Assam is known for many Interesting facts which makes you wonder which may be the sacred lamp, or land of witchcraft or The Mysterious Bird Suicide Phenomenon of Jatinga . One of the world heritage can be spotted here (Kaziranga National Park) and it is home to almost two thirds of world’s rhinoceros population. When I drink tea, first think that come to my mind is Assam. I was surprised when I come to know that Assam has its own state anthem. Assam is the state with world’s largest river island. So not holding these surprises too long, let us read these 10 interesting facts about Assam state from below.
10 Interesting Facts About Assam which makes you wonder
A sacred lamp at a Vaishnavite monastery in Jorhat district has been burning for continuously for more than 450 years. This lamp is being recognized by the Asia book of records. Asia Book of Records is world record registrar organisation which register human achievement and natural events for individual and institutions based in the Asian countries. The lamp was first lighted in 1528 in Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar and has been kept burning.
Mayong (or Mayang, also known as the Land of Black Magic) is a village in Morigaon district, Assam, India. It lies on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, approximately 40 km (25 mi) from the city of Guwahati. The name of this village is derived from Sanskrit word Maya which means illusion. Due to its mysterious and creepy past that involves a lot of black magic, Mayong is turning into a crazy tourist spot.
Brahmaputra river is the lifeline of the all the people living in Assam . ‘Majuli’ is the river island (A river island is any exposed land surrounded by river water) in the Brahmaputra River, Assam. In 2016, it [Majuli] became the first island to be made a district in India. Majuli is currently listed as the world’s largest river island in the Guinness Book of World Records. Majuli being the epitome of Neo Vaishnavite renaissance, is still home to various ethnic tribal groups comprising of Deoris, Mising, Sonowal Kacharis, and Ahoms.
Kaziranga boasts of almost two thirds of world’s rhinoceros population. Kaziranga National Park is a protected area in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Kaziranga also locally known as the land of red Goats (Deer). The national park owes its existence to Mary Curzon, wife of Viceroy, Lord Curzon, who proposed the idea of converting Kaziranga into a reserve forest. It is UNESCO approved world heritage.
Jatinga commonly known as the valley of death of birds is a small village on a ridge located in Dima Hasao district. Birds come here from different places to commit suicide. Usually birds don’t have tendency to commit suicide, but mysterious things happen here. It happens in the late monsoon months and between 7 p.m -10 p.m. According to the villagers, evil spirits flying in the sky is responsible for this. Real reasons behind the jatinga birds suicide cannot be confirmed as there are many reasons cited by the researchers as well as spoken by the public of jatinga. The Mysterious Bird Suicide Phenomenon of Jatinga is a mystery.
Digboi is known as the ‘Oil City of Assam’ where the first oil well in Asia was drilled. Digboi is the birthplace of Indian oil industry and the first refinery of the country too located here. is a town and a town area committee in Tinsukia district.
O Mur Apunar Desh (Oh My Endearing Country) is the State Song or State Anthem of Assam. It was written by Lakshminath Bezbarua and it is considered one of his finest poems. In 1927, at a conference in Tezpur, it was officially adopted as the State Anthem.
Bihu is the major festival of assam but you would be surprised to know that Assamese celebrate thrice in an year.
Assam is the largest producer of tea in India.
Bhupen Hazarika Setu which India’s longest river bridge, connects Assam with Arunachal Pradesh. It is 9.15 kilometers in length. This is also called Dhola–Sadiya Bridge. The bridge is the first permanent road connection between the northern Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh.
Static Facts of the World are described below. As General knowledge is very important to clear any exam. Here are some of the historical facts and knowledge about the world.
Sun Temple, Konark (Odisha)
Sun Temple is situated at Konark, Odhisha, India. This is also called surya devalaya and black pagoda. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu God, Surya.
Discovery of India, Book
‘Discovery of India’ Book was written by ‘Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’ during his imprisonment (1942-1946) at Ahmednagar fort in Maharashtra. Total Number of pages in the book are 595. Original Language in which the book is published is English.
SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation)
SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) : SAARC is the intergovernmental organization composed of 8 nations. Headquarters of SAARC Secretariat are at Kathmandu, Nepal. Secretary- General of SAARC is Amjad B. Hussain. SAARC is established on 8th December, 1985. Eight members includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Srilanka and Pakistan.
Mallika Sarabhai – Daughter of Vikram Sarabhai
Mallika Sarabhai is an activist and Indian classical dancer from Ahmadabad, Gujarat. She is the daughter of famous space scientist Vikram Sarabhai. She performs Kuchipudi (Classical dance from Andhra Pradesh) and Bharatanatyam (Classical dance from Tamilnadu).
India’s First satellite Launching Station is located at thumba. Thumba is a outline district of Thiruvanthampurum city (Capital of kerala).
Vatican city is the country located in the city of Rome. It is the smallest state in the world area wise. It is ruled by the pope. Pope Francis is the 266th and current pope of the Catholic church.
First in World
Humans have innate tendency to evolve, explore and adventure. These are the list of adventures, expeditions, discoveries and inventions which were made first time in the history of mankind
The First person to reach Mount Everest: Sherpa Tenzing and Edmund Hillary. Sherpa Tenzing was a Nepali Indian sherpa mountaineer. He was married three times. He died because of cerebral haemorrhage in Darjeeling West bengal. On the other hand, Sir Edmund Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer. On May 29, 1953, Hillary along with Tenzing became the first climbers to reach Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary was a great philanthropist. He had constructed many schools and hospitals in the remote areas of Himalayas. He was also the president of Mountain Wilderness which is an NGO to protect the mountains of the world.
The first Person to reach North Pole: Robert Peary. He was born on May 6, 1856 at Cresson, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C, United states. He was the first person to reach North Pole (1909). In some of the resources, Frederick Cock professed to be the first person to reach North Pole.
The first person to reach South Pole:Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer. Actually the Goal of him is to reach the North pole but he had heard that Robert Peary was leading an expedition towards Arctic so he changed his plans. One of the interesting facts about his expedition is he kept his plans (he was moving towards Antarctica) secret both to public as well as his team as he didn’t want to put the expedition to risk.
First man in space:Yuri Gagarin. He was a soviet Air Force Pilot and Cosmonaut/Astronaut. He was the first person to fly in space. His flight on April 12, 1961 lasted 108 minutes in his capsule VOSTOK. He completed one orbit of earth during his flight. His remains are burried at kremlin in MOSCOW. Coming back to his life and death, he was born near Moscow, Russia on March 9, 1934 and died on March 27, 1968. Throwing some light on his spacecraft, it has two section one for Yuri Gagarin and another for supplied he needed such as water and oxygen. One point that I would like to talk about his death is he was killed in a plane crash before he could travel space second time. Gagarin kept physically fit throughout the life. He was keen sportsman. He was found of ice hockey and liked to play as a goal keeper.
The first country to issue paper currency: China. Paper money is an invention of the song dynasty in china in the 11th century CE. This money was called jiaozi. Life span of this currency is about 3 years. After this, Song dynasty introduced a national currency which has life span of 9 years. In about 1890, it was Qing Dynasty which started producing yuan.
The first European to reach china: Marco Polo. He was born in the republic of Venice in 1254. He began his journey when he was teenager. One of the interesting fact about marco is he had left home when he was 17 years old and did not returned home for about 24 years. Can you imagine that in these 24 years, he has travelled 15000 miles both sea and land wise. He was buried in the church of San Lorenzo in Venice. Many believe that he had brought pasta to venice but it is not true, instead pasta was the part of Italian cuisine before the birth of Marco, instead he had brought concept of paper money.
The first president of U.S.A: George Washington, was born at pope’s creek, virginia. He is the only president to have never occupied the white house. One of the interesting fact about him was sickliest president ever. He suffered from many ailments such as malaria, tuberculosis and many more. He had an interesting habit of writing letters and had written about 18-20 K letters in his life span. He was a man of few words. Could you believe that during his second inauguration, he gave the speech which was the shortest ever given by the president. By the way he was the only president inaugurated in two cities. He was the only sitting american who actually lead the troops in the battle. He was one of the richest president in the U.S.A History. He loved to dance.
