Interesting Swiss stories !!

When we hear  or talk about Switzerland the first few things that instantly come to our mind are Alps-snow clad mountains, Swiss bank, chocolates, swizz knife and beautiful location seen across movies especially in Bollywood movies. But there more interesting stories which describes Switzerland than the stereo type. Mentioned below are few such interesting unheard stories of Swiss land.

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    • Stecklikrieg, a civil war fought by the swizz in 1802 was fought using sticks as Napoleon had taken away all their weapons.
Seventeen secrets about Beer revealed!!

After water and tea, beer is the most consumed beverage and number one alcoholic beverage consumed across the world. On an average an American consumes 23 gallons of beer in a year. Let’s find out the little know facts about beer.

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  1. The oldest written recipes of beer were discovered by human beings in a form of a song on a stone tablet over 5,000 years ago.
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  3. Beer is one of the oldest prepare beverage dating back to early Neolithic or 9500 BC.
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  5. George Washington, America President owned a brew house on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
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  7. According to Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania it is believed that the Ancient Egyptian’s built the Pyramids under the influence. During his research he found out that workers a Giza received about four liters of beer a day.
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  9. In 1814 a huge vat ruptured in the parish of St. Giles resulting in flooding almost 400,000gallons of beer in several streets of London.
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  11. In 19th century in Munich, Germany nursing mothers would drink 7 pints of beer a day with a belief that this was required in order to breast-feed their children.
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  13. People in ancient Babylonians loved their beer a lot and were very serious about its brewing, if anyone brewed a bad batch, they would be punished which was, been drowned in that bad beer batch only.
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  15. Brewsters, was the first professional brewers, who were all women. The basic criteria to become a Brewsters were that, the woman had to be very beautiful.
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  17. Beer is derived from a Greek word “zythos”. The study of beer and beer making also has an official scientific name- Zythology. Once again derived from Greek words: “zytho”(beer) and “logos” (study).
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  19. Must have heard of different kinds of phobia related to water,darkness, height but ever hear of Cenosillicaphobia, it is a phobia of empty beer glass.
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  21. At present in the world there are more than 400 types of beer available. Belgium is the only country that has the majority of individual beer brands available.
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  23. Belgian’s “Vielle Bon Secours is the most expensive beer available in the world. One bottle of it costs approximately 1000 US dollars.
    Expensive Beer in the world.

    Expensive Beer in the world.

  24. Czech Republic was the most beer drinking country in the world, their incredible per capita beer consumption of almost 40 gallons a year. Since past 2 yrs Chinese have become the world no 1 with beer consumption of 350 million hectoliters. China has now become the fastest growing beer market in the world.
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  26. Beer has many health benefits, one of them as per a study published in American Journal of Epidemiology estimated consumption of one beer bottle a days reduces risk by 40% of getting Kidney stones.
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  28. Beer is rich in silicon that increases calcium deposits and minerals for bone tissue, thus strengthens the bones.
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  30. There is more in common between Beer and marijuana than one can think. Beer’s hops belong to the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.
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  32. Brewmeister´s „Snake Venom, a Scottish beer is world´s strongest beer. While a regular beer usually has about 5% ABV, this killer beer has a stomach-burning 67,5% ABV
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    Worlds strongest beer

 

 

 

Unheard 15 amazing animal facts

 

 

It’s next to impossible to count the number of animals existed in this world; each within them have so many different species. Just like human beings animals to have distinct feature and possess unique quality which is unheard to us humans. If they are not bestowed to speak like we do, god has made each of them so distinctively that it will put us to surprise. Gear yourself to know about such facts of these numerous magnificent creatures.

