- Wikimedia Commons: Pic of the Day
- Wikipedia: Pic of the Day
- World News
- Fun With Puzzles
- Fun With Logic
- Online Sudoku Variations
- Online Logical Puzzles
- Picture Logic Puzzles
- Jigsaw Puzzles
- Crossword Puzzles
- Multiplayer Games
- Chess Games
- Kids Games
- Logical Games
- Educational Games
- Online Fun Games
- Word Search Puzzles
- Online Word Puzzles
- Facebook Page
- Google+ Page
The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah-Mat," which means the king is dead
|Sir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity|
|Luis XIX (1775 - 1844) was king of France for only 20 minutes (in 1824)|
|President Lincoln dreamt about his assassination ten days before it occurred|
|Albert Einstein never wore any socks|
|Charlie Cahplin Dead Body Was Stolen|
|The private income of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is known as the Privy Purse|
|By the age of 17, Bill Gates had sold his first computer program, a time-tabling system for his high school, for $4,200|
Indian Railways has a network of 114,500 kilometers (71,147 mi) with 7,500 stations. It is one of busiest rail network in world carrying over 30 million passengers and 2.8 million tons of freight daily. It has the world's fourth largest railway network after those of the United States, Russia and China. It is the world's second largest commercial or utility employer, with more than 1.36 million employees. As for rolling stock, IR owns over 240,000 (freight) wagons, 60,000 coaches and 9,000 locomotives.
Labels: Do you know?
People sometimes see "stars" in day time. The reason is sometimes when people physically exert themselves or stand up quickly after sitting or bending over, they see little spots of light moving in front of them. This phenomenon can also occur after a blow to the head and is generally referred to as seeing "stars".
It is caused by a condition known as posterior vitreous detachment (which often also results in blurred vision), whereby the vitreous humor — the jellylike fluid that fills the eyeball — detaches from the optic nerve, an action that the brain perceives as flashes of light.
In most cases, this is only temporary and normal vision is restored in a few seconds, but it is more common in elderly people, whose vitreous humor has degenerated and partially liquefied In some cases, the retina can fully detach and the flashes become permanent.
Low blood pressure can also cause flashes, especially when someone changes position quickly In this case, the flashes are caused by a lack of blood flow to the visual areas of the brain.
Labels: Do you know?
A WATERSPOUT is an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water and is connected to a cumuliform cloud. In the common form, it is a non-supercell tornado over water.While many waterspouts form in the tropics, locations at higher latitude within temperate zones also report waterspouts, such as Europe and the Great Lakes. Although rare, waterspouts have been observed in connection with lake-effect snow precipitation bands.
Yangpu and Nanpu bridges are crossing the Huangpu River and connecting the Pudong (east of Shanghai) to the rest of Shanghai areas, and they are among the longest bridges of the world. The two bridges are at 7,658 and 8,346 meters respectively. The distance between two bridges is 11 kilometers. Both are of the double cable-stayed suspension type with a long span. The two bridges of the Huangpu River combined with the Oriental Pearl Tower form the magnificent view of "two dragons playing the pearl". Nanpu Bridge is the first bridge that was built across the Huangpu River. As a cable-stayed bridge, its main bridge is 846 meters long and 30.35 meters wide, divided into six lanes. The Yangpu Bridge is a sister bridge of the Nanpu Bridge and was opened to traffic in October 1993. The two bridges act as two wings to help the Inner-Ring Road to fly across the Huangpu River
|Yangpu and Nanpu bridges|
The water is so transparent that it seems shallow, but in realty it is 370 feet in depth.