The first European to attack India: Alexander, The Great. The name Alexander comes from the Greek word “alexo” that means “defend” and “andr,” which means “protector of men”. On the day Alexander was born, King Philip (his father) got the news that his general- Parmenion had defeated the armies of Illyria and Paeonia. In addition, his horse had also won at the Olympic Games. Alexander is considered to be a descendant of the Greek hero Hercules from his paternal side and Achilles from his maternal side. Alexander was schooled by one of the most famous philosophers in history (Aristotle). Alexander has a reputation as a big drinker. The cause of his death remains a mystery. Alexander had great presence of mind when it came to military warfare. He was a cunning tactician who would devise ways to defeat his enemies with his superior strength in terms of soldiers and weapons. He never lost a battle during his countless campaigns bears testament to his military might. He had a profound effect on modern-day historians. Alexander was undoubtedly one of the greatest tacticians and military minds to have ever lived. His battlefield tactics are still studied by modern-day military counterparts.
The first person to fly aeroplane:Wright Brothers. From an early age, Wilbur and Orville Wright were fascinated by flight. Their passion was stimulated by a helicopter toy brought by their father. Their mother susan koerner wright was much talented. It is believed that she could make anything by hands. In this way, they inherited such mechanical savvy from their mother. While the Wright brothers were undoubtedly bright, neither of them ever earned his high school diploma. Wilbur became reclusive after suffering a bad hockey injury, and Orville dropped out of school. Both the brothers were never married. Five people who witnessed the first flights of the Wright Brothers are Adam Etheridge, John T. Daniels, Will Dough, W.C. Brinkley and teenager Johnny Moore. Wilbur died of typhoid fever, at age 45, on May 30, 1912 in Dayton, Ohio. Orville Wright died of a heart attack on January 30, 1948 (aged 76) in Dayton, Ohio.
The first person to land on the moon: Neil Armstrong. He was the first man to step foot on the moon on July 20th, 1969. His Apollo space suit was made by Playtex. He fell in love with flying at an early age, and earned his pilot’s license on his 16th birthday even before he received his driver’s license. Astronaut Neil Armstrong was the only professor at the University of Cincinnati that did not have a doctorate, although he earned his Master’s by giving a presentation on aspects of the Apollo 11 Mission. Neil Armstrong’s funeral service was on the day of a blue moon. In a nutshell, he was an astronaut, a naval officer, a rocket scientist, a test pilot, an aviator in the United States Navy, and a university professor.
The first batsman to score three test century in three successive tests on debut:Mohd. Azharuddin. Class, style and leadership are hallmarks of Mohammad Azharuddin’s character. Till date, Azharuddin is the only cricketer with the distinction of scoring a century in each of his first three Tests. In 2000, Azharuddin was embroiled in a match-fixing scandal and was banned for life by BCCI, barring him from participation in cricket. On 8th November 2012, a Divisional Bench consisting of Justice Ashutosh Mohanta and Justice Krishna Mohan Reddy of the Andhra Pradesh High Court dismissed the match-fixing ban imposed upon him.
First Secretary General of the United Nations: Trygve Lie. Let us Delve (hunt through) through some of the facts about Trygve Lie. He was the first Secretary General of the United Nations. He was born in OSLO, Norway on July 16, 1896. He was elected for this post on February 1, 1946 for a term of 5 years. In 1948, he acted as a mediator between India and Pakistani over Kashmir’s conflict. In 1950, he launched 20 years peace program. In 1966, he was honored with ‘Medal for Outstanding Civic Service’, a highest civilian honor in Norway. The reason for his death was heart attack.
