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~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* Paleontology is the science of history of life.
* Mahavira(founder of jainism)and gautama buddha (founder of buddism) were contemporaries and flourished in india in the 6th century B.C.
* The three pyramids of eqypt were built from 2700 to 2500 B.C.,these are tombs of khufu,khafra and menkaura.
* The great wall of china was completed in 204 is 1500 miles long.Its average height is 25 feet and about 12 feet wide at the top.
* The city rome was founded in 753 B.C. by romolus.
* Christianity emerged as the distinct sect in the second half of the first century A.D.
* The light of islam dawned in the 7th century A.D. when in 611 A.D. The Holy Prophet of Islam Muhammad (P.B.U.H) announced the revelation from the one true Allah.
* The muslim rule of spain lasted from 711 to 1492 A.D.
* The earth is calculated to b 4540 million years old.
* The statue of liberty (newyork) was installed in 1886.It is 151 feet one inch high from the base to torch.
* The world is divided into 24 time zones,each 15` longtitude wide. the longitudinal meridian passing through greenwich,England is the starting point and is called the prime meridian.
* Christopher columbus discovered bahamas on 12 oct 1492 A.D.
* Ostrich is the largest bird in the world.
* Saudi Arabia is the largest exporter of oil in the world.
* The world famous golden gate bridge is located in San francisco(usa).
* Russia invaded afghanistan on dec 27,1979.
* Hongkong was returned to china on july 1,1997.
* Eritrea became an independent state on may 24,1993.
* The normal temperature of human body is 98.6 F.
* A billion contain 1000 million. It has 9 zeroes. similarly a trillion has 12 zeroes,a quadrillion 15 zeroes,a quintillion 18 zeroes and a decillion 33 zeroes.
* One inch is equal to 2.5400 cms and one mile is equal to 1.6093 kms.
* About half of the world population speaks indo-european languages. The Indo-European branch to which english belongs is germanic.
* Air is composed of nitrogen (78.08%),oxygen (20.95%),argon (0.94%) and carbon dioxide (0.03%).
* The original inhabitants of USA are known as Red Indians.
* Out of the 193 sovereign independent nations of the world 147 are republics and other 46 are under personal rules (14 kings,1 emperor,3 queens,7 hereditary sheikhs,1 grand duke,2 sultans,1 constitutional monarch etc).
* Gwadar became a part of pakistan on september 9,1958.
* All india mulim league was formulated on december 30,1906 and first president was Sir Agha Khan.
* Hygrometer is instrument used for measuring humidity of air.
* Heliscope is used for viewing the sun.
* Asian development bank was established in 1966 with headquarter located at manila(philipine)
* China has the largest population,russia has
largest land area and vatican city has smallest population and land area in the world
* Afghanistan got independence on 19th aug 1919.
* Lord clive was the first and lord mountbatten was the last british ruler of india.
* Air conditioner invented by "willis H. carrier"u.s. in 1902.
* Camera(photographic) has been invented by "Joseph N. Niepce"france in 1822.
* Largest continent of the world is "asia" and smallest is "australia".Largest ocean of the world is "pacific ocean"and smallest ocean is "indian ocean".The Sahara is the largest desert of the world.
* Kazakhstan is the largest muslim country in landarea in the has an area of 1,049,000 sq.miles.Maldives is the smallest muslim country in land area of 115 sq. miles.
* Indonesia is the most populous muslim country and maldives is less populous muslim country.
* Antarctica is the uninhabited continent of the world which is without any regular population.
* Seoul (south korea) is the most populous city of the world.
* The lake baikal of russia has the maximum depth of 5315 feet.


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
The largest tides of the world occur in Bay of fundy (canada).

The earth is the densest planet of universe .It has density of 5.515 time that of water.

Kilauea situated in Hawaii (US) is the most active volcano of the world

Nauru, an island located in western pacific ocean, is the smallest republic of the world.

La Paz,capital city of Bolivia (south america), is situated at an altitude of 3631 metres (12087 feet) from the sea level.

The panch pokhri lake situated in the himalaya mountains is the highest lake in the world.

The himalaya mountain range (asia) is the greatest mountain range in the world.

Mount Everest (2759 N 8656 E) is the highest mountain peak which is located on nepal-tibet border in the himalayas.

