Saturday

AMAZING FACTS-IV

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.

2.*LONGEST ENGLISH WORD* : *Praetertran*ssubstantiationali stically * has* **37 *letters.

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.

6 comments:

At home in KN said...

Nice info.
Is this still from the same book you've mentioned before?

cherushee-chan said...

good info but I would like alittle more if you could find it on any subject it is just so interesting please comment me back or what ev

MY VIEWS said...

hey sorry ..i wasn't able to check my blog since 16th july because india isp's were banned for 3 days for undisclosed reason.....anyways thanks at home in kn and bubbles for ur comments

cherushee-chan said...

Hey where have you been latly it has been like a month sence . I've heard from you . but it is okay I have been really bisy lately . I just wanted to check on you see watcha been up to latly . so just comment me back please k

your friend ,
bubbles

smiley said...

good info, never knew it before :)

rookie_journo said...

whats the meaning of the LONGEST ENGLISH WORD---