The first woman to be appointed judge of the Supreme Court (India): Justice M Fatima Beevi. There was time in India when doing some jobs such as judiciary and many other are considered to be done by men only. They consider it to be their prerogative (birth right). But in 1989. when Fatima Beevi was appointed as the judge of the Supreme Court perception changed. It was watershed movement for women and paved a way for their upliftment and equal status in society. She became the first Muslim woman to be appointed to any of the higher judiciaries in the country. She studied law at Trivandrum’s law college. After retiring in 1992, she served as a member of National Human Rights Commission. In 1997, she was appointed as the governor of Tamil Nadu. USIBC (United States India Business Council) awarded lifetime achievement award to honourable justice Fathima Beevi.
The first country to host the modern Olympics:Greece. Let us plunge into some of the facts about this country. I hope readers would love this. No one in greece can choose to vote. It is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older than that. There are lot of mountains in greece. About 80 % of the greece is covered with mountains. Alexender the Great was the first greek ruler to put his own face on greek coin. Olympics games originated in ancient greece. Ikaria is one of the five blue zones in the world where people have the longest lifespans in the world. Football is the national sport in greece. Athens is the capital of greece. It (greece) contributes to around 7 % of total marble produced all over the world. It is also the third largest producer of olives. It has total of more than 2000 islands out of which 170 are populated. There are more than 250 days of sunshine in a year in greece. Every year one month of paid vacations is provided to a greek worker. So in a nutshell, it can be concluded that greece is country of sunny days, mountains, tourisms, olive, marbles and origin country of olympics games.
The Largest Lake (Fresh Water Lake):Wular Lake (Jammu & Kashmir). Let us quickly gain some of the vital information about this lake quickly. It is in Maqbuza Kashmir (Bandipora). Jhelum river feed into this lake. Surrounded by majestic ranges of himalayas mountains and dense alpine forest, this lake is home to diverse species of world. 60 % fish yield of kashmir comes from here. June-August is the best season to visit here. Tectonic activity leads to foundations of this lake. Deepest part of wular lake is called Mota Khon of Gulf of Corpses. This lake is often flooded by water draining from pohru stream. This is not related to first in world but stll i have included this. Please do read this.
First Satellite: Sputnik. The first ever artificial satellite launched by soviet union on October 4, 1957. On this day humanity entered the space. It weighted 86 kg and 58 cm wide. It has two double barelled antenna. It was powered by three silver zinc batteries. It was designed to operate for 2 weeks but the result was beyond expectation and it continued sending signals (radio signals) for 22 days. It orbitted earth every 98 minutes. IT remained in orbit until Jan 4, 1958 and burned up in the earth’s atmosphere. There is an interesting fact associated with Sputnik II. It carried living creature (dog named Laika) in space. Unfortunately, there is no plan to bring the dog back to earth, it died in space. Watching such success of soviet union i.e launch of sputnik in space, it launched its first satellite in space on Jan 31, 1958 which is named as The Explorer I. Sputnik was launched at Baikanur cosmodrome. The propagation of the radio signal provided information about the ionosphere. The chief constructor of this satellite was M.S Khomyakov.
First person to swim English Channel: Matthew Webb: He swimmed the English channel without the use of artificial aids. He was born on Jan 19, 1848 at Dawley, England. The English channel is body of water that separates the south coast of England from north coast of France. He joined the merchant navy when he as 12 and leaned to swim in the river severn which is near his home. On July 1883, he tried to swim whirlpool rapids near Niagara falls. During such act, he died.
First man to draw the map of earth: Anexemander. He was a greek philospher who has deep interest in cosmology. He had made significant contributors to geography and is the first man to draw map of Earth. He was born in Miletus. He was also the inventor of Gnomon on the sundial. He said that origin is boundless. This is called as apeiron which can explain change better than thale’s water.
Country who won the first cricket world cup: West Indies. World cup was held in year 1975 in England. Final was played between Australia and West Indies at lord’s. At that year it was not 50-50 over game instead 60-60. Australia was runner up. It was also called as prudential world cup as prudential pic (a financial service company) sponsored this. West indies captain Clive Lloyd made 102 from 85 deliveries. In 60 over west indies made (291-8) i.e 291 runs and 8 wickets fallen. In response, Australian captain Ian Chappel made 62 playing 93 deliveries but ends at losing the match. Australia was all out at 274 in 58.4 overs.
