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Interesting Facts - 6

The planets Mercury and Venus have no moons

Tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and the Moon

The Earth is slightly flattened at the poles. It bulges near the equator, the greatest bulge being just south of the equator

Shooting stars are not stars. They are meteors.

Petrol is such a powerful fuel that a small cup of it contains enough energy to raise a person to the top of Mt.Everest

Arabic numbers were not invented by Arabs. these originated in India. Arab traders learned the numbers from India and introduced them to Europe

A blood donor can give about half a litre of blood, once in about two months

The tomato is called the 'most popular vegetable fruit'

The world's largest grown vegetable crop is the potato

The most dangerous creature in the world is the common housefly. It transmits germs of maximum number of diseases to the food it sits on, thus, causing death of many people


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