Amazing Facts of INDIA that don’t know

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history man are treasured up in india only.

1) First Rocket in India was transported on a cycle

The first rocket was so light and small, that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba, Launching station in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala.

2) Water on the moon was discovered by India.

In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan-1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water, on the moon for the first time.

3) Shampooing is an Indian Concept.

Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘Shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word Champu, Which means to massage.

4) Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference.

It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion, and also weight as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.

5) Kumbh Mela gathering visible from space.

In 2011 Kumbh Mela Was the largest gathering of people with over 75 Million pilgrims. The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.

6) India is the world’s seconds largest English Speaking Country.

India is second Only to the USA, when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quire a margin in the coming years.

7) The human calculator

Shakuntla Devi was given this title after, she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: which were picked at random. She answered correctly within 28 Seconds.

8) Diamonds were first mined in India

Initially, diamonds were only found, in the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River Delta. Until diamonds were found in Brazil, during the 18th century, India led the world in diamond production.

9) Snakes and Ladders Originated in India.

Earlier known as Moksha Patamu, the Game was initially invented as a moral lesson about karma to be taught to children. In was lated commercialized and has become one of the most popular board games in the world.

10) Takshila – World’s Oldest University.

Takshila is said to be the first ever university in the world; it started around 700 BC

 

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