Before every Ganesh Chaturthi, people from across India, especially Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Orissa, get busy with preparations for celebrations. But, as the momentum of activity increases, officials of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) start feeling queasy in their stomachs.
They are called centipedes because it is believed that they have 100 feet. Actually, they don’t. Of the 3,000 different types of centipedes on our planet, none have 100 feet. Some have 50 and some as much as 350.
Have you seen moths zoom into a flame and die? It looks as if they are pulled by some unseen force.
It is an unseen force that attracts the moth — the ultraviolent light in the flame, which is invisible to humans.
A blow-fly was looking for an ideal place to lay eggs. Like rotting meat. So that when her little maggots were born, they could feed on the meat.
As she turned a corner in the grassland, she smelt something stinking in the air.
You must have heard the phrase ‘elephant’s memory’ being used for people with a long memory.
It seems the long memory of elephants, especially female elephants, is directly responsible for the well being of their families.
We wash vegetables before cooking it. And we wash our hands before we start eating. That is because we have been told that washing would clean our food and that cleanliness is necessary to keep diseases away.
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