1.The Ganges River symbolizes purification to Hindus, who believe drinking or bathing in its waters will lead to salvation. But 29 cities, 70 towns and countless villages deposit about 345 million gallons of raw sewage a day directly into the river. Factories add 70 million gallons of industrial waste and farmer are responsible for another 6 million tons of chemical fertilizer and 9,000 tons of pesticides.

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3.Of the estimated 2.7 million annual deaths from air pollution, 2.2 million are from indoor pollution -- including smoke from dung and wood burned as fuel which is more harmful than tobacco smoke, 80% of the victims are rural poor in developing countries

4.The world's 225 richest individuals of whom 60 are Americans with total assets of $331 billion, have a combined wealth of over $1 trillion equal to the annual income of the poorest 47% of the entire world's population.

5.It is estimated that the additional cost of achieving and maintained universal access to basic education for all, basic health care for all, reproductive health care for all women, adequate food for all and clean water and safe sewers for all is roughly $40 billion a year -- or less than 4% of the combined wealth of the 225 riches people in the world.

6.There are 5.93 billion people on the planet. If all of Gates' wealth was distributed equally to the citizens on the earth, each person - including Bill Gates - would get $15.

7.If Gates gave away Rs.1 crore every day, he would have to live for another 653 years to give it all away.

8.The richest fifth of world's people consumes 86% of all goods and services while the poorest fifth consumes just 1.3%. Indeed, the richest fifth consumes 45% of all meat and fish, 58% of all energy used and 84% of all paper, has 74% of all telephone lines and owns 87% of all vehicles.



1.Although modern images & descriptions of India often show poverty, India was one of the richest countries till the time of British in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India's wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

2.The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, which was long before the European mathematicians.

3.The most sensitive finger is the forefinger.

4.A full moon always rises at sunset.

5.In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

6.Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

7.One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

8.Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

9.Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

10.Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren't added to it.

12.More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

13.Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

14.An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

15.Slugs(type of gastropod) have 4 noses.

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