Sir c.v. Raman
First indian scientist to receive nobel prize for physics in 1929 for his invention 'raman effect'. He founded raman research institute at bangalore.
Author of 'hindu chemistry'. He founded indian chemical society and bengal chemical and pharmaceuticals ltd. He lived between 1861- 1944 ad.
Prof. V.ramachandra rao
Direction of indian scientific satellite project (issp) at peenya near bangalore.
Late palit prof.of physics, university college of scientific and technology, calcutta university well-known for his researches in nuclear physics, cosmic rays, spectrum analysis . He lived from 1893 to 1956.
A mathematical wizard, contributed much to number theory, theory of partitions and theory of continuous fractions. He lived between 1887 to 1920 ad.
He was chairman of indian space research organisation. He was instrumental to take india into space age by launching aryabhatta in 1975.
A fourth century hindu surgeon and physician. He had written an important book on medicine and on medical properties of garlic.
An indian astronomer and astrologer of 6th century a.d. He was a mathematician and philosopher. He was one of the nine gems of vikramaditya.
The walkman was first introduced in 1979.
The first owner of the marlboro company died of lung cancer.
There are more than 500 given phobias. One of the rarest is hoplophobia - a fear of firearms.
There are more than 17,000 airplanes in the world, of which 4,000 are always airborne.
90 % of the cab drivers in new york are recently landed immigrants.
Madagascar, off the eastern coast of africa, is the fourth largest island in the world.
Charles bronson's given name at birth was charles buchinsky. Eric clapton's was patrick clapp.
The word "amateur" comes from the same spelled french word for "lover" and "is anyone interested?"
35% of all advertisers in personal ads are already married.
Until the beginning of the 20th century, pure cocaine was sold at harrod's in london, england.
If you order vikin-ryori in japan, you can pick food from a smorgasbord.
Rembrandt's grandfather was a baker.
The legendary classic film comedian harpo marx, along with his chatty brothers, became famous for not speaking a single word on screen. In real life, he had no trouble uttering the spoken word.
London england's clockwork is located on the clock tower of westminster bridge. It is also known as big ben and for keeping the exact time. In 1945, however, it slowed down by five minutes due to a flock of starlings sitting on the minute hand.
There are traffic lights on the canals in venice.
The word "school" comes from the greek word "skhol", which means leisure time, time for spiritual exercises.
In the american city of montpelier, a contest is held each year to determine who has the most worn out pair of sneakers. The contest is called the annual international rotten sneaker contest.
The metallic element gallium has a most peculiar property. If you put a piece of the metal in your hand, it will melt. The melting point of the metal is 29.76 degrees celsius, (85.312272f).
Alfred hitchcock made it a gimmick by having a cameo in his own movies for a few seconds. However, in 25 of his movies you can't see him.
A rat's teeth grow about 6 inches in a year.
Adolf hitler was born in austria but moved to germany to avoid being called for military service.
The japanese national anthem is the oldest anthem in the world.
A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
During an ordinary day, your hand will indirectly come in contact with 15 penises.
Stevie wonder made his record debut when he was just 12 years old.
Holland and the netherlands are not one in the same. Since the 16th century, the name of the nation has been the netherlands. Holland consists of two provinces that together only cover one sixth of the area of the netherlands.
Before they changed their names, demi moore was called demetria guynes, and walther matthau was called walter matushanskatasky.
The average age for a porsche owner is 49 while that of a harley davidson owner is 52.
The australian aboriginals have more teeth than any other human being.
The average man will have about 7,200 orgasms in a lifetime.
The average speed of a man's orgasm is 28 mph.
Only 55% of all americans know that the sun is a star.
James dean's real name was james byron, and whoopi goldberg was born caryn johnson.
The odds of dying while falling out of bed are 1 in 2 million.
On average, every person will swallow three spiders each year.
When einstein was nine years old, he could not speak properly. His parents suspected that he was mentally retarded.
Most collect calls are made on father's day.
George washington grew marijuana in his garden.
If you spend one hour in a public swimming pool, you will come in contact with about 50 ounces of urine.
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