Planting Parsnips


In the East and North, this root vegetable can be left in the ground all winter and dug up as needed for cooking. Freezing seems to improve the texture and gives parsnips a sweeter, more delicate taste. In southern and western states where winters are mild, parsnips should be planted in fall and grown for…
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Electrocution


Electrocution may present as a vital emergency, for as long as the victim is in contact with the electrical current, the heart is being damaged, and this may be irreversible. The main danger for first aiders is in disconnecting the power and making certain that they, too, are not electrocuted. Burns are usually small, oval,…
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Headaches


Headaches also called Cephalalgias, are pains situated in areas of the neck or head. In short, they are caused when the cerebral articles dilate, by drug reactions as well as muscle contractions. Headaches can present themselves as symptoms of several conditions (most of which are temporary and innocuous) hence are often not isolated. Since the…
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Kidney Transplant


It is now more than 40 years since the first successful renal transplant oc- Kidneys from a donor can be maintained for transplantation by a machine that passes a cooling saline solution through them. Many are cured, and since then, thousands have been carried out all around the world. The rate is increasing. Whereas in…
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Hemangiomas


What is Hemangiomas? Hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors formed by small blood vessels. They are commonly found on the skin hence also referred to as birth marks however, they can present themselves in any tissue within the body including muscles, synovium, bones, tendons and connective tissues. Hemangiomas tend to appear within the first three weeks…
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Planting Grapes


Grapes are frequently prized fruit producing plants in the home garden. They need room in which to grow; they need annual and heavy pruning if they are to produce many fruits; they need spraying and fertilizing. In most areas, home-grown grapes are not difficult to grow, but they do need some sort of trellis or…
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Deciduous Tree Facts


Deciduous trees lose their leaves once a year. In cool places, deciduous trees lose their leaves in autumn to cut their need for water in winter when water may be frozen. In the tropics deciduous trees lose their leaves at the start of the dry season. Leaves fall because a layer of cork grows across…
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Stretch Marks


Stretch marks appear initially as bluish purple linear marks of varying length on the surface of the skin. They are frequently narrow to begin with. These lines of discoloration on the skin, due to stretching, are mainly seen on adolescent girls and pregnant women. They may widen and often they may be 0.25-2. cm in…
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Space Shuttle Facts


The space shuttle is a reusable spacecraft, made up of a 37.2-m-long orbiter, two big Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs), three main engines and a tank. The shuttle orbiter is launched into space upright on SRBs, which fall away to be collected for reuse. When the mission is over the orbiter lands like a glider. The…
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Type of Houseplant


By using houseplants as ornaments, focal points and as integrated decorations in the home, you will derive even more pleasure from your plants than you would by regarding them merely as botanical specimens. Although plants are constantly changing — they grow, die, or simply alter their shape — this very lack of stability can be…
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Planting Cactus


Cactus plants, which include the fascinating bizarre cacti, are to be considered as the most specialized of all plant groups. Since they live chiefly in areas typically hot and dry they assume fantastic forms which enable them to survive in such regions of adverse conditions. The grotesque growths tend to conserve water and reduce transpiration….
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Tree Facts


Banyan trees grow trunk-like roots from their branches. A European chestnut known as the Tree of the Hundred Horses on Mt Etna in Sicily had a girth (the distance round the trunk) of 57.9 m during the 1790s. General Sherman in California is the biggest living tree. It is a giant sequoia over 83 m…
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Sunday School Lesson on King Solomon Topic Discussion


1.Share a time in your life when you received either really good or really bad advice. What lesson did this teach you about wisdom? This question will get the class thinking in practical terms about the importance of wisdom and where that wisdom often comes from. Try to get one or two people to share…
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Snoring


A harsh noise produced by vibration of the soft palate and uvula of a sleeping child who is breathing pre-dominantly through the mouth. Not all noisy breathing is snoring. Nasal congestion and wheezing, for example, also generate sounds during sleep, but these are often heard during waking hours as well. Snoring occurs for a number…
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Skull Facts


The skull or cranium is the hard, bone case that contains and protects your brain. The skull looks as though it is a single bone. In fact, it is made up of 22 separate bones, cemented together along rigid joints called sutures. The dome on top is called the cranial vault and it is made…
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Facts About the Earth’s Atmosphere


In the atmosphere, the temperatures are very high, but there is so little gas that there is little heat. Temperatures rise from —120°C to 2000°C 700 km up. The exosphere is the highest level of the atmosphere where it fades into the nothingness of space. The atmosphere is a sea of colourless, tasteless, odourless gases,…
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Stephen Hawking Facts


Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous living scientists. His computer-simulated voice is familiar on many television science programmes. Stephen Hawking (b.1942) is a British physicist who is famous for his ideas on space and time. Hawking was born in Oxford, England and studied at Cambridge University, where he is now a professor. Hawking…
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Car Facts


In 1890 Frenchman Emile Levassor made the first real car, with an engine at the front. He laughed about his invention, saying, ‘C’est brutal, mais ca marche’ (`It’s rough, but it goes:). The Duryea brothers made the first successful American car in 1893. Early accidents made cars seem dangerous. Until 1896 in Britain and 1901…
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Retinal Blood Vessels


The retinal vessels are both interesting and important. They are the only place in the body where the doctor can sec blood vessels under direct vision. When the back of the eye is examined with a device called the ophthalmoscope, the doctor can actually see the intact vessels coursing over the retina. As certain diseases…
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