Worm Facts


Worms are long, wriggling, tube-like animals. Annelids are worms such as the earthworm whose bodies are divided into segments. There are 15,000 species of annelid. Most live underground in tunnels, or in the sea. The world’s largest earthworm is the giant earthworm of South Africa, which can grow to as long as 6.5 m when…
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Raising Turkey Chicks


Turkeys can be a profitable sideline for a homesteader, particularly if he can grow the green feed on which the birds thrive, and if he can sell them at retail. If not, turkeys still make good eating, and a homesteader can raise a few to dress for table use for the family. Stand warned, however,…
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Sunday School Lesson on King Josiah Activity


Into the Lesson Your browser may not support display of this image. Option #1. Write “New” on the board. Ask,-What are sights, sounds, smells, or symbols that remind you of newness?” (Some ideas include new car smell, butterflies, eggs, fresh paint.)Option #2. Write “Old Car/New Car” on the board. Ask, “What are some of the…
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Reye’s Syndrome


A rare but potentially fatal illness of preschool and school-age children. A number of organs may suffer damage, but the brain and liver are typically the most severely affected. The most worrisome feature of this disease is edema (increased fluid) within the brain, which can cause a dangerous increase in pressure within the skulk At…
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Otitis Media


Otitis media (OM) is the most common acute illness, as than the common cold, young children. Seventy-five percent of all children will experience at least one episode of OM, and 20 percent will have multiple recurrences. SYMPTOMS Typically, an infant develops a cold, becomes irritable, cries persistently, sleeps fitfully (if at all), and loses his…
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Pituitary Disorders


It is possible for hormonal production of the pituitary gland to become abnormal. The main reason for this is when tumors (growths) commence to grow either in the gland or close by. These may produce two sets of irregularities. One will be an increased or decreased amount of hormones coming from the gland. The other…
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Ostrich Facts


Ratites are big, flightless birds like the ostrich, emu, cassowary, rhea and kiwi. Ratites always walk or run everywhere, only using their small wings for balance and for show. The ostrich is the biggest living bird, towering up to 2.75 m in height and weighing over 150 kg. To escape a lion, the ostrich can…
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Mammal Facts


Humans feel close to mammals because they, too, are mammals, with hairy bodies, a large brain and special mammary glands for feeding milk to their young. There are about 4500 species of mammals in the world (and at least 1 million insect species). All mammals except the duckbilled platypus and spiny anteater give birth to…
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Grape Facts


Grapes are juicy, smooth-skinned berries that grow in tight clusters on woody plants called vines. Grapes can be black, blue, green, purple, golden or white, depending on what kind they are. Some grapes are eaten fresh and some dried as raisins, but 80% are crushed to make wine. Grapes are grown all round the world…
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How to Read the Bible


An appalling amount of biblical illiteracy exists in our churches these days. Recent polls by Gallup and others have shown that many people do not know even the simplest of facts, such as the city of Jesus’ birth (Bethlehem) or the names of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John). There is no way to…
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Progesterone


What is Progesterone? Superimposed on this picture is the other powerful female hormone, progesterone. Progesterone is produced by the ovary, and its production is cyclical. As soon as the egg is released each month from the ovary, the space that is left (as mentioned earlier) forms the corpus luteum. This suddenly develops the ability of…
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Vulture Facts


Vultures and condors are the biggest birds of prey. They do not hunt, but feed on carrion. The palmnut vulture is the only vegetarian bird of prey, and it feeds on oil nuts. Many vultures are bald, with no head feathers to mat with blood when digging into corpses. The seven species of New World…
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Types of Pet Fish


Tropical Fish The tropical fish are kept in temperatures of about 25°C. They tend to be more expensive to buy than cold water fish and are therefore usually kept in better aquariums (which have such equipment as aerators) and often by enthusiasts prepared to give that extra attention that ensures survival If a problem begins…
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Depression


Depression is a very definite emotional overlay to the whole problem. Many women experience depression, bouts of irritability, feelings of anxiety and tension. Emotional conflicts often flare. By this time in life most children have grown up and have left home. The woman’s parents have usually died in recent years, or present a problem in…
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Subarachnoid Haemorrhage


This form of hemorrhage has a slightly different cause, although the results are as disastrous as other forms of CVA. Near the base of the brain is an arterial ring called the “Circle of Willis”. Frequently, a small bulge may occur on this particular artery, called a “berry aneurysm.” It is relatively common for this…
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Choking First Aid


Choking Symptoms gasping for breath grabbing the throat turning blue unable to talk Choking Treatment If a choking person is making noise or coughing forcefully, do not interfere but stay with him until the episode ends and the object is expelled. If he is unable to cough or move in any way, quickly look into…
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Noah Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion


1.With blessings come responsibilities! What are some of the responsibilities that you and your church have received because of the blessings available in Christ? How well are you living up to these? The responsibilities revolve around the same words given to Noah in verse 1. Christians should be fruitful, bearing the fruit of the Spirit…
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Second Trimester Body Changes During Pregnancy


The major physical changes that women experience during the second trimester include the following: The Uterus. The uterus begins to expand out of the pelvis and into the abdominal cavity by the fourteenth week. By the twentieth week, which is midway through the second trimester, the uterus is usually at the level of the navel….
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