150 Important GK Facts Increase Your Knowledge
■》The largest museum in the world is the ●》American Museum of Natural History.
■》The lowest mountain range in the world is the Buena Bhaile.
■》The country known as the Land of Cakes is Scotland.
●》The place known as the Garden of England is Kent.
■》The tallest tower in the world is the C. N. Tower, Toronto, Canada.
■》The country famous for its fish catch is Japan.
●》The old name of Taiwan was Farmosa.
●》Montreal is situated on the bank of River Ottawa.
■The city of Bonn is situated in Germany.
■The literal meaning of Renaissance is Revival.
■Julius Caesar was killed by Brutus.
■The title of Desert Fox was given to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
■The largest airport in the world is the King Khalid International Airport, Saudi Arabia.
■The city in Russia which faced an earthquake in the year 1988 was Armenia. Later on it became a separate country.
■The largest bay in the world is Hudson Bay, Canada.
■The largest church in the world is Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican City, Rome.
■The largest peninsula in the world is Arabia.
■The largest gulf in the world is Gulf of Mexico.
■The tallest statue in the world is the Motherland, Volgograd Russia.
■》The largest railway tunnel in the world is the Oshimizu Tunnel, Japan.
■》The world’s loneliest island is the Tristan da cunha.
■》The word ‘Quiz’ was coined by Jim Daly Irishman.
■》The original meaning of ‘Quiz’ was Trick.
■》The busiest shopping centre of London is Oxford Street.
■》The residence of the Queen in London is Buckingham Palace.
■》Adolf Hitler was born in Austria.
■》The country whose National Anthem has only music but no words is Bahrain.
■》The largest cinema in the world is the Fox theatre, Detroit, USA.
■》The country where there are no Cinema theatres is Saudi Arabia.
■》The world’s tallest office building is the Sears Tower, Chicago.
■》In the year 1811, Paraguay became independent from Spain.
■》The cross word puzzle was invented by Arthur Wynne.
■》The city which was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire was Persepolis.
■》WHO stands for World Health Organization.
■》WHO (World Health Organization) is located at Geneva.
■》FAO stands for Food and Agriculture Organization.
■》FAO is located at Rome and London.
■》UNIDO stands for United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
■》UNIDO is located at Vienna.
■》WMO stands for World Meteorological Organization.
■》WMO is located at Geneva.
■》International Civil Aviation Organization is located at Montreal.
■》The Angel Falls is located in Venezuela.
■》The Victoria Falls is located in Rhodesia.
Ice Cream was discovered by Gerald Tisyum.
■》The number regarded as lucky number in Italy is thirteen.
■》Napoleon suffered from alurophobia which means Fear of cats.
■》The aero planes were used in war for the first time by Italians. (14 Oct.1911)
Slavery in America was abolished by Abraham Lincoln.
■》The Headquarters of textile manufacturing in England is Manchester.
■》The famous Island located at the mouth of the Hudson River is Manhattan.
■》The founder of plastic industry was Leo Hendrik Baekeland.
■》The country where military service is compulsory for women is Israel.
■》The country which has more than 10,000 golf courses is USA.
■》The famous painting ‘Mona Lisa’ is displayed at Louvre museum, Paris.
■》The earlier name for tomato was Love apple.
■》The first President of USA was George Washington.
■》The famous words ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ were said by Julius Caesar.
■》The practice of sterilization of surgical instruments was introduced by Joseph Lister.
■》The number of countries which participated in the first Olympic Games held at Athens was nine.
■》Mercury is also known as Quick Silver.
Disneyland is located in California, USA.
■》The country which built the first powerful long range rockets is Germany.
■》Sewing Machine was invented by Isaac M. Singer.
Adding Machine was invented by Aldrin.
■》The national emblem of Spain is Eagle.
Archimedes was born in Sicily.
■》The total area of Vatican City is 0.272 square kilometers.
■》The largest temple in the world is Angkor Wat in Kampuchea.
■》The largest dome in the world is Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, USA.
■》The largest strait in the world is Tartar Strait.
■》The Mohenjo-Daro ruins are found in Larkand District of Sind, Pakistan.
■》The largest city of Africa is Cairo.
■》The founder of KODAK Company was Eastman.
■》The ‘Cape of Good Hope’ is located in South Africa.
■》The Heathrow Airport is located in London.
■》The neon lamp was invented by Georges Claude.
