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Eight Amazing Facts About Mangoes

The national fruit of many Asian countries, mangoes are loved by people all over the world. It is the fruit of celebration across many Asian cultures. It also has the title 'King of Fruits' in India. However, many people are only aware of the awesome taste of mangoes and take it for granted. To realize the great characteristic of this beautiful yellow fruit, you need to be aware of some of the facts of mangoes.

Amazing facts about mangoes:

1. The birthplace of mango is India and dates back to 5,000 years. They were transported around the world from Asia to the Middle Eastern regions and from there to Africa and South America. This spread occurred only since 400 AD.

2. As mango is sweet, it is considered to be very auspicious in Asian countries. The leaves of the mango tree are adorned during weddings and other celebratory events. In India, a basket of ripe mangoes is considered as a sign of goodwill and friendship since centuries. The components of a mango tree are being used in traditional medicines as well.

3. Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios etymologically. You can find the details of this information in class twelve science notes. You can also rummage through online study materials that are provided by reputed learning providers.

4. Mangoes can grow very tall. The tallest recorded one is above 100 feet.

5. Mangoes are very healthy fruits. Did you know that one serving of mangoes has only 100 calories? It also satisfies daily nutrition requirement by providing vitamin C, vitamin A and fiber.

6. There are a variety of ways to eat mangoes. In Latin American countries, it is sold on a stick with the skin peeled back. It can be spiced up with chili powder, salt or lemon juice. It is commonly used to prepare marinades and is usually used in chutneys, salads, pickles and smoothies. There are online learning materials that can give you more insights about the numerous ways you can enjoy mangoes.
7. It is not rocket science to pick out the best mangoes. The green ones are unripe and you just need to give a gentle squeeze to the yellow ones. The ripe ones will give way a little.

8. Every country has its own variety of mangoes. Based on their cultivation, size and color, they are given local names. For example, India has varieties like sindhuri, neelam, pairi, alphonso etc. In USA, they are termed as Tommy Atkins, Ataulfo, francis, Haden, Kent and Keitt.

The above eight amazing facts will endear you to mangoes more. You can also search for online board notes for more fun facts about mangoes.

Andy Murray Facts and Trivia

What we all know about Andy Murray is that he is a professional tennis player. He is taciturn in nature and if he ever does decide to talk, it is with a Scottish drawl in his accent. He is not a man who wears his emotions on his sleeve (Brits by nature are non-expressive people) but then again he did shed some tears after a match at Wimbledon.
His triangular rivalry with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic is legendary. What we do not know for sure is if any one of the above would eventually beat Rafael and Nadal and take his number one tennis position in the world and also the snippets of information given below about the ace shuttler.
€ This stellar athlete has a congenital condition known as bipartite patella, in which the kneecap does not fuse together but remains on separate bones. Due to this condition he has had a number of knee problems throughout his career.
€ His favorite musician in 50 Cent. Shocking? I'd think so.
€ He is highly superstitious like most of his peers. One of his idiosyncrasies involve not touching a trophy that he has not won as he believes that this will bring his nothing but bad luck.
€ As a child, he was caught up in the traumatizing Dunblane massacre of 1996 when a gunman named Thomas Hamilton shot and killed sixteen children and a teacher. He was acquainted with Hamilton on those days.
€ He is quite the Karaoke singer. He once wore an Afro wig and sang the famous Jackson Five hit single I want you back on Television during the 2010 French Open.
€ His dog Maggie May, named after the Rod Stewart hit song, and has a twitter account with more than six thousand eight hundred followers.
€ Once Andy Murray accidentally locked himself in the bathroom of the hotel he was staying which nearly made him miss the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
€ His manager is the famous Simon Fullere who has been manager to certain celebrities including the band Spice Girls.
€ He once bough a Ferrari but sold it off later on as he thought it was too ostentatious and didn't fit his style
€ He can eat up to forty five pieces of raw fish otherwise known as €Sushi' in one go. Apparently it is some kind of nutrition programme.
€ The book 'Hitting back' is a biography on Andy Murray profile.

Trivia Facts Regarding places in the USA

California consumes more bottled water than any other product.

» California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named "Jesus Christ."

