amazing facts-II

1.The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.

2."Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

3.Cats can taste food that is sour, bitter and salty but they do not know anything about what 'sweet' tastes like. So if your cat gobbles up strawberry ice-cream it must be the colour and texture, certainly not the taste!

4.The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat.' The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

5.There is a city called Rome on every continent.

6.paper money is made from cotton rather than wood pulp which means it doesn\t disintegrate as easily as ordinary paper if you leave it in laundary.

7.A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

8.Raw cashews are poisonous and must be roasted before they can be eaten (this is
probably one reason that you can't buy cashews in the shell).

9.You must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone.

10.There is no word in the English language that rhymes with orange.

11.The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people !.

12.An elephant can be pregnant for up to two years.

13.No matter how big or small the piece of paper, you can't fold it in half eight times.

14.Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already

15.What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

16.The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

17.A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

18.Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. ( Source . Gemological Institute of America )

19.It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

20.There is no word in the English language that rhymes with orange.

21.You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

22.It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

23.Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

24.Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.

25.The name `India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.

26.The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

27.Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

28.Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

29.Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

30.The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

31.sharks never stop moving, even when they sleep or rest.

32. a lemon conatin more sugar than a strawberry.

(gather from different source)
if you like these facts please go through amazing facts partI ...i am sure you will enjoy reading them too.