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How Wool Came Into Existence

How Wool Came Into Existence
It must have been a very intelligent human who looked at a sheep walking past and thought of the use its fleece might have!Although the oldest surviving textile made out of wool is around 3,500 years old, the oldest fine woolen fabric dates to the fifth century BC (about 2,500 years ago) and was found in an ancient Greek...

Was Christmas Celebrated Thousands of Years before Christ’s Birth?

Was Christmas celebrated thousands of years before Christ's birth?
Did you know that the celebrations at Christmas might have nothing to do with the birth of Christ? In fact they may well lie in a feast called Sacaea that was celebrated thousands of years before Christ's birth. Over 4000 years ago, in the region that is now Iraq, a five-day festival with the exchanges of gifts, the staging...

Scientists Find More on the Eureka Man

Archimedes Principle - Eureka
Why do ships float on water when in fact they should sink? Why does paper float on water and a paperweight sink? The answer to these questions was accidentally discovered 2200 years ago by the Greek inventor and mathematician, Archimedes.One day, while getting into his bath he noticed water spilling over the sides. In a flash, Archimedes realised the...

The Young Tax Commandos

October 14: Every country has its heroes in every generation, and children, when asked what they want to be when they grow up, point at them. There was a time when becoming a diplomat or a cosmonaut was the most thrilling profession for Russian children. Recognition from others, glamour and adventure - these professions seemed to have it all.But...

Bead Calculator

November 18: Quick! Tell me what you get when you divide the number 992.587318, by 5,647.723? Stumped? Need a calculator? Well, thirteen-year-old Hiroaki Tsuchiya of Japan arrived at the answer in no time at a mental mathematics tournament in Kyoto: the right answer - 0.17575000013279688115015555826658. And, he did it without a calculator, too!Hiroaki is adept at mental arithmetic multiplying,...

His Master’s Voice

Over seventy years ago, a 15-year-old boy recorded an anthem, 'His Master's Voice'. He never recorded another song after that but the enduring appeal of the song ensured the immortality of the composer to be etched in memory forever.'His Master's Voice' went on to become an instant hit. Did the boy then go on to make a lot of...

Why is the Bridge of Sighs so Called?

Bridge of Sighs (Ponte de Sospiri)
The Bridge of Sighs (Ponte de Sospiri), is in Venice, Italy, and connects the inquisitor's room in the east side of the Doge's palace with the state's prison or prigioni over the Rio de Palazzo.Work on the Doge's palace (residence of the Duke) or Palazzo Ducale was begun in the 14th century and got its present shape only...

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