Interesting Facts - 5

Where would one be if he/she were a pillion rider?
On the backseat of a Cycle or Two-wheeler

Which is the most common word used in the English Language?

How many winks one is said to have if taken a short sleep or a doze?
Forty winks

What on road is a 'sleeping policeman'?
A speed breaker

What does the expression, 'My stomach thinks my throat is cut', mean?
It means 'I am hungry'

What kind of person is made to wear a strait jacket?
A violent prisoner/A mental patient

Which part of a dog might one see in a book?
Dog ears(when pages are folded in the corners)

The word 'chit' is derived from a word in an Indian Language. Which word?
Chiti (a letter)

How did the saucer get its name?
It was originally used for keeping sauce

In a standard dictionary, which letter has the least number of words listed under it?

Mascots of London Olympics 2012 questions and answers

When were the official mascots for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled?
19th May 2010

When was the first time both Olympic and Paralympic mascots were unveiled at the same time?
At the Vancouver Olympics (2010)

Name the two mascots of London Olympics 2012.
Wenlock and Mandeville

What does the two animated mascots depict?
Two drops of steel from a steelworks in Bolton

How is the name Wenlock derived for a mascot of summer olympics 2012?
It is named after the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock which held a forerunner of the current Olympic Games

How is the name Mandeville derived for a mascot of summer olympics 2012?
It is named after Stoke Mandeville, a village in Buckinghamshire where a forerunner to the Paralympic Games were first held

Who wrote the story concepts to the mascots?
Michael Morpurgo

Name the 2 stories created about the mascots.
Out Of A Rainbow and Adventures On A Rainbow


What in India lasts for 52 seconds?
The National Anthem

What relation is R.K.Laxman(cartoonist) to R.K.Narayan(novelist)?
They are brothers

With which Indian state the (colourful) art form pipli?

Which Mughul emperor issued gold and silver coins bearing the signs of the Zodiac?

The Sansakar Kendra(Museum) in Ahmedabad is the only one of its kind in India. What is it?
A kite museum

The Nathula Pass connects Tibet with which Indian state?

What is common to Uni, Broad, Metre and Narrow?
Railway track(gauges) sizes

What fruit comes in the following varieties: Ratna, Neelam, Sindhu, Fernandin and Enugu Dutta?

During Worldwar II, which was the only part of India to be occupied by Japanese troops?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Which late Indian Prime Minister's birthday is celebrated on December 23 as Kisan Diwas?
Charan Singh

The largest fair in the world for the sale of which animal is held in Pushkar, Rajasthan?