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A gin & tonic cocktail can help to fight malaria and Winston Churchill once said, “the gin and tonic have saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.

 

There was a real, radium-based, alcoholic drink known as the “Atomic Cocktail” that was served in missile shaped bottles. They had adverse effects after prolonged exposure but could cure minor fevers, headaches, and depression.

 

The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of toast into their wine for good health. They would put the toast in their fellow drinkers’ wines too and that’s where the phrase, “to toast”, comes from!

 

Throughout history, flutes have been made of bone, ivory, wood, jade, glass, plastic, brass, nickel, silver, gold, or even platinum.

 

Flutes are considered one of the earliest instruments and date back to Germany over 35,000 years ago.

 

Cats and Humans Have Similar Emotion Centers in the Brain

 

Female Cats Are Usually Right-Pawed

 

Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (89 centimeters).

 

Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (102 centimeters).

 

The first five steps of Sabarimala temple symbolise senses, the next eight signify eight bad qualities including anger and lust, the next two symbolise inborn qualities and the last two represent ignorance and knowledge.

 

Sabarimala is believed to be the place where the Hindu God Ayyappan meditated after killing the powerful demoness, Mahishi. Ayyappan's temple is situated here amidst 18 hills.

 

Having more tomatoes will help us increase in memory

 

Apart from India, Lotus is also the National Flower of Vietnam.

 

Lotus honey is useful for treatment of various diseases of the eyes.

 

Lotus can reach only 125 cm (50 inches) in height but it spreads 3 meters (10 feet) horizontally (width).

 

In Egyptian mythology, the lotus is associated with the sun, as it flowers at the day hours, and closes by night. Lotus is even believed to have given birth to the sun.

 

The Sudarshan Chakra has 108 serrated blades, and has the capability to travel several million yojanas (1 Yojana = 8 kms) at a blink of an eye.

 

Karthika Purnima is also named as Deva Diwali. It is believed that Vishnu, on this day, returns to his abode after completing his stay in Bali. Hence, the day is known as Deva-Diwali.

 

People who are underweight are at risk of osteoporosis, infections, fertility problems and early death.

 

The Saree, a dress worn by women even in modern India and Nepal dates its origin to the Hindu cultures from Indus valley Civilization (2000.BC).

 
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