■》The last letter of the Greek alphabet is Omega.
■》The place known as the land of Lincoln is Illinois.
■》The US state Utah is also known as Beehive state.
■》The Kalahari Desert is located in Africa.
■》The Patagonian desert is located in Argentina.
■》The person known as the father of aeronautics is Sir George Cayley.
■》The most densely populated Island in the world is Honshu.
■》The two nations Haiti and the Dominion Republic together form the Island of Hispaniola.
■》The largest auto producer in the USA is General Motors.
■》The largest auto producing nation is Japan.
■》The famous ‘General Motors’ company was founded by William Durant.
■》The country that brings out the FIAT is Italy.
■》The first actor to win an Oscar was Emil Jannings.
■》The first animated colour cartoon of full feature length was Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.
■》The first demonstration of a motion picture was held at Paris.
■》The first country to issue stamps was Britain.
■》The actor who is considered as the biggest cowboy star of the silent movies is Tom Mix.
■》The Pentagon is located at Washington DC.
■》The world’s largest car manufacturing company is Toyota Motors, JAPAN.
■》The world’s biggest manufacturer of bicycles is Hero Cycles, India.
■》The world’s oldest underground railway is at London.
■》The White House was painted white to hide fire damage.
■》The largest oil producing nation in Africa is Nigeria.
■》The longest river in Russia and Europe is Volga River.
■》The first Emperor of Germany was Wilhelm.
■》The last French Monarch was Louis Napoleon III.
■》“History is Bunk” was said by Henry Ford.
■》The term ‘astrology’ literally means Star Speech.
■》Togo is situated in Africa.
Coal is also known as Black Diamond.
■》The first Boxer to win 3 gold medals in Olympics was Laszlo Papp.
■》The first ruler who started war games for his soldiers was Genghis Khan.
■》The first cross word puzzle in the world was published in 1924 by London Sunday Express.
■》The lightest known metal is Lithium.
■》The Atacama Desert is located in North Chile.
■》The oil used to preserve timber is Creosote oil.
■》The founder of USA was George Washington.
■》The first talkie feature film in USA was ‘The Jazz Singer’.
■》The chemical name of laughing gas is Nitrous oxide.
■》The US state North Carolina is also known as Tar Heel state.
■》The US state Tennesse is also known as Volunteer state.
■》The US state Indiana is also known as Hoosier state.
■》The US state Kentucky is also known as Grass state.
■》The US state known as ‘Pine Free State’ is Vermont.
■》The US state known as ‘Mountain State’ is West Virginia.
■》The US state known as ‘Land of 1000 Lakes’ is Minnesota.
■》The popular detective character created by Agatha Christie is Hercule Poirot.
■》The Pakistani President who died in an air crash was Zia-ul-Huq.
■》Yoghurt means Fermented milk.
■》Yankee is the nickname of American.
■》The International court of Justice is located in Hague, Holland.
■》The headquarters of World Bank is located at Washington DC.
■》Victoria Falls was discovered by David Livingstone.
■》The technique to produce the first test tube baby was evolved by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.
■》The oldest residential university of Britain is the Oxford University.
■》The name of the large clock on the tower of the House of Parliament in London is called Big Ben.
■》Prado Museum is located in Madrid.
■》The number of keys in an ordinary piano is Eighty eight.
■》‘Man is a Tool Making Animal’ was said by Benjamin Franklin.
■》The term ‘anesthesia’ was coined by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
■》The first man to reach Antarctica was Fabian Gottlieb.
■》The Kilimanjaro volcano is situated in Tanzania.
■》The invention that is considered to have built America is Dynamite.
■》Words that contains all the vowels: ■》Authentication, Remuneration, Education,
Automobile, Miscellaneous and many more.
■》Words that contain all the vowels in order: Facetious and Abstemious.
■》Words that contain all the vowels in reverse order: Uncomplimentary, Unproprietary, Unoriental and Subcontinental.
■》Words with no vowel in them: Myth, Fly, Sky, Dry, Cry, Rhythm, Crypt.
■》Which country declares independence on 18th Feb 2008? – Kosovo.
■》Who was the founder of the kindergarten education system? – German educator Friedrich Froebel
■》What is the scientific name of Vitamin C? – Ascorbic Acid
■》What is the full form of GPRS? – General Packet Radio Service
■》Which was the first university established in the world? – Nalanda University
■》What is full form of CEO, CFO & CIO titles? Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer