Some Interesting Facts

Some of the important and useful facts of environment are as follows:-

1. The interaction of organisms with biotic and abiotic factors form an ecosystem. Even little changes in any one factor in an ecosystem can influence the species of environment.

2. Ecology is the science that studies the interrelationship between plants and animals to their physical and biological environment.

3. Territorialism is the boundary which certain animals defend it against other animals as it is used for food and housing. This feature helps more animals in their safeguard of their generations.

4. Antartica that holds 90% ice of the world was first sighted in the nineteenth century but neglected because of lack of local people, animals and other resources. Seven countries- Argentina, Australia, Britain, Chile, France, New Zealand and Norway claim their territory in Antartica. Other nations, including the United States and Russia, do not acknowledge these claims and also make no claims of their own. However they reserve their rights to claim the territory in future. Since 1961 the continent has been administered under the Antartic Treaty, which is an international agreement to preserve the continent for peaceful scientific study.


Author: jalaj02 Sep 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Facts about English

Did you know that English is the most widespread language in the world and is more widely spoken and written than any other language?
Did you know that over 400 million people use the English vocabulary as a mother tongue, only surpassed in numbers, but not in distribition by speakers of the many varieties of Chinese?
Did you know that over 700 million people, speak English, as a foreign language?
Did you know that of all the world's languages (over 2,700) English is arguably the richest in vocabulary; and that the Oxford English Dictionary lists about 500,000 words, and a further half-million technical and scientific terms remain uncatalogued?
Did you know that three-quarters of the world's mail, telexes and cables are in English?
Did you know that the main language used throughout the world on the internet is English?
Did you know that more than half of the world's technical and scientific periodicals are in English?
Did you know that English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world's computers?
Did you know that English is the language of navigation, aviation and of Christianity; it is the ecumenical language of the World Council of Churches?
Did you know that 5 of the largest broadcasting companies in the world (CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC and CBC) transmit in English, reaching millions and millions of people all over the world?

The shortest complete sentence in the English language is “I am."

The most used letter in the English alphabet is ‘E', and ‘Q' is the least used!

Floccinaucinihilipilification, the declaration of an item being useless, is the longest non-medical term in the English language.

Goddessship is the only word in the English language with a triple letter.

The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

The sentence “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs" uses every letter of the alphabet and uses the least letters to do so!

The world's longest-named lake has 45 letters (Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg).

In the U.S. there are 18 doctors called Dr. Doctor, and one called Dr. Surgeon. There is also a dermatologist named Dr. Rash, a psychiatrist called Dr. Couch and an anesthesiologist named Dr. Gass.

“Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

The longest word in the English language is ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis' which describes a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of volcanic matter or a similar fine dust.

“Jack" is the most common name in nursery rhymes.

In the English language there are only three words that have a letter that repeats six times. Degenerescence (six e's), Indivisibility (six i's), and nonannouncement (six n's).

The only three words in the English language to have 2 consecutive u's is vacuum, residuum, and continuum.

The very first dictionary “The American" took Noah Webster 20 years to put together.

The word “alphabet" is derived from the first two letters in the Greek alphabet: “alpha" and “beta".

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