New Cornelia tailings on ten mile wash Arizona USA with a volume of 209500 million cubic metres is the world,s largest volume dam.

Petronas tower-I is the tallest building in the world which is located in kuala lumpur (malaysia).

USA is the largest nuclear electric power producing country in the world.It produces 98784 MW electricity which is about 30% of the total nuclear electricity generated in the world.

Dalol Danaki depression in ethiopia with an average annual temperature of 35c (95f) is the hottest place on earth and Plateau station,in antaretica with an average annual temperature of -56.7c (-71.7f), is the coldest place of the globe.

The Atacama desert in chile is the driest place of the world and Masynram in Assam (india) is the wettest place in the world.

Canada has the longest coastline which is 151,489 miles in the length and Monaco`s coastline measures only 3.5 miles in length.

The present palace of sultan of brunei in the capital city of bandar seri begawan consisting of 1788 rooms is the largest palace.

Grand central terminal of new york is the largest railway covers an area of 48 acres.

The seikan railway tunnel in japan is the longest railway tonned in the world,it s length is 33.50 miles (53.9 km)

the yellow stone national park (USA) is the largest national park.It has an area of 3350 sq miles.

The california university (USA) is the biggest university of the world..

King khalid international airport,riyadh (saudi arabia) is the largest airport in the world.

The port of new york and new jersey (USA) is the largest seaport in the world.

Mandarain (chinese) is the most spoken language of the world.It is estimated that a total number of 999 million ppl speak it.

The nobel prize is the largest prize.Each prize carries an amount of one million dollars.

Shah faisal mosque located in islamabad (pak) is the largest mosque.

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~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* The asian development bank established in 1966 with headquarter located at MANILA (philipines).

* Eqypt , Iraq , jorden , Lebanon , Saudi Arab , Syria and Yemen are the founder nations of the arab league.

* First world war was began on 1914 A.D. and second world war started in 1939 when germany attacked on poland, it is also considered as Greatest war.

* Columbus discovered america on 1492 A.D.

* The Royal Majesty ship Queen Elizabeth (UK) is the largest pessenger ship in the world.It is 314 metres long and 36 metres wide.

* The cambodian language is a language which has a total number of 74 alphabets.

* The Sumerian civilization is considered to be the oldest civilization of the world.

* Jericho,situated in the Jorden valley is the oldest town of the world.

* The maximum ever temperature of 136.4 F was recorded on september 13,1922 in the city Azizia (Libya) and The minimum temperature of -129.6 F was recorded in the town of Vostok near Antarctica on 24th august , 1960.

* The highest rainfall for one month was recorded at Indian town of Cherapoonje. 366,14 inches rain fell there during the month of july 1861.

* Robert E. Peary (1856-1920) an American explorer reached North Pole on 6th April,1909 for the first time in human history.

* Sierra Leone has the lowest GDP per capita of 510 US dollars and Luxembourg has the highest GDP per capita of 36,400 US dollars.

* The UNO originated during the second world war.Its charter was drawn up from 25th april to 26th june,1945 at San francisco which was signed by 51 countries.

* The umayyad Dynasty (661-750 A.D) was the first muslim dynasty.

* Light is the fastest thing in the universe.It travels at a phenomenal speed of 187,000 miles per second.

* According to the Forbcs magazine, There were 311 individual billionaires in the world.out of these, 108 belonged to USA,44 belonged to germany and 34 were japanese.

* Bill gates (USA),founder and chairman of microsoft corporation, is currently the richest person in the world and Liliane Bettencourt (france) is the richest woman in the world.

* People`s republic of china has the largest army of the world.
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~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
Biological sciences

* For growth,viruses requires "Living Host".

* The deficiency of "Boron" micronutrients causes the death of the stem and root apices.

* Plant development is influenced by Quality,Quantity and Duration of light.

* Lettuce,wheat and spinach are the long day plants and Sugarcane, Soyabean and tobacco are short day plants.

* ATP is a molecule containing high energy bonds.

* Edible part of tomato is whole fruit.

* The primary producers of organic matter in nature are Green plants.

* The total weight of a cell in a leaf or a petal,water constitutes about 90%.

* The primary plant body consist of 3 tissue systems.

* A tissue is a group of cells having similar structure and function.

* The edible portion of mango is Mesocarp.

* The rice grain is a seed.

