Saturday, October 29, 2011

Interesting Informative Facts Part - 6


The company with the most employees is Wal-Mart stores in the US with 1.8 million followed by Indian Railways with 1.6 million.


The oldest school in the world is Shishi Middle School in Chengdu, China. It was founded in 143-141 BCE. The King’s School of Canterbury in the UK is second. It was founded in 597 CE.



The world’s largest university is in India named Indira Gandhi National Open University enrolled number of students are 3,500,000 second is in Pakistan named Allama Iqbal Open University enrolled number of students are 1,806,214.


The world’s oldest university is Parma University in Italy. It was founded in 1064. Bologna University, also in Italy, is the second oldest. It was founded in 1088.




The most expensive work of art by living artist is the “Benefits Supervisor Sleeping” by Lucian Freud (b.1922). It was sold at a price of $33,641,000 in 2008 and the second most expensive is “Baloon Flower – Magenta” by Jeff Koons (b. 1955) of the USA with a price of 25,796,067 in 2008.


The most expensive painting ever sold at auction is the “Gascon a La Pipe” by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. It was sold in 2004 at a price of $104,168,000. His “Dora Maar au chat” was sold in 2006 at a price of $95,216,000.


Jackson Pollock’s No.5, 1948 was sold privately by music mogul David Geffen at a price of $140 million in 2006 and Willem De Kooning’s “Woman III” was sold privately at a price of &137 million also in 2006. It’s the most expensive painting ever sold.


The world’s most spoken language is Chinese Mandarin with 873 million speakers followed by Spanish with 322 million speakers.



The most visited museum in the world is Louvre Museum in Paris, France with an estimated total attendance of 8.5 million visitors. On the next spot is British Museum in London, UK with a total attendance of 5.93 million.



The world’s largest library is the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., USA. It was founded in 1800 and has 32,124,001 books. At second spot is the British Library in London, UK. It was founded in 1753 and has 29 million books.

The largest circulating daily newspaper in the world is Yomiuri Shimbun of Japan with an average daily circulation of 10,021,000. Asahi Shimbun is second with 8,054,000.




The largest English-Language daily newspaper is The Times of India with an average daily circulation of 3.14 million followed by The Sun of UK with 3.12 million.




The number one global company that is making the greatest profit per annum is ExxonMobil of the USA with a profit of $40.5 billion per annum followed by Royal Dutch Shell with $31.3 billion.



 Microsoft is the world’s largest computer-technology corporation


ExxonMobil is the biggest company in the world.



France is the world’s most favorite tourist destination followed by Spain.




The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (USA) is the most visited amusement park in the world followed by Disneyland in Anaheim, California (USA).




The best-selling car of all-time is Toyota Corolla with an approximate sale of 35 million followed by Volkswagen Golf with 25 million.




The largest motor-vehicle manufacturer is General Motors of the USA followed by Toyota of Japan.



The world’s longest ship canal is the Grand Canal of China with a length of 1,795 km followed by Erie Canal in the USA with a length of 584 km.

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  1. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.

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