We are talking about “AI Herpin” here, an American who was (in fact “is”) known as “Man Who Never Slept”. Herpin lived for 94 years (age not verified) and never slept for even a second. Well, sleep is important for life, however, Herpin’s case was medically different. It is claimed that few days prior to Herpin’s… Continue reading The Man Who Never Slept!
It’s indisputable that Apple is one of the biggest innovative & technology companies of all time. Since Apple’s launch on April 1, 1976, the tech giant has come a long way with its own share of failures & success. One such failure was Apple’s own social network called “Apple Ping“. Ping was a music-based social… Continue reading Apple’s Own Social Network! Have You Heard Of It?
In Canada, each year over 1 million tulips are displayed & it’s celebrated as “Canadian Tulip festival” as a tribute to liberation of Netherlands in World War II with the help of Canadian Troops. It’s Canada’s most colorful & World’s largest tulip festival. An international symbol of Art, Culture & heritage, this festival is attended… Continue reading Why ‘1 million Tulips’ are displayed each year in Canada Tulip Festival?
It’s Morocco’s Blue City, Chefchaouen which is dearly called “Blue Pearl of Morocco”. The blue city is really “incredibly blue” which makes it different & attract many tourists. It’s a popular shopping destination as well due to its unique handicrafts that you can’t find elsewhere. All houses are painted in blue shades. Founded in 1471,… Continue reading Know the Most Colorful City of the Universe!
Post marriage, what normally happens is wife move to husband’s house and changes her surname (called “patrilineal” culture). Well, there is one more culture very few people are aware about – “matrilineal” culture which is opposite to the usual scenario. Under this culture, husband move to wife’s house & changes his surname. Children are also… Continue reading In this culture, Husband changes his surname and move to wife’s house!
It’s ‘Surat’ – the “Diamond City of India ” where 90% of the world’s diamonds are polished that certainly makes Surat the World’s largest Diamond polishing & cutting Hub. Located in Gujarat, Surat is the 8th largest city of India, ranked No. 4 in the list of cleanest cities in India and is on its… Continue reading 9 out of 10 diamonds are polished here!
Auschwitz, located in Poland is the place where largest mass murder took place in the World History. Way back during World War II, more than 1 million people were murdered (majority of them were European Jews) at Auschwitz by Germans; medical experiments were done on living people that included brutal removal of testicles; sterilization, among… Continue reading No.1 Place of Inhumanity, Horror & Death in the World of History
You might know that Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the World built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. But here are some little popular facts about Taj Mahal: About 20,000 people were involved in its construction & it took 22 years to complete, more than 1000 elephants were used for transportation of contruction meterials (sorry elephants! cars/ trucks were not existed at that time!), Taj’s shimmering White Marbel color changes depending on sunlight/ moonlight, Taj artists & architects’ hands were cut-off so that no one could make anything beautiful like Taj ever again (it’s a long-standing myth!), 7-8 million people visit Taj each year, many precious stones of Taj were cut out from its walls by the British solders & officials during 1857 Indian rebellion to spoil Taj’s beauty, UNESCO designated Taj as “the jewel of Muslim art in India”!
Bal Thackeray, the Founder Leader of “Shiv Sena” (translation: “Army of Shivaji”) Political Party believed that “Bombay” was a corrupted English version of “Mumbai” and an unwanted legacy of British colonial rule. He wanted to change the city’s name to “Mumbai” to pay tribute to Hindu goddess “Mumbadevi” meaning “mother” in Marathi language to strengthen Marathi identity in the Maharashtra region. In 1995, when Shiv Sena won the elections in Maharashtra, his party anounced that the city’s name has been changed to “Mumbai” and now a resident of Mumbai is called “Mumbaikar”!