The Jodhpur Boom

JODHPUR: A deafening sound heard at 11.25 am in Jodhpur on Monday sent panic waves among the residents. The incident prompted people to enquire from the control room about any explosion. Initially, rumours spread about a "sonic boom" or an ammunition accident in army area but defence personnel denied it.

On being contacted, defence spokesperson Col SD Goswami, refused any such explosion in army area. As far as Air Force is concerned, they are trying to ascertain the facts with regard to a sonic boom, he said.

Sonic boom is a sound associated with the shock waves created by an object travelling through the air faster than the speed of sound. A sonic boom generates enormous amount of sound energy, much like an explosion.

As per rules, no sonic boom should take place in township areas. It can happen beyond 60 km from town areas when an aircraft carries out a test flight. According to Col Goswami, such explosion in township area can lead to damage to properties like crumbling of window panes etc.

Jodhpur is a quite little town in Rajasthan,India.It is very famous for its tourist spots in and around the town.But if anything mysterious didn’t happen it would not make its place in this blog , so this is what hapenned there.

On December 18th,2012 a defeaning boom was heard which sent shockwaves of panic all across the town. It seemed to come out of nowhere and crashed into the sky.

The source of his boom is a complete mystery.The air force denied anything related to this.The most mysterious part is that booms like were taking place all over the world in this very month.

From the US to UK! A few geologists state that the seismic readings are nothing like before.I could be anything which could be causing the booms.But one day we will surely find out because nothing can stay a mystery forever

The Village Of Twins

The distant village of Kodinhi, Kerala has a secret. Not a particularly hidden secret, mind you—it’s actually pretty hard to miss. The village’s claim to fame is the abnormal amount of twins born there. Kodinhi only has around 2,000 families, yet there are 250 sets of twins officially registered there. In fact, there could be many more—experts estimate there could be as many as 350 sets of twins in the area. It gets stranger. It is estimated that the number of twins born in the village is increasing every year, and no one really knows why. This is all the more remarkable because twins are especially rare in India—on average, four out of every 1,000 Indian births are twins. In Kodinhi, the number is 45 per 1,000 births. Doctors have absolutely no idea what is causing this strange phenomenon. They assume there must be some unknown hereditary factor at work, or maybe it’s something they eat. Until they find out for sure, the Village of Twins remains one of the strangest curiosities of perhaps the most mysterious country in the world.

Kodinhi is a village in Malappuram district in Kerala. The village is situated close to the town of Tirurangadi and is home to around 2,000 families. A majority of the residents here are Sunni Muslims, and they follow the Shafi school of thought.

The village came to international attention for the unusually large number of multiple births in the region. The village is noted for having a high twinning rate although India has one of the lowest twinning rates in the world. At present this village has more than 220 pairs of twins.
The first association of twins in the country, The Twins and Kins Association, was also founded in the village.

According to villagers, the twin phenomenon only started occurring three generations ago and the oldest known twin pair in the village was born in 1949. The number of twin births in Kodinhi has been increasing over the years, with surveys showing over 79 pairs of twins within the age group of 0-10 years.

In 2008 alone 15 pairs of twins were born in the village out of 300 healthy deliveries and this year is expected to top that number. In the last five years alone up to 60 pairs of twins have been born. Local doctor and twin enthusiast Dr Krishnan Sribiju has been studying the medical marvel of Kodinhi for years

Another fact that bucks the trend is that even women from Kodinhi who are married off to faraway places have exceptionally high rates of twin births. Despite several studies being conducted, the exact cause of this phenomenon is yet to be ascertained.