Top 10 Rare Facts About India You Never Heard Before

Did you know that India used to be an island more than 100 million years ago? About 50 million years ago,…With over a billion people from all kinds of religions and ethnicities, India is not only the second most populated country, but it also has in store some mind-blowing facts and achievements under its belt.

Here are 10 Most Interesting Facts About India:

1-The Temple of Rats in Rajasthan.

It happens only in India! The Karni Mata Temple in Rajasthan is home to thousands of rats whom pilgrims consider to be their ancestors and worship, making it one of the strangest attractions of India and also one of the most unknown facts about India as well.

2-Roopkund – The Skeleton Lake.

Locally was known as the mystery lake or the skeleton lake, Uttarakhand’s Roopkund is infamous for hundreds of human skeletons found at the bottom of the lake and in the surrounding areas.

3-Shampooing is an Indian concept.

Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.

4-Actor Ben Kingsley’s birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji and he is of Indian descent.

In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar , Grammy , BAFTA , two Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards.

5-Samosa is not an Indian dish.

They are popular all over the world but originated in Central Asia.

6-World’s First Hospital Train.

The Lifeline Express a.k.a the Jeevan Rekha Express is the world’s first hospital train taking its services ranging from surgeries to cancer treatment to remote villages.

7-India is the one Country That loves Spider-man Even more.

In 2004, Marvel Comics launched Spider Man India where Peter Parker was called Pavitr Prabhakar, Mary Jane as Meera Jain, Aunt May as Auntie Maya, Uncle Ben as Uncle Bhim.

8-There are not enough police officers in India.

For every 100,000 people in India, there are only 130 police officers. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of violent crimes in India even though it also has the world’s largest police force.

9-Indian farmers use Coca-Cola and Pepsi as pesticides.

Agricultural scientists support this theory, as the sugar content of the coke can make them effective in repelling pests.

10-‘Blood’ rain fell in Kerala, India.

A heavy downpour of red-colored rain fell sporadically on the state of Kerala, India between July and September 2001. There were many theories behind the red-colored rain, but it was only more than 10 years later, the scientists finally solved the mystery. The algae species, Trentepohlia annulata, found in the red particles of the rain probably came with the clouds originating from Austria. 

A hand picked list of lesser known facts, events, incidents and trivia about India and Indians, in general.That’s a lot of unknown facts about India. Go on, pass it on to your friends and let their minds be blown away too!

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