• A storm officially becomes a hurricane when cyclone winds reach 119 km/h (74 mph)
  • The YKK on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer
  • Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil)
  • When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey mate, the offspring is called a hinny
  • When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey mate, the offspring is called a hinny
  • "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order
  • When he was a child, Blaise Pascal once locked himself in his room for several days and would not allow anyone to enter. When he emerged, he had figured out all of Euclid's geometrical propositions totally on his own
  • The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10 to the power of 53 with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period
  • Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were propounded by Sridharacharya in the 11th century
  • The value of "pi" was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians