10 Bizarre Facts about India that You Didn’t Know

There are many things that people miss out about a country like India due to its size and population. There are so many bizarre things happening in India that her own residents tend to miss out on them. Here are 10 facts about India that most people probably don’t know.

1. A Floating Post Office

India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices, one of which is a floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar which was inaugurated in August 2011

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2. The first rocket in India was transported by cycle

The very first rocket was so light in weight and so small that it was transported to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram on a cycle.

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3. Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra 

In this village doors do not exist. From houses to shops, no one ever thought of using a door because till date there has never been a robbery in the village. The people there have so much faith in one another that they don’t even lock away their jewelry and other valuables in safes.

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4. A mob of 200 women once killed a man in a courtroom in Nagpur

Akku Yadav was famous in the city for kidnapping children and raping women. No matter how many times the local tried to get him punished for his crimes, he easily got away due to the corrupt police. After years of not getting any justice, a mob of 200 women attacked Akku Yadav in a courtroom and murdered him.

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5. Kumbh Mela gathering was visible from space

In 2011 the gathering of pilgrims in Kumbh Mela was so huge that the crowd was visible from space. Over 75 million pilgrims had come to Kumbh Mela that year.

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6. The Indian Kabaddi Team

The Indian Men’s Kabaddi team has won all the World Cup’s till now and has remained undefeated. In fact even the Women’s Kabaddi Team has won all the World Cups held till date.

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7. Science Day in Switzerland 

When Dr APJ Abdul Kalam visited Switzerland on May 26th, 2006, the government in Switzerland announced that, that day would hence forth be known as Science Day to honor the 11th president of India.

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8. A spa for elephants

Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala is a spa for elephants where they get food, baths and even massages.

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9. The human calculator

Can you calculate 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 within 28 seconds without a calculator? This is what Shakuntla Devi had don earning her the title of “the human calculator”.

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10. Special polling station is set up for a lone voter

A special polling station is st up in Banej in Gir forest for Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas who is the only voter in that place.

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