Facts about Nepal

 

Nepal is a landlocked South Asian country. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is its official name. It has a total area of 147,181 square kilometers. Kathmandu is the capital city. Nepal's official language is Nepali, and its official currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). It shares borders with two countries: India and China. In terms of natural beauty and cultural diversity, Nepal is unlike any other country.


Nepal is known as the "ceiling of the world" because it is home to eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyo, and Dhaulagiri. Nepal contains a sizable portion of the Himalayas.


Nepal, the world's last Hindu country, was declared secular by its parliament in 2006. It still has the world's highest proportion of Hindus among its population today. Cows are considered sacred in Nepal, and it is illegal to kill one; it is also the country's national animal.


Nepal does not observe an independence day because it has never been occupied by a foreign power. The country is the oldest in South Asia. Nepal was a monarchical monarchy until 2008, when it became a federal democratic republic.


Nepalese people greet each other by placing their palms together. They bow their heads and say "Namaste," as is customary in neighboring India. This literally translates to "I salute the God within you."


Within a 15-kilometer radius of Kathmandu, there are seven UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites. It has been dubbed the world's living cultural museum. Furthermore, Nepal has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, making it the country with the highest concentration of heritage sites.


The beautiful snow leopard, red panda, and one-horned rhino are among Nepal's endangered species.


Nepal is home to 5,980 flowering plant species, 2% of the world's orchids, and 6% of the world's rhododendron species. The country is home to over 250 species of flora and fauna, including 870 species of birds (roughly 8% of the world's total), 650 species of butterflies, and the world's most giant moths and honeybees. The Chitwan National Park is a sanctuary for endangered and rare animals like Asia's one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tiger.


Nepal also has over 650 different butterfly species, as well as the world's largest moth (the Atlas moth) and some of the world's largest wild honeybees.


The Nepalese Himalayas are the confluence of three major Asian river systems: the Ganga, the Brahmaputra, and the Yamuna. The Himalayas also have the world's third-largest ice and snow depository.


Nepal has nearly 870 bird species, more than the continents of North Africa and Europe combined. They are home to 8% of all bird species on the planet.


Nepal's constitution is relatively new, having been drafted only in 2015.


The Kaligandaki River in Nepal is older than the Himalayas and serves as a major ecological divide between the western and eastern Himalayas.


Nepal is the only country with a flag made up of two triangles, as opposed to the more common quadrilateral flags. The upper triangle depicts the moon, while the lower triangle depicts the sun, representing Nepal's two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. Despite the fact that the current flag was adopted in 1962, the design is said to be over 2000 years old. It is also said to symbolize the Himalayas.


The altitude variation in Nepal is extreme. It has the world's highest valley (Arun) and the deepest gorge (Kaligandaki), with altitudes ranging from 59 meters to Everest's world-leading 8,848 meters. Chitwan is the tallest grassland on the planet.


Despite the fact that Hinduism is the official religion, Nepal has never experienced riots based on religion or ethnicity.


Nepal's most mountainous region, in the north, is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including its most famous, Mount Everest. Mount Everest, at 8,848 meters (5.5 miles) above sea level, towers over all others. The Sherpas call it Sagarmatha ("Forehead of the Sky").


The Hindu Kiratis, a Mongoloid tribe, are thought to have been the first rulers of Kathmandu. When the north Indian rulers overthrew the Kiratis in 300 A.D., the country became predominantly Hindu. The 'Dark Ages' in Nepal began in the 700s, when Tibetans and Kashmiris invaded the country.


Nepal's illustrious Gurkha soldiers have always successfully defended their country. Their motto is "Better to die than to be a coward." The British were so impressed with their fighting ability during the Indian wars that they have been a salaried part of the British Army since 1815.


To prevent European conquest of its territory, Nepal followed an isolationist policy under the Rana regime from 1846 to the 1950s.

Facts about Cranes

 

The crane appears to be a close relative of storks and herons, despite the fact that they are not genetically related. Cranes are classified into four genera, with a total of 15 species. Except for Antarctica and South America, these birds can be found on all continents. Crane prefers to live in marshes and on the plains.

