Monday, October 24, 2016

Interesting Facts - Part 4

Posted by Sharath Chandra
  • If you cut up a hologram, the entire image is retained in each piece
  • The Mona Lisa was painted with eyebrows and eyelashes, but they disappeared over time, possibly the result of over-cleaning
  • While the estimated order of the number of atoms is 10^79, the number of unique chess games is estimated to be 10^123
  • Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Volkswagen, ┼ákoda and Ducati all these major car/motorbike manufacturers are owned by Volkswagen group
  • SQL- airport code for San Carlos airport in California




Some Interesting Facts about Nations 
  • Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents. (Asia and Europe)countires
  • Africa is much bigger than what it looks like on most maps of the world. How much bigger? Well, you could fit all of the following 18 countries into Africa, and still have room leftover : USA*, China, India, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Nepal, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea. Total area of all the countries above = 30.102 million sq. km. Africa's total area = 30.221 million sq. km. (or about 119,000 sq. km. larger)
    TruesizeofAfrica
                                                                                                              https://www.edge.org/documents/Edge-Serpentine-MapsGallery/high-res/Krause.pdf
     
  • Kiribati is the only country in the world to fall into all four hemispheres, straddling the equator and extending into the eastern and western hemispheres. 
  • Kiribati was also the first country to see the dawn of the third millennium on 1st January 2000.




  • Nauru does not have an official capital but Yaren is the largest settlement and the seat of parliament
  • Fiji's one of the official languages is Hindi 


Read out more other posts contains some amazing interesting facts: 

PART 1   |  PART 2  | PART 3 

  
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