» The world's shortest river is the "D" river in Oregon. It's only 120 feet (37 m). It connects Devil's lake to the nearby Pacific Ocean.

» In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

» Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.. Each year it averages 7.5 inches (19 cm) of rain.

» In December 1997, the state of Nevada became the first state to pass legislation categorizing Y2K data disasters as "acts of God" protecting the state from lawsuits that may potentially be brought against it by residents in the year 2000.

» In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.

» Salt Lake City, Utah has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street.

» Arizona was the last of the 48 adjoining continental states to enter the Union.

» It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

» The meteorite that hit/made The Barringer crater in Arizona weighed more than 50,000 tons.

» The amount of concrete used in the building of the Hoover Dam is equal to that of paving a 4-foot (1.2 m) wide footpath around the equator.

» Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869.

» Denver, Colorado lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger.

» Denver, Colorado consumes less prune juice per capita than any other city in the United States.

» The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908.

» In Fruita, Colorado the town folk celebrate "Mike the Headless Chicken Day." Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike's head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner - and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head. Mike died from choking on a corn kernel.

» The state of Maryland has no natural Lakes.

» Illinois has the highest number of personalized license plates than any other state.

» Austin, Texas has the highest percentage of college graduates, 31 percent. Newark, New Jersey has the lowest, 6 percent.

» Residents of Houston, Texas lead the U.S. in eating out - approximately 4.6 times per week.

» The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

» Laredo, Texas is the U.S.'s farthest inland port.

» There is a town in Texas called "Ding Dong."

» Rugby, North Dakota is the geographical center of North America.

» Butte County, South Dakota is the geographical center of the U.S.

» "Home on the Range" is the state song for Kansas.

» It is illegal to get fish drunk in Oklahoma.

» The world's largest McDonalds is located on I-44 at Vinita, Oklahoma. It goes from one side of the interstate to the other, passing over the interstate.

» Louisiana's capital building is the tallest one of any U.S. state.

» Louisiana is the only state not to have counties. They are called Parishes.

» Mississippi is the poorest state.

» Hawaii is the only coffee producing state.

» New Jersey has a spoon museum.

» One in seven workers in Boston, Massachusetts walks to work.

» The Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

» The "Dull Men's Hall of Fame" is located in Carroll, Wisconsin.

» Gary, Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. - probably the world.

» Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday.

» The largest NFL stadium is the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan.

» Michigan was the first state to have roadside picnic tables.

» No matter where you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.

» Marshall almost became the state capital of Michigan but lost by one vote in 1848.

» In 1997, Michigan became the 16th state to allow the blind to hunt.

» The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice.

Where Does Richard Gere Live? And Other Trivia

So, where does Richard Gere live right now? He lives somewhere in Pound Ridge estate, located in New York, along with his wife and fellow actress Carey Lowell and also their son Homer James Jigme Gere, whom was born on February 6th in the year 2000. Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1949, 31th of August.

Now that you know or have an idea on where does richard gere live, here are some trivia about Richard Gere that might interest you and help you in dealing with movie quizzes and related matters. Richard Gere is a well known name for any movie buff around, and even familiar for those who aren't. His full name is Richard Tiffany Gere, the Tiffany part is quite girly sounding if you ask me. Also, at one point in time he happens to be the highest paid actor in the good old glory days of Hollywood where most movies arenft tampered or recycled crap.

His first professional acting job happens to be in the well known Tom Stoppard play, which is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, where he performed in Cape Cod at Provincetown Playhouse. Most people remember Gere for these notable roles through in the movies, but aside from those he actually took part in certain important theatrical works during the course of the career of his. He worked along the original London production of Grease, and also the Broadway production Bent, though the later would occur the same year when his career in films really started. Despite that he was already working in films in the 1970?fs, it was not until in the 80?fs that he propelled to the level of stardom with the movie American Gigolo, immediately followed by the Officer and a Gentleman in the year 1982.

As any Richard Gere quiz would be incomplete without even mentioning his two well known flims that came just after an officer and a gentleman such as Pretty Woman, one of the most memorable and perhaps one of the most successful love comedy movie that has been made, which has defined this genre ever since it was showed. The other film is Chicago; it was based on a musical of the same name where Richard Gere had won a Golden Globe award because of this acting performance.

