Trivia

Indian Hockey legends

In 1920, India was so good at Hockey that the British withdrew from Olympics to avoid a possible embarrassing defeat by its own colony

Longest word

At 45 letters " pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis " which refers to a lung disease,is often considered the longest word in English

Mule and Hinny

When a female horse and male donkey mate,the offspring is called a Mule,but when a male horse and female donkey mate ,the offspring is called a Hinny

Dog days

The term " dog days " has nothing to do with dogs.It dates back to Roman times,when it was believed that Sirus,the Dog star ,added its heat to that of the Sun from july 30 to August 11,creating exceptionally high temperatures.The Romans called the period dies caniculares,or days of the dog.

Raining cats and Dogs

The phrase " raining cats and dogs originated in 17th century England.During heavy downpours of rain,many of these poor animals unfortunately drowned and their bodies would be seen floating in the rain torrents that raced through the streets.The situation gave the appearance that it had literally rained " cats and dogs " and led to the current expression

Flight to past

The flight that took off in 2017 and landed in 2016.United airlines flight UA 890 took off from Shanghai on 1st january and landed in San Fransisco on 31st december 2016

At its nearest point Russia and America are less than4 km apart