The Bermuda Triangle is a mystery. So many strange disappearances have happened in this area and the reasons for the disappearances are still only theories. No one has ever been able to confirm the reason for the strange Bermuda Triangle events that have occurred since centuries. The Bermuda Triangle is an interesting topic to read about, and here are top 7 interesting facts about Bermuda Triangle.

  • The Bermuda Triangle is also called 'Devil's Triangle'

  • It is called a triangle because it lies between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico, in a shape that forms a triangle.

  • The Bermuda Triangle has eaten up 100s of airplanes and ships in last 100 years. Even the debris has never been found.

  • Columbus, while traveling over Bermuda Triangle in 1492 noticed that his compass stopped working.

  • Some of the several theories behind disappearance of planes and ships in this area include extreme weather, UFO, methane gas causing explosions in engines of the ships/aircraft, large water waves, and witchcraft
  • More than nine thousand people are missing who tried to cross Bermuda triangle.

  • The islands of Bermuda are given these names after Juan de Bermudez of Spain who claimed these islands in 1503.
These were Bermuda Triangle Facts, interesting indeed!

What Is Christmas?

Christmas is celebrated as a birth day of Jesus Christ, the person who has a very high position in both Christianity and Islam. Muslims know Jesus as one of the mightiest prophets of God and believing him as a prophet is mandatory part of their faith, whereas Christians consider him God, but many of them also consider him a human like us and a prophet. 

As a prophet, Jesus brought guidance for people, brought them out from darkness and showed how to live life and how to win heaven and be saved from hell.

(Quran 5:46) mentions:  "And in their footsteps, We sent Jesus, son of Mary, confirming the Torah that had come before him, and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light"

(Bible - Matthew 21:11) mentions:  "The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."

Therefore, there is definitely a point in getting happy, spreading happiness on his birthday or to celebrate the birth day, of such a beloved soul.

Is Jesus's Date of Birth Really 25 December?

Theologians and most scholars of Christianity unanimously agree that Jesus Christ wasn't born on 25th of December. Many of them say that he was born in spring. Pope Benedict also disputes Jesus's birth day of 25 December. 

It was Pope Julius 1 in 4th century AD who in attempt to Christianize the pagan celebration like birthday of human gods - Mithra, Dionysus, Attis, Heracles, Adonis, Osiris, Sol Invictus and many more, which was also celebrated on the same day.

Significance of Celebrating Christ's Birthday

Christians started celebrating Christ's birthday no earlier than 400 AD. Muslims, however celebrate the birth day of Prophet Muhammad only, as they consider him the last prophet in the line of all prophets, followed by Jesus Christ.

The celebration of Christ's birth day has been forgotten by people though. This day is actually spent as a non-religious holiday and when people even get drunk or involve in religiously prohibited, indecent acts. A very few people go to church on this day and you would not find anyone praising Jesus, praying to God or doing anything that Jesus encouraged like feeding poor, giving charity, or participating in any other welfare activities.

Also read: What is worst and best of Christmas?

Brief History of KFC

This famous restaurant, which is present at more than 19000 locations, was founded in 1952. The founder of the KFC Colonel Harland Sanders started selling chicken at his roadside restaurant in Kentucky, USA. The startup was very  successful  and in a few  years he expanded his business by making KFC's presence in more than one city. Soon, the business even further grew to great extent that Colonel Harland found it difficult to manage it, so he sold it to two investors John and Jack. From then  onward , KFC grew worldwide rapidly and only between 1986 and 1991, 2000+ outlets  were opened in different countries. Prior to opening KFC, colonel harland had a motel and a restaurant with 140 seats. 

He was also very  successful  in this business that colonel Sanders put a prefix 'Colonel' to his name after the  Governor  Lawrence was impressed by his hard work and success and gave him title 'colonel of Kentucky'. The Kentucky fried chicken was always named and called by this name, until the year 1991 when its executives  realized that people mostly use the name KFC instead of kentucky friend chicken. Thereafter, KFC was official named and its name every where was also changed from  kentucky friend chicken to KFC. Colonel sanders died at the age of 90. Even in his late age, he used to travel thousand of miles a year to different places for  marketing purposes.

At the moment, KFC is located in more than 19420 locations. When it was started, it only offered fried chicken. Now, you will find in KFC chicken  sandwiches, fries, chicken wraps, salads, soft drinks, desserts and breakfast. KFC now has more than 100,000 employees worldwide and is  continuously  expanding.

Timeline of KFC History

1937 - Colonel Sanders opened a model with a restaurant having 142 seats.

1940 - the year the original recipe of KFC chicken was born

1952 - First Kentucky fried chicken (KFC) restaurant was opened

1957 - The KFC was started selling in buckets.

1964 - The KFC has more than 600 outlets in the US, England and Canada combines.

1971 - Over 3500 KFC branches were present worldwide.

