Saturday, 20 June 2009

Facts - General

  • Sleep & You - We need six sleep hours to relax and rejuvenate our brains each night, with an additional one to three hours to repair and restore the body’s cells, say sleep experts. Women need an average of 54 minutes more sleep than men each night, and those who get enough sleep will feel healthier and live longer than men. On average, men make at least 12 full body twists and turns once asleep. They move or twitch more than 70 times a night!
  • A Unique Film Land - One of world’s best-equipped film studios is situated in Andhra Pradesh, INDIA. Ramoji Film City, at an hour’s distance from Hyderabad, is spread over 1000 acres. It has everything that a producer wants, and more. The facilities are so fabulous, varied and modern that dozens of films can be made there at a time. “All you need when you enter the city is a STORY and MONEY. You can leave with your film”. No dream, just real! The largest number of India’s feature films are now made in Telugu, the language Andhra’s speak.
  • Indonesia’s volcanoes - Indonesia, which has over 200 volcanoes, is the country with the maximum concentration of volcanoes. The Krakatoa, which caused the loudest explosion, is in Indonesia. It erupted on Aug. 27th, 1883 and its explosion was heard nearly 4800 km. away. The eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia in 1815 released 6 million times more energy than that of the atomic bomb. The largest crater formed by a volcano, Toba is also in Indonesia-its area is
  • A Tiny Monkey - Brazil has the world’s greatest number of monkey species. Of about 250 known species, 80 are in Brazil. The world’s second smallest species { Sagui Dwarf } was discovered there by a Dutch scientist Marc Van Roosmalen in 1997. An average adult of the species measures only 10cm. The smallest known monkey is the Pygmy Marmoset, with an average size of 9.1cm.


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