Aside from being an actor, Richard Gere also had become a prominent figure in the sense that he is also really active for AIDS awareness, and epidemic that is known worldwide, He plays a role in administering of, if not active support for several anti-AIDS and AIDS awareness organizations such as Survival International, Healing the Divide, and also the AIDS care home.

Now you know about miscellaneous information and trivia such as where does Richard Gere live that could help you beat those movie trivia quizzes.

10 Interesting Trivia Facts About Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada

* Monty Hall, the television celebrity, who began and hosted the well known game show "Let's Make a Deal" from 1963 to 1977, came from chilly Winnipeg.

* The 2005 Academy Award winning film "Capote", starring Philip Seymore Hoffman was filmed on location in Winnipeg. Winnipeg is a seemingly unlikely center for movies, but many have been, and are in the process of filming in the Northern city in the center of Canada.

* The Manitoba Legislative Building, seat to the Manitoba government, is topped by a 17 foot golden statue known as "The Golden Boy". He has been standing suspended on top of the legislative dome since 1920. The choice of a fully nude statue in a city known for its long cold winters, seems a somewhat humorous choice to crown the governmental seat.

* Neil Young of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young rock group fame, reportedly lived in Winnipeg, although he was born in Toronto, in Ontario. The story goes that Neil Young was thrown out of Kelvin High School on Kingsway Ave, in the south school district of Winnipeg, for playing his guitar in the school halls.

* Winnie the Pooh was named after the city of Winnipeg, by a Canadian Lieutenant in the Fort Garry Horse Militia who purchased Winnipeg Bear, shortened to Winnie the Pooh, from a hunter in 1914.

* Winnipeg is the Slurpee capital of the world. The citizens of the city frozen 6 months of the year, consume an estimated 400,000 Slurpees per month in Winnipeg. This includes the frigid winter months. The author and family have contributed to this statistic many times, even in the winter.

* Crash Test Dummies, the band that came into the public eye in the late 1980's originated in, you guessed it, Winnipeg.

* Canada is supposedly the car theft capital of North America. Winnipeg is known as the car theft capital of Canada. When the authors car was stolen in Winnipeg, she and hubby were told by the police in Winnipeg, that they have to chase down approximately 1,000 cars per month in Winnipeg from car thieves. Many are stolen for joy rides. Luckily the recovery rate is over 90% for stolen cars. $2,000 dollars worth of damage, tow, storage, repair fees and a couple weeks of anxiety later, she found out they do indeed get cars back.

* Terry Fox the runner and national hero, a true symbol of courage and dignity in the face of adversity, was born in Winnipeg. Terry Fox began a log run across part of Canada after losing part of a leg to cancer. He ran with a prosthetic limb. He was featured on a special edition of the Canadian dollar coin, which is know as the Loonie.

* The city of Winnipeg, located in the province of Manitoba has close to 700,000 residents. Their drinking water supply comes primarily from Ontario, their provincial neighbour to the east. The lake is mostlyin Ontario, with a small part in Manitoba. The water has to be sent from Shoal Lake, via pipes across 155 kilometres, about 96 miles, to get to the city of Winnipeg.

There is more to Winnipeg than you know, and many people have never even heard of the main city of the province of Manitoba, in Canada.

Baseball Rules - Interesting Trivia

The game came into existence hundred and seventy years ago and since then has undergone several changes. There have been loads of progressions in the rulebook of the amusement over these years. A few rules have stood the test of time and occupy an important place in the rulebook while most others have been lost in the history book.

Amazing facts and trivia about baseball rules

If you break your wrist while batting€¦don't worry according to the rulebook, the umpire has the right to decide whether the action will be considered as a strike. There is no rule as such! The same applies to a situation when someone breaks the bat plate.

No special rule when the ball hits the €plate'. According to the rulebook and accepted convention there is nothing special about such a hit.
Interfering and in the batsman box? You are not safe!

The commonly believed myth that if a batsman interferes or creteas trouble in the batsman enclosure, he cannot be asked to leave the field; in fact if the umpire thinks it justified, he can call the batter out and ask him to leave the field!

