My Mother and Me

My Mother and Me
"My Mother" - Mrs.Vedambal 96 years young

Monday, October 11, 2010

General Knowledge

  • Longest Railway Tunnel  -- Tanna, Japan, 13.5 Miles
  • Longest Railway              --  Trans Siberian Railway { Riga to Valdivostok, Russia } 
  • Longest Railway Platform -- Kharagpur 2,733 ft. [ India ] 
  •  The first Railway Line in India was started on :- April, 16 - 1853 between Mumbai to Thane (Erstwhile Bombay) 
  •  Everest was conquered first time by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on May- 29,1953 
                                                        INVENTIONS :- ***
1. Ball point Pen - Invented by John .J.Loud [US] in the year 1888.
    First practical models by Ladisola & George Biro (Hungary) in 1938.
2. Cement - Joseph Aspdin (England) in the year 1824.
3.  Fountain Pen - Lewis.E.Waterman { US } - 1884.
4.  Jet Engine *** Sir Frank Whittle (England) in 1937
5.  Helicopter  *** d'Ascanio (Italy) in 1930
6.  Powerloom *** Edmund Cartwright ( England )
7.  Cinema       *** Augustie Marie Louis - Nocolas Lumiere. & Louis Jean Lumiere (1895)
8.  Film (Talking)  ***  Warner Brothers ( US ) 1926. First Release Don Juan, Warner Theatre 
         New York [ 5th August ]

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