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The oldest word in the English language is 'town'

 

A snail can grow back a new eye if it loses one.

 

Giraffes have no vocal cords and their tongues are blue-black in color.

 

You can tell a turtle’s gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt and females hiss.

 

Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them.

 

The slowest fish is the seahorse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph.

 

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and their wings can beat at up to 80 times per second.

 

Butterflies have two compound eyes consisting of thousands of lenses, yet they can only see the colors red, green and yellow.

 

Koala bears almost exclusively eat only eucalyptus leaves and nothing else.

 

Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away. They are also one of the three mammals that undergo menopause – the other two being humpback whales and human females.

 

Kangaroos use their tails for balance, so if you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it can’t hop.

 

Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like lions.

 

Houseflies don’t allow their short lifespans (14 days) to hinder their musical abilities. They always hum in the key of F.

 

Name TuesdayFrom the Roman warrior god Mars. Our culture adopted the Anglo-Saxon word for the warrior god of the Teutonic mythology Tiu or Tiw

 

Microwave cooking was discovered accidentally, when a chocolate bar melted in someone’s pocket.

 

Worcestershire sauce is made from dissolved fish.

 

The first soup was made of hippopotamus. The earliest archeological evidence for the consumption of soup dates back to 6000 BC, and it was hippopotamus soup!

 

The oldest city in the world that is still inhabited today is Varanasi or Benaras.              

 

In 700 BC, the world’s university was established in India in Takshila. It was one of the biggest achievements in the field of education as more than 10,500 students came from all over the world to receive education in over 60 different subjects.

 

In the 13th century, a poet saint named Gyandev introduced the game of Snakes and Ladders. Known as Mokshapat during those times, the game had a significant meaning. The snakes stood for vices while the ladders represented good virtues. The essence of the game was that the ladders or good virtues take people to heaven while snakes or vices take people to a cycle of re-births.

 
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