South Africa has the most official languages that have equal status, with eleven. Bolivia recognises thirty-seven languages, the most of any country in the world, and India recognises twenty-three. However, Bolivia and India give primacy to Spanish and Hindi respectively, making South Africa the country with the most equally important official languages.
The constitution of Alabama is the longest and the most amended constitution in the world. It has more than 900 amendments and consists of about 310,000 words. The constitution of India, the second longest one in the world, is about 145,000 words.
Audi had to use more durable horns in Indian-market cars, as their normal horns would have been unable to cope with the amount of honking Indian drivers do.
There is a village in India whose main export are men. This village prepares men to become bouncers for nightclubs and bars. They do so by having a 2 hour workout in the morning, followed by a 2 hour workout in the afternoon, in combination with high-protein food.
Indians are relearning Sanskrit and reviving the ancient language, with 10,000 new speakers in 2010 alone.
In India there are 29 caves joined together which are filled with paintings from over 3 religions (Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism), which were constructed in 520 BCE and has a size of 8,242 ha, making it one of the largest man-made cave structures ever built.
A team sets up a polling booth in an isolated forest in India each election so that a lone priest who lives there can vote, because the Election Commission mandates that no voter should “ordinarily travel more than 2km to reach the booth.”
A statue of Jesus in India had water mysteriously dripping from its toes. Worshipers would collect and sometimes drink it. The source of the water was later found to be a clogged toilet near the statue.
There is 2.5 million of Zero Rupee bank notes in India. They are “paid” in protest by angry citizens to government functionaries who solicit bribes.
Villagers in the India village of Marottichal began playing chess as an alternative to drinking after a ban on alcohol.The village is now known as ‘Chess Village’ due to its near 100% chess literacy.
An Indian farmer discovered he had been declared legally dead when he tried to apply for a bank loan, then spent 19 years trying to prove to the government he was actually alive.