The first person to score an innings of 400 runs in cricket: Brain Lara. It was 4th test played between England and West Indies at ST. John on April (10-14, 2004). Overall match was drawn. Brain Lara was not out at 400 runs facing 512 deliveries. In his innings he played 43 fours and 4 sixes. Overall 4 match series was won by England (3-0) and Steve Harminson was player of the series.
The First 1000 wicket taker in cricket: Muttiah Muralitharan. He is a giant performer and holds the record for most wickets in one day as well as test matches. He played for srilanka. He averaged 20.80 in test matches and 21.23 in ODI’S (Bowling Stats). His total test matches are 800 and ODI wickets as 534. In 2017. he became the only srilankan to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The First US President to resign Presidency: Richard Nixon. He was 37th President of U.S. He was a lieutenant commander in the navy during word war II. Watergate refers to the complex building in Washington D.C. The head quarters of democratic party was located at Watergate office. Several men who wanted Richard Nixon to be re elected as president breaks into the office (Watergate) but on June 17, 1972 they were caught.
First country to make education compulsory: Prussia. It is a German state. Before being absorbed in germany, prussia was major military and economic power in the central Europe in 18th and 19th centuries. It was abolished in 1947 by the allies who falsely claimed that it was an embodiment (representation) of nazism.
First Country to win Football Worldcup:Uruguay. It is a country in the south eastern region of the south america. Talking about its neighbouring countries, it shares west with Argentina, north and east with brazil. It is surrounded with Atlantic ocean in the south east. Spanish is the national language whereas uruguayan pesu is their currency. It is 1930 FIFA world cup which took place at uruguay from 13-30 July, 1930. FIFA stands for Federation International of Football Association. The final was played with uruguay and argentina at Estadio Centenario. Uruguay won the match 4-2.
First deaf and dumb to cross the strait of Gibraltar: Taranath Shenoy (India). He is an honoree of the international marathan swimming hall of fame. The government of india awarded him the fourth highest civilian award of india (Padma Shri) in 1990. Along with swimming strait of Gibraltar, he swam across the english channel thrice between 1983 and 1985. (2 times from england to france) and (1 time from france to england). When he completed his swimming across english channel, catalina channel and the Manhattan island, he won the Triple crown of Open water Swimming from the world open swimming association. His achievements truly inspired us and reminds that anyone can achieve anything
Inventions and Inventors
1. Who invented Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell: He was brought up in Edinburgh Scotland. He was a teacher for the deaf at Boston University. It is a private research university in Boston, Massachussets. From an early age in Boston, he had an inquisitive (curious) mind. He became attracted with acoustic and voice patterns. While teaching he was experimenting he played with transmitting sound via electricity. Telephone was developed as a result. He applied patent on March 7, 1876. He also helped Helen Keller to find the treatment for her deaf-blindness. Bell died because of anaemia on 2nd August, 1922.
2. Who invented lightbulb: Thomas edison: We all know that incandescent lamp was invented by Edison but if one look at the facts and history, there were over 20 inventors. Reason why Edison is credited with such invention is based on three factors. Factor 1: use of effective incandescent material. Factor 2: A high vacuum as compared to what was achieved by other inventors. Factor 3: A high resistance. Team at Edison invention factory tested more than 6000 possible material to choose best filaments in Menlo Park, New Jersey. As a result of these experiments carbonised bamboo was found best solution. One of the fact related to his sleep is that he could go to sleep anywhere, anytime on anything.
3. Who invented Basketball: James Naismith (1861-1939). He was canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. He was not good at studies but was excellent at games. One of the famous saying of him is ,“Basketball does not build character it reveals it”. As the time passed the game became so popular that it became an official event at the summer Olympics in Berlin (capital of Germany). He invented 13 rules for this game for example preventing players from running.
