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Incredibly Weird Facts

1. The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.

2. The world’s deepest postbox is in Susami Bay in Japan. It’s 10 metres underwater.

3. In 2007, an American man named Corey Taylor tried to fake his own death in order to get out of his cell phone contract without paying a fee. It didn’t work.

4. The oldest condoms ever found date back to the 1640s (they were found in a cesspit at Dudley Castle), and were made from animal and fish intestines.

5. In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.

6. Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

 

7. Most Muppets are left-handed. (Because most Muppeteers are right-handed, so they operate the head with their favoured hand.)

 

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9 things you don’t know about India Gate

India Gate can truly be called the pride of India. Situated in the heart of Delhi, it receives thousands of tourists every month.
Very few know that India Gate is the national monument of India. Built in 1931, the monument was inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
-The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by the Duke of Connaught, on 10th February 1921.
-The walls of India Gate have been inscribed with the names of the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan Wars.
-It took approximately 10 years to complete the construction work on the monument, which came to an end in 1931.
-India Gate also bears some resemblance to the ‘Arc de Triomphe’, situated in Paris.
-The monument rises to a height of 42 meters and has many important roads spreading out from it.
-The flame of the Jyoti burns day and night, to remind the nation of soldiers who died in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971.
-Amar Jawan Jyoti was unveiled on January 26, 1972, by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
– It is customary for the President and the Prime Minister, as well as visiting Guests of State, to pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti, on occasions of State ceremonies.
-India Gate serves as the venue of the Republic Day parade, which takes place on 26th January every year.