GK -Important Facts
1-Helium Balloon Gas makes balloons float. Helium is lighter than air and just as the heaviest things will tend to fall to the bottom, the lightest things will rise to the top.
2-Dolphins can swim 37 miles per hour (60 kilometers per hour).
3-Animals are either right- or left-handed? Polar bears are always left-handed, and so is Kermit the Frog.
4-New Zealand is home to 70 million sheep and only 40 million people.
5-There are 6 to 14 frogs species in the world that have no tongues. One of these is the African dwarf frog.
6-The name `India’ is derived from the River Indus
7-Chess was invented in India.
8- 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.
9- Turtles have no teeth.
10-A crocodile’s tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth? It cannot move. It cannot chew but its Digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail, Glass pieces, etc
11-India has the most post offices in the world
12-The’ place value system’ and the ‘decimal system’ were developed in 100 BC in India.
13-Electricity doesn’t move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
14-The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’
15-Bats can detect warmth of an animal from about 16 cm away using its “nose-leaf”.
16-Dragonfly: Eye contains 30,000 lenses.
17- Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
18-A Cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
19-Birds don’t sweat
20-The highest kangaroo leap recorded is 10 ft and the longest is 42 ft