1976 - A survey was conducted that ranked Colonel Sanders as the world's 2nd most recognizable professional.

1979 - More than 6000 KFC branches were present throughout the world. 

1980 - Colonel harland died

1986 - Pepsico acquired KFC

This KFC history is interesting, isnt't it?

Also read: Brief History of Pizza Hut

Interesting History of Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is a famous pizza restaurant, which has its presence worldwide. Read on and learn the interesting history of Pizza Hut.

  • Pizza Hut history goes back to 1958 when it was founded by two University students Dan and Frank, who were brothers.

  • The name Pizza Hut was chosen because the name board they purchased had space only for 9 characters.

  • Dan and Frank borrowed US$ 600 from their mother to start the restaurant and the equipment they purchased for their first Pizza Hut was used.

  • Pizza Hut was first opened in Wichita, Kansas, USA. The first restaurant had 25 seats.
  • By 1971, Pizza Hut had become world's number 1 pizza restaurant chain.

  • As of 2016, Pizza Hut is present in 100+ countries, and at 13728 locations worldwide.

  • In 1986, Pizza Hut celebrated opening of 5000th Pizza Hut

  • Pizza Hut has more than 300,000 employees.
  • In 1971, Pizza Hut became the restaurant that has the most branches in the world.
  • In 1977, Pizza Hut was sold to PepsiCo, for US$ 300 million. From $600 to $ 300 million in 19 years - amazing return on investment!!
  • In 1989, Pizza Hut delivered its pizza to the White House, for the first time when Barbara the First Lady threw a party for 200 people.
  • In 2001, Pizza Hut became the 1st company to deliver its pizza to International Space Station
  • Due to rising popularity of its chicken wings, Pizza Hut opened another restaurant called WingStreet that sells chicken wings as its main food item
  • In 2009, Pizza Hut launched its iPhone ordering app and in 2013, an app was launched for Xbox 360 users to order a pizza right from the gaming console.
The history of Pizza Hut is interesting, isn't it?

Also read: History of KFC

If you are holding Schengen Visa, you can enter many of the Non-Schengen countries, either by obtaining visa on arrival, or by obtaining visa online before traveling. However, customized requirements for some nationalities also exist, as described below:

  • Albania:  90 days stay for holders of C type or D type multiple entry Schengen Visa. The visa holder must have entered one of the Schengen states before at least one time.

  • Antigua and Barbuda:   30 days stay.  US$ 100 visa waiver fee payable by the traveler. 

  • Belarus:   3 days stay only and for Chinese nationals only.

  • Bulgaria:  90 days stay for the holders of C type double or multiple-entry Schengen visa.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: 15 days stay for multiple-entry Schengen visa holders.

  • Croatia:  90 days stay for holders of C type double or multiple-entry Schengen visa.

  • Cyprus:  90 days stay for holders of C type double or multiple-entry Schengen visa.

  • Costa Rica: 30 days stay for holders of multiple entry Schengen visa.

  • Colombia:  90 days stay for holders of any type Schengen visa.

  • Dominican Republic: 90 days stay for holder of any type Schengen visa.

  • El Salvador:  90 days stay but not for all nationalities. Please check with El Salvador immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out.

  • Gibraltar: 21 days stay allowed but not for all nationalities. Contact Gibralter immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you're exempted from their visa.

  • Georgia: 90 days stay for holders of any type Schengen visa.

  • Guatemala: 90 days stay but not for all nationalities. Contact Guatemala immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you're exempted from their visa.

  • Honduras:  90 days stay but not for all nationalities. Contact Honduras immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you're exempted from their visa.

  • Jamaica: 30 days but not for all nationalities. Contact Jamaica immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you're exempted from their visa.

  • Macedonia: 15 days if you hold C-type Schengen visa, still valid for another entry in Schengen area and must be valid for at least five days beyond your stay in a Schengen country.

  • Montenegro: 30 days stay allowed for holders of any Schengen visa.

  • Nicaragua: 90 days stay but not applicable to all nationalities. Contact Nicaragua immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you'e exempted from their visa.

  • Philippines: 7 days stay for Indian and Chinese passport holders only.

  • Panama: 180 days stay allowed if your Schengen visa is valid for at least two more entries in Schengen area.

  • Romania: 90 days stay for holders of double or multiple entry C type Schengen visa.

  • <Serbia: 90 days for holders of any type Schengen visa.

  • <Sao Tome and Principe: 15 days for holders of any type Schengen visa.

  • Turkey:  Many nationalities can apply for Turkish visa online if they hold Schengen visa.
These was the list of Non-Schengen Visa-Free countries If You hold Schengen Visa. To learn about C-type and D-type Schengen visas, read this page.  You may also like to find out which European countries are not part of Schengen area and you need country's own visa to enter.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_the_Schengen_Area