* Ethylene is a hormone concerned with Ripening of fruits.

* Bamboo is Grass.

* Cork cells are impervious to water because of the presence of Suberin.

* The biotic relationship between insects and plants with reference to pollination is called Mutualism.

* Historically, Joseph Priertley , recognized in 1727 A.D. that sunlight and air are important for the growth of plants.

* Opium is obtained from seed capsule of opium poppy.

* Carbon dioxide is required during photosynthesis process in addition to sunlight and water.

* The cavity of Ascaris is known as Coelom.

* The membranous labyrinth of the ear is filled with Endolymph.

* Crura-cerebri is found in Mid-brain.

* Man is Homoiothermic.

* The compound eye of insect produces Mosaic vision.

* The post embryoniv stages in the life history of cockroach is known as Nymphs.

* Ptyalin is present in the saliva.

* Central nervous system control the reflex action in the body.

* The terminal part of vertebral column in man is called Coceyx.

* Beingn tertain malaria is caused by plasmodium vivax.

* The life history of human malarial parasite in Anopheles was first described by Sir Ronald Ross.

* The mouth parts of anopheles are adapted to piercing and sucking type feeding.

* The "Urinary system" of the body consists of 3 organs.

* Haryersion canals are present in Bone.

* The heart bear is initiated and regulated by nodal tissue made of specialized cardiac muscles called Purkinje tusse.

* The gestation period of human being is Nine months.

* Amoebic dysentery in man is caused by Entamoeba histolytica.

* The first heart sound is produced when Diastole begins.

* Kari Landsteiner discovered the blood groups of man.

* Prothrombin which helps in clotting of blood is released by Blood platelets.

* Glycogen is mainly stored in Liver and muscles.

* Pepsin converts protein into peptides in acid media.

* The most important function of perspiration is to regulate the body temperature.

* The main function of white blood cells in the body is to protect the body against diseases.

* The number of chromosomes in the human body is 46.

* One micron is equal to One-thousandth of a millimeter.
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~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* Solar eclipse occurs at the new moon and not on the full moon and atleast one & seven is maximum no of solar eclipse in a year

* The highest earth quake severity on richter scale has been recorded at southern chile in 1960 which was 9.5.

* Hally's comet will return in the year 2062.

* The speed of light is nearly 300,000 km/sec.

* Our solar system has about 50 satellites.

* Blue colour has shortest wavelength.

* Bacteria ,fungi,virus are Non-green plants.

* LASER stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation".



~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* Brazil covers nearly half of south america

* The constitution of 1973 was enforced on 14th aug,1973.It is comprises of twelve parts consisting of 280 articles.

* Mian nawaz sharif inaugurated Lahore-islamabad Motorway (M-2) on 26th nov 1997 which is 339 km long and 33 metre wide.

* Mrs.Benazir bhutto reserved as prime miniter of pakistan twice viz.from 2 december 1988 to 6 aug 1990 and from 19th oct 1993 to 5th nov 1996.

* WAPDA (water and power development authority) is responsible for the generation and distribution of electricity.

* Indus water treaty was signed by india and pakistan in 1960 to resolve the outstanding canal water dispute bw 2 countries.

* The govt of pakistan convened a convention of Ulema from 21-24th jan 1951 at karachi. The convention was attended by 31 muslim religious scholars belonging to all sects of Islam.The Ulema agreed on 22 points.

* The miracle of a pregnant female camel was sent to the nation of samood.

* The soap was made by Hazrat Salih (AS) first of all.

* The nation of Hazrat Loot (AS) was destroyed by a rain of stones.

* In six days (Surah Yunus,Verse no three) Allah had created the earth and the heaven.

* 22 times along with namaz ,Zakat has been mentioned in the Holy Quran.

* Hajj made compulsory In the year 9 A.H.

* Hazrat Hamza (RA)was the first commander of Islamic Army.

* There are 114 surahs , 30 Paras and 6236 Ayats in the holy Quran.Surah-e-Fatiha is the first surah and Surah-e-Nas is the last Surah of the holy Quran.

* Seven stages are there in the Holy Quran.



~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* A shooting star is a meteor that comes from space,burning out in the earth`s upper atmosphere.

* The total number of star visible with the naked eye can not be more than 6000.

* Star twinkle for two main reasons, The intensity of the stars decreases and increases because of line-of-sight effect and there are disturbance in the gases of the atmosphere.

