This is a fun exercise and is going to contain assumptions: Embery, Joan with Ed Lucaire. Collection of Amazing Animal Facts. 1983.”Scientists estimate that there are one quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) ants living on the earth at any given time.”one quadrillion ants. More recent estimate point out to about 10 times more. 10,000 Trillion is the number and […]Read more "If we put all the ants in the world together on a weighing machine would they out weigh all human beings?"
Any such exercise can be only a highly speculative enterprise, to be undertaken with far less seriousness than most demographic inquiries. Nonetheless, it is a somewhat intriguing idea that can be approached on at least a semi-scientific basis. To start the deduction we need to know the world population, this is elucidated in the image […]Read more "How there were at least 100 Billion People who have been born on Earth?"
Older stars ogling young heroines is something that is prevalent world wide. I have picked out some infographics to illustrate the “Crappy Age Gap” between the leading men and the ladies. The reason is discussed later, but the scope of the answer is to illustrate that this is not a regional movie specific phenomenon. It is […]Read more "Is the Crappy age gap between Leading men and Ladies unique to India?"
How many of us know if salt is a condiment or a seasoning? Are all herbs spices?? or all seasonings condiments? so what is the definition of each of them? Spices: The term ‘spice’ was derived originally from the Latin “species aromatacea”, meaning fruits of the earth. It was subsequently shortened to “species”, meaning a […]Read more "Spices, condiments, seasonings and herbs, what are the differences?"
Post by Shankar Iyerh: Why didn't India help Tamils in Sri Lanka? Why didn’t India help Tamils in Sri Lanka?Read more "Why didn’t India help Tamils in Sri Lanka?"
People say that zero is inauspicious! The “Zero” being inauspicious theory is absolute hokum and yet we give gifts in cash in amounts rounded to one like, Rs. 101, 501, 1001? why is this done? The concept is called the “Poori Dakshina”, this did not come about from gift giving, it actually came about compensating […]Read more "Gift giving, why don’t we give money in whole numbers?"
The Earth is 4.5 billion years old, Humans have lived say for 100,000 years, the earth, much before the arrival of humans has seen major extinctions and climatic changes that were far dramatic than one in place today and we have the conceit to think we can stop this climate change by using fewer plastic […]Read more "Can we stop global warming by actually not using plastic bags or are we just delaying the inevitable?"