Sunday, February 13, 2011

Facts About India - strangefacts

  • A 13-year-old boy in India produced winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body
  • Bill Gates donated close to $100 million to fight AIDS in India. As a percent of his total wealth, this would be comparable to him donating ten cents if he only had $60
  • From 1526 to 1707, the first six Mogul emperors of India ruled in unbroken succession from father to son
  • In America, 38% of doctors are Indians
  • In India, a 9-year-old girl was "married" to a stray dog, which tribal custom requires in order to protect a child whose first tooth appears on the upper gum
  • In the marriage ceremony of the Ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other
  • Native Indians have been known to paint their doors blue, which they believe keeps the bad spirits out
  • Shridhar Chillal from India is known to have the record for the longest fingernails in the world, which were each at least three feet long
  • The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people
  • The Uape Indians, who live in the Amazon, mix the ashes of their recently cremated relatives with alcohol, then all members of the family drink the mix with fond memories of the deceased
  • 41% world's poor people live in India
  • In India, people are legally allowed to marry a dog
  • Indians go out to the movies 3 billion times a year - much more than any other nation
  • In India, people do not wear shoes in the kitchen because some food is prepared on the floor
  • The world’s largest recorded gathering of people was at a Hindu religious festival in India in 1989. It was attended by about 15 million people
  • The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed turquoise would protect them from physical harm, and so warriors used these green and blue stones to decorate their battle shields
  • The Aztec Indians in Central America used animal blood mixed with cement as a mortar for their buildings, many of which still remain standing today
  • When the U.S. War Department was established in 1789, there were 840 soldiers in the regular army. Their job was to supervise public lands and guard the Indian frontier
  • The Taj Mahal complex in India was built between 1631 and 1634 at a cost of about 40-million rupees
  • Under the Travancore kingdom of Kerala, India, low caste women had to pay a tax for the right to cover their upper body
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