We are celebrating the Centenary (100th) year of Albert Einsteins General theory of relativity in 2015. Shehla Faaiz gives an ode to him, celebrating Einsteinism...
Albert Einstein is the most famous scientist of all time. He is, and will always be remembered for his brilliant work on the theory of relativity, that he gave between 1907 and 1915. His work and devotion still inspires young and upcoming scientists throughout the world.
Birth - 29th Aug 1905, Allahabad. U.P.
Death - 8th Dec 1979, Delhi
To honour the legendary hockey player, Late Major Dhyan Chand Singh, every year India celebrates 29th August as National Sports Day which happens to be the birth anniversary of this legend.
Auspiciousness Of The Day
29th August is celebrated as National Sports Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of this legend. On this day, the President of India bestows prestigious awards such as the Arjuna, Dronacharya...
Mushrooms are unique. Recently it has been discovered that they are more closely related to animals than to plants. This nutrition filled food is perfect for our body.
What is their role in our life?
This can be understood with a very easy example. Without fungi, we would not be able to go for a stroll in the bush. Because, every tree, branch or leaf that falls down just stays there forever, or for a few years. It would create a huge layer over the earth. The work of mushroom and...
The Indian Parliament is the most prestigious legislative body in India. It comprises of the two houses- Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha. Lets learn a few striking facts about it.
Do you know, the Indian parliament building is circular. Because circle represents continuity.
The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are horse shoe shaped.
The carpet of Lok Sabha is green in colour, which represents that India is an agricultural land and the people here are elected from grass root level.
Once upon a time a farmer, Gopi, who had few acres of land was digging his field. All of a sudden, his spade hit something. He continued his digging. It is a big metal pot, said Gopi. It was big enough to boil rice for more than hundreds of people. It does not seem to be of any use to me. I will dig deeper. May be I will find something else, thought Gopi. He continued to dig.
After he had dug for a long time, Gopi felt tired. It is of no use. There is nothing in this field he...
Have you ever wondered how India would be 5 years from now, keeping the rapid increase in tech, science and gaming in mind. YB gives you an insight of India 2020. Get ready to unfurl the surprise.
-In the next few years, we will have laptops that will respond to voice command. Humans will not have to use their hands for anything. Our voice will be accepted as the password.
- We will have fully robot operated restaurants. Humans will be dependent on technology....
Flower Parade Of Colombia
Medellins Flower Festival of Colombia, is an annual flower parade that attracts 8 lakh people from around the world. It started in the 19th Century, with the tradition of people carrying the sick and elderly on their back. Then the elderlies were replaced with flowers, as they are equally delicate. The 2.4 kms long parade showcases beautiful floral arrangements, and the best one is awarded.
Google Gets An Indian Ceo
Pichai Sundararajan (43) from Chennai...
The Guinness World Records book also has several weird records in its kitty. Have a view of the weird ones.
Apples crushed with biceps
It includes the most apples crushed with the bicep in one minute. The record is in the name of Linsey Lindberg of Texas, US.
Largest Yo-Yo The largest yo-yo is 11 feet, 9 inches in diameter and weighs 2095 kgs. It was made by Beth Johnson and was included in the Guinness World Records 2015 edition.
Lee Weir of...
The rainy season becomes beautiful with the colourful fluttering butterflies in the air. YB connects the colourful creature to its rich beliefs around the world.
If you have a secret wish then all you have to do is capture a butterfly and whisper your wish into its antenna. When you release the butterfly it will flutter to a spirit and your wish will be granted.
Devon is not considered to be a good place for butterflies. As people believed...
Hubble is one of NASAs most successful and long-lasting science missions. As it completes 25 years, YB unleashs some fascinating facts about hubble.
In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched in honour of astronomer Edwin Hubble. He was a great scientist who discovered that the universe was expanding beyond our Milky Way.
Hubble is a giant camera but it doesnt use film. Its instruments capture the light from the universe with electronic detectors so it is basically a giant...
There are people around the globe, who decided to nestle as close, as they can be to nature. But some of them can be termed the most uninhabitable places, have a look at these magical settlements.
Aogashima, Philippine Sea
This is a tropical volcanic island in the Philippine Sea, which lies on the upper surface of the Class-C volcano. This last erupted in the 1780s, and it proved fatal for half of the people living on the island. 50 years later, the inhabitants who had escaped...
Africa The second largest continent on earth boasts of rich wildlife. It is home to some of the most fascinating animals in the world. No other continent in the world offers such diverse wildlife.
Did you Know?
There are over 1,100 different species of mammals in Africa and over 2,600 species of birds.
Some of the fastest land animals live in Africa. The fastest is the Cheetah at 70 mph followed by Lion and Thomson Gazelle at about 50 mph.
Africas BIG 5
Worlds Rarest And Most Valuable Stamp On Display
This 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp might not appear special to you. But for the philatelists (stamp collectors) this stamp is one of a kind treasure. According to auction firm Sotheby, this is not just the worlds most expensive stamp sold at an auction but also its most valuable object by weight and size!
Worlds First Solar Road
The worlds first solar road has been constructed in Netherlands. It is a bike path...
1 year Modi Government
Prime Minister Narendra Modis government has successfully completed the first year of its governance on 26th May 2015. His government has showed growth in the slow economy of India. The PM is trying his best for a corruption-free India. We hope for a better India in future.
Worlds Youngest Lecturer of Animation
Aman Rehman (13) has been announced Worlds Youngest Lecturer on animation by Ripleys Believe it or Not. He has made an animation film Tribute...
There are some incredible things, that China does the best in the world. We got them right here, as PM Modi was on his 2nd visit to the progressive nation.
You know, the tea culture began in China. It is so prestigious that some brands of tea cost thousands of dollars per kilograms.
This is an age old art form of China, and the people with this artistry are now earning handsome price. Calligraphies are auctioned and fetch millions of dollars....
The 1st tallest man made structure in the world.
Eiffel Tower was named after the engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
It was originally built as the entrance arch for the Worlds Fair in 1889.
It has 3 levels, the 1st level has a glass flooring and is 53m from the ground. It has post office, restaurant and organises exhibitions. The 2nd level is 115m and has a restaurant. The 3rd level can be reached only by lift and has a mini...
First Solar Stadium in India
Bangalores Chinnaswamy Stadium has become the first cricket stadium to have their own set up of Solar Panels on their roof top. This brilliant idea of saving energy has made the stadium the first sporting venue to have solar power lights.
INS Visakhapatnam- Navys most powerful destroyer
Indian Navys most powerful destroyer warship was launched in Mumbai on 20th May. It will have a range of 4,000 nautical miles and will also be one of the most...
The Himalayan clean-up spree
A team of 34 Indian specialists is ready to ascend to Mt. Everest to clean-up around 4000 kgs of debris left by generations of climbers. This would be a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modis Clean India Mission. It will also mark the 50th anniversary of the first Indian ascent
Eiffel tower completes 126 years
Eiffel Tower, the popular landmark in Paris has completed 126 years on March 31. Its inception was done on March 31,
There are various actions, reactions and changes happening around in every nook and corner of the world. Shehla Faaiz has few What happens...stories.
...when a tree is struck by lightning?
When a tree is struck by lightning, the liquids inside the trunk and bark convert to gas, instantly leading to explosion. The current usually runs underneath the bark and straight to the ground. This leads to blowing of the bark. This is the reason, why one should not stand under a tree...