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The pin tumbler lock or Yale lock is a lock mechanism that uses pins of varying lengths to prevent the lock from opening without the correct key. Although Yale had the credit of inventing the pin-tumbler lock but the basic principles of the pin tumbler lock may date as far back as 2000 BC in Egypt. https://goo.gl/iBOr51
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The credit of being the smallest shark goes to "dwarf lanternshark". It is a little-known species of dogfish shark in the family Etmopteridae. Dwarf Lanternshark was discovered as recently as 1964 and its scientific name is Etmopterus perryi, named after noted shark expert Perry Gilbert. It has a maximum known length of 21.2 cm only, smaller than a human hand. Dwarf Lanternshark can be identified by its long flattened head, small size at maturity a mid-dorsal line and pattern of black ventral markings. While the markings near the pelvic fin emit chromatophores, some of these markings emit photophores which help them blend in the environment. The degree of impact from human activities on its population is unknown but could be threatened by death from bycatch. https://goo.gl/qyg8Nr
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The Government of India honoured Amitabh Bachchan with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015. https://goo.gl/OG5r5N
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Prof Michael Faraday invented rubber balloons in 1824. https://goo.gl/CczJBH
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According to 2011 data, Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort located near Orlando, Florida hosted approximately 17 million visitors, making it the most visited theme park in the world. https://goo.gl/tlL1qy
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Giant Huntsman Spider is the Largest Spider By Leg Span. https://goo.gl/R5uJSI
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The Indira Gandhi National Open University with over 30 lakh students is the Largest University in the World. https://goo.gl/88hD7h
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Thrust SSC is the first car to officially break the sound barrier. Thrust SSC broke the sound barrier in both the north and south runs. We get to the land speed record (LSR) with the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs (called passes). Two runs are required in opposite directions within one hour and to be validated, a new record mark must exceed the previous one by at least one percent. https://goo.gl/FPtHOO
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The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the longest canal in the world with a total length of 1,600 km and 30–61 meter wide. https://goo.gl/lYoSk9
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Gardener Peter Glazebrook set a new record for the heaviest ever onion which weighed 18lb and 1oz (some 30 inches round) at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. https://goo.gl/8bPfVP
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