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An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

 

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never called his wife or mother; because they were both deaf.

 

Anthropologist Christopher John Fuller conveys that although most sculpted images (murtis) are anthropomorphic, the aniconic Shiva Linga is an important exception. Some believe that linga-worship was a feature of indigenous Indian religion.

 

Lord Shiva is pictured as emerging from the Lingam – the cosmic pillar of fire – proving his superiority over gods Brahma and Vishnu. This is known as Lingodbhava.

 

Despite the popularity of Radha Krishna love tale, there are no traces of the existence of Radha in Shrimad Bhagavatam or Mahabharata or the Harivansham, which is about the life of Lord Krishna.

 

It is believed that Lord Krishna and Draupadi were brothers and sisters. And that Draupadi was born to assist Lord Krishna to destroy the sinful kings. Draupadi is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati and Krishna is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is the brother of Goddess Parvati.

 

There were 8 wives of Lord Krishna including Rukmini, which were together called the Ashtabharya. It is said that Lord Krishna abducted Rukmini- the Vidarbha Princess, on her own request to save her from marrying Shishupala. The name of rest of the 7 wives of Krishna are Satyabhama, Jambavati, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Nagnajiti, Bhadra, and Lakshmana.

 

Gandhari’s curse was the reason of Lord Krishna’s death.

 

Bhikaji Rustom Cama was the first Indian who raised the flag on foreign soil

 

The original cloth for Indian flag can be made by only one place called the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha or KKGSS. They are the only licensed manufacturer and supplier of the Indian National Flag.

 

The first Indian flag was hoisted on August 7, 1906, at Parsi Bagan Square in Calcutta. It consisted of three horizontal stripes of green, yellow and red.

 

The future is behind you and the past in front of you, according to Aymara people of the Andes. You can “see” the past, but you cannot see the future. The Aymara word for past literally means eye, sight or front, and the word for future means “behind” or “the back.”

 

Many tribes use naturally-occurring psychoactive substances to sharpen their abilities, both mentally and physically. Matses men and women often use frog poison before hunting trips to produce a feeling of clarity, vision and strength that can last for several days.

 

Malaria is one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Quinine, made from the bark of Cinchona trees, has been vital in the fight against it and was first used medicinally by indigenous peoples like the Quechua of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador as a muscle relaxant.

 

The Jumma peoples of Bangladesh allow their precious land to recover by ‘shifting cultivation’; growing food in small parts of their territory, before moving on to another area. They put a mix of seeds in each hole for different crops in different seasons.

 

Special honeycomb is used to make casts for broken limbs by the Chenchu people of south-east India. They also say they never collect honey during the rains, because the bees will find it difficult to set up a new home while the rocks are slippery.

 

Many Native American societies traditionally recognized three genders. The third gender, 'Two Spirit' was seen as blessed; possessing unique insight thanks to their understanding of both masculine and feminine perspectives. 

 

Tribal peoples have unique relationships with animals. The Baka people of central Africa have more than 15 different words for “elephant” depending on the animal’s age, sex and temperament, and believe their ancestors walk with the animals through the forest.

 

Tribes Yanomami hunters never eat their own catch. They give it away to others before they even bring it home. In turn, they only eat what the other hunters have given to them. Everyone eats something provided by someone else, fostering community spirit and cohesion.

 

Tamarind tree can survive for more than 300 years.

 
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