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Unknown facts about Qatar : World’s richest country

Qatar is the world’s richest country.
According to the 2015 rankings of world’s richest country, Qatar stand on first followed by Luxembourg. This ranking is based on Gross domestic product (GDP) and Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), both of them compares the differences in the cost of living and standards between countries. According to Forbes the GDP (PPP) per capita for Qatar is $88,222 (estimated from 2009).
The earnings from Oil and Natural gas reserves makes Qatar the richest country in the world..


Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
Qatar is not only the first Arab nation to host the World Cup. But also the smallest nation to ever host the Football World Cup. The BBC reported the Qatar's winning bid of 2022 as 'A football Miracle'.
Qatar is going to build 9 Eco friendly stadiums for the championship, Some of them could host up to 80,000 people. Also Qatar has never qualified for a Football World Cup..


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Unknown facts about Zlatan Ibrahimovic; - Zlatanera

Zlatan the psychic
When he was 16, Ibrahimovic was given an English assignment entitled: "Where will I be in Five Years?"
He responded that he will be a professional football player in Italy, making big money. In truth, it took Zlatan six years to reach his first Italian club Juventus, But it was still a pretty good prediction..


Zlatan the Thief
When Ibrahimovic was a boy, he owned a bicycle that he treasured. The bike got stolen, so Zlatan started steeling himself. Once at Malmo, Zlatan cycled to training on a stolen bike which was then stolen from him. Zlatan stole another bike nearby and cycled home. Later that week the entire team was called into an emergency meeting. Apparently the assistant manager's bike had been stolen!.


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10 interesting Facts about Paralympics

Paralympic started in 1948
The first-ever Paralympics Games were held in London in 1948, Organized as a sports event for British soldiers injured in World War II. The first games were called 1948 International Wheelchair Games. The Paralympics are the second largest sports competition in the world, after the Olympics. .


History
After 1948 the game was held again at the same location in 1952, and Dutch veterans took part alongside the British, making it the first international competition of its kind. The first official Paralympic Games, no longer open solely to war veterans, was held in ROME in 1960.
The first official Paralympic Games, no longer open solely to war veterans, was held in ROME in 1960. 400 athletes from 23 countries competed in the 1960 games. The 1976 Paralympic games held with the inclusion of more disability classifications. The summer games expanded to 1600 athletes from 40 countries. The first winter Paralympic Games were held in 1976 in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. .


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Kabaddi History
 

Kabaddi History

Though there are various sports, few traditional sports like Kabaddi will always have its popularity. The first form of Kabaddi were started from Southern part of Tamil Nadu, India. Kabaddi is believed to be derived from group hunting and village defense.
The modern standardized version with set of rules emerged through 1915-1920 from Maharashtra, India. .


International exposure for Kabaddi first received in Berlin Olympics in 1936. It was first demonstrated by the Mr. Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal from Maharastra, India.
Later in 1938 Indian National Games first introduced Kabaddi to a National Level Sport at Culcutta India.
The framed rules for the Sport came after the formation of All India Kabaddi Federation (AIKF) in 1950. These further led to the formation of Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India(AKFI) in 1973. .


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Top 10 unfamiliar terracotta army facts
 

Top 10 unfamiliar terracotta army facts

Eighth wonder of the world
The French President, Jacques Chirac described the Terracotta Army as the ‘Eighth wonder of the world’. The Terracotta Army is world famous for its unique features and art form. Jacques Chirac commented that one who hasn’t seen the Terracotta Army and the related art forms has not visited China at all. Within no time after the discovery of the terracotta army, the world knew about this. Such is the uniqueness of this art form. The terracotta army can not only bring chills among people through its structures and form but also with an interesting history.



2 : Every soldier is unique
Each and every 8000 soldiers discovered until are unique and different from each other. There were only eight molds used to design the heads of 8000 soldiers but each soldier has different facial expression. This reveals the beauty of this art form and the level of artistry and craftsmanship. However, the hands of the soldiers are identical.



3 : Unimaginable number of laborers engaged in building the tomb
One can never imagine the number of labor hands required to build the tomb and the Terracotta army. It is estimated that 700000 labors constructed the tomb and the terracotta army and it took 40 years to complete. The clay soldiers were constructed using the early assembly line type of construction.



4 : Elixir of life
Elixir of life means the bug of immortality. The first emperor of Qin dynasty, Qin Shi Huang had a strong desire to live forever and not see any signs of death. In order to discover how to become immortal, the emperor spent a lot of resources. It is believed that constructing terracotta army was a part of his quest.



5 : Appearance of the soldiers
There are various dimensions of soldiers in the terracotta army troop. The tall ones are arranged at the back and are usually the Generals. Most of the statutes have the dimensions of 5 foot 11 inches tall. There are 6 foot 7 inches tall soldiers also. These statues represent the battalion of the Chinese army. The statues are dressed like the cavalry and foot soldiers. Some are dressed in plain clothes. All the statues are made of clay and decorated with paints.



6 : Extraordinary weapons
During the excavation, the archaeologists have discovered 40000 weapons. The weapons were made up of bronze and include crossbows, spears, battle axes, and arrowheads. These weapons had chrome plating and thus remained well preserved even though it was untouched for more than 2000 years.



7 : Remained untouched for many years
The terracotta army was unknown to the world until the local Chinese farmers discovered in the year 1974. It remained buried for more than 2200 years. The farmers came across terracotta army while they were digging a well. This prompted the Chinese archaeologists to explore China’s greatest archaeological site.



8 : Death of the laborers and the artisans
A large number of laborers died during the construction of the terracotta army. It is reported that remaining artisans and the laborers were killed after the construction of the terracotta army and the tomb to preserve the secrecy of the location and the treasures buried within.



9 : UNESCO World Heritage site
The terracotta army is the oldest burial grounds to be discovered and excavated in the modern world. The horses in the archaeological sites were saddled and this proves that the saddles were invented before the Qin dynasty. The terracotta army plays a significant role in exposing the history and the craftsmanship. Therefore, it was declared as the UNESCO world heritage site in the year 1987.



10 : The emperor’s tomb has not been discovered yet
Only 1% of the emperor’s tomb has been excavated. There are records which tell that mercury streams are laid on the floor of the burial chambers to simulate the local rivers and this was proved in the tests conducted by a team of Chinese archaeologists in the year 2005. The fear of destroying the corpse and for the safety measures, the tomb has not yet been discovered. .


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