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GIRISH MAHADEVAN CSE A SIST CHENNAI-87CREATWD ON:-24/12/06(Sunday) Science trivia facts. 1. diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat. 2. A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court. 3. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands. 4. An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long. 5. Colored diamonds are caused by impurities such as nitrogen (yellow), boron (blue). With red diamonds being due to deformities

in the structure of the stone, and green ones being the result of irradiation. 6. Diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance, and is also one of the most valuable natural substances. Diamonds are crystals formed almost entirely of carbon. Because of its hardness, the diamond is the most enduring of all gemstones. They are among the most costly jewels in the world, partly because they are rare, Only four important diamond fields have been found - in Africa, South America, India, and the Soviet Union. 7. In 1957, the Shipping port Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, went on line. (It was taken out of service in 1982.) 8. In 1982, in the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who lived 112 days with the device. 9. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature. 10.Mineral deposits in caves: The ones growing upward are stalagmites, the ones growing downward are stalactites. 11.Natural gas has no odor. The smell is added artificially so that leaks can be detected. 12.Prussic acid, in a crystalline powder called Zyklon B, was used to kill in Germany's gas chambers. The gas would paralyze the victim's lungs, causing them to suffocate. 13.Sea water, loaded with mineral salts, weighs about a pound and a half more per cubit foot than fresh water at the same temperature. 14.Ten per cent of the salt mined in the world each year is used to deice the roads in America. 15.The air we breathe is 78% nitrogen, 21.5% oxygen, .5% argon and other gases. 16.The Chinese were using aluminum to make things as early as 300 AD Western civilization didn't rediscover aluminum until 1827. 17.The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered. Found in 1905, the original 3,100 carats were cut to make jewels for the British Crown Jewels and the British Royal family's collection. 18.The largest gold nugget ever found weighed 172 lbs., 13 oz. 19.The largest hailstone ever recorded was 17.5 inches in diameter bigger than a basketball. 20.The most abundant metal in the Earth's crust is aluminum. 21.The only rock that floats in water is pumice. 22.The three most common elements in the universe are 1) hydrogen; 2) helium; 3) oxygen. 23.The United States government keeps its supply of silver at the US Military Academy at West Point, NY. Fun trivia facts. 1. The Earth is the closest planet to the sun to be orbited by a moon 2. Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest person ever to be president of the United States. 3. If the earth were the size of an apple, it would feel as smooth as a billiard ball. 4. One horsepower is equal to about 746 watts. 5. Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached by the House and acquitted by the senate.

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Catgut is made from sheep, Hog, or Horse intestines, not from cats. Identical twins do not have identical finger prints. Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur. Three people have lost the popular vote but become president by winning the electoral vote: John 'Quincy Adams, Rutheford B. Hayes and Benjamin Harrison. 10.Eagles mate in mid air. 11.Lined up in a row, it takes about two hundred million atoms to reach one inch. 12.A special day for mothers was first proposed by American poet Julia Ward Howe in 1872 and proclaimed a day of national observance by president Wilson in 1915. 13.Traditionally, the third wedding anniversary is called the leather anniversary. 14.The decathlon events are the triple jump, the 100 meter dash, shot put, high jump, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meter run. 15.Monica Lewinsky bought her infamous blue dress at The Gap. 16.Pink hearts, orange stars, yellow moons, and green clover were the original marshmallow pieces featured in the popular general mills cereal. 17.The 100 years war lasted 116 years, from 1337 to1453. 18.Capers are pickled flower buds. 19.The opposite sides of Las Vegas-standard dice always add up to seven. 20.The football huddle was first used in the 19th century by a team at a college for the deaf. 21.K stands for the element potassium on the periodic scale. 22.Alligators are able to out run humans, and can climb trees. 23.During the Neolithic revolution which began some 12,000 years ago, agricultural practices first appeared in human settlements all around the world. 24.What was the first fraternity in the United States? 25.The whip was the first man-made invention to break the sound barrier. 26.A football team and a soccer team field the same number of players. 27.Olympus Mons rises 16 miles above the Martian surface, making it the tallest geological formation known. 28.Margaret Thatcher held the office of prime minister of Great Britain longer than any other person in the 20th century. 29.Light travels at 187,000 miles per second, while sound travels at 1,100 feet per second. 30.Earnest Hemingway volunteered in the American Red Cross during the Spanish Civil War, where he was wounded from a mortar shell explosion and subsequently cared for by an American nurse. 31.The Teddy Bear was named after Teddy Roosevelt after he refused to kill a defenseless bear cub while on a hunting trip in Mississippi. 32.Stalagmites are the cone shaped deposits that rise from the floor of a cave. Stalactites hand from the roof. 33.Harriet Tuabman a slave, born Araminta Ross, escaped in 1849, but secretly returned to slave territory 19 times to lead others including her own parents to freedom in the north, became know as "the Moses of her people".

