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Why are taxis yellow in colour?

Taxi

In 1907, car salesman John Hertz looked at his surplus of traded-in cars and decided to start a taxi business. Since taxis needed to stand out, the colour yellow was chosen. That was the result of a survey by the University of Chicago which concluded yellow was the easiest colour to spot. Hertz’s Chicago Yellow Cab Company was the first …

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Who scored most 50s in ICC Cricket World Cup?

Sachin Tendulkar

India’s most worshiped and loved batsman who has been considered as one of the best batsman in cricket history holds this record as well. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 17 half centuries in Cricket World Cup history at an average of 57.93 runs per inning. The strike rate of Sachin Tendulker remained phenomenal at 88.21. Seventeen 50s in ICC Cricket World …

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Why is a zero score by a batsman called a duck?

Cricket

The term is a shortening of “duck’s egg”, which was used long before cricket began. When referring to the Prince of Wales’ (the future Edward VII) score of naught on July 17, 1866, a contemporary newspaper wrote that the Prince “retired to the royal pavilion on a ‘duck’s egg'” because the shape of the number “0” is similar to that …

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What is Baisakhi Day?

What is Baisakhi Day?

Baisakhi Day or Vaisakhi Day of March 30th, 1699 is of significant importance for the Sikhs. It was on this day that Guru Gobind Singh – the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs founded the Akal Khalsa (Community of the Pure) at a ceremony organized at Keshgarh Sahib near Anandpur Sahib. The Akal Khalsa played a significant role in resistance against …

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When was the first Earth Day celebrated?

When was the first Earth Day celebrated?

Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national …

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Who founded the Earth Day?

Who founded the Earth Day?

Gaylord Anton Nelson was an American Democratic politician from Wisconsin. He was the principal founder of Earth Day. In 1970, he called for Congressional hearings on the safety of combined oral contraceptive pills, which were famously called “The Nelson Pill Hearings.” As a result of the hearings, side-effect disclosure was required for the pill in patient inserts – the first …

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Story behind the birth of Lord Hanuman?

Story behind the birth of Lord Hanuman?

The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume the form of a female monkey – a curse that could only be nullified if she would give birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Reborn as Anjana, she performed intense austerities to please Shiva, who finally granted her the …

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Bali and Hanuman: How Hanuman saved Sugriva

Bali and Hanuman - Learn how Hanuman saved Sugriva from Bali

Kishkindha was the capital of the kingdom of the monkeys ruled by King Bali. One day, a terrible fight broke out between Bali and his brother Sugriva. Sugriva was so afraid of Bali that he went away to live in a hill called Rishyamukha with his minister, Hanuman. Sugriva chose to live on Rishyamukha, because Bali was cursed regarding the hill. …

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How is Hanuman related to Pandavas?

How is Hanuman related to Pandavas?

The venerable ape also features in the great epic Mahabharata. How Hanuman met the valiant Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers is itself a marvelous tale. He recognized Bhima as his spiritual brother, since both were born with the blessings of Pavana, the Wind God, and promised to aid the Pandavas in the big battle of Kurukshetra (now in Haryana …

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How did Hanuman served Lord Rama?

How did Hanuman served Lord Rama?

Hanuman’s initial words highly impressed Lord Rama, and made him comment: “None can talk this way without mastering the Vedas. He has such a flawless countenance, a wonderful accent, and a captivating way of speaking. He has the ability to move even an enemy…” After he revealed his identity as the prince of Ayodhya, Hanuman fell prostrate before him in …

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