Food and Vitamins


When food is eaten, the teeth and oral cavity are geared to break large food particles into smaller ones that may be swallowed with ease. The food is mixed with saliva, which contains weak chemicals that put the process of digestion into operation. From the oral cavity, the food slips into the food tube called…
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Gravity Facts


Gravity is the attraction, or pulling force, between all matter. Gravity is what holds everything on Earth on the ground and stops it flying off into space. It holds the Earth together, keeps the Moon orbiting the Earth, and the Earth and all the planets orbiting the Sun. Gravity makes stars burn by squeezing their…
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How to Treat Poisoning


If you suspect that a child or adult has taken a poison, immediate treatment may avert serious consequences. The sooner emergency first aid measures are taken the better. Ideally, set to work and apply simple first aid measures yourself as a matter of urgency. If there is a helper on hand, try to get further…
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Paralytic Ileus


What is Paralytic Ileus? This is a type of bowel obstruction, but instead of being caused by some mechanical means, it is simply due to intestinal immobility. Normally peristaltic waves of contraction constantly move along the length of the bowel, pushing the fluid contents forwards at all times. However, under certain circumstances, most commonly following…
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Gear Facts


Gears are pairs of toothed wheels that interlock and so transmit power from one shaft to another. The first gears were wooden, with wooden teeth. By the 6th century AD, wooden gears were used in windmills, watermills and winches. Metal gears appeared in 87 BC and were later used for clocks. Today, all gears are…
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Big Bang Theory Facts


The Big Bang explosion is how scientists think the Universe began some 15 billion years ago. First there was a hot ball tinier than an atom. This cooled to 10 billion billion °C as it grew to football size. A split second later, a super-force swelled the infant Universe a thousand billion billion billion times….
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Facts on Pierre and Marie Curie


Pierre and Marie Curie were the husband and wife scientists who discovered the nature of radioactivity. In 1903 they won a Nobel Prize for their work. Marie Curie (1867-1934) was born Marya Sklodowska in Poland. She went to Paris in 1891 to study physics. Pierre Curie (1859-1906) was a French lecturer in physics who discovered…
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Elijah, Moses


Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36 Six days after this, Jesus called Peter and the two brothers James and John. He had a big surprise for them so together they climbed a nearby mountain to pray. When they reached the top, Peter, James and John lay down on the ground. While they were falling asleep…
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What To Do In An Emergency


To a person with a reasonable knowledge of the simple basics of first aid, there is usually a clear-cut course to follow. There is no need to panic. This helps nobody, least of all the victim. Here in this section you will find the basic needs that may help in coping with the general run-of-the-mill…
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Eye Injury


Almost every eye injury carries the threat of serious damage, sometimes even blindness. Understandably the casualty will be worried and distressed, and will be inclined to touch or rub the injury. A damaged eye should never be opened or examined. Removal of contact lenses is best left to the casualty or medical attendant. Eye Injury…
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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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Radiation Facts


Radiation is energy shot out at high speed by atoms. There are two main forms — radioactivity and electromagnetic radiation. Radiation either travels as waves or as tiny particles called photons. Radioactivity is when an atom decays (breaks down) and sends out deadly energy such as gamma rays. Nuclear radiation is the radiation from the…
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Universe Facts


The Universe is everything that we can ever know – all of space and time. The Universe is almost entirely empty, with small clusters of matter and energy. The Universe is probably about 15 billion years old, but estimates vary. One problem with working out the age of the Universe is that there are stars…
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Causes of Baldness


In the Western world, both males and females attribute significance to the hair loss. It is probably a combination of the mass- Publicity attributed to the desirability of beautiful hair together with the sinister fear lurking in the minds of most that hair loss is something to be avoided at all. However, there are many…
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Gastrointestinal Infections


What are Gastrointestinal Infections? Infections of the gastrointestinal system producing frequent, watery or loose bowel actions, with or without nausea and vomiting, are very common, particularly in summer. Many of these have now been found to be due to viral infections of the gut system. Many are probably due to eating infected food, particularly milk…
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Bible Study Zechariah


Author: Zechariah Date: Between 520 B.C. and 500 B.C. Zechariah preached to the restored community at the same time that Haggai did. The people had returned home from exile only to find an enormous task confronting them. There were homes to build, walls to erect, fields to plow, forests to clear, roads to build, and…
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Soft Furnishing Hot Tips


Stamping is a quick and effective method of repeating a design on a wide variety of surfaces, using many different mixtures of paint and inks. There are several efficient ways of applying paint to a stamp. If you are using a roller, pour a little paint on to the side of a flat plate, then…
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