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The Deadliest Animal in the World

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,...

The Truth About Bats

Bats are among the world’s least appreciated and most endangered animals, thanks to centuries of myth and superstition. Contrary to common misconceptions, bats are not blind, they are not rodents and they won’t get tangled in your hair. The truth is that bats are mong the most gentle and beneficial animals on earth. A bat is a winged mammal with...

Why are Eggs Oval?

Have you ever climbed a tree and peeked into the nest of a crow or a sparrow? Or looked into that flowerpot where the noisy pigeon decided to lay its eggs? The sight of a mother hen sitting on a bunch of fresh white eggs is great, though most of us see them only when they land on the...

Who’s Who at the Zoo

"Who’s Who at the Zoo" is an amazing book of animals by Ruskin Bond. Published by National Book Trust, India. Each animal is special; none too stupid or ugly, says the author. Out of 24 animal friends talked of in the book, here are some for you. The Zoo is For You In an overcrowded world, where the forests and...

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Which is the Oldest Church in India?

In 52 A.D. Thomas Didaemus, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ is believed to have landed at Musiris (Cranganore) in Kerala. He...

Dress like an Egyptian

I am writing this as I am travelling in my time machine. I know how important it is to keep a diary of happenings....

How do Satellites Stay Up?

Satellites orbit the earth because of the force of gravity. To understand why this happens and why the satellite does not get pulled in...

Why do Onions Make us Cry?

One of the earliest memories I have as a child is when I was approximately three or four years old. I remember watching my...

Magic of Kondapalli Toys

Did you know that animals, birds, reptiles and humans learn the lessons of life through play? Any object can be used as a toy....