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Climate Change: Some Chilling Facts

Where London: United KingdomFebruary 5, 2009 : All of Europe and much of North America experienced very chilly weather and battled snow and ice through most of January. Snowfall of unexpected proportions hit Madrid, Spain, and severe storms blew across France, U.K., Germany, and Northern Italy.Since February 2, 2009 the U.K. has seen unusual amounts of snowfall. By...

Which is the World’s Oldest Working Locomotive?

Old steam locomotive
The Indian Railways is one of the world's oldest railways dating back to 1849. It also has the largest network in terms of route length covering nearly 63,000 route kilometres touching every nook and cranny of India. The Indian Railways is also the world's single largest employer with about 1.6 million people working in nine zones.Among its many unique...

Who is the real McCoy?

Ever heard the expression, is that the "real McCoy?" No, its not the musical group we are talking about. Real McCoy is actually a reference to one of America's most prolific inventors, Elijah McCoy. McCoy invented and patented all kinds of mechanical things to help them work smoothly, efficiently and safely.Over time, the expression "real McCoy" has been used...

Why do we Celebrate April Fool’s Day?

Why do we celebrate April Fool's day?
Breaking news: Linus Torvalds, (a competitor of Microsoft) has decided to join hands with Microsoft! Alien spacecraft lands at Siberia. Scientists are rushing from across the world to investigate it!What is your reaction on reading these statements? Disbelief? Taken aback? Yes, this is exactly what people may want you to do on this day -- take you for a...

Where Guns rule

Where: The state of Texas, USAMay 19, 2001: In yet another shocking incident of firearms violence in US schools, 16-year-old student Jay Goodwin shot himself to death before the eyes of a teacher and female student, at the Ennis High School, in Goodwin, Texas.The incident happened just two days after the march of mothers and grandmothers in the US...

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