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Global Warming: Melting kingdom of the Polar Bear

Through the long and dark Arctic winter, the mother Polar Bear sat quietly in her den. She had given birth to her cubs, and was waiting for them to grow strong enough to follow her out to the ice pack. The ice pack is her refrigerator, the place where she gets her food. It’s quite literally a floating, rotating...

There is no land at the North Pole – it…

There is no land at the North Pole - it is a floating raft of ice. In 1958, Naurilus, the US submarine, was the first to cross the Arctic Ocean - a distance of 2,945 km (1,830 miles) - by travelling underneath the North Pole.

New Year in South Pole

November 18: The year 2000 was ushered in with much fanfare throughout the world. Hotels in famous tourist spots were booked months in advance; the ones in cities planned glorious events lasting for days and nights.Though there were doubts whether 2000 was really the start of the new millennium it was quickly shushed as the celebration fever was catchy....

The Big Meltdown

September 23: Earth is the only planet with an atmosphere congenial to life forms as we know of. If a blanket of air didn't surround us…our planet would have been a frozen wasteland - much too cold for human habitation. We have a lot to be thankful for. But we humans have been taking things for granted. As a...

How Did Santa Claus Originate?

Santa Claus on his sleigh in the nordic countryside
Its nearly midnight and with a jingle of bells a sled comes streaking from the north, pulled of course by Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer. Sitting in the sled is a jolly round red robed figure with flowing white beard and a bag slung over his shoulder that lands on the rooftop with a merry ho-ho-ho.Hey! Its Christmas and its...

Where Do Penguins Live?

Short, fat and looking as if they were attending a formal dinner dressed in a tuxedo, penguins could easily be mistaken for people from a distance!Penguins are flightless birds found in the southern hemisphere. No, they are NOT found near the North Pole. Scientists feel that these birds became flightless as food was available in plenty. But their food...

Christmas Favourites

A Christmas Carol Written by Charles DickensThe Forgotten Helper Written by Lorrie MooreAn evergreen classic, 'A Christmas Carol' is a must read for all children. Ghost stories are abundant in all cultures and in all literature, but perhaps Dicken's book is the best known.'A Christmas Carol' is the story of Scrooge, a miser, who reforms after the spirit of his friend,...

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