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8 Interesting and unknown facts about 'The Great Poet' Shakespeare

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"God has given you one face and you make yourself another." He is an writer, poet, and actor and is regularly called as England's national poet.

Let's take a look at 8 Interesting and unknown facts about 'The Great Poet' Shakespeare:

1. Shakespeare’s wife was 8 years older than him and 3 months pregnant at the season of their wedding.

2. "u" was first utilized as a substitute for "you" by Shakespeare.

3. There are more than 80 varieties recorded for the spelling of his name.

4. Shakespeare never distributed his plays.

5. He added more than 1700 new words to the English dialect, including 'lackluster' and 'swagger'.

6. Shakespeare was raised in an ignorant family unit.

7. He resigned from the theater to Stratford at 47 years old and died at 52 years old.

8. His genuine birthday is a mystery. It is celebrated on April 23 – three days before his sanctification.

posted Jun 23, 2017 by Sumanta Hazra

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5. During his struggling days, he was an assistant to star dancer Helen under the name Rana Rej. Speaking about his struggling days, Mithun Da had once said that when he danced on stage, he was not even sure whether he would get a meal. He used to wish after every performance that a reputed person from the industry saw him dance, and would give him a break.

6. He owns various in the regions of Ooty, Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kolkata. He considers Ooty to be a very lucky place for him because most of his films which had a backdrop of Ooty were a super hit at the box-office.

7. He had got a massive fan following in Russia. There, he has been worshipped by his fans to the extent that in an interview, Mithun once claimed that he sometimes feels he must have got great association with the country in his last birth.

8. Mithun has won four National Awards, three of them Best Actor - 'Mrigayaa' (1976), Agneepath' 1990) and the Bengali film 'Tahader Katha' (1992), and one for Best Supporting Actor for the 1998 film 'Swami Vivekananda'.

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Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about 'The Ultimate Adventurer' Bear Grylls:

1. His Real Name

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2. Join Indian Army

Bear Grylls initially wanted to join the Indian Army after he completed his schooling. He spent a good amount of time in India, trekking at the Indian Himalayas and hiking through Darjeeling, West Bengal and Sikkim. He always wanted to be an adventurer and saw Indian Army as a great opportunity to fulfill his dreams.

3. Karate Black Belt

He loves martial arts and definitely loved being in India. He is a black belt in Shokobon Karate, which he first started learning in India. He is pretty impressive in protecting himself on this matter.

4. The Great Fall

In 1996, Grylls met a freefall parachuting accident in Zambia. Amid A SAS Skydive from an extraordinary stature, his parachute rodent a tallness of 16,000 ft over the ground and he softened his vertebrae up three places in this mischance.

5. Climbing The Everest

18 months after breaking three vertebrae in the accident, Grylls accomplished his childhood dream for climbing the summit of Mount Everest in Nepal on 16 May 1998. At 23, he was among the most youthful individuals to have accomplished this deed. He was for a long while been itching to be the individual he is today and obstructions that surfaced, were not something that could prevent him from being that.

6. Scaling The Unscalable

While get ready for the move to the highest point of the Everest, he scaled the Ama Dablam and turned into the most youthful individual from Britain to have finished this heist. Strangely, amazing mountain dweller Sir Edmund Hillary depicted the top as unscalable. The Ama Dablam is to be sure considered as a standout amongst the most extraordinary tops on earth.

7. Dinner At The Sky

When we start to presume that this person can't go more outrageous than this, he demonstrates us wrong over and over. Curiously, he holds the world record for the world's most elevated outdoors supper party, which he imparted to Lt Cdr Alan Veal RN. It was held in a hot air swell at a stature of 7,600 meters.

8. Record Breaking Fall

Grylls, alongside the twofold amputee Al Hodgson and the Scotsman Freddy MacDonald, set a Guinness world record in 2008 for the longest consistent indoor freefall. The past record was 1 hour 36 minutes by a US group. Grylls, Hodgson, and MacDonald, utilizing a vertical twist burrow in Milton Keynes, broke the record by a few moments. The endeavor was in support of the philanthropy association Global Angels which works for the welfare of kids.

9. Crossing The Atlantic

In 2003, Bear drove a group of 5 individuals over the North Atlantic sea on an open watercraft. The pontoon was 11 meters in length and it confronted extraordinary environmental change and ice sheets amid the memorable voyage. Among his compliances was his adolescence companion, SAS associate, and Mount Everest climbing accomplice Mick Crosthwaite. The voyage begun from Halifax, Nova Scotia and finished at John o' Groats, Scotland.

10. Above The Everest

In 2007, Grylls went ahead to make a record-setting Parajet parameter in the Himalayas close Mount Everest. He took off from 4,400 meters, 8 miles south of the mountain. Grylls flew around and looked down on the summit amid his flight. He needed to adapt to temperatures of −60 °C. He persevered perilously low oxygen levels and in the end achieved 9,000 meters, which is very nearly 3,000 meters higher than the past record of 6,102 meters. The accomplishment was shot for Discovery Channel worldwide and in addition Channel 4 in the UK. While Grylls at first wanted to traverse Everest itself, he couldn't do as such as the allow was just to travel toward the south of Everest. He didn't attempt to fly over the Everest, considering the danger of abusing Chinese airspace.

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Sharma made history on April 3, 1984 as he flew along with Yury Malyshev and Gennady Strekalov on the Soyuz T-11 spending eight days in space and finally landing in Kazakhstan on April 11. He has been a motivation to each space lover in India.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about Rakesh Sharma the first Indian to go to space:

1. Born on January 13, 1949, Sharma originally belongs to Punjab and completed his education from Hyderabad.

2. After successfully passing from the National Defence Academy, Sharma was commissioned into the Indian Air Force as a test pilot.

3. As a test pilot, he became an important member of war operations that were conducted against Pakistan.

4. On September 20, 1982, he was elected to travel into space as a cosmonaut as part of a joint programme by ISRO and the Soviet Intercosmos space programme.

5. On April 2 in 1984, he made his flight aboard the Soyuz T-11 and became the first Indian to achieve this feat.

6. The duration of his stay in outer space lasted 21 hours and 40 minutes.

7. He conducted scientific and technical studies wherein he was mainly involved in bio-medicine and remote sensing.

8. While in space, the entire crew had a television news conference with Moscow officials and the then Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.

9. When inquired by Indira Gandhi on how India looked from outer space, Sharma recited Saare Jahan Se Achcha in response.

10. Sharma was awarded the Hero of Soviet Union after his return. He was also felicitated with Ashoka Chakra by the Indian Government.

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