4. Who invented World Wide Web: Tim Berner’s Lee. He was the man leading the development of world wide web , HTML, HTTP and URL. He is born in London, England. He is a scientist and academic whose visionary and innovative work has transformed humans lives in many aspects. He invented the web in 1989 while working at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). He is director of world wide web consortium (organization to lead the web to it’s full potential).
5. Who Invented Telescope: Many of the people believe that telescope was invented by italian astronomer Galileo Galilei but it is not absolute truth. The earliest work for designing of telescope was done by German-Dutch Lensmaker Hans Lippershey in 1608. Galileo heard about work of hans in 1609. He improved his designs and invented a new telescope. Using this telescope, he discovered four largest moons of jupyter including Lo, Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. Talking more about him, in 1609 he changed people opinion about moon where people believes that moon contains shadow. But Galileo realized that it actually contains mountains and craters. Along with these mentioned discoveries, he also improved many scientific instruments including telescope, compass and microscope.
6. Who Invented Radio: Many people believe that italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi was the inventor of radio. Yes it is true but let us elaborate it more. For this discovery, there was head to head between Marconi and Serbian-Amercian Scientist Nikola Tesla. In 1884, tesla invented induction/tesla coil which is essential to send and receive radio waves. In 1895, as he was preparing to send radio signal, a fire destroyed his lab. In year 1896, marconi on the other hand carried out his experiments and was successful in sending and receiving Morse code based radio signals. He applied patent for tuned telegraphy. In 1901, he transmitted first transatlantic telegraph. Finally in 1904, U.S Patent office gave italian patent for the invention of radio. In 1909, Marconi won the nobel prize for physics. In 1915, tesla appealed for patent breach and in 1943, U.S Supreme court restored tesla as the inventor of radio.
7. Who Invented Television:Philo Taylor Farnsworth demonstrated first television signal transmission on September 7, 1927. But many researchers and scientist played a pivotal role in the invention. Donot forget John Logie Baird who invented first mechanical television. Another Inventor Charles Francis Jenkins (American) proved to be instrumental in development of television and camera technology. In a nutshell, television was invented by the contribution of these scientists.
Creator of The Mona Lisa’ and The Last Supper | Ultimate Renaissance Man: Both are created by Leonardo da Vinci. He is considered to be a key person in the birth of the European Renaissance, which saw an emergence of new ideas, scientific discoveries and the creation of beautiful art. He trained under the Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio and was simply homeschooled. Apart from his amazing paintings, Leonardo also made extensive detailed drawings of helicopters, aeroplanes, parachutes, armored tanks. He sketched ideas for an underwater diving suit, a self-propelled vehicle and a flying machine that was a precursor to the helicopter. His paintings are very intriguing. He was ambidextrous – he could draw forward and backward with opposing hands simultaneously. He is epitome of art and science. Leonardo wrote of his love and respect for animals. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates paid $30.8 million for the 72-page collection [ Codex Leicester (also briefly known as Codex Hammer) is a collection of scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci]. When da Vinci was 24 years old, he was arrested along with several male companions on charges of sodomy. In short, he was a painter, engineer,architect and scientist. His inclination towards knowledge is infinite.
Inventor of Printing Press | Movable-Type Printing Press:Johannes Gutenberg (German goldsmith’s). The Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist book from Dunhuang, China, dating to around 868 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty, is said to be the oldest known printed book. The Diamond Sutra was created with a method known as block printing, which utilized panels of hand-carved wood blocks in reverse. Gutenberg’s design was replacing wood with metal and printing blocks with each letter. He was the inventor of a movable-type printing press, based on a Rhenish wine press and using ink that clung to the metal type and produced color fonts. One of his saying ,“What is truth? Truth is something so noble that ig god could turn aside from it, I would keep the truth and turn aside from god.”
Who Invented Wheel: It was bronze age when wheels of clays and wood were attached to the carts. For a long time, it was believed that the Sumerians from Mesopotamia were the inventors of the wheel. But researchers found that people of eastern and western europe of the same age built something similar. If you really think wheel as marvel (wonder), the contributions goes to bronze age. So it would be wrong to mention a name for it. In other words, there were a group pf people who had given their contribution to invent such technology which kept on improving with the passage of time.
The builder of the first navigable submarine: Cornelis Drebbel (Dutch engineer and inventor). Initially he worked as a cartographer (a person who draws or produces maps) and a engraver (someone who cuts designs or words on metal, glass, or wood). He build submarine under the patronage (support) of James 1 of England. Some reports suggest Drebbel had a chemical means for generating fresh air in the submarine. From some findings, it came out that Drebbel might have had the technology to generate oxygen from heated Potassium Nitrate (Saltpetre). His patents included a thermometer, a perpetual motion clock, a chimney, a dying process, a pump and his thermostat was led to the first automatic chicken egg incubator and the first oven with self-regulating temperature.
Who invented Semiconductors: The term semiconducting was used for the first time by Alessandro Volta in 1782. Michael Faraday was the first person to observe a semiconductor effect in 1833. In 1901, the very first semiconductor device, called “cat whiskers” was invented by Jagadis Chandra Bose.John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley, all invented the transistor in 1947 at Bell Labs. Shockley invented the junction transistor in 1948. So, In short there is no inventor of semiconductor but there are different inventors of instruments made from semiconductors. Development in Semiconductor appliances had progressed by leaps and bounds from time to time.
Evolution of writing: Days back to early man when they draw the concepts to express their ideas. Then comes the time for pictographs where common pictures are drawn to represent the idea. Such can be seen today in some caves. Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations developed a writing system known as cuneiform (for commercial trade). The writing system of the Egyptians came to be known as heiroglyphics. Writing in China developed from divination rites using oracle bones. The first writer in history known by name is the Mesopotamian priestess Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE), daughter of Sargon of Akkad, who wrote her hymns to the goddess Inanna and signed them with her name and seal. From time to time, writing progressed and new ways were brought up.
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Alexander Fleming is known for the discovery of penicillin Lysozyme.
Blood makes up around 7 % of the body weight.
Blood cells floats in a yellow liquid called blood plasma.
Protein Hemoglobin is contained in red blood cells. R.B.C carries oxygen. Hemoglobin contains iron which combines with oxygen which gives red color to blood.
Platelets prevent blood clot.
Red blood cells develop in bone marrow and circulates in the body for around 120 days.
Average volume of blood present in the male is 5.6 litres.
Average volume of blood present in females is 4.5 litres.
A new baby have one cup of blood in his/her body.
Humans are the only animals with chins. Some people think elephants have a chin; their lower jaw does have a bit jutting forward that looks like a chin. But it is not chin.
Human nose can detect more than 1 trillion smells. This is done by olfactory system ( sense of smell). Until now, the long-held belief was that we can sniff out about 10,000 smells. But the recent research proved out sensing power is far beyond. Let us make a comparison between eyes, ears and nose. The human eye uses three light receptors that work together to see up to 10 million colours, while the ear can hear almost half a million tones and nose can detect more than 1 trillion smells.
When you’re embarrassed, your body releases adrenaline. Adrenaline speeds up your breathing and heart rate to prepare you to run from danger. It causes your pupils to grow bigger to allow you to take in as much visual information as possible. It slows down your digestive process so that the energy can be redirected to your muscles. The veins in your face also dilate. As they open up allowing more blood to flow, your cheeks become warmer and redder.
The cornea is the only part of the body with no blood supply – it gets its oxygen directly from the air. If blood flowed directly to the front parts of the eye, we would be blinded.
The development of pads on the fingertips and palms start forming during the second and third months of pregnancy. During the third and fourth months of gestation unique markings on the pads is developed. Six months in, the fetus’s fingerprints and footprints are fully developed. The ridges on a fetus’s fingertips have formed three main patterns called as arches, loops, and whorls.