Coast Facts


Coastlines are changing all the time as new waves roll in and out and tides rise and fall every six hours or so. Over longer periods coastlines are reshaped by the action of waves and the corrosion of salty water. On exposed coasts where waves strike the high rocks, they undercut the slope to create…
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Fold Facts


Rocks usually form in flat layers called strata. Tectonic plates can collide (see converging plates) with such force that they crumple up these strata. Sometimes the folds are just tiny wrinkles a few centimeters long. Sometimes they are gigantic, with hundreds of kilometers between crests (the highest points on a fold). The shape of a…
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Story of Joseph


Genesis 37:36; 39:1-6 Joseph traveled with the slave traders a long, long way. “Lord God,” he whispered in the hot sun. “I don’t know what it will be like in Egypt. I may have to carry stones so the Egyptians can build their pyramids. But Lord, I know wherever I am, You will be there….
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Intestinal Obstruction


This means that the passage of material along the bowel is blocked. Usually a mechanical reason is present. With small-bowel obstruction, one third of cases are due to a hernia becoming strangulated. This means part of the bowel becomes nipped in an external out pocket, usually in the front wall of the abdomen (commonly in…
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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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Stenciling Equipment


Materials A variety of materials can he used for stencilling, from special stencilling paints and sticks to acrylics and latex. Each has its own properties and will create different effects. Acrylic stencil paint: acrylic stencil paint is quick-drying, reducing the possibility of the paint running and seeping behind the stencil. Acrylic stencil paints are available…
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Stye


What is Stye? Stye (Hordeolum) is an infection of the microscopic sebaceous glands of the eyelid. Normally these produce a fatty material that helps to lubricate the inner surface of the lids. If staphylococcal germs penetrate the duct and multiply in the gland, a painful swelling can rapidly develop, commonly called a stye. Stye can…
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Thyroid Gland


The thyroid is an important endocrine gland located in the neck. Two lobes on either side are connected across the midline by a narrow segment of tissue called the isthmus. The function of the thyroid is to manufacture, store and secrete two thyroid hormones, named thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine. Iodine is an essential ingredient for this…
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Sunday school lesson on Honor Topic Discussion


1.Think about the lesson’s comparison between John 3:17 and John 5:22. How does this comparison help you approach texts that seem to conflict? The Bible has been around for many centuries. During that time the critics have been busy pointing out all the seeming contradictions that they can possibly imagine. If someone points out to…
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Hydroponic Gardening


From the Greek roots hydro, water, and meaning work, hydroponics is the science of growing plants in water, without soil. Plants are supported in an inert, non-organic medium such as sand, fine gravel or mica compositions, which are saturated with nutrient solutions for short periods. These solutions typically contain phosphorus, potassium, calcium, urn, sulfur, iron,…
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Boat Facts


For much of history ships were built and designed by shipwrights. Shipwrights worked from experience and rarely drew plans. But in the 17th and 18th centuries, they often made models. Nowadays ships arc designed by ‘naval architects’ and built by shipbuilders. Wooden ships were built on a building berth. Timbers and planks were cut and…
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Gonad


The gonads are the glands responsible for the essentials of reproduction. They also produce the characteristic sex hormones of either sex, although other centers can make sex hormones in lesser quantities. In the male this is represented by the testes and in the female by the ovaries. Gonad derived from the Greek word gone, meaning…
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Storage Organize


Gardening brings with it an extraordinary amount of practical paraphernalia. Tools, pots, and planters, potting compost, raffia, string, seeds, and baskets are but a few of the sheds can become an attractive part of the garden architecture if decorated. For tools and equipment, garden sheds bulky and space-consuming examples are the classic solution that most…
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Watery Eyes


Watery Eye Small babies often appear to have a perpetually watery eye. Sometimes they have an obstruction to the tear duct. This is a narrow canal leading from the inner corner of the eye (via a little hole at the surface that is often clearly visible) to the nasal passageway. Fluid is manufactured by the…
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First Aid Survival Guide


Drowning When carrying a drowning casualty, the head should be lower than the rest of the body to avoid inhalation of swallowed water. Lie him down on a blanket or towel. Turn the head to one side to allow water to drain from the mouth. If the casualty stops breathing, brain damage can occur in…
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Bible Story of Judas


Matthew 26:1-5 Click here to listen to the Bible Story of Judas These were Jesus’ last few days before he was arrested. He spent much of that time with His disciples. He taught them, trying to help them understand what he had to do. The time had come for Jesus to make real all the…
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International Organization Facts


International organizations are of three main types: those set up by governments, like the UN; multinationals; and human rights and welfare organizations like the Red Cross and Amnesty International. The United Nations or UN was formed after World War II to maintain world peace and security. It now has over 190 member nations. UN headquarters…
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Bible Study of Nahum


Author: Nahum Date: Seventh Century B.C. Nahum, born in Elkosh, in Judah, was a prophet whose primary ministry was to the city of Nineveh. Jonah had been sent by God about 100 years earlier to preach repentance to the Ninevites, and a large portion of them had responded favorably. The intervening years, however, brought a…
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The Story of Rahab


Joshua 1:1-3 When Moses died, Joshua became the leader of God’s people. Once they were camped on the shores of the River Jordan, Joshua called two of his best men to a secret meeting. They were brave and clever soldiers. “I have a secret mission for you,” he said. The two men liked secret missions….
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