They have the body shape of herons and egrets, but they are heavier. The number of all crane species has decreased dramatically in recent years as a result of accelerated habitat loss and pet trade. The endangered species list includes the Whooping Crane, Florida Sandhill Crane, Siberian Crane, and Mississippi Sandhill Crane.


Cranes range in size from 8.8 to 26.5 pounds in weight and 3 to 7 feet in length, depending on the species. Demoiselle Cranes are the smallest crane species, Sarus Cranes are the tallest, and Red-crowned Cranes are the heaviest.


Cranes are distinguished by their long necks and straight beaks.


Cranes feed opportunistically. That means they'll eat whatever they can find in their environment.


Amphibians, fish, insects, and small rodents, as well as seed, berries, and various plants, are frequently on their menu.


Cranes are social birds that congregate in large groups known as flocks.


Loud sounds are used to establish communication within the flock. They make a wide range of sounds, including alarm calls that alert other birds in the flock to a potential threat. Cranes communicate through body language as well.


Some crane species live on a single territory year round, while others migrate seasonally (those that live in temperate climate). During migration, migratory species can travel up to 10,000 miles.


Some crane species can travel up to 500 miles per day in search of food.


Cranes from Europe and Asia can fly up to 32 800 feet. That is a world record for birds.


Crane relies on the wind and warm air columns to fly at the appropriate height and length.


Crane mating season varies according to species. Between April and May, migratory cranes mate. From December to March, non-migratory species mate.


Cranes are monogamous birds (one couple mate for a lifetime). Mating rituals are complicated dances that include fast foot movements, jumps, stretching, and bowing.


Nests are constructed in marshy areas. The female lays two eggs, which hatch after about 30 days.


Both parents care for the chicks for up to ten months after hatching. Chicks develop the same plumage as their parents 2 to 4 months after hatching.


Some crane species' chicks sleep in a standing position. Between the ages of 3 and 5 years, young birds reach sexual maturity.


In the wild, the crane has an average lifespan of 20 to 30 years. The oldest known crane was the Siberian Crane, which lived in captivity for 83 years.


Facts about Monday

 

Monday is the weekday that falls between Sunday and Tuesday. It is the first day of the week according to the International Organization for Standardization's ISO 8601 standard, and the second day of the week in countries that follow the "Sunday-first" convention.


It has also been discovered that worker productivity is at an all-time low on Mondays. People are up to 30% less productive on Mondays, and it has been shown that they often only manage 3.5 hours of work throughout the day.


Monday is the second day of the week, following Sunday.


Monday is the day of the week when the majority of people shop online.


If the first two days of the year are Mondays, a leap year will have 53 Mondays.


Monday gets its name from the Old English word "Mōnandæg" and the Middle English word "Monenday," and it was originally a translation of the Latin "dies lunae," which means "day of the Moon."


According to Islamic tradition, the prophet Muhammad was born on a Monday. According to the same tradition, he received the Quran from God on a Monday. Other traditions claim that the prophet fasted on Mondays on a regular basis.


In the United Kingdom, "Monday" is a slang term for a large and heavy sledgehammer.


On a Monday, Jesse Owens won the first of his historic gold medals.


There were 53 Mondays in both 2012 and 2018. This occurrence will not occur again until 2024.


On a Monday, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped a bomb on Hiroshima that exploded with the force of 20,000 tons of TNT, killing between 90,000 and 150,000 people. It, along with the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki three days later, forced Japan to surrender to the Allies, effectively ending WWII.


Monday is the only day of the week that is an anagram for a single word, 'dynamo.'


Kisses were created by Hershey's for the first time on July 1, 1907.


According to a 2011 study, the average person moans for 34 minutes on Mondays, compared to 22 minutes on other days.


On May 17, 1954, a Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that school segregation based on skin color was unconstitutional.


On a Monday, nearly half of all employees are late for work.


Mondays are designated fasting days in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam alike. Mondays are said to have strong spiritual correspondences in all three religions – Mormons conduct family religious study time, the Prophet was said to be born on a Monday in Islam, and fasting on a Monday of the second civil year of the Hebrew calendar is considered full of blessings in Judaism.