* One light year is equal to 9461,000 million km ( 5875,000 million miles ).

* The earth is about three million miles closer to the sun in january.

* An engine which could do work equal to lifting 550 pounds one foot per second,is said to work at rate of one horsepower.

* The essential parts of radio are: Vacuum tubes, transistors , Amplifier and Oscillator.

* If you look at sky from the moon,It appears completely black because the moon has no atmosphere.

* FM stands for Frequency modulation.

* THere is no colour of the sky but it is the blue part of the white light of the sun which gets scattered by the dust particles hanging in the atmosphere.

* Kilowatt hour (kWh) is a bigger unit of energy used in addition to SI unit.

* Mitosis and meiosis are two types of cell division.

* Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per sec.

* The volcanoes of HAWAII are the most common and thoroughly studied in the world

* Acre-foot is a unit of volume and is used to measure irrigation water, runoff volume and reservoir capacity.

* Heme is Ferrous Protopo

* There is about 340 million cubic miles of liquid water on the surface of the earth

* Ducts are small tubes which transfer the secretion of glands.

* Borneo, sumatra , kenya ,uganda, brazil , colombia and equadore are some countries through which the equator passes.

* Computer virus has created from pakistan

* The dead sea is the world lowest sea.Its surface is 400 metres below the mediterranean.

* MegaWatt is a unit of power equal to 1000 kiloWatts.

* There are 15 main tectonic plates which makes the dynamic crust of the earth.

* Northern edge of the Atlama desert in Chile is richest with the desposits of copper.

* Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide at a temperature of -80 C.

* Hydro-electric power means production of electricity by making Dams.

* Chronic disease usually begins slowly and persists over a longer time


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* Pakistan Railway & german Company agreed on a fisiblity report of 750 km line

* Pakistan to Manufacture mobile phones from May 2007

* Abu Dhabi to Set-up Oil Refinery in Pakistan

* Salt production in Pakistan reaches One Mln Tonnes per Year

* Pakistan to increase Oil Output upto 100,000 Barrels Per Day

* Pakistan GDP in 2006 was estimated approximately $ 439.7 billion

* Fiscal budget for revenue and expenditure is targetted $ 19.8 billion and $ 25.7 billion respectively

* GDP growth rate is 6.6 %

* Population of pakistan is 165,803,560

* Population below poverty line is 25%.

* Export target for the year is estimated $18 billion and Import target is estimated $28 billion

* Privatisation target for the year is 75 billion

* $13 billion is reserved amount of pakistan



~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
GDP (purchasing power parity): $427.3 billion (2006 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $124 billion (2006 est.)
GDP - real growth rate: 6.5% (2006 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $2,600 (2006 est.)
GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 22%
industry: 26%
services: 52% (2006 est.)
Labor force: 48.29 million
note: extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2006 est.)
Labor force - by occupation: agriculture: 42%
industry: 20%
services: 38% (2004 est.)
Unemployment rate: 6.5% plus substantial underemployment (2006 est.)
Population below poverty line: 24% (FY05/06 est.)
Household income or consumption by percentage share: lowest 10%: 4.1%
highest 10%: 27.6% (FY96/97)
Distribution of family income - Gini index: 41 (FY98/99)
Inflation rate (consumer prices): 7.9% (2006 est.)
Investment (gross fixed): 15.6% of GDP (2006 est.)
Budget: revenues: $20.55 billion
expenditures: $25.65 billion; including capital expenditures of $NA (2006 est.)
Public debt: 55% of GDP (2006 est.)
Agriculture - products: cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs
Industries: textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp
Industrial production growth rate: 6% (2006 est.)
Electricity - production: 80.24 billion kWh (2004)
Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 68.8%
hydro: 28.2%
nuclear: 3%
other: 0% (2001)
Electricity - consumption: 74.62 billion kWh (2004)
Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2004)
Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (2004)
Oil - production: 63,000 bbl/day (2005 est.)
Oil - consumption: 324,000 bbl/day (2004 est.)
Oil - exports: NA bbl/day (2004)
Oil - imports: NA bbl/day (2004)
Oil - proved reserves: 358.9 million bbl (2006 est.)
Natural gas - production: 27.4 billion cu m (2004 est.)
Natural gas - consumption: 27.4 billion cu m (2004 est.)
Natural gas - exports: 0 cu m (2004 est.)
Natural gas - imports: 0 cu m (2004 est.)
Natural gas - proved reserves: 759.7 billion cu m (1 January 2005 est.)
Current account balance: $-5.486 billion (2006 est.)
Exports: $19.24 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.)
Exports - commodities: textiles (garments, bed linen, cotton cloth, yarn), rice, leather goods, sports goods, chemicals, manufactures, carpets and rugs
Exports - partners: US 24.8%, UAE 7.8%, Afghanistan 6.6%, UK 5.7%, Germany 4.5% (2005)
Imports: $26.79 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.)
Imports - commodities: petroleum, petroleum products, machinery, plastics, transportation equipment, edible oils, paper and paperboard, iron and steel, tea
Imports - partners: Saudi Arabia 11.1%, UAE 10.3%, China 9.2%, Japan 6.4%, US 6%, Kuwait 5%, Germany 4.5% (2005)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold: $13.29 billion (2006 est.)
Debt - external: $42.38 billion (2006 est.)
Economic aid - recipient: $2.4 billion (FY01/02)
Currency (code): Pakistani rupee (PKR)
Currency code: PKR
Exchange rates: Pakistani rupees per US dollar - 60.5 (2006), 59.515 (2005), 58.258 (2004), 57.752 (2003), 59.724 (2002)
Fiscal year: 1 July - 30 June


