Continental Crust Facts


The Earth’s crust is its hard outer shell. The crust is a thin layer of rock that floats on the mantle. It is made mainly of silicate minerals (minerals made of silicon and oxygen) such as quartz. There are two kinds of crust: oceanic and continental. Oceanic crust is the crust beneath the oceans. It…
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Feminine Irritations


Feminine irritations may cover an incredible range of possibilities. To be precise, the “irritations” to be discussed are those applying to the genital tract. Irritation is meant to imply localized discomfort about the vulval area and vaginal entrance. This can give rise to general discomfort, irritation or an outright itch (technically called pruritus). The area…
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Reconstruction Surgery


Patients with extensive surgery are now being offered immediate reconstructive surgery. Here, either an artificial (saline-filled) prosthesis, or bag, or some of the patient’s own tissue, if available, is inserted in the chest wall when the breast is removed. This is the ideal situation for this type of surgery. Then the woman has the mental…
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Stingray Facts


Stingrays are a huge group of over 300 species of fish, which includes skates, sting Stingrays, electric Stingrays, manta Stingrays, eagle Stingrays and guitar fish. Many Stingrays have flat, almost diamond-shaped bodies, with pectoral fins elongated into broad wings. Guitar fish have longer, more shark-like bodies. A stingray’s gills are slot like openings beneath its…
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Fabric Repair Holes


Clothes and soft furnishings such as linen, cushions and the fabric on chairs will need some repair work when an area becomes worn or gives way due to constant wear or an accidental tear. Preventive strengthening measures can be taken in certain instances, such as decorative patches on seat cushions or the arms of padded…
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Cirrhosis of the Liver


What is Cirrhosis of the Liver? Several forms of cirrhosis of the liver exist, but the most common is due to excessive alcoholic intake over a period of years. Alcohol is taken to the liver where it is broken down. But the continual effect of this is that the liver cells become permanently damaged. Scar…
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Home Improvement Budget


Now that you have a realistic idea of what needs doing to your home, the next step is to plan what the various improvement options will involve in terms of time, logistics and, of course, money. Like most common projects this can be divided up into a number of groups as a brief summary of…
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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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Genesis Bible Study


Author: Moses Date: c. 1400 B.C. or c. 1200 B.C. The Book of Genesis is a theological explanation of the beginnings of our universe. It tells about the lower orders of creation, like plants and animals; the human race; the nations of humankind; the selection of Abraham and one nation, Israel, to be the historical…
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Mood Facts


Mood is your state of mind — whether you are happy or sad, angry or afraid, overjoyed or depressed. Moods and emotions seem to be strongly linked to the structures in the center of the brain, where unconscious activities are controlled (see the brain). Moods have three elements — how you feel, what happens to…
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Common Cold


What is a Common Cold? By far the hands-down winner of the most prominent diseases of all time throughout the world, the simple, old- fashioned common cold must take the prize. It’s also the most common complaint of children. It goes by all sorts of fancy names, such as acute coryza (by the medics who…
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Lice


The skin is open to attack by all manner of naturally occurring AL objects called parasites. Other insects also enjoy biting humans. In addition, the sebaceous (oil) glands of the body may produce symptoms, as well as the sweat (fluid) glands. Lice Infestation (“Crabs”) (Pediculosis) is a condition that arises when the hair on 86…
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Covering Floors


When covering floors, consider the purpose and frequency of use for the area(s) and who uses it since coverings vary having different characteristics or features to meet different needs. Depending on the use of the room, a covering that repels liquid, one that is stain resistant or one that does not chip or ignites easily…
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Plastic Facts


Some plastics are light and soft and can be filled with air bubbles to make an ideal packing material. Vacuum molding involves using a vacuum to suck a sheet of plastic into a mold. Extrusion molding involves heating plastic pellets and forcing them through a nozzle to give the required shape. Plastic pellets Extrusion molding…
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Mucoviscidosis


Mucoviscidosis is a symptom complex involving inadequate functioning of the pancreatic gland coupled with chronic lung infections, plus a very high concentration of sodium in the sweat. It is one of the most common inherited disorders, appearing usually in infancy. Apart from the pancreatic gland being abnormal, the glands in the lining of the bronchial…
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