Drawing the Line

  1. Probably, Cyril John Radcliffe, a lawyer in England who had not traveled farther than Paris, had no clue about the culture and ethos of India ever. But he was asked to draw a line to divide the country into 2 halves. We are still paying for it.
  2. Apparently, there is no mention of Lakshman Rekha in Valmiki Ramayan. Sita didn’t really cross any drawn line but still, repercussions were huge.
  3. Roger Bannister didn’t think of the line that was drawn by the runners before him. He just ran faster than anyone before him (1954) and crossed the barrier of running 1 mile in under 4 minutes.
  4. If you measure the length of the blood vessels of an average human by laying them all out in a line, the line would encircle Earth more than 2 times.
  5. Some people aren’t really lying when they recall the past incorrectly. It might be possible that they really hold a different version of the event in their memory.

Bonus: Flat Earth people think that Antarctica surrounds the allegedly flat Earth and that’s why Water doesn’t spillover.

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