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
The only fish that can blink with both eyes is a shark.

The Niagara falls froze solid as it was so cold in winter of 1932.

Tigers don't have striped fur but striped skin.

Compared to men, women blink nearly twice.

Its not possible to keep your eyes open and sneeze.(Don't try it) ;-)

An average American spends 6 months in his whole life at red lights.

The scissors was invented by Leonardo Da Vinci.

When we are born our nose and ears keeps growing but the size of our eyes remains the same.

The longest word typed with the left hand is stewardesses and with the right is lollipop. (Don't try others) ;-)

56% of the average typing work is done with the left hand.

In every two weeks if the stomach does not produce a new layer of mucus it will digest itself;-)

The words read left to right or right to left in the words racecar kayak and level are the same.

When a chocolate bar melted in the pocket after a researcher walked by a radar tube, he invented the microwave.

The brain of the Ostrich is smaller than its eyes.

Vocal sounds of a dog are 10 and that of a cat are over one hundred.

In each ear of the cat there are 32 muscles.

Life span of a dragonfly is 24 hours.

A snail can sleep for three years.


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* The total quantity of blood in a human body is 7-8 liter.

* Vitamin A is found in Dairy products

* Deficiency of Vitamin A causes Night blindness.

* 80 % water is found in pure blood

* Too much presence of the Potassium salt in human blood increase the risk of heart attack.

* The pH of normal human body is Arteries 7.4

* Vitamin C can not be stored in human body.

* Jaundice is the disease of Liver

* Sunlight is composed of seven colours

* "Braille system" is used for the education of Blind.

* Lousis Braille of France made it possible for the blind to read and write.

* Blue color has shortest wavelength

* Dry Ice is solid Carbon dioxide

* Silver metal has the highest electrical conductivity.

* Protein is a natural polymer

* AIDS is caused by HIV virus ( human immune deficiency virus ).

* The paper currency first introduce by china

* Robert E. Peary (1856-1920) an American explorer reached North Pole on 6th April 1909 for the first time in human history and Ronald Amandsen of Norway was the first man to reach the South pole on 14th dec 1911.

* Indonesia comprises of 17000 islands which extend up to 2000 miles in the Pacific and Indian oceans. Phillippines (Asia) is second with the total number of 7100 islands.

* The world`s largest commercial and saving bank is Mizuho Holding Inc (japan). The bank generated revenue of 48,154 million ($76,851 million ) and profits of 1,154 million ($ 1843 million )

* The Umayyad Dynasty (661-750 A.D) was the first Muslim dynasty. It succeeded the Pious Caliphate. Muawiya I was the founder of the dynasty. Where as The Slave Dynasty (1206-1290 A.D) was the first regular Muslim dynasty of the Sub-continent.