On a Monday, professionals over the age of 40 are the most stressed.


The Titanic went down on a Monday!


According to one study, the best ways to beat the "Monday Blues" are to watch TV, go online shopping, buy chocolate, and plan a vacation.


YouTube, the popular video streaming site, was launched on a Monday in 2005.


Monday is widely regarded as "suicide day," as it is the day of the week when the greatest number of people commit suicide.


According to numerology, the numbers 1, 2, and 7 are lucky for Monday.


Mondays are also designated as "heart attack days," with a 20 percent increase in heart attacks.


On a Monday, Mickey Mouse, our beloved Disney character for both children and adults, made his first television appearance.


Mondays are the most sleep-deprived days of the week. Scientists believe that the extra sleep you get on the weekend makes you worse off on Monday because it throws off your body clock. It's more of a shock to wake up early on Monday than it is to wake up early on any other weekday.


According to statistics, the US stock market rises on Mondays.


According to one study, Americans of all ages feel their least attractive on Mondays.


Facts about Grapes

 

Grapes are one of the most popular fruits. It is a member of the Vitaceae family. Georgia is where grapes are grown (Near East). Grapes are found in 60 species and approximately 8000 varieties around the world today. Grape cultivation began 8000 years ago. Grapes are an essential part of the human diet. This fruit is high in nutritional value and has numerous health benefits. Grapes are used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to the human diet.


According to Dictionary.com, in Old English, the word "berry" meant "grape." In botanical terms, a grape is still defined as a type of berry today. This means that each grapefruit is produced by a single flower on the grapevine.


Grapes grow on vines that can grow to be 50 feet long. A single vine typically yields 40 clusters of grapes.


According to WebMD, scientists have identified over 8,000 different grape varieties. These include wine grapes and table grapes, the majority of which are from Europe and the Americas.


The leaves are large, green, and lobed. They have teeth on the edges.


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization keeps track of growing areas around the world and reports that grapes cover 29,292 square miles of the Earth's surface. Spain, Italy, China, and Turkey are among the top producers.


Grapevine grows tendrils that resemble snakes. They aid plant growth by binding to nearby objects and structures.


According to a study published in the journal Microbial Ecology, the more yeast that grows on the grape, the riper it is. This could explain why ancient people started using this type of fruit to make wine.


Grapevine has small, green flowers that grow in clusters. Flowers have both male (stamen) and female (pistil) reproductive organs and can self-pollinate.


Grapes are also high in vitamin K and low in fat and cholesterol.


Fruit, botanically speaking, is a member of the berry family. Pyramid-shaped clusters of fruit grow. On average, one cluster contains 75 berries. They can have a rounded, egg-shaped, or elongated shape. The berries of the majority of grapes contain seed. Raisins are made from grapes that have had their seeds removed.


People are eating more grapes than they did several decades ago, according to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. Each year in 1970, the average person consumed 2.9 pounds of grapes. Annual consumption had risen to 7.9 pounds per person by 2009.


The color of the berries varies depending on the variety. Grapes come in a variety of colors, including yellow, green, red, and dark purple.


According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States is the world's largest importer of grapes for human consumption. The United States imported 568,000 tons of table grapes in 2012.


Grape production is a massive, well-developed, and well-known industry all over the world. Vineyards cover approximately 25 million acres of land on the planet. Every year, 72 million tons of grapes are produced. 71% of grapes produced are used in the production of wines, 27% are sold as fresh fruit, and 2% are processed into raisins.


According to Wine Maker Magazine, it takes approximately 90 pounds of grapes to produce five gallons or approximately 25 bottles of wine. That works out to over three and a half pounds of grapes per bottle.


One bottle of vine necessitates the consumption of 2.5 pounds of grape.


Grape seed extracts are also used medicinally by some people.


According to hieroglyphs discovered in Egyptian tombs, the ancient Egyptians were familiar with the production of wine.


Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya of Mumbai, India holds the record for eating the most grapes in three minutes, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. He ate 205 grapes in three minutes in 2015, and he had to pick each grape up individually to do so.


Grapes contain 80% water and a high percentage of dietary fibers. It is high in vitamins C and K, as well as B vitamins. Grapes are also high in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium.


Grapes can be eaten raw, in sweet and salty salads and juices. Grapes can be cooked and used to make a variety of desserts. Dried grapes (also known as raisins) are especially popular during the winter months, when fresh fruit is scarce.


Grapes are used to treat asthma, cardiac disease (grapes can help prevent a heart attack), constipation, headache, renal disease, and fatigue.


According to recent scientific studies, juice extracted from the purple-colored grape known as Concord can help prevent the development of breast cancer.


Grape seeds contain oils that are used in the cosmetic industry to make skin care products.


Grapevine is a perennial plant that can live and produce fruit for hundreds of years.


Facts about Clouded Leopard

 

The clouded leopard is a wild cat that lives in dense forests from the Himalayan foothills to mainland Southeast Asia and South China. The first clouded leopard described in science was brought to London from China in the early nineteenth century. Deforestation, habitat loss, and poaching are the primary causes of the rapid decline in the number of clouded leopards in the wild. Clouded leopard fur is highly valued in the fashion industry. To make a single coat, 25 clouded leopards must be slaughtered.


The clouded leopard is a medium-sized feline. It can grow to be 36 inches long and 28 pounds in weight. The tail can grow to be 30 inches long.


The clouded leopard gets its name from its brightly colored fur. Cloud-shaped dark brown spots with a black outline cover the yellow, brown, or grey fur.


The color of the fur provides camouflage, and the clouded leopard blends in well with its surroundings.


Cloud leopards have the largest canines in the feline world (when compared to body size). They can grow to be 2 inches long.


Clouded leopards have short legs and strong paws with flexible joints, which they use to climb trees.


Clouded leopards, like other cats, have retractable claws (that can be pulled inside the paw). Clouded leopards keep their claws sharp by only exposing them when necessary.


The majority of a clouded leopard's life is spent in trees. They are quick climbers, able to jump from one branch to the next in a fraction of a second (especially when they hunt the prey). The long tail is used to keep balance while climbing.


A carnivore, the clouded leopard (meat-eater). Its diet is determined by the habitat and the availability of prey.


Its diet includes rodents, monkeys, wild boars, squirrels, porcupines, birds, deer, and cattle.


The clouded leopard is a nocturnal (at night) animal that hunts its prey both on the ground and in the trees. Cloud leopard rests high in the trees after its meal.


Clouded leopards have a strong sense of territoriality. Territory sizes can range from 50 to 120 square miles.


The clouded leopard denotes its territory with urine and scratch marks on trees.


In the wild, the clouded leopard does not have a mating season. Clouded leopards mate in captivity from December to March.


Pregnancy lasts between 83 and 95 days and results in one to five cubs. Babies are born blind and weigh 5 to 6 ounces.


Young clouded leopards consume mother's milk for the first 9 months of their lives, but they begin eating solid food (meat) as soon as they reach the age of 10 weeks. Sexual maturity occurs between the second and third years of life.


In captivity, the clouded leopard can live for up to 17 years. The wild life expectancy is unknown.


Facts about England

 

England is a constituent country of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea is to the northwest of England, and the Celtic Sea is to the southwest. England is separated from the rest of Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south.


The name England comes from the Old English name "Englaland," which means "Land of the Angles."


The English drink more tea than most other cultures, including the Japanese. Irish people drink more tea than English people.


"English" is the official language of England.


In English pubs and bars, you can drink but not get drunk.


England currently has a population of approximately 66,573,504 people.


For twenty years, there were no trash cans in London due to IRA bombings.


The Pound Sterling is the official currency of England.


The escalator rule in London Tube stations used to be'stand on the right,' but it was thankfully repealed in 2015.


The capital of England is London.


Road signs in the United Kingdom can be perplexing. If you see the Red Ring of Death, it usually means that there are no vehicles on the road, except for bicycles being pushed by pedestrians.


Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British monarch in London.


Queuing is very important in British culture, and it is uncommon to see someone skip a line. We've all heard that queue jumping is impolite, but it's illegal in one place in England: London's Transport ticket machines. You could be fined up to £1000 if you skip the line to buy your ticket.


The United Kingdom's most populous country is England.


Much of England's land is flat, particularly in the south. There are mountains in the north, but they are all less than 1000 meters in elevation. Scafell Pike in the Lake District National Park is the highest point in England, rising 978 meters above sea level.


The River Thames is England's longest river.


England is home to some of the world's best universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Many world-renowned politicians, scientists, and novelists have graduated from universities in this country. Aside from that, England is the birthplace of many scientists who have had a significant impact on the world.


In Brogdale, England, the highest temperature ever recorded was (101.3°F).


Despite the fact that there are many traditional dishes in England, such as Yorkshire Pudding, Fish and Chips, and Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Tikka Masala is widely regarded as the country's national dish, despite the fact that it originated in India.


The Barbary Lion is England's national animal.


There are no plug sockets in any bathroom in England or the United Kingdom. Sockets are not permitted in bathrooms or shower rooms unless they are installed at least three metres away from the sink, bath, or shower due to health and safety regulations.


The red rose is England's national flower.


No British monarch is permitted to enter the House of Commons, the UK parliament. This rule was established in 1642, when King Charles I stormed into the House of Commons and arrested five members. The attempt failed, and the monarch has since been barred from entering parliament.


In England, there are approximately 30,000 people with the surname "John Smith."


Scones, a type of pastry, are popular in British culture and are typically served with jam, cream, or butter. However, the English can't seem to agree on whether to put jam or cream first. In Cornwall, you should spread the jam on your scone first, whereas in Doven, you should spread the butter or cream on first.


In 1896, Zanzibar and England fought the world's shortest war.


Many people believe that France invented Champagne in 1697, but I am here to tell you that an English scientist discovered "how to put the fizz into sparkling wine" 30 years earlier. Champagne is a sparkling wine that is named after a region in France.


The cheese rolling competition is one of England's most charming traditional events.


The distance between England and France is only 34 kilometers (21 miles), and the countries are linked by the Channel Tunnel, which opened in 1994.


The Isle of Wight is England's largest island.


Following the industrial revolution, which began around 1760, England became the first industrialized nation.


Windermere is England's largest lake.


Tim Berners-Lee, an English computer scientist, is credited with creating the World Wide Web.


The highest mountain in England is Scafell Pike, which stands at approximately 978 meters (3,209 feet).


There have been a number of influential English authors, the most well-known of whom is William Shakespeare, who wrote classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Hamlet.


There are over 50,000 Christian churches in the country.


Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in England, but cricket and rugby also have large fan bases.


"The Theatre" was England's first public theater.


Summer Olympic Games were held in London three times: in 1908, 1948, and 2012.


England's most important export is beef (30% of all food and drinks).


London was separate from Westminster in the 1600s, but rich people built houses on the Thames between the two cities.


From 1066 to 1362, French was the official language of England.


The Bank of England as we know it today was established in 1694.


From the age of five, it is legal in England and Wales to consume alcohol on private property.


A woman from Northern England possesses four functional color cones.


The Wembley Stadium has the most restrooms of any single structure.


The King's School in Canterbury, England, is the world's oldest operating school.


J. was born a year ago. K. Rowling had more money than the Queen of England.


The Queen of England has the authority to veto any law that she does not agree with.


Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetlands Trust is the world's largest and most diverse wildfowl conservation organization.


Mother Shipton's Cave is the oldest recorded tourist attraction in England.

Facts about James Brown

 

James Brown was an American musician, singer, record producer, and dancer who was a major influence in funk and popular music in the twentieth century, earning him the moniker "The Godfather of Soul." James Joseph Brown was born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina, to Susie Behling and Joseph Gardner Brown. His name was supposed to be Joseph James, not James Joseph, but it was reversed on his birth certificate by mistake. He was raised in poverty and even spent time in an aunt's brothel. When James Brown was in sixth grade, he dropped out of school and began focusing on music as a means of survival.


