Top 100 interesting facts that everyone should know- TRP



Friends, how are you all? So these are some interesting facts which I think everyone should know
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  1. When India was partitioned in 1947, the country now known as Bangladesh was originally called East Pakistan.
  2. Corona Extra is the top-selling imported beer in the United States with more than $1.44 billion in annual sales.
  3. Four hundred million years ago there were about 22 hours in a day on Earth.
  4. Approximately B million Americans have died as a result of war since 1775. 
  5. Japanese inventor Atsushi Shimizu has developed a turbine that can withstand typhoon force winds and generates electricity. 
  6. Coined in the mid-1960s, the word “pixel” is a combination of slang for pictures and the word elements. 
  7. A twin-rotor helicopter has two main rotors spinning in opposite directions so no tail rotor is required
  8. In Greek and Roman mythology, the lotus tree bore a delicious fruit that would cause its eaters to become lazy and disinterested in the world.
  9. The oldest goldfish on record was 43 years old
  10. The restriction that flight attendants could only be female was lifted after a 1971 court decision.
  11. The third rail is a charged rail with provides power to electric trains and subways and became a metaphor for political issues so charged that touching them would bring about the death of a political career. 
  12. Stratigraphy is the study of layers of sedimentary rock.
  13. Henry VII became the first Tudor king after the death of Richard III. 
  14. The U.S. Department of Justice was established in 1870 due to the growing responsibilities of the Attorney General. 
  15. The Acme Thunderer is a loud whistle popular with sports referees. 
  16. Emperor penguins may go for up to two months without eating during incubation
  17. The state of Vermont once tried to become part of Quebec
  18. Virginia Wade was the last English woman to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon in 1977. 
  19. The current King of Jordan once worked as an extra on the TV series Star Trek: Voyager. 
  20. The state capital of Arizona moved four different times before finally settling in Phoenix. 
  21. The Obie introduced the newspaper The Village Voice in 1956, is considered Off-Broadway’s highest honor. 
  22. John Dillinger made a daring prison escape in 1934 using a carved wooden gun.
  23. Chuck is the cut of meat between the neck and shoulder blade of a cow. 
  24. Geologists discovered that much of the sand in the Grand Canyon actually originated in the Appalachian Mountains. 
  25. Former surfing champion Jack Murphy was one of three men convicted of the theft of the Star of India diamond (along with several other precious stones) from the American Museum of Natural History in 1964. 
  26.  Lemurs are only found on the island of Madagascar and a few small neighboring islands. 
  27. Accounting for approximately 10% of the population, the Kurds are the largest minority ethnic group in Turkey. 
  28. Belgium has three federal regions; Wallonia, Flanders, and Brussels. 
  29. Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, and Cathy Rigby are among the women who have played the character Peter Pan on Broadway. 
  30. The Super Bowl’s MVP Award is named for Pete Rozelle who served as the NFL’s Commissioner from 1960 to 1989. 
  31. The Rosetta Stone allowed for the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs is actually a tax document written in three languages. 
  32. Sears, Roebuck, and Company sold more than 70,000 catalog kit homes between 1908 and 1940. 
  33. The First Reich of Germany was the Holy Roman Empire which existed in various forms from 962 to 1806.
  34. The three AKC-recognized dog breeds that have miniature in their name are the miniature pinscher, miniature bull terrier, and miniature schnauzer. 
  35. Patsy Cline’s recording career lasted just eight years starting in 1955.
  36. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the first African American to be Time Magazine’s Man of the Year (1963) 
  37. The first stagecoach line was established in 1732 between Burlington and Amboy in New Jersey.
  38. The name of the band Stone Temple Pilots was partly inspired by an STP motor oil logo. 
  39. Rich Man, Poor Man, a 1976 adaptation of a bestselling Irwin Shaw novel, was one of the first TV miniseries. 
  40. Seven different species of Hawaiian bee have been declared endangered, the first time the designation has ever been given to a bee. 
  41. The Alabama nickname “The Yellowhammer State” comes from the Civil War when a company of soldiers wore uniforms trimmed with yellow and were nicknamed Yellowhammers after a type of woodpecker.
  42. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) served as the capital of British-occupied India until 1911.
  43. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, and George H. W. Bush are the four vice presidents who have been elected to the presidency while a sitting vice president. 98. Science fiction author H.G. Wells coined the phrase “the war that will end war” in 1914. 
  44. The Mongol Empire was the second largest in history controlling more than 9 ¼ million square miles of territory. 
  45. In bullfighting, a Veronica is a motion in which the matador slowly twirls his cape away from a charging bull
  46. With windows” are diagonal windows found almost exclusively in Vermont that date back to the superstition that witches can’t fly their brooms through them. 
  47.  President Lyndon Johnson had a pair of beagles named Him and Her. 
  48. The Motorized Victrola was the first car radio and gave the name to the company Motorola. 
  49. A large thunderstorm that forms almost every day over the Tiwi Islands in Australia has been named Hector. 
  50. In Parcheesi, a player begins with four pieces and can move a maximum of two of them on one roll of the dice. 
  51. The 2004 film Cold Mountain had two songs that were nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar, although they lost to “Into the West” from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  52.  At 230 miles, the River Shannon is both the longest river in Ireland and in the British Isles
  53.  Any bald or golden eagle that dies in the U.S. is sent to the National Eagle Repository in Colorado where parts of the birds may be distributed to Native American tribes for ceremonial use. 
