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VII Things We Learnt Last Week

VII Things We Learnt Last Week
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2016-03-18T20:49:36+0530
  • Leonardo da Vinci delayed finishing the Mona Lisa for, wait for it, 16 long years
  • Dog bites have killed more people (429) in the past 20 years in Mumbai than the 1993 and 2008 terror attacks put together (421)
  • Blankets supplied by the railways on trains are washed only once in one or two months
  • The ‘Bhagwad Gita’ lists 39 key attributes of a siddh bhakt (accomplished devotee)
  • Poke, pronounced poh-kay, is the new raw fish craze from Hawaii, but without the bother of sushi
  • The iPhone’s battery life is not prolonged by closing unused apps (says CEO Tim Cook)
  • A kilo of cocaine costs $385 (Rs 26,000) at the point of origin, but $122,000 (Rs 82 lakh) at the point of retail

Compiled by Uttam Sengupta and Alka Gupta

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