Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Interesting Facts That One Should Know

General knowledge is a fascinating concept. We get to know so many different things about the capital. Right from capitals, cultures, music, movies to politics and astronomy, even sky is not the limit. Garnering knowledge is one way to feel good about self. It also gives you more weightage in social gatherings. When you are aware of things happening around you, you get better perspective and make rational opinion. So, let’s join hands in knowing some of the interesting facts about the world.

What is South America's highest mountain range? - The Andes

In which continent is the Sahara desert? - Africa

Of which country is Khartoum the capital? - Sudan.

Name the two longest rivers in the world:- Amazon and Nile

Which ocean is to the east of Africa? - Indian Ocean

Which is bigger, a lake or an ocean? - An ocean

What is the capital city of Norway? - Oslo

What is the capital city of New Zealand? - Wellington

What is the biggest state in the U.S.A.? - Alaska

Which country has the biggest land area? - Russia

What natural phenomena are measured by the 'Richter scale'? - Earthquakes

Which two oceans does the Panama Canal link? - Atlantic and Pacific

What is the line of latitude 23.5 degrees north of the equator called? - Tropic of Cancer

Who named the Pacific Ocean? - Ferdinad Magellan

Which country is called "Land Of White Elephants'? - Thailand

In which part of the world is the River Snake? - USA

Which is the tallest race in the world? - Tutsis, average height 185 cm

Where are the Ajanta caves? - Maharashtra in India

In which country is Mount Everest? - Nepal

Which continent has the biggest population? - Asia

What is the capital of Fiji? - Suva

In which country is the world's highest waterfall? - Venezuela

Which country has the most people? - China

What is the capital city of Kenya? - Nairobi

Which are the lowest and highest points in United States? - Death Valley in southern California is the lowest point in the United States at 282 feet below sea level. The highest point in the contiguous 48 states is also in California: Mount Whitney, which is 14,491 feet above sea level.

Which town in the world is situated at a highest altitude? - Wenchan in Tibet at an altitude of 5100 M.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Musical Facts

Music is a universal theme. Go to any part of the world and you will find the ubiquitous presence of music. Music speaks just one language. The words are different but message and feel is same. So why not try gathering some interesting facts about music? This article will be giving you fascinating knowledge about some musical facts. So gear up for a musical ride.

When is World Music Day? - 21st June

How many strings does a bass guitar usually have? - Four

Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings? – Piano

Which instrument is a cross between violin and the cello? - Viola

The song, Ain't Misbehavin' was written by which famous jazz musician? - Fats Waller

How many instruments are there in a string quintet? - Five

Where did Ghazal originate? - Persia

What instrument did the jazz musician Miles Davis play? - Trumpet

How many strings does a violin have? - Four

Which classical composer became deaf near the end of his life? - Beethoven

Which western instrument most commonly used for Indian classical compositions? - Violin

In what country did reggae music originate? - Jamaica

Which British rock group does Liam and Noel Gallagher belongs to? - Oasis

In which country is a 'gamelan orchestra' most commonly found? - Indonesia

Who wrote the song entitled 'Yesterday'? - Paul McCartney

Name of the boy at the centre of the Michael Jackson abuse trial? - Gavin Arvizo

Who wrote The Sound of Music? - RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

What is the small town in which called in which Clark Kent grew up? - Small Ville

Michael Jackson is known as the King of Pop. Who is the queen of Pop? - Madonna

What is unusual about “trance” music that mesmerizes the audience? - It is played at 130- 160 beats per minute

Which famous Indian musician collaborated on a Beatles album? - Pundit Ravi Shankar.