Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Facts about India that perhaps most Indians do not know

Facts about India that perhaps most Indians do not know

1.     The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath temple both, receive
             more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined.

2.    Every 12 years, a religious gathering called the Kumbh Melaoccurs in India.
       It is the world’s largest gathering of peopleThe gathering is so large that
      the Kumbh Mela is visible from the space.

3.      India has more mosques(300,000 mosques) than any other nation in the world.

4.      Today, India has the world’s largest school in terms of students, the City Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more than 45 thousand students!

5.      Number of births in India every year is more than the total population of Australia, and many other nations.

6.      India has the largest English speaking population in the world.

7.      Lonar Lake, a saltwater lake in Maharashtra, was created by ameteor hitting the Earth and is one of its kind in India.

8.      Buttons were invented in India. Yes, your shirt’s buttons.

9.      And shampoo.

10.   And cataract surgery.

11.    And plastic surgery.

12.   And discovered water on the moon.

13.   India’s tech capital, Bangalore, has increased its office supply by six times since 2006 and now has more Grade-A offices than Singapore.

14.   India is the largest milk producerin the world.

15.   India leads the world with themost murders (32,719) per year, with Russia taking second at 28,904 murders per year.

16.   India is one of the only three countries that makessupercomputers (the US and Japan are the other two).

17.   Chai is India’s national drink.

18.   Martial Arts was first created in India.

19.   India gave the world Yoga, that has existed for more than 5,000 years.

20. "We owe a lot to the Indians, whotaught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made".  -Albert Einstein.
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