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1st Jan 2014, 9:51 PM
…that blue whaleis st 30 metres (98 ft) in length and 170 tonnes (190 short tons) or morein weight, it is the largest known animal ever to have existed. The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales (Mysticeti).

 
 
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2nd Jan 2014, 5:23 PM
...that the smallest lake in the world is Grays Lake. It is wetland in Idaho in the United States. It is located in Bonneville County and Caribou County. The predominant activity around the lake are Ranching of cattle, sheep and hay production.


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5th Jan 2014, 8:20 AM
...that Mariana Trench is the dippest known part of the world's oceans. It lies to the North-west of the Pacific ocean, East to the Mariana Islands. The maximum depth is 10.911 meters below the sea level. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Tre....

 
 
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6th Jan 2014, 5:33 PM
…that the smallest coutry in the world is Vatican City. It is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of around 840.

 
 
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7th Jan 2014, 6:25 PM
...that the Antarctica is considered to be world's largest desert. At 14.0 million km2 (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America.

 
 
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10th Jan 2014, 9:08 AM
...that the smallest tree in the world is the Dwarf Willow. It typically grows to only 1- 6 cm. It is mostly found in the harsh arctic and subarctic environments around the North Atlantic Ocean.

 
 
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13th Jan 2014, 11:52 AM
...that Samuel Finely Breese Morse, who invented Morse Code, was actually an artist by occupation. His most famous invetions are the telegraph and Morse code.

 
 
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14th Jan 2014, 10:35 AM
...that India is the top spice producing country in the world. It produces 70 % of global spice production.


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15th Jan 2014, 1:49 AM
...that nearly all wine is made from cultivars of only one species of grape, the Vitis vinifera grape. From this species about 4,000 varieties of grape have been developed but only a few are used for vinification (winemaking). The most ardent wine drinkers hail from Luxembourg, at 13.2 gallons (50 litres) per capita per year.

 
 
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16th Jan 2014, 1:01 AM
... that Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

 
 
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19th Jan 2014, 5:16 AM
...that the cause of Bob Marley' death was cancer. In July 1977was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe. Contrary to urban legend, this lesion was not primarily caused by an injury during a football match that year, but was instead a symptom of the already-existing cancer.

 
 
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20th Jan 2014, 9:17 AM
...that The Eight Culinary Traditions of China are Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan, and Zhejiang cuisines. Prominent styles of Chinese cuisine outside China include Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian and American, but there is Chinese cuisine wherever Chinese people are found.

 
 
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21st Jan 2014, 8:22 AM
...that The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or "yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsongkhapa (1357–1419). The name is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning "ocean" and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning "guru, teacher, mentor".

 
 
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22nd Jan 2014, 8:58 AM
...that german physicist Wilhelm Röntgen is usually credited as the discoverer of X-rays in 1895, because he was the first to systematically study them, though he is not the first to have observed their effects. But the first who use X-rays under clinical conditions was John Hall-Edwards in Birmingham, England on 11 January 1896.

 
 
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23rd Jan 2014, 5:30 AM
...that biggest animal in Arctics is the muskox, which is an Arctic mammal of the family Bovidae, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted by males, from which its name derives. This musky odor is used to attract females during mating season. Muskoxen primarily live in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland, with small introduced populations in Sweden, Siberia, Norway, and Alaska.

 
 
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25th Jan 2014, 6:25 PM
...that according to a legend, field marshal Joseph Radetzky von Radetz brought the recipe from Italy to Vienna in 1857. The Radetzky legend is however based on a book Guida gastronomica d'Italia, which claims that a Count Attems, an adjutant to the emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria gave a notice from Radetzky about the situation in Lombardy and mentioned a tasty veal steak in a margin note. After Radetzky had returned, the emperor personally requested the recipe from him.

 
 
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26th Jan 2014, 6:47 PM
...that assassin of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, was a well-known actor and a Confederate spy from Maryland; though he never joined the Confederate army, he had contacts with the Confederate secret service. In 1864, Booth formulated a plan to kidnap Lincoln in exchange for the release of Confederate prisoners. After attending an April 11, 1865, speech in which Lincoln promoted voting rights for blacks, an incensed Booth changed his plans and became determined to assassinate the president.

 
 
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29th Jan 2014, 4:52 AM
...that there is expected that Black holes of stellar mass are formed when very massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. When the black hole has formed it can continue to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. By merging with other black holes and absorbing other stars, it may form supermassive black holes of millions of solar masses. There is general consensus that supermassive black holes exist in the centers of most galaxies.

 
 
 
   
     
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