Anyone that has ever helped their child with homework knows the pang of wanting to retake certain subjects in school. Last week, as I was assisting our daughter with information on the Revolutionary War, I thought to myself, “I should get a book on this! This is really interesting!” (Side note – Did you know the British won the Battle of Bunker Hill? I thought we took that one! Kind of an embarrassing admission…).

To help you address your inner 5th grader, I now present your adult geography class of the month – interesting facts about India! Why India? Because that is where we purchase our 100% pure peppermint essential oil! So, sit up, spit out your gum and take some notes. There will be a quiz!

  • The national symbol of India is the Bengal Tiger.
  • India has the second largest population in the world, with over 1.2 billion people (1,205,073,612 as of July 2012).
  • The highest mountain in India is Kanchenjunga, standing at 8,598m (28,209 feet), which it shares with Nepal. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world.
  • India has never hosted the Olympic Games.
  • Many different languages are spoken in India. The main ones are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, and Urdu.

Now go impress your friends with your newfound knowledge! And, try some peppermint oil from Jomac Oils!