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Volcano Erupts in Chile

Where: Santiago, ChileApril 4, 2009 : Llaima volcano, which is located in Chile's scenic lake region, erupted on Saturday, 4 April, 2009. It is one of the most active volcanoes in South America. It emitted a river of lava more than 1,000 metres long. People could see bright red bursts of lava in the night sky during the...

Swine flu flies to all corners of the earth

Where: Worldwide!April 30, 2009 : Swine Flu has claimed the life of its first victim in the United States of America, a small child who lives near the Mexican border. With this, it appears that the world is on the brink of a virus attack, the Swine Flu.It all started in Mexico, in South America, where people started...

Fossil of Giant Snake Found in South America

Where: Cerrejon, ColombiaFebruary 4, 2009 : 'Nature' journal reports that the snake, named 'Titanoboa cerrejonensis' by the scientists who found the remains, would have had a 13-metre-long body and weighed 1,140 kilograms, making it the largest snake on record. A mathematical ratio between the size of vertebrae and the length of the body in living snakes was used...

An invasion of toxic toads

Where: State of Queensland, AustraliaApril 2, 2007: This is certainly not a toad you’d want to kiss. Not only will the toad not turn into a handsome prince, you may not be left alive to tell the tale.It’s as big as a small dog, has the body of a football and enough poison to kill a crocodile if it...

Is Tomato a Vegetable or a Fruit?

Is tomato a vegetable or a fruit?
We think the tomato is a vegetable, but it is actually a fruit. Because it is not sweet and is used for providing flavour to food, we think of it as a vegetable.The tomato is originally from Mexico. The word "tomato" comes from the Spanish tomate, which in turn comes from the Nahuatl word tomatotl. Spanish explorers who went...

Jean Clad Superman

Who wears a red chaddi over blue tights and a flying cape to save the world from disaster ever so often? Superman, of course! But why is he flying around in jeans and shirt all of a sudden, looking like a high school student? What is even more amazing is that when he’s not saving the world, he seems...

A Caribbean Journey

A Caribbean Journey
More than 6000 islands lie scattered like jewels between North and South America. Man, what a place and what a history. Find out for yourself.

Almost half the world’s bird species are…

Almost half the world's bird species are found in the tropical forests of South America. They are either breeding there or have travelled to escape the North American winter. But an area of rain forests about the size of six soccer pitches is being destroyed every minute. At this rate, most of the forests and their bird life will...

Where are the Children?

April 21: Slavery was banned in south America several decades ago. But in west and central Africa, it still continues. Now, child slaves from poor African countries are being sold to the rich African countries.Poor families sell their children to work for almost nothing in Gabon, a country in west Africa. Gabon is rich in oil. Despite international efforts...

A New Camel Specie Discovered

A bactrian camel standing high in the mountains of Caucasus, Russia.
Have you ever sat on a camel? Well, if you have, then you know how scary it is when the camel rises on its long wobbly legs. The rocking motion of a camel is a bit like a ship being tossed around in heaving seas. Small wonder then that the camel is often called the ship of the desert....

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