These are some facts related to 9/11 attacks :
Art of estimated worth $100 million by likes of Picasso and Hockney was destroyed during attacks.
Approximately $750 million were spent on cleaning 1.8 million tonnes of debris after attcks.
It took 100 days to extinguish fire in and around area by firefighters.
5 of the 9/11 hijackers stayed in a motel just outside the National Security Agency.
18 lucky people were rescued alive from the ruble of WTC site.
A dog named "Roselle" guided it's blind owner 78 storeys down to safe place.
The top 4 searches on google in the week of 9/11 were: Nostradamus, CNN, The World Trade Center and Osama bin Laden.
Irony is that a Muslim Prayer Room and a store of Korans was also destroyed in the attacks.
Reportedly 2753 people died at WTC site and 184 at Pentagon site.
Estimated economic loss due to the attacks were estimated to be $123 Billion.
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. – Wikipedia
These are the top 10 quotes by Buddha:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
What we think, we become.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
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India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga centre and base for Himalayan trekking. – Wikipedia
The following are the top 10 facts about India:
Kumbh Mela gathering in 2011 was visible from space. Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage where people gather to bathe in holy river. In 2011, Kumbh Mela attracted over 75 million people at one place which was indeed visible from space.
At an altitude of 2,444 metres, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh is the highest cricket ground in the world.
India has won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date in both men's and women's category.
Water on moon was first discovered by India. In September 2009, India's ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 first captured presence of water on moon using Moon Mineralogy Mapper technology.
The first rocket built in India was transported on bicycle to the launching station in Kerala, India
India is the 2nd largest English speaking country in the world after USA. With over 125 million people speaking English, it is only 10% of the population of India.
Producing over 132.4m tonnes in 2014, India became the largest producer of milk overtaking European Union.
Every 26th May Switzerland celebrates Science Day which is dedicated to Late APJ Abdul Kalam Ex-Indian President and father of Indi's missile programme.
In terms of students, India has the largest school in the world. The City Montessori School in Lucknow has over 45000 students.
India invented number zero along with buttons, shampoo, value of pi, trigonometry, calculus, algebra, cataract surgery, plastic surgery and many more.
We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. – Albert Einstein
Happy Republic Day!!!