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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Pine Tree Facts


Pine trees are evergreen conifers with long needle-like leaves. They grow mostly in sandy or rocky soils in cool places. Pine trees belong to the largest family of conifers. There 90-100 species of pine – most of them coming originally from northern Eurasia and North America. Pines grow fast and straight, reaching their full height…
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Rib Facts


The ribs are the thin, flattish bones that curve around your chest. Together, the rib bones make up the rib cage. The rib cage protects the backbone and breastbone, as well as your vital organs – heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, stomach, spleen and so on. You have 12 pairs of ribs altogether. Seven pairs are…
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Stamp Making


Use high-density sponge for sharply defined and detailed designs. Trace your chosen motif on to the sponge using a soft pencil for dark, clear lines. Cut along the outline using a sharp blade, then, pinching the background sections, cut them away holding the blade away from your fingers. Roughly cut around the design, then spray…
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Grand Canyon Facts


The Grand Canyon in Arizona in the southwest USA is one of the most spectacular gorges in the world. The Grand Canyon is about 466 km long and and varies in width from less than 1 km to over 30 km. In places the Grand Canyon is so narrow that motorcycle stunt riders have leaped…
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Biblical Story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den


Daniel 6:1-28 After Belshazzar was killed, Darius the Mede became king. Darius put three men in charge of his kingdom. One of them was Daniel. Daniel had become a very old man but he had served God with all his heart, mind and strength. He was a man of prayer who had seen God do…
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Wall Painting Ideas


Paint is a popular decorative finish for walls and ceilings because it is quick and easy to apply, offers a huge range of colours and is relatively inexpensive compared with rival products such as wall coverings. It can be used over plain plaster, or can he applied over embossed relief wall coverings and textured finishes….
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Dwarfism


What is Dwarfism? Dwarfism means a child is abnormally short compared to contemporaries of the same age and racial origin. Abnormal shortness is not always associated with a defect of the pituitary mechanism, for it may be related to many other fairly common medical ailments. For example, malnutrition could prevent normal physical development. The food…
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Submersible Facts


Submersibles are small underwater craft. Some arc designed for very deep descents for ocean research. Others are designed for exploring wrecks. One early submersible was a strong metal ball or bathysphere, lowered by cables from a ship. The bathysphere was built by Americans William Beebe and Otis Barton. On 11 June 1931 they used it…
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Thunderstorm Facts


Thunderstorms begin when strong updraughts build up towering cumulonimbus clouds. Water drops and ice crystals in thunderclouds are buffeted together. They become charged with static electricity. Negative charges sink to the base of a cloud; positive ones rise. When the different charges meet they create lightning. Sheet lightning is a flash within a cloud. Forked…
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Removing Old Finishes


If the wall or ceiling to be given a new covering is painted or wallpapered, preparing the surface for its new finish is quite straightforward. However, if it was previously covered with materials such as texture paint, ceramic or polystyrene (plastic foam) riles or wall panelling, more work will he needed to remove the old…
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Life Facts


Life is only known to exist on Earth, but in 1986 NASA found what they thought might be fossils of microscopic living things in a rock from Mars. Life on Earth probably began 3.8 billion years ago. The first life forms were probably bacteria which lived in very hot water around underwater volcanoes. Most scientists…
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How to Increase Liveable Space


Apart from obvious places such as kitchen units (cabinets) and bedroom wardrobes (closets), there are many places in the house in which you can store items without spoiling the look of the room. Properly planned storage space can be not only practical and capacious, but positively elegant. In the kitchen, storage is a serious business,…
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Palm Sunday Children’s Story


Matthew 21:1-7; Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:29-35; John12:12-16 The morning had dawned clear and bright and Jesus told His disciples. “Today we will enter Jerusalem.” As He led them toward the city gates, an amazing thing happened. The crowd around Jesus became bigger and bigger! Hundreds and thousands of people poured out of the city to…
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Preparing for Paperhanging


Unrestricted access is a must for paperhanging. When working on just the walls, move all the furniture to the centre of the room and cover it with dust sheets (drop cloths). When tackling the ceiling too, it is best to remove all the furniture completely if there is space to store it elsewhere in the…
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How to Build a Pergola


A sense of height is important even in a small garden. Small trees, wall shrubs and climbers can provide the necessary verticals, but if these are in short supply an arch or pergola may be the answer. Alternatively, if a pergola or arch seems inappropriate, similar construction techniques can be used to create a welcoming,…
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Causes of Vertigo


Vertigo, which means dizziness usually accompanied with nausea, is a multifactor symptom that can occur with various ear disorders. Normal equilibrium depends on the interrelationship of sensations coming from many different organs: from the eyes, muscles, tendons, skin receptors and also from the balance mechanism of the labyrinths of the ear. If these signals are…
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Allergy Symptoms


The human body is exposed to so many things on a daily basis that avoiding all the foreign bodies or matter that we react to negatively; whether known or unknown, is impossible. For this reason, allergic reactions are very common. Despite this however, many fail to recognize allergy symptoms when they present themselves because they…
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Labor in Dogs


Stages of About Sixtieth Day, Until Labor From the sixtieth day it is wise to take the bitch’s temperature twice a day, as the normal temperature of 38.5°C will drop by about 1°C just before whelping commences. The vulva swells considerably and becomes very soft. At this stage, and sometimes for twenty-four hours before whelping,…
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