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Take a look at such a list of such facts and details that will definitely leave you to spellbound

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Human beings are the most complex species of all and the place we live is much more complicated than we can ever think of. In day to day life, we come across many such phenomena and events that are way beyond our imagination.

With the unprecedented leap in science and technology, we are able to decode the very mysterious subjects which were well beyond our imagination.

Take a look at such a list of such facts and details that will definitely leave you to spellbound.

1. Almost every one of us has played Mario in our childhood and it was one of the buzzes of the nineties. But not everyone knows that the bushes and clouds in Mario game are the same, just they are coloured differently.

Mario is more surprising than you might think.
Mario is more surprising than you might think. Wikimedia Commons

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2. The human body is really a great gift to us but with that, we do contain very unusual things it. Like, an adult human contains two to nine pounds of bacteria in it.

The amount of bacteria in your body will surprise you.
The number of bacteria in your body will surprise you. Wikimedia Commons

3. Whales are the biggest mammal present on this earth, so does their organs. A Blue whales heart is almost the same size of a Volkswagen Beetle and one can swim through some of its arteries.

An image of a whale's heart.
An image of a whale’s heart. Wikimedia Commons

4. Half of all humans who have ever lived died from malaria. There are various reasons for our death but malaria remains at the top of it. Almost half of all the humans have ever have died of malaria.

More people die of malaria than anything else in the world.
More people die of malaria than anything else in the world. Wikimedia Commons

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5. Charlie Chaplin is one of the best ever comedian in the history of mankind. Interestingly, once Charlie Chaplin stood third in a contest for “Charlie Chaplin look-alike”.

It might sound strange but Charlie Chaplin did lose a 'Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
It might sound strange but Charlie Chaplin did lose a ‘Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. Wikimedia Commons

6.  Ageing is a part of our body and with every passing day, we are not the same that we were yesterday. Yet, we replace every particle in our body every seven years. Thus virtually, we are not the same person
you were 7 years ago.

Human body is not as simple as you may think.
The human body is not as simple as you may think. Wikimedia Commons

7. Turtles can breathe out of their butts. Turtles are reptiles that last for many years and have said to be on the earth for more than 200 million years. One of their reasons for such a long survival can be that they can breathe out of their butts. Can be?

Is breathing through their butts the reason for turtle's long life ?
Is breathing through their butts the reason for turtle’s long life? Wikimedia Commons

8. Is there anyone, who wants to die or age early? We don’t think so. But there is a species of jellyfish known as Turritopsis Nutricula that is said to be immortal. Now, this is something we can learn from Jellyfish.

Jellyfishes are virtually immortal.
Jellyfishes are virtually immortal. Wikimedia Commons

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9.  The average sperm count of healthy human can range from 40 million to 300 million. It is the normal range for the number of sperm per millilitre. But did you know that each sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it? That means a normal ejaculation by a human represents a data transfer of 1587GB in about 3 seconds. Now, does it sounds like a supercomputer?

Each sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it.
Each sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it. Wikimedia Commons

10. We all know that every human has different fingerprints and retinal structure. Therefore, these features are used for security purposes also. But do you know that a human tongue print is also absolutely unique? Now you know it, so you can boast about it.

 

Tongue prints can be used to identify a person too.
Tongue prints can be used to identify a person too. Wikimedia Commons

11. Human blood remains to be a very complex fluid and makes up around 7% of the weight of a human body. Over the period of just twenty-four hours, our blood can run the distance of 19,312 kilometres. The said distance is more than between India and America. Remember, just twenty-four odd hours.

Blood makes up 7% of our body weight.
Blood makes up 7% of our body weight. Wikimedia Commons

12. Human blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. With that, we have four types of blood groups. That’s what almost many of us think. But in fact, we have twenty-nine types of blood groups that are been discovered by the scientists till now. The rarest of them belong to the Bombay subtype. But this blood group is common for a small group of families in Japan.

There are 29 types of blood groups in reality.
There are 29 types of blood groups in reality. Wikimedia Commons

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13. We all know that light is the fastest electromagnetic wave and can travel at 299 792 458 m/s. But, do you know what speed a normal human being sneezes. The answer is 160 km/h. So, from next time, try to sneeze away from the person sitting next to you. You might blow him up.

