More than half the world's production of silk from silkworms comes from India. The next two major silkworm producing countries, a long way behind, are Uzbekistan and Brazil.
FLOWERS"Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts" - Sigmund Freud.... MORE
WOLVERHAMPTONThe director of a dwarf management company said that he felt his dwarfs were a... MORE
LUTONAccording to a survey in 2010 by the Invertebrate Conservation Trust, Selbourne Road, Luton, is... MORE
CHROMOSOMEHumans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish have 200. ... MORE
MOTHAccording to research published in 2002, female moths prefer to mate with larger males. In... MORE
CYCLINGThe only sport that causes more injuries than cycling in the US is basketball.
Third to... MORE
TURTLEStrictly speaking, all tortoises are turtles, but not all turtles are tortoises.
Tortoises are land-dwelling types... MORE
TSETSEWithin one year, a tsetse fly may produce four generations of offspring, turning it from... MORE
MONETMonet's 1872 painting Impression, Sunrise is the one that gave rise to the term 'Impressionism'.
KIPLINGThe youngest winner of a Nobel Prize for Literature was Rudyard Kipling, in 1907 when... MORE
SNAILThanks to the sticky carpet they exude, snails can crawl along the edge of a... MORE
DIETRICHIn 1999, the American Film Institute named Marlene Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of... MORE
WHISKYAmericans and the Irish call it "whiskey"; Scots call it "whisky". When the British ask... MORE
POSTCODEThe postcode for Ten Downing Street is SW1A 2AA. Number Eleven is SW1A 2AB. Buckingham... MORE
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