James Brown was born into extreme poverty in a one-room shack.


James Brown used to dance for pennies for soldiers at Fort Gordon when he was a kid.


James Brown used to shine shoes for 3 cents and later 6 cents.


James Brown stated that he was 9 years old before purchasing a pair of underwear from a real store.

Prior to that, he wore clothing made from sacks and other discarded items.


James Brown was 12 years old when he was sent home from school due to a lack of clothing.


As a child, James Brown became interested in music and joined the church choir.


When James Brown was a teenager, he got into trouble with the law, but music helped him refocus his attention.


James Brown dabbled in boxing and semi-pro baseball for a few years.


In 1955, Bobby Byrd invited James Brown to join The Gospel Starlighters. It was an R&B band. The group was renamed The Famous Flames, and James began to dominate it.


The group's song Please, Please, Please was released in 1956 and quickly reached No. 6 on the R&B charts.


The Flames, a band led by James Brown, opened for B.B. King. Ray Charles and Martin Luther King.


James relocated to New York, where he recorded Try Me, which peaked at No. 1 on the R&B charts.


Prisoner of Love was James Brown's first song to reach the top of the pop charts, peaking at No. 2.


Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, James Brown was constantly on the road. He was known as the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business."


On October 24, 1962, James Brown recorded a live concert at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, which became his biggest commercial success to that point.


A news anchor reported James Brown dead in 1992, but this was an error.


James Brown had four marriages. He is known to have at least nine children, but there could be as many as thirteen.


James Brown was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being named to numerous lists as one of the greatest artists of all time.


He passed away on Christmas Day, 2006, at the age of 73, from congestive heart failure and pneumonia.

Facts about Daffodils

 

Daffodil, also known as narcissus and jonquil, is a flowering plant in the Amaryllis family. There are between 26 and 60 different species of wild daffodils. They are indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and the Mediterranean. Daffodils grow in meadows and forests. Daffodils are grown for their ornamental morphology. Every year, new daffodil varieties are introduced. Selective breeding has resulted in the creation of at least 13.000 different types of daffodils. They differ in size, color, and number of floral leaves. Daffodils require partial or full sun, as well as well-drained soil, to thrive.


The daffodil has a leafless stem with one to twenty blooms on top. Depending on the variety, it can grow to a height of 6 to 20 inches.


The flower is made up of a centrally positioned trumpet-shaped corona that is surrounded by six floral leaves known as perianth. Three inner perianth leaves represent petals, while three outer leaves represent sepals.


Daffodils are typically golden in hue. New daffodil varieties are available in a variety of colors, including white, yellow, orange, green, and pink.


Daffodils grow from a bulb that stores all of the nutrients needed for the stem and flowers to grow successfully. In the autumn, spring flowering bulbs are planted. A cold period during the winter ensures proper root development.


Daffodils can be propagated through seeds as well as bulbs. The seeds are black, rounded, and protected by a hard coat.


Daffodils herald the arrival of spring and the awakening of nature. They are one of the few plant species that can successfully grow through snow.


Lycorine, a toxic alkaloid, is found in the leaves and bulb. This substance keeps predators at bay (except for certain types of insects).


Daffodils should not be kept in a vase with other plants due to the toxic sap in the stem (it is harmful for them).


Florists who work with daffodils may experience an allergic reaction on their skin known as "daffodil itch."


The ancient Romans grew daffodils and believed that the sap extracted from the flowers had healing properties.


Narciclasine is a substance isolated from the bulb that has the potential to treat breast cancer, according to some medical studies.


Poultry farmers believe that daffodils prevent hens from laying eggs, so they avoid planting them on their farms.


The daffodil is the March flower and the symbol of a tenth wedding anniversary.


A bunch of daffodils given as a gift ensures happiness and good fortune, whereas a single daffodil foretells misfortune.


During the Victorian era, daffodils were a symbol of chivalry. They are now a symbol of hope.


Daffodils are perennial plants, which means they can live in the wild for more than two years.