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The Deadliest Animal in the World

Chironex Fleckeri, sea wasp jelly fish
Do you know, it is one of deadliest creatures in the world? No, it's not the cobra. It is the sea wasp. It is a kind of jelly fish and is called the Chironex Fleckeri, commonly known as sea wasp.It has a bell-shaped body with long tentacles that trail behind it. These tentacles have hundreds of thousands of tiny cells,...

Who Sold the Eiffel Tower Twice?

There have been conmen and cheats, cardsharps, and crooks but when it comes to deception and trickery few could match the style of international conman Victor Lustig.Victor Lustig was the king of conmen with forty-five known aliases and nearly fifty arrests in the United States alone. He was born in 1890 in Czechoslovakia. Though brilliant as a child, he...

What is the Rubik’s Cube?

What is the Rubik's Cube?
My nephew Akshay was a brat. No two ways about it. When he was not occupied with dismantling everything that moved, ticked, or clicked he would be engaged in stuffing an icecube down your shirt when you were busy working on whatever it is that didn't involve him.After a lot of thought, my uncle and I decided to purchase...

What is Daylight Saving Time?

What is daylight saving time?
People in some parts of the world gain an extra hour in winters and are able to sleep and snore that much longer thanks to a suggestion by Benjamin Franklin about daylight saving time. But when the suggestion was first made, it raised such a furore not only from those kept awake by the extra snoring but also from...

Which Insects Live the Longest?

A termite queen can live for 45 years
Take a look around. Which insects do you see? A fly sitting on your computer screen, a mosquito buzzing in your ear just as you drop off to sleep, a butterfly flitting about in the garden outside, or how about the ants that made off with the remains of a dead moth?Most of the insects we see around us...

Puzzling it Out

Around The World in 80 Puzzles Written by Helene HovanecPublished by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd.Take a trip around the world through the puzzles in this book. Fill in the blank with an alphabet or complete a crossword, write two words by writing just one alphabet or cross out some words and read the rest to find the right answer. A...

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The 35th president of United States (1961-63) was at the age of 43, the youngest and the first Roman Catholic to be elected to the presidency. Rich, handsome, elegant and articulate, he aroused great admiration at home and abroad. His assassination in Dallas, Texas in November 1963 provoked outrage and widespread mourning. His term of office as president was...

A Beautiful Ship in the Sky

A beautiful ship in the sky! Planet earth with translucent water of the oceans, atmosphere, clouds...
In the boundless ocean of space, a beautiful ship sails serenely around the sun. Our earth – Lovelier than the moon, this fragile ship travels one hundred and sixty thousand kilometres every hour.Space is full of countless such ships. But our Earth is special. It is the only ship which carries life – the only ship with voyagers on board.Four hundred thousand different kinds...

Footprints on Earth

Paw print of a royal bengal tiger
Have you ever been to a national park? If so, you must have tried to trace or locate a wild animal by trying to see its footprints on the soil. For example, people who go to Jim Corbett National Park, in Uttar Pradesh, India, spend most of their time looking for tigers. They do so by trying to look...

The End of Living – The Beginning of Survival

A Native American mask
In 1854, the government of United States made an offer for a large area of Indian land and promised a ‘reservation’ for the Indian people. Chief Seattle's reply is a most beautiful and profound statement on environment…How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us.If we do not...

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