15 Incredible Facts About India That Only A Few People Know Today

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“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.” ~ Mark Twain

Here are 15 facts that provides a strong evidence to the above statement:

1) Kites were not invented by Indians. Shocking right? They were invented by China.

1 Incredible Facts About India2) Samosa is not an Indian dish. Yes, you read it right. It was originated in Central Asia.

2 Incredible Facts About India3) Dolphins are deemed as non-human persons in India. We all know that dolphins are cognitively-strong and quite interactive with humans as compared to other animals. This is exactly the main reason why the Government of India officially declared that they should be treated just like humans. Holding dolphins captive is illegal in India.

3 Incredible Facts About India4) Until the year, 1896, India was the only official place for Diamonds. Yes, in the 19th century, India was the only nation in the world where diamonds were mined. The diamond mines of Golconda near the modern city of Hyderabad are talked about around the world for the most popular diamonds in history found there. Now, you know why Britain was so determined in keeping their Colonial rule in India.

4 Incredible Facts About India5) Plastic Surgery was majorly invented in India. Sushruta, an ancient surgeon made a huge contribution to medical science in the field of plastic and cataract surgery back in the 6th century.

5 Incredible Facts About India6) As Indians, we must be proud of India’s space program which is one of the Top 5 space programs in the world. Despite budget issues, India still made it to the top 5 of space programs in the world.

6 Incredible Facts About India7) Did you know? India’s first-ever rocket was carried on a bicycle in the year 1963 and the first satellite on a bullock cart

7 Incredible Facts About India8) After USA, India is the largest English-speaking population. In India, 11.38% of the population knows English.

8 Incredible Facts About India9) Indian Railways has around 1.4 million employees and this number is more than the population of several popular cities in the world.

9 Incredible Facts About India10) The City Montessori School which is located in Lucknow holds the Guinness Book of World Record for being the largest school in the world in terms of the total number of students.

10 Incredible Facts About India11) The ever-so spectacular gathering of Kumbh Mela is clearly visible from space in our naked eye. Here is the picture of Kumbh Mela clicked from outer space.

11 Incredible Facts About India12) India is mainly responsible for the origin of Calculus and Trigonometry. We might hate these subjects but these subjects have come out of India and also reached the world.

12 Incredible Facts About India13) Bear Grylls is a Northern-Irish adventurer, writer and also a Television presenter. He is well known for his Television series ‘Man vs Wild’. Man Vs. Wild presenter had a dream of joining the Indian army after his school days.

13 Incredible Facts About IndiaBear had a friend named Watty with whom he stepped in India to learn the skills of mountaineering. Luckily, he was taught the unmatched skills of hiking and mountaineering by a retired Indian Army Officer, in what turned out to be the best learning day for him. This is the reason he wanted to join the Indian Army as he was highly influenced by Indian Army officers’ lives.

14) How many of you all know that India doesn’t have a national game? No, Hockey is not a national game. Shocked? For the unversed, there is no national game at all

14 Incredible Facts About India15) Hindi is not the national language of India and perhaps the majority of the people have accepted it as the national language but it is not. There are more than 20 official languages in India and Hindi is one of them.

15 Incredible Facts About India

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