Saturday, May 8, 2004

Did you know
Nepalís flag isnít rectangular or square

  • Nepalís flag isnít rectangular or square. Itís two triangles, sorta.

  • The only nation whose name begins with an "A", but doesnít end in an "A" is Afghanistan.

  • According to experts, large caves tend to "breathe"; they inhale and exhale great quantities of air when the barometric pressure on the surface changes, and air rushes in or out seeking equilibrium.

  • The surface area of the earth is 197,000,000 square miles. Fortysix per cent of the worldís water is in the Pacific Ocean. The Atlantic Ocean has 23.9 per cent; the Indian Ocean 20.3; the Arctic Ocean 3.7 per cent.

  • Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level and Mongolia is the largest landlocked country.

  • The shortest intercontinental commercial flight in the world is from Gibraltar (Europe) to Tangier (Africa.) The distance is 34 miles, the flight time 20 minutes.

ó Compiled by Gaurav Sood

This feature was published on May 1, 2004