Mark Twain, an American writer once quoted – “India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”
With over a billion people from all kinds of religions and ethnicities, India is one of the most amazing countries of the World. No matter how much you learn about India, you can’t know enough. The country’s diversity has tons of incredible but true facts waiting to be revealed.
Here are some incredible facts about India that you might not know.
1- The making charge of a ₹1 coin is higher than the coin value.
2- To tackle illicit gambling and alcoholism, people from Marottichal village indulged themselves in playing chess.
3- A 11% of total gold across the globe is held in Indian households, which is more than the collection of International Monetary Fund, Switzerland, USA and Germany put together.
4- The net worth of Ghari detergent powder is ₹5,000 crore.
5- Ajay Bhatt, an Indian-American invented the pen drive.
6- In 2004, Indian farmers replaced pesticides with Coca Cola and Pepsi for plowing and interestingly got the same kind of result.
7- Parle-G, which is one of the most popular biscuits manufacturing brands, did not increase its price from 1996 to 2006.
8- People near the banks of Karmanasa river do not cook food with water as the believe that the water is cursed. So, they eat fruits instead of cooked food.
9- Chai lovers this one’s for you. Soon, Chai will be declared as The National Drink.
10- Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam.
11- Ziona from Mizoram has 94 children from 39 wives, 14 daughters in law, and 33 grandchildren, thus holding the record of the largest family members in the world.
12- India has the second-largest bottling plant for PEPSI in the world.
13- India has more cows than cars which is more responsible for the global warming in the country.
14- India is the only country which uses Maximum Retail Price (MRP) system.
15- Mostly, Indians has an IQ over 120.
16- Lonar Lake in Maharashtra is famous for being the world’s largest basaltic impact crater.
17- The refreshing drink, Rooh Afza is about 112 years old.
18- The bird ‘Turkey’ in India is known as ‘Hindi’ in Turkey.
19- The annual turnover of Haldiram is more than the turnovers of Domino’s and McDonald’s.