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A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.


Fingernails and toenails do not continue to grow after death. The skin dries and contracts around them, making it look as though they have grown.


A child who dies before having the opportunity to make a freewill faith decision to accept God will be resurrected when either parent is resurrected.


Mount Everest has about 200 dead bodies on it, which are now landmarks on the way to the top.


Left-handers die 3 years earlier than right-handed people.


Akbar was illiterate whereas Jodha was educated.


There is a very interesting reason behind the kite-flying. Kite-flying in olden days was generally done in the early hours of the morning, when the sun's rays were bright but not too harsh. Also, during kite-flying, the human body was exposed to the sun for long hours. The early morning sun is considered beneficial for the skin and body. Since winter is also the time of a lot of infections and sickness, by basking in the sun, Hindus believed that the bad bacteria on their bodies would be cleared to a certain extent. Creating a fun way of sun basking where no one would even realise they were reaping benefits was through kite flying. Cool, right?


England and America are two countries separated by a common language.


Sikhs also celebrate Diwali, as it marks the release of their gurji – Guru Hargobind Sahibji – and 52 other kings and princess of India that were made captives by the mogul emperor Shah Jahan.


The first firework ever was invented in 810 A.D. by Jiao Ji who immediately celebrated his invention by flushing it down a toilet.


Besides reducing blood sugar, guava leaf tea doesn’t stimulate insulin secretion, and hence beneficial for diabetics.


Guava leaf tea can minimize LDL cholesterol without affecting the good HDL cholesterol levels.


On the ninth day of Navratri in Karnataka, implements used to earn a livelihood are worshipped. In some places even weapons are worshipped. So, don’t be surprised if on Ayudha Puja day in Bangalore – the Silicon Valley of India, you see computers, CDs, and software books being worshipped. Of course, vehicles, machinery, rifles, machetes and cutlasses are also worshipped.


Goddess Durga was given permission by Lord Shiva to visit her mother for nine days in the year. Navratri is said to commemorate this visit every year.


Another legend in North India says that Lord Ram worshiped Goddess Durga’s nine forms over nine days. As a result, he was granted the strength to kill the evil Ravan and free Sita.


Nepali Hindus also celebrate Navratri festival in a big way. On this festival the emphasis on family ties and put the red colored kumkum on each other's forehead.


The three main Navratri that are celebrated in India are: Sharad Navratri, Vasant Navratri and Ashada Navratri.


The Poya day, full moon day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka.


The famous Lipton tea was sourced from Sri Lanka by its founder.


Sri Lanka has two official languages – Sinhala and Tamil.

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