Hipparchus Facts


Hipparchus of Nicaea was a Greek astronomer who lived in the 2nd century BC, dying in 127Bc. The foundations of astronomy were laid down by Hipparchus and survived 1500 years, until they were overthrown by the ideas of Copernicus. Ancient Babylonian records brought back by Alexander the Great from his conquests helped Hipparchus to make…
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Iceberg Facts


Icebergs are big lumps of floating ice that calve, or break off, from the end of glaciers or polar ice caps. This often occurs when tides and waves move the ice up and down. Calving of icebergs occurs mostly during the summer when the warm conditions partially melt the ice. Around 15,000 icebergs a year…
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Cheetah Facts


Unlike most cats, cheetahs can hardly retract their claws at all. The claws grip the ground as they run, like the spikes on a sprinter’s shoes. A cheetah can accelerate from 0 to 72 km/h in 2 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 120 km/h. A silver vase (c.2300 Bc), found in the…
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Diet Facts


Your diet is what you eat. A good diet includes the correct amount of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, fibre and water. Most of the food that you eat is fuel for the body, provided mostly by carbohydrates and fats. Carbohydrates are foods made from kinds of sugar, such as glucose and starch. They are…
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Lead Poisoning in Children


More children will inevitably suffer from the ill effects of this, as more lead comes into the atmosphere. At one time, lead poisoning was almost solely blamed on lead-based paints. Children often picked off peeling paint and ate it, so enabling it to accumulate in the system and cause adverse effects. But in more recent…
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How to Make a Greenhouse


Traditionally defined as any glass building or adjoining structure which contains plants, today’s greenhouse comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and compositions. There are several advantages that all-year gardening greenhouses afford. Summer and fall crops yields can be stretched one season longer often through the otherwise deadly winter season. Gardeners also use their greenhouses…
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Story for Kids on the Resurrection


Matthew 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-10;John 20:1 It was the morning after the Sabbath. It was still dark as the women made their way to the tomb. Mary Magdalene and the others had been waiting for this moment. Now they could finally return to Jesus’ tomb and anoint His body. One woman asked Mary Magdalene….
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Sunday School Lesson on Choose to Follow God Topic Discussion


1.How has God quenched your own spiritual hunger and thirst? Did you find this surprising? Explain. Our generous God indeed pours His grace upon us! He satisfies our spiritual thirst as we heed His Word. This Word is strong meat for our spiritual nourishment (Hebrews 5:12, 14). Jesus, the Word in the flesh (John 1:14),…
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Jesus Asleep on a Boat


Matthew 8:18, 23-25 Click here to listen to the Story of Jesus Asleep on the Boat At the end of a day spent healing the sick, Jesus pointed to a nearby boat. He told His disciples, “Come with Me. We will cross to the other side.” It was His only chance of getting away from…
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Sweating


The skin is liberally supplied with intricate network of sweat glands. They are referred to as the Eccrine Sweat Glands, and there are several million them all over the body. Although all parts of the skin are copiously supplied, they are concentrated mainly on the forehead, in the armpits on the palms of the hands…
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Varicose Veins


What is Varicose Veins? These are unsightly, engorged and knotted veins quite close to the surface of the skin, usually in the lower limbs. They are more common in women than in men. Older people who are overweight frequently suffer from this complaint.Varicose veins in the rectum are known as haemorrhoids or piles, and in…
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Viral Skin Infections


This is a common skin disorder that occurs in the form of small blisters usually around the lips. They may become very sore. Often the lymph glands under the jaw swell and also become painful. A day or two before the blisters (“vesicles”) appear, there is often a dry, tingling sensation of the skin. Patients…
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Universe Facts


The Universe is everything that we can ever know – all of space and time. The Universe is almost entirely empty, with small clusters of matter and energy. The Universe is probably about 15 billion years old, but estimates vary. One problem with working out the age of the Universe is that there are stars…
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Guinea Pig Pregnancy


Problems Associated with Pregnancy Pregnancy Toxemia Fat sows in late pregnancy are especially susceptible to toxaemia. The animals become lethargic, refuse food and usually die within twenty-four hours. This disease is nutritional in origin and better-quality food will prevent deaths. Dystocia (Difficulty Giving Birth) This is not a common cause of mortality in guinea pigs,…
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Joseph’s Dream


Matthew 2:13-23; 13:55; Luke 2:39-40 After the wise men left Mary and Joseph, the family rested. Little Jesus slept and ate, ate and slept all the while growing bigger and stronger as the weeks passed. One night, Joseph had a dream. Like the wise men, he dreamt God was speaking to him. “Wake up. Take…
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Antibiotics


Derived from microorganisms like germs (for example fungi and bacteria) and bugs, antibiotics are drugs designed to fight multiply types of bacteria. Bacteria and viruses differ in that the former can live on its own while the latter can only live and multiply within the cells that they invade. Also, viruses tend to be harmful…
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