Other Interesting Facts about the constantly changing Baseball rulebook


Bat size was changed in 1863. Pitchers were not permitted to lift their feet while pitching. Both the feet required to be on the ground. The pitcher was not permitted to take step. Bases were not permitted of foul balls. Base runners were now required to touch every base and complete the circuit. Henry Chadwick's scoring system and batting averages were included. Pitcher box became 6 feet square and a pitcher was permitted to move in the given space. In 1867 players were given the right to call high and low pitch balls.


From 1879 a staff of umpires started officiating in matches. Assuming that a batted ball hit the base runner, the base runner was announced out.


Restrictions on pitcher removed. Reserve players were permitted. Coaches were recognized by baseball associations officially. Batters were permitted to utilize bat with one part of it flat. Calling of high and low pitch balls by players was nullified in 1887.


Pitching length expanded to 60 feet 6 inches from 50 feet. Pitching box replaced with rubber base of 12 by 4 inches.


No fielder was permitted to remain in the line of the player's vision to stay away from any sort of diversion for the batsman (1931). Changes made in the principles concerning hitters reaching balls.


No gear is permitted in the field if a player is not utilizing it. Least limit set at 325-400-325 feet for all new grounds. No players were permitted to even wear gloves while fielding. This aided in reducing distracting components from the field for the batsman.


Players wear defensive caps. Regulation of glove size and color was carried out in 1973. Save principle altered. Balls utilized within a baseball match were secured with horse skin. With the deficiency in the supply of this type of skin balls started coming in cowhide type.

Post 2000

There was no noteworthy addition into the rulebook after 1980. As the time advanced not many progressions were made. Expanded replay system to be actualized from the 2014 or 2015 season. The voting on the issue will be carried out on Thursday.

Diamond Trivia You Need to Know

Other than diamonds being an expensive gemstone, what other things do you know about this gem that has continually fascinated people past and present due to its unique properties? Read on to find out:

The word "diamond" came from the Greek word "adamas" which means "unbreakable".

Diamonds originate miles underground, where they are formed by intense heat and pressure. Volcanic activity can carry them close enough to the surface to be mined.

Diamonds are made of pure carbon, the same substance that composes coal.

Diamonds are older than dinosaurs. The diamonds that we mine today are mostly one billion years old.

3000 years ago, Hindus believed that wearing diamonds could ward off evil and misfortune, and attract luck in warfare.

Ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were star splinters that fell down from the heavens.

Diamonds were once thought to be poisonous. No doubt this was a rumour spread by wealthy people in the past to discourage their servants and thieves from stealing their diamonds by swallowing them and retrieving them through natural means days later. Others believed that diamond dust is lethal venom, not that diamond was poisonous by nature, but on how they believed it worked once ingested. They believed that ground diamonds would act like microscopic knives once it gets in the gut, and while the stomach's busy churning the food it also would churn up the diamond dust and cause it to injure the organs from the inside until the victim dies days later due to internal bleeding. However, its truthfulness is yet to be confirmed.

Diamonds, while they are indeed the hardest naturally-occurring substance on Earth, aren't durable and can be smashed with a hammer. "Hardness" is defined as the capability of a substance to resist scratching, not its durability to strikes.

Diamonds burn in air at 1,405 degrees Fahrenheit.

Contrary to popular belief, diamonds can be found in other colours besides colourless. Diamonds can be yellow, brown, blue, purple, or even pink depending on what other substances are mixed with the diamond. For example, blue diamonds have traces of boron.

Only a diamond can cut another diamond.

It takes 250 tons of earth to mine just a single one carat diamond. Of all diamonds mined, only 20% end up as jewellery. The other 80% may end for other purposes or just discarded. Diamonds are used in industry working with drilling and cutting tools. Beauty products feature diamond dust as a great exfoliant.

Newly-mined diamonds are usually dull and lacklustre. Diamonds begin to exhibit the sparkling gem image we think of only after they're cut.

The largest diamond mined weighs a whopping 3,106 carats. It was named the Cullinan and is right now at home in the Tower of London at London, England along with the rest of the Crown Jewels.