Planting Peas


Peas are high in food value and rich in vitamins A, the B group and C. It is of very ancient origin being grown and used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Garden Pea is very sensitive to heat and thrives only in cool weather. In the South it is grown during the fall…
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The Source of Love Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion


1. Describe someone you know who excels at loving people. How will you follow his or her example? Many of your students have relatives or friends whom they have witnessed loving unselfishly, even sacrificially. Sacrifice can be of both time and resources. Some examples of lavish love can elicit warnings from well-meaning people, including Christians….
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Stomach


The stomach and duodenum are very important parts of the gastrointestinal system. The cardiac valve at the lower end of the oesophagus leads into the stomach, a dilated part of the bowel, which leads into the duodenum via the pyloric valve. The relatively short duodenum in turn proceeds into the start of the very lengthy…
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Heredity Facts


Your heredity is all the body characteristics you inherit from your parents, whether it is your mother’s black hair or your father’s knobbly knees. Characteristics are passed on by the genes carried on your chromosomes. The basic laws of heredity were discovered by the Austrian monk Gregor Mendel 150 years ago. Your body characteristics are…
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Horse Health


Abortion The normal gestation period of a mare is between eleven and twelve months. Abortion in horses is defined as the death and expulsion of the fetus before ten months. The causes of abortion are varied but they can be grouped under general headings. Fetal Infection The three possible routes of infection are the mother’s…
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Outdoor Safety


Before allowing your mobile child to explore the great outdoors around your home, take a child’s-level survey of any area she might reach. If she’s a skilled crawler, keep in mind how fast she can move while your attention is diverted. If you have a swimming pool, make sure that a childproof fence surrounds it….
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Missile Facts


In AD 1232 the Chinese defended the city of K’ai-feng against the Mongols with gunpowder rockets. In the early 1800s British army officer William Congreve developed metal rockets carrying explosives. In World War II the Germans developed the first guided missiles — missiles steered to their target in flight. The most frightening German guided missiles…
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Facts on Atoms


Atoms are tiny particles which build together to make every substance. An atom is the tiniest bit of any pure substance or chemical element. You could fit two billion atoms on the full stop after this sentence. The number of atoms in the Universe is about 10 followed by 80 zeros. Atoms are mostly empty…
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Obesity


Overweight goes by all sorts of names. The euphonious word is “obesity,” but “too fat” is more descriptive and gets to the point faster! Of course most overweight people claim they are “big honed,” that “my parents were large too,” and “I was given the wrong kind of food as a baby,” and so on….
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Bible Study Jonah


Author: Jonah Date:  Eighth Century B.C. The prophet Jonah is known primarily for his extraordinary encounter with the “big fish.” Born in a small town in Israel during the reign of Jeroboam II (782-753 B.C.), Jonah’s mission was to preach repentance to one of Israel’s dreaded enemies, Assyria, in its capital city, Nineveh. When God…
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Leucopenia


What is Leucopenia? Leucopenia indicates a reduction in the total white-cell count. Again there are many causes. Infections with bacteria or viruses are common causes. It may take place in acute leukemia. A potentially serious, medical (termed iatrogenic) cause is when certain drugs are given resulting in a reduced cell count. Indeed, some cases may…
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The Story of Michal


2 Samuel 6:12-23; 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:43 Jerusalem became David’s royal city. He decided to bring the Ark of God to Jerusalem. David had his priests carry the ark on poles. This was the way God had told Moses the ark should be carried. When the ark arrived in Jerusalem, the priests put it into a…
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Diabetes Symptoms


The classical picture of the diabetic is a person suffering from severe thirst, who passes abnormally large amounts of urine and loses weight. However, in practice, only about one third of diabetics fit into this picture. Another third are a modified version. Lack of pep and energy, weakness of the muscles, mild thirst and some…
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Nervous System


The electronic computer used universally in business offices is a relatively modern invention. Each year they are becoming smaller, cheaper, more efficient, and requiring less sophisticated electronics. Indeed, today hardly a school student is without a computer at school (or at home, for that matter), and they have long since become as much a part…
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Bird Watching


The interest in watching birds and attracting them to the garden has grown enormously in recent years. Their beauty, song and active behavior make birds the most conspicuous form of wildlife that lives in close proximity to man. Their exuberant presence can transform the garden from a collection of plants into a lively community of…
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Lice


The skin is open to attack by all manner of naturally occurring AL objects called parasites. Other insects also enjoy biting humans. In addition, the sebaceous (oil) glands of the body may produce symptoms, as well as the sweat (fluid) glands. Lice Infestation (“Crabs”) (Pediculosis) is a condition that arises when the hair on 86…
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Gastritis


Gastritis commonly occurs as an acute condition, and frequently follows dietetic indiscretions. This may include the overuse of highly seasoned foods and condiments, such as pepper and sauces. Also, excessive alcohol intake is perhaps one of the most common causes in today’s society. Cigarette smoking will also cause or aggravate it. Gastritis Symptoms The stomach…
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