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What are some facts about Facebook, Google, and Twitter that not many outsiders know about?

Answer by Ashish Sharma:

The Facebook notification icon which is globe shaped changes its map view with your location.

  • access Facebook from the US and countries in Latin America:

  • And this is the icon for countries in the Eastern hemisphere:

Quoted from the source:
"It’s the small things in life that can make a difference, and this is a nice way to acknowledge that Facebook is a global service, not just from the US."

TIL: Facebook's Notification Icon Varies Worldwide

What are some facts about Facebook, Google, and Twitter that not many outsiders know about?

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What are some of the best roads/routes in India?

Answer by Pranav Kulkarni:

If you discard the tourist in you and embrace the life of a traveler, you tend to find beauty in the journey instead of the destination. Having traveled across 11 states in India, most of them on 2 wheels, I've come across some beautiful roads…

Listing some of my favorites:

1. Stuck in snowfall at 12300 feet, Manali – Leh highway

2. NH 212, passing through the Bandipur forest en route Ooty

3. When the colossal mountains make you feel insignificant, Manali – Leh highway

4. The blue sky and blue water providing a surreal experience

5. NH 21

6. NH 1D, The road disappearing into the horizon, en route Kargil

7. Mahabaleshwar, a popular tourist place in Maharashtra

8. One of the high altitude passes on the Manali – Leh highway

9. Manali – Leh highway

10. Typical Konkan roads

11. Find the river, find the road

12. Early morning on the road meandering through coffee plantations in South India

13. NH 222, as straight as it gets

14. The twisty descent from Rohtang top

15. A coastal road in Konkan

16. The deep woods of Dandeli forest, Karnataka

17. World's second highest pass, 17582 feet

18. Anjarle Beach viewpoint

19. Somewhere on NH 21

20. A random road in the Western Ghats (notice the fog, you can see the light of the vehicle at the end)

21. NH 1D, everybody loves curves

22. Paradise on Earth, Kashmir

23. When good or bad roads mean nothing, it's the view you enjoy

24. The scariest road I've encountered, Zozila pass

25. NH 4, for the ones who don't believe India has good roads

Note: all the pics have been clicked either by me or Rohit Mohite. No watermarks, no trademarks, you can use them as wallpapers if you like them. Hope you like them!

What are some of the best roads/routes in India?

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Which is the most beautiful state in India?

Answer by Jubanashwa Mishra:

First I thought it’s Kerala, when I spent a night in Alleppey boat house

But soon it changed to Tamilnadu, when I saw the greenish water of Rameswaram

Then Karnataka, when I saw the beautiful Mysore palace

Then Andhra Pradesh, when I look at the Tirupati temple

Telangana, When I did boating inside the Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad

Then Odisha, when I had Mahaprasad at Puri Jagannath temple

Then Jharkhand, @ Hundru Fall

Then a bigger fall at Chitrakote, Chattisgarh

My quest for waterfall ends at Dhuandhar, Madhya Pradesh

West Bengal became my favorite when I enjoyed Durga Puja of Kolkata

Gradually I entered into the north east, fell in love with Sikkim

This is what I was looking for @ Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

Fell in love with Nagaland once knowing about Horn Bill Festival

Then Manipur, once I learnt about world war II cemetery, Imphal

Then Mizoram when I saw the beautiful churches

Then Tripura when I travelled in a meter gauge train

Meghalaya, when I came across the village Mawlynnong

I enjoyed the fish through out Assam, Thanks to Brahmaputra river

Fell in love with peace when I reached Bodhgaya, Bihar

Uttar Pradesh became my favorite, After seeing Ganga Aarti in Varanasi

Soon it changed to Goa, Once I came across the the beautiful beaches

Then Maharashtra once reached the maximum city, Mumbai

Then Gujarat once looking at the mesmerizing Rann of Kutch

Rajasthan became my favorite when I looked at the beautiful palaces

Haryana I got to know the root of Mahabharata at Kurukshetra

Punjab when I saw glittering sarovar of Golden temple, Amritsar

Uttarakhand when I passed by the serpentine trail of Mussorrie

Himachal, When I reached top of the Triund Hill

Finally when I crossed miles to reach Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir: I already realized that the whole India is beautiful, not just any single state.

Which is the most beautiful state in India?