34.Talk-show host Jerry Springer was elected mayor of Cincinnati by the largest margin in that city's history at the age of 33, in 1977.

Free sports trivia facts. 1. When the sport of basketball was first invented, the game was played with a soccer ball. 2. The Republican Party is often referred to as the GOP, that stands for Grand Old Party. 3. On a standard telephone keypad, the letters T, U, and V are matched to the number 8. 4. The City of Hollywood was founded by a temperance society and only non-drinkers were allowed to live there. 5. A V8 engine is shaped like a "V" and has eight cylinders. 6. Manhole covers are round because that way they can not fall through the hole. 7. All insects have 3 pairs of legs. Free trivia facts. 8. Cockroaches can live several weeks without a head. 9. Polar Bears have black skin. 10.Lady Godiva rode naked on a horse through the streets of Coventry to persuade her husband, Earl of Mercia, to reduce oppressive taxes. 11.Human sneeze particles have been clocked at more than 100 miles per hour. 12.Jonas Grumby was the name of the skipper on Gilligan's Island. 13.According to Ms. Post, if a soup bowl has two handles, you may use both hands to raise it delicately to your mouth. 14.Despite being one of the most successful touring bands in history, the Dead's only top ten single was 1987's "Touch of Grey". 15.Toni Morrison won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel "Beloved", which Opra Winfrey made into a movie in 1998. 16.Contrary to its name, the Cubist art movement was not founded in Cuba, it originated in Paris in the early 20th century. 17.Electric eels can discharge with enough power to kill a horse, or you. 18.When facing forward on a ship, starboard is always to the right. 19.The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright brothers' historic first flight.

Bible trivia questions answers and facts. What is the only domesticated animal not mentioned in the Bible? A: A Cat.

What word appears exactly 773,692 times in the King James Bible? A: Amen. What follows mass as the most popular activity in U.S. Catholic churches? A: Bingo. What Arab nation has the highest percentage of Christians? A: Lebanon. What symbol did St. Patrick use to explain his theory of the Holy Trinity? A: The Shamrock. What political movement got its name from the hill in Jerusalem boasting the Temple of Solomon? A: Zionism. What country boasts the largest number of Catholics? A: Brazil. What name has been shared by the most popes? A: John. Which two wicked cities were destroyed by God in Genesis? A: Sodom and Gomorrah. What two countries claim two-thirds of the world's 2,000-plus registered saints? A: Italy and France. What fruit is depicted in Leonardo's Last Supper, even though it did not arrive in the Holy Land until long after Jesus' death? A: The Orange. What is there more of in the world- nonreligious people, Hindus or Muslims? A: Nonreligious people. What former church lady got $75,000 to let "A Current Affair" televise her wedding in 1993? A: Tammy Faye Bakker. What religious movement began with Martin Luther's attack on the sale of indulgences? A: The Reformation. What Saudi Arabian city was the birthplace of the prophet Muhammad? A: Mecca. What storied city on the Euphrates River was 55 miles south of Baghdad? A: Babylon. What biblical place name means "pleasure"? A: Eden. What city did Napoleon occupy in 1798, sending Pope Pius VI to the south of France? A: Rome. What church raised millions sellig members "electropsychometer" lie detectors? A: The Church of Scientology. What nation has 1,000 permanent inhabitants and produces no export goods? A: Vatican City.

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