* The Second World war which lasted from 1939 to 1945 is regarded as the greatest war in the history of mankind so far. It was fought between the Allied power (USA, UK , USSR , France etc) and the Axis powers (Japan , Germany , Italy). In which German , U.K , Sovet Union , Japan , USA bear the loss of Combatants 3500,000 , 264443 , 11000000 , 1300000 , 292131 and loss of Civilians 780000 , 92673 , 7000000 , 672000 , 6000 respectively.

* The longest river in asia is Yangtze

* Turkey is the country having its land in two continents

* After United states, the largest number of inventions in the last two decades belongs to Germany

* Charles babbage is called " Father of computer "

* Adam smith is called " Father of economics "

* The world`s largest internet search engine is Google.

* The world`s longest current reigning monarch is Queen of England.

* The most common element in the universe is Nitrogen.

* Germany is the highest solar energy user in the world.

* Inflation means that money falls in value.

* The Cambodian Language is the language with most Alphabets. It has a total nember of 74 alphabets

* The Ostrich of North Africa is the biggest bird.Its height is upto 2.7 metres ( 9 feet ) and weight is upto 160 kgs. While the humming bird is smallest bird. It is 5.5-20 cm in length and weight about 16 grams.

* Redwood or Giant Sempervirens is the tallest tree in the world . It rises up to a height of 111 metres (366 feets).

* Glaciers are found on every continent except Africa. The Lambert Glacier enjoys the distinction of being the largest glacier in the world. It is located in the Australia Antarctic Territory. Its length is 440 miles (700 km).

* Pakistan-Afghanistan border ' Durand line ' was drawn in 1893 by Sir Mortimer Durand and Afghanistan`s ruler Abdur rehman khan.

* Asian Development Bank was established on 16th jan, 1999.

* Radcliff was a lawyer by profession.

* In 1945, Hiroshima was the first city Atom bomb dropped.

* Leo Tolstoy was the political guru of Gandhi.

* South Africa is the country which has three capitals.

* Pakistan become the member of UNO in 1947 and the member of NAM in 1979.

* All-india muslim league was established in 1906 and Quaid-e-azam joined in 1913.

* NADRA stands for National Database and Registration Authority.

* The lowest per capita income in the muslim world is of Somalia.

* United Nations spends a lion`s share of its budget on Refugees rehabilitations

* A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides is known as " peninsula ".

* Pacific ocean is the largest ocean.

* The density of population usually measured in person per sq. km

* Approximately the south west monsoon begin in pakistan in late july.

* World`s teacher day was observed on october 5, 2005 in pakistan.



~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
Name of months under Geogorian :

01. January
02. February
03. March
04. April
05. May
06. June
07. July
08. August
09. September
10. October
11. November
12. December

Name of months under Hebrew :

01. Shebat
02. Adar
03. Nisan
04. Lyar
05. Sivan
06. Tammuz
07. Ab
08. Elul
09. Tishri
10. Hestivan
11. Kislev
12. Tibet

Name of months under Hindusium :

01. Magha
02. Phalguna
03. Caitra
04. Vaisakha
05. Jyaistha
06. Asadha
07. Sravana
08. Bhadrapada
09. Asvina
10. Katrika
11. Margasivsa
12. Pansa

Name of months in muslims :

1. Muharram
2. Safar
3. Rabiul Awwal
4. Rabius sani
5. Jamadiul Awwal
6. Jamadiul Sani
7. Rajab
8. Shaban
9. Ramazan
10. Shawwal
11. Zi Qadah
12. Zil Hajj

The muslim months are subject to the appearance of moon


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
Etymology of the days

Monday :
It is the abbreviated form of moon-day

Tuesday :
Both Romans and Anglo-saxons dedicated this day to the god of war

Wednesday :
It is derived from Anglo-Saxon chief god woden.

Thursday :
It is derived from Thore the god of thunder

Friday :
It is derived from Friga the goddess of married love

Saturday :
It is a shortened form of saturn`s day

Sunday :
Day devoted for the worship of sun
Etymology of the Months

January :
Named after god janus

February :
Name after Februalia

March :
Derived from Mars (the god of war)

April :
Derived from latin word Aperire meaning buds

May :
Named after Maria ( goddess of growth of plants )

June :
Taken from Latin word Juvenis ( youth )

July :
Named after Julius Caesar

August :
Named after Augustus (First Roman Emperor)

September :
Adopted from Latin word septem (seven)

October :
Derived from Latin word Octo (eight)

November :
Adopted from Latin word Novem ( Nine )

December :
Derived from Latin word Decem ( Ten )


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* Most dreams last only 5 to 20 minutes.

* Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second.

* Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

* The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.

* How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.

* Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.

* In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!

* More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

* There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

* Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents!

* Avocados have more protein than any other fruit.

* Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

* Half of all identity thieves are either relatives, friends, or neighbors of their victims.

* There were 311 individual billionaires in the world. Out of these, 108 belonged to USA , 44 belonged to germany and 34 were japanese.

* The earthquake with most casualities which shook Chinese provinces of Shaanxi and Henan on 24th jan, 1556 killed 830,000 people.

* The worst famine of the history of mankind was recorded in China from 1959-61. It i estimated that about 75,000,000 people lost their lives.

* The worst explosion took place on dec 3 , 1984 at Bhopal (india) in which 3849 people killed.

* Yum located in Arizona (USA) is the sunniest place of the world. It gets sunshine in 91 % possible hours

* Body temperature of Willie Jones of Atlanta, Georgia (USA) reached 46.5 C (115.7 F) on 10th july, 1980 due to heatstorke. it is the highest ever recorded body temperature of a living person.

* John browe minnoch (1941-83) of USA was the heaviest man. He weighted 635 kgs.

* Keck I telescope on Mauna kea, Hawaii (usa) is the largest telescope of the world. It has a 1000 cm (394 inches) mirror. Onecan see a car`s headlights seperately from 15500 miles (2500 kms).

* The 1500-valve Colossus was the first programmable computer of the world. It was formulated by prof. Max H A and built by T H flowers. The computer was put to use in dec 1943 in UK.

* The highest one mile land speed in a car record is 1019.467 km/h (63.468 mph).

* Ben hur won 11 oscar awards in 1959.

* Portrait of Dr. Gachet is regarded as the most expensive painting. On 15th may, 1990 it was sold for 82.5 million US dollars.

* Luis Filipethe crown prince of Portugal was shot dead only 20 min after he was crowned King on 1st feb 1908.

* China had the maximum number (861878) of primary schools. India was at the top with 241,129 secondary schools in 1994.

* Micheal Keamey of mobile, Alabama , USA graduated atthe age of 10 years and 4 months.


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
  • The Russian Alpha Class nuclear-power submarine had a reported maximum speed of over 40 knots (74 km/h). It is probable that they were able to dive to 760 m (2500 ft).

    The longest continous war was the thirty year war between various European countries from 1618 to 1648. While the shortest continous war was between UK and zanzibar, which lasted ffrom 9
    0 am to 9:45 am on 27th august 1896.

    The peregrine falcon with a speed of 124 mph (200 km/h) is considered to be the fastest living bird on earth.

    The object 2060 chiron with a diametre of 113 miles (182 kms) is the largest comet. It was discovered in 1977.

    Hydra us the largest of the 88 constellations found in the universe. It covers about 3.16 % of the entire sky.

    The M-class supergiant Betelgease with a diametre of 700 million kms is the largest star of the universe. It is about 500 times greater than the sun.

    The strongest known acid is an 80% solution of antimony pentafluoride in hydrofluoriv acid.

    The Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam on the river Yenisey, Russia is designed to bear a record load of 18 million tonnes from a fully-filled reservoir of 31,300 million m(3) capacity. The dam which was completed in 1987, is 245 m (803 ft) high.

    The raiilway that carries the most passengers is the East Japan Railway Co. a total of 6.067 million journey were made.

    The US Navy aircraft carriers USS Nimitz , Dwight D , Eisenhower , Carl Vinson , Theodore Roosevelt , Abraham lincoln, George Washington and John C. Stennis are the world`s largest aircraft carriers.

    The maximum possible duration of an eclipse of the sun is 7 min, 31 sec. The longest recent date took place on 20 june 1955, west of the philippines , and lasted 7 min 8 sec , although it was clouded out along most of its track. An eclipse of 7 min 29 sec should occur in the mid-Atlantic ocean on 16 july 2186

    The longest day each year is 21st june where as the shortest day each year is 22nd december

    Hailstone weighing up to 1 kg (21b 3oz) fell in Gopalganj district , bangladesh , in 1986.

