• Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
  • Sushruta is regarded as the father of surgery. Over 2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones and also plastic surgery and brain surgeries.
  • The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.
  • Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The father of medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  • The human eye can detect 10,000,000 different colors.
  • Smiling releases natural pain killing hormones, endorphins and serotonin, making us feel good.
  • Using one of the world's largest radio telescopes, British scientists have analyzed an interstellar gas cloud(known as G34.3, some 10,000 light-years away) and calculated that it contains enough alcohol to make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
  • Astronomers suggest that approximately 10 billion earth-like planets may exist in our galaxy.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!
  • A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.