This 2009 photograph captured a sneeze in progress, revealing the plume of salivary droplets as they are expelled in a large cone-shaped array from this man’s open mouth, thereby, dramatically illustrating the reason one needs to cover his/her mouth when coughing, or sneezing, in order to protect others from germ exposure.
This 2009 photograph is dramatically illustrating the reason one needs to cover his/her mouth when coughing, or sneezing, in order to protect others from germ exposure. Wikimedia Commons

14. Bhutan is a landlocked country on the Himalayas’ eastern edge and is known for splendid Buddhist monasteries. But as of now, no one knows how many people live in that country because, after 1975, no census has ever been taken by the government.

There has been no census in Bhutan since 1975.
There has been no census in Bhutan since 1975.

15. Space is indeed a very magnificent place to explore. Many countries have come up to dig more into the outer space and are trying to know more about our universe. The only way a person can go out of the atmosphere is by getting trained as an Astronaut. But they also do have some limitations and one of them remains to be very quirky.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before setting out for space. Wikimedia Commons

An Astronaut is not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind by any chance can damage their spacesuits. And we all know that a spacesuit costs millions of rupee. So, now you know that beans can cause gas and it’s really not good to have any gastric problem is any public gathering.

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10 Things You Should know About Neerja Bhanot

She laid her life for the sake of other, when honoured called

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Sharing a moment from their wedding day, Sonam, who now goes by 'SonamKAhuja' on Instagram, wrote:
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A women who sacrificed her life, at the age of 24, so that she could protect her passengers. Her plane Pam Am Flight 73 was hijacked on the way to USA, she saved each and every life on that flight, except hers.

Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Neerja’ is based on the same set of events. Kapoor won her first National award for the film.

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Here 10 must know facts about Neerja Bhanot:

1. She was born on 7th September, 1962 in Chandigarh to Harish and Rama Bhanot.

Her father was a journalist in his days. Her parents had prayed for long to get a daughter. When she was born, her father had thanked the nurse twice. She repeated, ‘It is a girl.’

2. She studied in Bombay Scottish School, and graduated from St Xavier’s college, Mumbai.

A ‘no problem’ child, who entertained ‘no nonsense’. Neerja’s family name was ‘Lado’.

3. She was a loyal friend.

Even if she had a disagreement with any of her friends, she would always be the first to sort it out. She always used to speak her mind, telling the truth.

4. Neerja Bhanot was a known face in ad campaigns.

She was around 18 years old when a photographer approached her for a modelling assignment. When the ad was printed, what followed was a mirage of jobs. Neerja had features in ads for Binaca, Vaporex and Krack Jack biscuits.

Her flight was hijacked on its way to United States of America. Pexels
Her flight was hijacked on its way to United States of America. Pexels

5. She was married to a man based in Sharjah in March 1985.

This was when her modelling career was taking off. But Neerja agreed to the marriage without any argument. However within two months of the marriage, she was subjected to mental and physical abuse.

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6. Neerja’s marriage came to an end when she came back to Mumbai for a modelling assignment.

Her husband sent her an ugly letter listing terms of her return. It was ‘accept the humiliating terms without a whimper at your own cost’ offer. The other option was separation. Bhanot chose the later.

7. She was picked in the top 80, out of 10,000 applicants for a job of flight attendant with Pam Am.

After her abusive marriage ended, Neerja wanted to prove herself. She used to say if something happened to her one day, even her ex-husband’s shadow should not fall on her dead body. Her wish was honoured.

8. She left home for the last time on 5th September 1986.

25 hours before turning 24, she left to attend her cabin-crew duty. Neerja Bhanot was known to be absolutely calm and efficient through the hijack episode. She alerted the captain, and it was her smartness that ensured the plane couldn’t take off.

She could have escaped first when she opened the emergency exit. Pexels
She could have escaped first when she opened the emergency exit. Pexels

9. She saved others, over herself.

Neerja could have saved herself when she opened the emergency exit, but that didn’t go well with her. She decided to be the last person to quit, be it alive or dead.

10. It was on 6th of September that her funeral took place, just a day before her birthday.

The women who died so other could live. She cremated with the chanting of ‘Goodbye darling, please keep coming’, her favourite mantra.