Pheasant Facts


A game bird is a bird that is hunted for sport. Game birds spend most of the time strutting along the ground looking for seeds. They fly only in emergencies. There are 250 species of game bird, including pheasants, grouse, partridges, quails, wild turkeys and peafowl. Most of the 48 species of pheasant originated in…
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Epiphyte Facts


Also called air plants, Epiphyte plants are those that do not root in the soil but grow on other plants (mainly trees). Depending on their habitat, they may also grow on buildings and cables or wire. They depend on the things they grow on for support but epiphytes are not parasitic since they do not…
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Touch Facts


Touch, or physical contact, is one of five sensations that are spread all over your body in your skin. The others are pressure, pain, heat and cold. There are sense receptors everywhere in your skin, but places like your face have more than your back. There are 200,000 hot and cold receptors in your skin,…
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Planting Asparagus


In the early spring the home garden offers few pleasures greater than the cutting of the luscious early spears of an established asparagus planting. It was because of its habit of producing early shoots that the ancient Greeks named the plant asparagos, meaning to swell. Until modern times asparagus was a medicinal plant. The early…
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Hernia


What is a Hernia? A hernia means that the abdominal contents have abnormally pushed their way through the wall of the peritoneal cavity. The abdomen is lined internally with a thin, shiny sheet of material called the peritoneum. It is sterile and totally germ-free. But often, as the organs of the abdomen constantly press against…
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Skin Cancer


Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, affecting all age from adolescence upwards. Melanoma. The rarest and most notorious skin cancer. Appearance: a spot, a freckle or mole changing in our, thickness or shape over a period of months. Often dark brown to black, or blue-black, it affects all ages and can appear…
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Dolphin Facts


Groups of common dolphins, traveling and feeding together, may number up to 2000 individuals. Orcas, or killer whales, are actually the largest species of dolphin, though they feed on other dolphin species. There are five species of freshwater dolphin living in Asian and South American rivers. Most catch fish by sound rather than sight. Dolphins…
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How to Decorate Lamp Shades


A plain lampshade is like a blank canvas, just waiting for the artist’s creative touch. The best type for decorating is a simple shape made of plain smooth fabric or thick paper. If you are experimenting, it is best to use the least expensive type because you will feel less restricted knowing that failure won’t…
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Double Glazing Windows


The glass in windows is the least efficiently insulated aspect of the house, and the only way of cutting the heat loss while still being able to see out is to add another layer of glass. Double glazing can be clone in two ways: existing panes of glass can be replaced with special double-glazed panes…
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Gear Facts


Gears are pairs of toothed wheels that interlock and so transmit power from one shaft to another. The first gears were wooden, with wooden teeth. By the 6th century AD, wooden gears were used in windmills, watermills and winches. Metal gears appeared in 87 BC and were later used for clocks. Today, all gears are…
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David and Bathsheba


2 Samuel 11:1-26 King David was a very great king because he loved God so much. One day, though, David stopped putting God first in his life. Instead, he chose to go to bed with a married woman. This was against God’s rules. The woman’s name was Bathsheba. She was the wife of Uriah the…
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The Story of Ruth


Ruth 1:1-13 There once was a woman named Naomi. She was one of the few people who still liked to pray to God. When she married, she moved away from her home. She had two sons whom she loved very much. Then her husband died. As Naomi raised her boys, she taught them about the…
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Sunday School Lesson on Disadvantages of Disobedience Topic Discussion


1.The book of Judges shows all too clearly the cycle of apostasy, crisis, repentance, deliverance, and apostasy. Where do you think we are right now in this cycle? Or is it even appropriate to draw a parallel between then and now? Obviously, there are no simple answers to these questions. For one thing Old Testament…
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Harelip


Facial abnormalities occur with a certain proportion of babies. These may be “cleft lip” (colloquially termed “harelip”); or “cleft palate,” or a combination of the two at the one time, “cleft-lip and palate.” This means that, at the time of birth, Cleft lip is a congenital abnormality, there has been a defect of the lip…
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Vein Facts


Veins are pipes in the body for carrying blood back to the heart. Unlike arteries, most veins carry ‘used’ blood back to the heart — the body cells have taken the oxygen they need from the blood, so it is low in oxygen. When blood is low in oxygen, it is a dark, purplish blue…
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Ice Age Facts


The last glacial, called the Holocene glacial, peaked about 18,000 years ago and ended 10,000 years ago. Ice covered 40 percent of the world 18,000 years ago. Glaciers spread over much of Europe and North America 18,000 years ago. Ice caps grew in Tasmania and New Zealand. About 18,000 years ago there were glaciers in…
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Enlarged Prostate Gland


Almost all males suffer enlargement of the prostate gland with advancing years. It is as certain as graying hair, but unfortunately, far more troublesome. Increasing urinary symptoms are the first telltale sign. Medical attention is essential, for if left unchecked, serious repercussions may be inevitable. But a certain number will advance or develop cancer, and…
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Herbs and Spices


The judicious use of a herb or spice, or both, can transform a dish. It’s fun to experiment, once you know what you like and which seasonings go well with what foods. In cookery, herbs are used mainly for their flavouring and seasoning properties, as well as for adding colour and texture. They have a…
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