• A cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are known as fingers.
  • Edgar Allan Poe introduced mystery fiction’s first fictional detective, Auguste C Dupin, in his 1841 story, ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue.’
  • A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.
  • The most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust is aluminum.
  • The only rock that floats in water is pumice.
  • A cucumber is 96% water.
  • Almonds are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.
  • Carbonated soda water was invented in 1767 by Joseph Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen.
  • Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, Psycho, which actually took 7 days to shoot.

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