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    Houseflies that majority of times are present in our homes to irritate us have short life span of 14 days. Their short life doesn’t hinder their musical abilities and they always hum in the key of F.
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  3. Ever heard a bird can run faster than an animal?? Ostriches are the one who can run faster than horses, and not only that the male ostriches can roar like lions as well. Another unique quality of theirs is, their one eye is bigger than another.
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  5. Kangaroos when born are so small that they can fit in a teaspoon itself. When an adult they use their tails for balance, so if ever a kangaroo’s tail is lifted off the ground, it can’t hop.
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  7. Tigers, one of the most loving and adored wild animal not only have stripes on their fur, but have them on their skin as well. On the top no two tigers ever have the same stripes. Truly a distinct creation of almighty.
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  9. It’s very rare that one gets into the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, unless you want to be a next Steve Irwin. In case you unfortunately get into their grip of their jaw, the best way to escape is push your thumb into its eyeball – It will let you go instantly.
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  11. We only thought super heroes of Hollywood films can fly high like birds, if you think so then you are wrong. Fleas can jump up to 200 times their height. This is equivalent to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York.
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  13. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. Only if cat could speak, they could beat humans in eavesdrop on our conversations
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  15. Always believed dogs are the one who has best smelling power, think again? Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away. Also they are one of the three mammals that undergo menopause along with humpback whales and human females.
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  17. Koala bears almost exclusively eat only eucalyptus leaves and nothing else. Imagine if we humans get only one type of food to eat…just the thought only sounds scary!!
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  19. Oysters are the only animals that can change their gender depending on which is best for mating. Certainly a unique quality which if every granted to human beings, may be in contemplation to use or not.
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  21. Butterflies which are so beautiful and colorful in their existence have two compound eyes consisting of thousands of lenses, yet they can only see the colors red, green and yellow. What an irony of life!!
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  23. No doubt snails are one of the slowest creatures on earth but this amazing quality, where a snail can grow back a new eye if it loses one compensate for its slowness.
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  25. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them. So the next time if your dog goes missing you know how to identify them.
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  27. The slowest fish is the seahorse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph. They are the only animal in which a male gives birth to a baby and takes care of them. At-least somewhere in this universe a male finally has the opportunity to reproduce
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  29. Ever heard using your wings to fly back? While hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and their wings can beat up to 80 times per second. Really!!
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Silent stories of a Silent hero: Charlie Chaplin

NPG P283; Charlie Chaplin by Strauss-Peyton Studio

The very first name that comes across our mind when we thing about silent comedy films is none other than Charlie Chaplin.  A timeless actor who made a connect with all the age groups by his antics, an actor who could bring  smiles on everyone’s face, also has some stories of his life which remained silent just like his movies were.  Born to a poor family in London, his childhood was defined in poverty and hardship. His story of been a famous silent films hero is an extraordinary phenomenal journey of rags to riches.

Here are some unheard, rarely know facts about Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin famously know as Charlie Chaplin.

His first tryst with stage: Charlie’s mother, Hannah Chaplin was a singer and a character comedienne who performed at British music halls. Due to her ill health her career had lot of hindrances. One such occasion when Hannah due to her ill health she couldn’t sing, young Charlie of 5yrs was made to sing impromptu in front of the audience to keep the audience entertained.

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Training for silent films: In 1894 at the age of 5 Chaplin met Granville Redmond, a successful landscape artist born in Philadelphia, was deaf from infancy and never in his life learnt to speak. Granville had trained himself in the California School for the Deaf at Berkeley. Charlie had become collector of Granville’s work and became friends. Charlie had learnt from Granville sign language and finger spelling. Chaplin never moved his lips in his silent films and only used gestures and expressions resembling those used by deaf persons. A lot of Charlie’s director gave credit to Granville for influencing his acting skills.

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Charlie’s first acting role: Before Charlie became a mainstay actor he worked as a toy maker and polished shoes as he had to support himself. He soon started performing as a dancer in clog dancing troupe at the age of 10, he was very desperate to perform wherever he got an opportunity. This is a true sign of an artist and he was a artist looking for one break which would give him show the world his talent and entertain people. Eventually at the age of 12 he got his first acting break as a pageboy in a stage production of Sherlock Holmes.

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Front Cover: Charlie Chaplin was the first actor who was featured on the front cover of TIME magazine for July edition in 1925.

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 Asteroid Chaplin: 3623 Chaplin (1981 TG2) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 4, 1981 is named in Chaplin’s  honour by Karachkina, L. G. at Nauchnyjw who discovered it.

Look-a-like Charlie: He participated in a look-a-like contest on himself, despite his popularity and dressed in his famous style he lost to others and stood 20th in the contest.

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Casanova Charlie: It is believed the Chaplin once confessed of having sexual relationships with more than 2,000 women. He had 4 wives and 11 kids.

Charlie’s coffin robbed: After his death, his coffin in which his body was buried was robbed by the thieves and demanded 60,000 Swiss francs for its return. Though, 11 weeks after the robbery the thieves were caught and the coffin was found buried.

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