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General Knowledge

1-Adult cranes stand 5 feet tall and have a wingspan of up to 7 feet.

2-Acupuncture treatment originated from over 5000 years ago in China.

3-“White House” was designed by James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800.

4-“Alexander” became ill suddenly and died at age 32.

5-All dogs are identical in anatomy – 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth

6-An adult human heart weighs about 10 ounces (284 gms).

7-Yugoslavia is bordered by 7 other countries.

8- The second most tallest mountain is Aconcagua (South America) with 22,834 feet (6,960 m).

9-Mao Zedong, a Communist general, took control of China after World war II ended and began to rebuild China.

10-Fear of mother-in-law is called as ‘Pentheraphobia’.

11-Fear of fire is called as ‘Pyrophobia’.

12-In 1942, Madras City was bombed by the Japanese fleet. City was evacuated because of fears

13-India’s first open heart surgey done in ‘Wanless chest Hospital’.

14-‘Brihadeeswarar Temple’ (Thanjavur) is the world’s first complete granite temple.

15-Cambridge University is the second oldest university in England and the seventh oldest in the world.

16-Sharks belong to the class of fish, Chondrichthyes.

17- Titan watch division was started in 1987. At launch it was the third watch company in India after HMT and Allwyn.

18-Toshiba developed the World’s first Notebook with a DVD writer in 2003.

19-Emperor Penguins “Aptenodytes forsteri” make the deepest dive of any bird ranging from 444 – 483 m.

20-NIIT was founded by Rajendra S. Pawar and Vijay K. Thadani in 1981. It is the world’s largest Information Technology training and education company with 5 million students across 40 countries.

21-The first 3d movie in the world is “Power of Love”, released in September 1922.

22-It was the Chinese who invented the bristle brush toothbrush.

23-The worlds largest dam is “Syncrude Tailings Dam” in Canada.

24-A baby fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks

25- The 9-year-old Belgian horse “Gelding” is the Guinness World Record-holder for world’s tallest Horse (6 foot 11 inches).

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