Farm Animal Facts


Cattle are descended from a creature called the wild auroch, which was tamed 9,000 years ago. There are now over 200 breeds of domestic cow. Female cows reared for milk, butter and cheese production are called dairy cows. They give birth to a calf each year, and after it is born they provide milk twice…
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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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How to Do Wall Tiling


The wall surface should be clean and dry. It is possible to tile over painted plaster or plasterboard (gypsum board), but old wall coverings should be removed and brick walls must be rendered. Note that modern tile adhesives allow tiling over existing tiles, so there is no need to remove these if they are securely…
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Facts About Ash Trees


Ash trees are 70 species of deciduous trees that grow through much of northern Eurasia and North America. Ash trees are among the most beautiful of all trees and are prized for their wood. It was once used to make oars and handles for axes and tennis rackets and for skis. The tallest of all…
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Moth Facts


Like butterflies, moths belong to the insect group Lepidoptera. Most moths have fat, hairy bodies, and feathery or thread-like antennae. Many moths fly at dusk or at night. By day, they rest on tree trunks and in leaf litter, where their drab color makes them hard for predators such as birds to spot. However, there…
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Sciatica


What is Sciatica Sciatica is the old-fashioned word for what is now universally recognised as “nerve root pressure” of the giant sciatic nerve. Once it was believed that the sciatic nerve was involved in an inflammatory process or neuritis, and this was responsible for the severe pain that ensued. However, a better understanding of the…
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Cotton Facts


Cotton is a fiber that comes from the cotton plant. The cotton plant is a small shrub that grows in the tropics and subtropics. Cotton plants are annuals and are planted fresh each spring. The bolls picked for cotton develop from the seed pod left when the petals of the cotton flower drop off in…
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Facts on Amphibians


Reptiles are scaly skinned animals which live in many different habitats mainly in warm regions . They include crocodiles, lizards, snakes and tortoises. Reptiles are coldblooded, but this does not mean that their blood is cold. A reptile’s body cannot keep its blood warm, and the animal has to control its temperature by moving between…
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Chronic Laryngitis


What is Chronic Laryngitis? If recurring bouts of acute laryngitis fail to subside completely, and if irritating predisposing causes continue, a condition called chronic laryngitis may occur. Chronic Laryngitis Symptoms Hoarseness and at times loss of the voice are the main symptoms. The voice may be clear for a time, when a conscious effort is…
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Eiffel Tower Facts


The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, was 312.2 m high when it was first built. An antenna brings it up to 318.7 m. There are 1665 steps up to the top. On a clear day you can see 80 km in all directions from the top. It is often sunny at the top when the…
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Allergies


Simply put, an allergy is caused by the interaction between an agent within the external world and the antibodies that exist within the immune system. When antibodies are exposed to an agent; referred to as an allergen, the immune system releases compounds to deal with the introduction of these foreign bodies. For persons with allergic…
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Planting Peach Trees


For more than 200 years the Peach was believed to have originated in Persia and the scientific name, Prunus persica, indicates a Persian origin. However, in tracking down historical references to the Peach, scientists found that at about 1500 B.C. it was unknown in Persia and western India although it is mentioned in Chinese literature…
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How to Organize Space


Finding suitable storage space around the house for all the personal and household belongings every family accumulates can be quire a challenge. One difficulty is making a sensible compromise between tidiness and accessibility; it is no good having a place for everything if that means spending hours each day laboriously taking things out and putting…
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Element Facts


Elements are the basic chemicals of the Universe. There are no simpler substances, and they cannot be broken down into other substances. Elements are formed entirely of atoms that contain the same number of protons in their nuclei. All hydrogen atoms have one proton, for instance. More than 100 elements are known. The simplest and…
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Sunday School Lesson on Humiliation and Exaltation


Jesus Christ: A Portrait of God Introduction A. Servant Leadership I was recently shopping in a “big box” retail store for an electronics item. I briefly overheard three young employees of the establishment discussing an employee meeting that had been held that morning. They were making fun of the concept of “servant leadership,” which apparently…
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