    The most infectious disease is Penumonic form of Plague. it has a mortality rate og about 99.99 %

    USA is the country with 109 nuclear reactors , followed by france 56, japan 51.

    Btw 19 feb 1971 and 18 feb 1972 , 31102 mm of snow fell at paradise, Mt rainier, Washington State, USA

    The smallest bone in human body is stapes or stirrup bone. It is one of the three auditory ossicles in the middle ear. Its length is 0.10 to 0.13 inch.


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

* The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

* Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

* Apples, not caffeine, are more efficien at waking you up in the morning

* The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.

* The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.

* Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

* The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.

* The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

* The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

* The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it.

* Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

* Its impossible to smoke oneself to death with weed. You won't be able to retain enough motor control and consciousness to do so after such a large amount.

* Every drop of seawater contains approximately 1 billion gold atoms.

* The US national anthem actually has three verses, but everyone just knows the first one.

* During World War II, IBM built the computers the Nazis used to manage their death/concentration camps.

* The total combined weight of the worlds ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.

* The deadliest war in history excluding World War II was a civil war in China in the 1850s in which the rebels were led by a man who thought he was the brother of Jesus Christ.

* Just about 3 people are born every second, and about 1.3333 people die every second. The result is about a 2 and 2/3 net increase of people every second. Almost 10 people more live on this Earth now, than before you finished reading this.

* The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died, Ever.


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
The farther backwards you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

* The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

*Banging your head against a wall uses an average of 900 calories an hour.

* On average, people fear spiders more than they do death

* "I am ." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

* The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

* It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

* Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

* You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

* Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

* Every time you lick a stamp,you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

* Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

* In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

* The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

* The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

* Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

* One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30's lobbied against hemp farmers they saw it as competition.

* You know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

* Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

* There are 2 credit cards for every person in the US.

* If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

* If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

* Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds,dogs only have about ten.

* Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing


~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
* The Bible, the world's best-selling book, is also the world's most shoplifted book.

* Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

* More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.

* In the U.S.A over eleven thousand people (up until the end of 2003) have visited a tortilla chip that appears to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it?

* Buckingham Palace in England has over six hundred rooms.

* There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.

* Abraham Lincoln's mother died when she drank the milk of a cow that grazed on poisonous snakeroot.

* After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.

* TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only
on one row of the keyboard.

* There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in
order: "abstemious" and "facetious."

* There are more chickens than people in the world.

* The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

* The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel
that it burns.

* Maine is the only American state whose name is just one syllable.

* Butterflies taste with their feet.

* There are only three words in the English language which end in "dous":
tremendous, horrendous, and stupendous.

* "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

* The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every
letter of the alphabet.

* A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.

* The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

* A person with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet

* The loudest sound produced by any animal is 188 decibels. The animal is the African Elephant.

* In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

* The word four has four letters. In the English language there is no other number whose number of letters is equal to its value.

* No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.

* Chocolate can kill dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces are enough to kill a small dog.

* There are more than twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.



~ A Man Of Two Ages ~
Dec 28, 2008
The thickness of your skin varies from 1/2 to 6 millimeters, depending on the area of your body.

The four taste zones on your tongue are bitter (back), sour (back sides), salty (front sides), and sweet (front).

The five senses are sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste.

Your body contains eight pints of blood.

You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

The strongest muscle of the body is the masseter muscle, which is located in the jaw.

Muscles normally account for 40 percent of one's body weight.

There are 230 joints in the body.

Kids have 20 first teeth. Adults have 32 teeth.

The small intestines are about 25 feet long.

The large intestines are five feet long and are three times wider than the small intestines.

Most people shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.

Your body is 70 percent water.

Normal body temperature is 98.6° Fahrenheit.

When you sneeze, air rushes through your nose at a rate of 100 mph.

An eyelash lives about 150 days before it falls out.

Your brain sends messages at the rate of 240 mph.

About 400 gallons of blood flow through your kidneys in one day.

You blink your eyes about 20,000 times a day.

Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day.

Humans breathe 20 times per minute, more than 10 million times per year and about 700 million times in a lifetime.

You have about 100,000 hairs on your head.

There are 10 million nerve cells in your brain.

Each of your eyes has 120 million rods, which help you see in black and white.

Each eye has six million cones, which help you see in color.

One in 12 men is color blind.

Placed end to end, all your body's blood vessels would measure about 62,000 miles.