Iguana Facts


Iguanas are large lizards that live in tropical regions around the Pacific and in the Americas. Larger iguanas are the only vegetarian lizards. Unlike other lizards, most eat fruit, flowers and leaves, rather than insects. The common iguana lives high up in trees, but comes down to lay its eggs in a hole in the…
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Eye Care


The eye is a marvel of engineering. Each eye is a compact but exquisitely sensitive biological camera that focuses images of the external world onto the retina, a ten-layer cellular membrane directly connected to the brain through the optic nerve. Before arriving at the retina (located at the back of the eyeball), light must pass…
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Crop Facts


The first crops were probably root crops like turnips. Grains and green vegetables were probably first grown as crops later. Einkorn and emmer wheat and wild barley may have been cultivated by Natufians (stone-age people) around 7000Bc at Ali Kosh on the border of Iran and Iraq. Pumpkins are grown on bushes or on vines…
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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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Story of Esther


Esther 1:19-22 King Ahasuerus bragged. “I’m the richest king ever. My armies are the greatest and I have the world’s most beautiful queen!” “Ah.” Sighed the crowd. They had heard of Queen Vashti. “Show her to us, we want to see the queen!” The people chanted. The king’s servants ran to where Queen Vashti was…
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Soft Furnishing


Most ready-made items of soft furnishing arc expensive, but you can make them just as well at home and much more cheaply. Curtains and drapes, Hinds and shades, cushion covers and bed linen require the minimum of sewing skills and little in the way of equipment beyond a sewing machine and an iron. The choice…
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Home Appliance Repair


Before calling in a specialist to deal with an appliance that has stopped working, there are certain basic checks that you can carry out yourself to remedy the most commonly occurring problems. Always unplug an appliance while fault finding until you are ready to test it. With all appliances, first check the instruction manual under…
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Supernova Facts


A supernova (plural supernovae not supernovas) is the final, gigantic explosion of a supergiant star at the end of its life. A supernova lasts for just a week or so, but shines as bright as a galaxy of 100 billion ordinary stars. Supernovae happen when a supergiant star uses up its hydrogen and helium fuel…
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Garden Paving


Most small gardens have a patio or at least a paved area close to the house. Often it is the main feature around which the remainder of the back garden is arranged. It can be the link that integrates home and garden. At its worst, paving can be boring and off-putting; at its best it…
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Bible Study Revelation


Author: John Date: c. A.D. 95 The Book of Revelation consists of seven letters written by John the apostle to churches in Asia Minor, along with a complex series of visions that deal with world history, cosmic struggle, and the end of the age. It is the most difficult book in the Bible to understand,…
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Bible Study Samuel


Author: unknown Date: Probably Tenth Century B.C. These two books carry us into the period of time following the judges. Samuel, as the last of the judges, was the leader just before a king was appointed for the nation. Things were still chaotic, with new problems arising with regrettable regularity. The religious affairs of the…
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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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Good Samaritan Bible Story


Luke 10:25-37 One day while Jesus was preaching, a man asked Him a question. This man had spent many years studying God’s law. He said. “Teacher, what must I do to get to heaven?” Jesus answered. “What does God’s law say? What do you think?” The man answered. “Love God and others as much as…
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Bible Translation


The Bible first began to be translated into other languages in Egypt in the third century B.C. At that time the Hebrew Old Testament was rendered into Greek. According to tradition, 70 (some say 72) Jewish scholars worked at that task, thus giving the version its title, the Septuagint (Latin, Septuaginta , for “seventy” =…
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Camouflage Facts


Stripes benefit both predators and prey by breaking up the body shape, for example in tigers and zebras. The simplest camouflage makes an animal a similar colour to its surroundings, such as the white of a polar bear in snow. Some dolphins and whales are dark on top and light underneath, camouflaging them against the…
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Ice Age Facts


The last glacial, called the Holocene glacial, peaked about 18,000 years ago and ended 10,000 years ago. Ice covered 40 percent of the world 18,000 years ago. Glaciers spread over much of Europe and North America 18,000 years ago. Ice caps grew in Tasmania and New Zealand. About 18,000 years ago there were glaciers in…
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Bible Study Numbers


Author: Moses Date: c. 1400 B.C. or c. 1200 B.C. The Book of Numbers narrates Israel’s wide-ranging experiences in the wilderness. Jewish scholars from ancient times until today have referred to it by the title “In the Wilderness,” which is the first word in the Hebrew text. Others refer to it as “Numbers” because the…
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Abdominal Pain Diagnosis


Abdominal examinations are now made much simpler with the use of ultrasound. The entire abdominal-thorack regions can be checked, and growths, cysts and similar abnormalities quickly picked up. The ultrasound depends on harmless sounds and waves bouncing through the organs making irregular patterns if unusual pathological objects are present. Computerised tomography (the CT scanner) is…
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Pet Reptiles


Lizards All lizards can and will bite. If bitten by a lizard, do not pull away until the lizard releases its grip. To avoid being bitten, hold the lizard behind the head with one hand and the base of the tail and hind legs with the other. Give lizards a good drink before transporting them,…
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