifa spends over $10,000 every month on Marijuana.
  • The first man on moon, Neil Armstrong even before getting his driver's license, got his pilot's license at the age of 16.
  • Elvis Presley got a "C" in his 8th grade music class.
  • Mark Zuckerberg made facebook blue because he is red-green colorblind. The color he can see best is blue.
  • Sir Isaac Newton died a virgin.
  • Bill Gates told his university teachers that he would be a millionaire by age 30. He became a billionaire at age 31.
  • "U" was first used as a substitute for "YOU" by Shakespeare.
  • Emma Stone's low pitched husky voice is a result of having baby colic, a condition of constant screaming as an infant.
  • Geroge W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Gefner are cousins.
  • In an interview, Bill Gates told : I appointed the laziest person to do the hardest job, because they will find an easiest way to do it.
  • President Obama was known to be heavy marijuana smoker in his teen and college days. His nickname used to be "Barack Oganja"
  • Because of Einstein's inability to speak at the age of 9, his mum once thought he was retarded.
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