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The Banpo Bridge is a major bridge in downtown Seoul over the Han River, South Korea, connecting the Seocho and Yongsan districts. The bridge is on top of Jamsu Bridge, forming the upper half of a double-deck bridge; it is the first double deck bridge built in South Korea. Address: Banpo 2(i)-dong, Seoul, South Korea ConstructionContinue reading “Facts stranger than fiction..61”

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A rice–fish system is an integrated rice field or ricefield/pond complex, where fish are grown concurrently or alternately with rice. Fish may be deliberately stocked (fish culture), or may enter fields naturally from surrounding water ways when flooding occurs (rice field fisheries), or a bit of both. It means aquatic animals living in rice fields including freshwater prawn, marineshrimp, crayfish, crab, turtle, bivalve, frog, and even insects. Rice-fish farming isContinue reading “Facts stranger than fiction..60”

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Vicious Cycle… who is afraid of whom…………   Cockroach => Rat => Cat => Dog => Man => Girl => Cockroach….   Amazingly, the rodent can eat a cockroach out of a glue trap without itself becoming entangled. … Occasionally, professionals report seeing mice or rats directly eating cockroaches or other insects.

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Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Originally called the Magic Cube, the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toy Corp. in 1980 via businessman Tibor Laczi and Seven Towns founder Tom Kremer, and won the German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle that year. As ofContinue reading “Facts stranger than fiction..58”

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Festival.. SHIMGA… HOLI in Konkan (Maharashtra)

Due to the fast paced lives and urbanisation, Shimga is one of the festivals of Maharashtra that is vanishing from the cities. However, small villages like Kodavali in ratnagiri are keeping the candle of Konkani culture burning and are the best places to witness the unique Holi celebrations in India.  The festivities of Holi areContinue reading “Festival.. SHIMGA… HOLI in Konkan (Maharashtra)”

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Penguins are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galapagos penguin, found north of the equator. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Family: Spheniscidae; Bonaparte, 1831 Scientific name: Spheniscidae Class: AvesContinue reading “Facts stranger than fiction..57”

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The Internet (contraction of interconnected network) is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. INTERNET  is a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols. The Internet, sometimes called simply “the Net,” is a worldwide system of computer networks – a networkContinue reading “Facts stranger than fiction..56”

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Mount Disappointment is an 800-metre mountain, located on the southern end of the Great Dividing Range, 9.5 kilometres north of Whittlesea, 60 kilometres north of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. Elevation: 800 m Location: Victoria, Australia Mountain range: Great Dividing Range Parent ranges: Hume Range, Great Dividing Range A popular hiking spot, this 800-m high mountain is home to manyContinue reading “Facts stranger than fiction..55”

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A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country’s government, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel, Standard passports may contain information such as the holder’s name, place and date of birth, photograph, signature, and other identifying information. Many countries are moving towards including biometric information in a microchip embedded in the passport,Continue reading “Facts stranger than fiction..54”

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Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing,Continue reading “Facts stranger than fiction..53”

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