Incredible India: 10 Facts you may not know about our country

India is a country located in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country after China and it is the seventh-largest country in terms of land area. It is worth mentioning here that India has become a rapid-growing major economy.

In fact, India is a hub for information technology services. India is the largest producer of films in the world. The movies, music, songs, and spiritual teachings play an increasing role in global culture. 

No matter how we get to know about India, we can't really know enough. India's diversity has countless things but surprising and amazing facts waiting to be disclosed to the world.

Incredible India: 10 Surprising facts you may not know about our country

In this article, we will take a glimpse at the surprising facts about India. After reading all these facts, you will literally fall in love with the country.

1. How many of you know that India introduced "Shampoo" to the world? Yes, you read it right. The first-ever shampoo was used by people in India. It should be noted that dried Indian gooseberry blended with many other herbs was used to wash hair. This is still used in the country even today.

2. As per several media outlets, the first-ever diamond was discovered in India among massive alluvial deposits of the stone on the bank of rivers - Krishna and Godavari. Some of the world's biggest diamonds were also found in India.

3. When India participated in the discovery of water on the moon, it was indeed a proud moment. Yes, for the first time in history, India discovered water on the moon's surface. ISRO's lunar probe - Chandrayaan-1 noticed water using a Moon Mineralogy Mapper.

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4. India does not have a national game and that's the truth. Those who think Hockey is a national game you must be misinformed. For the wondering, there is no national game in India. 

5. Those who think Hindi is the national language of India, you must be misinformed again. Majority of the people accepted Hindi as the national language. But the reality is that there are more than 20 official languages and Hindi is just one of them.

6. Indians can take pride in the fact that the first-ever rocket was launched from India. The weight of the rocket was so light and small that it was carried on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

7. India was the first country to produce sugar and it has been producing it since ancient times. For the unversed, locals in the subcontinent were the first to discover the use of sugarcane and its benefits in medicine and food.

8. Samosa is one of the tastiest snacks in India but surprisingly, it is not an Indian dish. Yes, no kidding. The snack first originated in Central Asia.

9. The overall cost of making one 1 Rupee coin is Rs. 1.11. No, we are not joking. The cost of Rs 2 coin is Rs 1.28 and Rs 5 coin is said to be Rs 3.69. The new 10 rupee currency coin is estimated to be at Rs 5.54 each.

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10. Indian movie directors earn a staggering amount through good movies. In fact, India is the largest producer of films. People in India speak Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and so on. Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood and regional film industries altogether produce more films than any other country in the world.

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