  54. President Woodrow Wilson was sometimes known as “The Schoolmaster in Politics.” 
  55.  Jacques Piccard, USN Lieutenant Don Walsh, and film director James Cameron is the only three people ever to have reached the deepest known point in the ocean, Challenger Deep. 211. In the 1890s British artist, Francis Barraud painted his now famous dog Nipper listening to a gramophone. 
  56. The Monkees received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1967. 
  57. British explorer James Cook was killed attempted to kidnap and ransom the King of Hawaii. 
  58.  Typically, the first floor in a building in England would be known as the second floor in the United States.
  59. Malcolm III of Scotland was the king crowned at the end of the Shakespeare play Macbeth. 
  60. Carlos Alazraqui was the voice of the popular Taco Bell Chihuahua in the 1990s. 
  61. Founded in 1835, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses the gold coffin of Tutankhamen.
  62.  Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano won all 49 of his professional fights, 43 by knockout. 
  63.  At 4,973 feet, Black Mesa is the highest point in the state of Oklahoma. 220. Maria Shriver became the First Lady of California in 2003. 
  64. The Romans founded the city of Antinoopolis in Egypt to honor Antinous, who had drowned in the Nile? 
  65. The “M” in Britain’s M1, which opened in 1959, stands for “motorway.”
  66. Launched in 1975, the César Award is the French equivalent of the Oscars. 
  67. The Alps and the Andes were built up during the Miocene epoch between 5 and 23 million years ago. 
  68. The first drinking straw was designed to have a diameter smaller than the typical lemon pip. 
  69.  French for “half cup,” demitasse may refer to a small cup or the strong, black coffee served in it. 
  70. France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Switzerland form the G10 group of industrialized nations which meet annually. 
  71. 70% of the non-public land in England is owned by about 1% of the population who is largely descended from William the Conqueror’s army. 
  72. The Canadian city of Toronto is home to the annual Dora Awards which honor achievements in theatre, dance, and opera. 
  73. Barbara Walters, J.J. Abrams, and Julianna Margulies are among the famous graduates of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. 
  74. Almost all Koreans lack the gene that causes armpit odor. 
  75.  In 1983 Neil Simon became the first living playwright to have a Broadway theater named for him. 
  76. Turquoise is the state gem of both Arizona and New Mexico. 
  77.  The gender-neutral term for a niece or nephew is a Sibling. 
  78. Future French leader Charles De Gaulle’s 1934 book The Army of the Future helped inspire the Blitzkrieg. 236. Michigan is the only state that touches three of the Great Lakes. 
  79.  A Nassau is a type of casual golf wager named for a Long Island country club. 
  80.  Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky are the four U.S. states officially called commonwealths. 
  81. The Shetland Islands are the northernmost part of the United Kingdom and are largely inhabited by people of Scandinavian descent. 
  82.  A gun cartridge belt worn over the shoulder and across the chest is known as a bandolier. 
  83.  Jam rock band Spin Doctors had their biggest mainstream success with their 1991 album Pocket Full of Kryptonite which sold more than 5 million copies and spawned three chart hits. 
  84. Michael Jordan had a batting average of .202 in his time in the baseball minor leagues in the mid-1990s. 243. At 13,800 feet Mauna Kea is the highest point in the state of Hawaii and the second highest island peak in the world. 
  85.  By Mexican law, tequila must be made from a minimum of 51% agave plant sugars. 
  86.  The presidential library of FDR was the first such library ever planned while the president was still in office. 
  87. After developing his Maine hunting shoe in 1911, L.L. Bean opened a mail order business. 
  88.  The 2001 Christopher Nolan film Memento to told in reverse chronological order. 
  89.  A cartoon within a cartoon, the Brown Hornet was a favorite superhero of the kids in the 1970’s cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. 
  90.  The average human will produce 72 million red blood cells every 30 seconds.250. Joe Lieberman ran for both the Vice Presidency of the United States and for his Senate seat in 2000. 
  91.  The national memorial that commemorates the 1889 Johnstown Flood in Pennsylvania preserves what’s left of the South Fork Dam. 
  92.  Starting with its fourth issue, Stan Lee put the hyperbolic slogan “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine!” on the cover of every issue of The Fantastic Four.
  93. The Chinese Song Dynasty made military use of gunpowder as early as the 11th century
  94. The capacity of an adult human stomach is about a quart.
  95. Josephine Cochrane was the inventor of the first commercially successful dishwasher which she built in her shed, along with mechanic George Butters, in 1886
  96. The sordid life of Queen Victoria’s grandson the Duke of Clarence led some to believe he was the notorious killer Jack the Ripper
  97. The great east Asian desert the Gobi is formed by a rain shadow created by the Himalayan Mountains
  98.  It costs $30,000 to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and some well-known A-listers don’t have one because they don’t want to pay for it
  99. Shigetaka Kurita created the emoji while working with a team designing the first mobile internet system
  100. David Herold, Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt, and Mary Surratt were the four conspirators hanged for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.