Early every morning, a shepherd took his flock of sheep out in the fields to graze. He would sit by watching – as the sheep lazily munched on fresh grass. After they had eaten, he would round them up and walk back home. Sometimes while watching his flock, he would curl up in a quiet corner and go off to sleep.
One day, the shepherd caught a wolf which had strayed into the field, eyeing his sheep....
Which is the most famous sheep in the world? A sheep called Dolly. But why is Dolly famous?
That is because unlike other sheep’s, Dolly was not born in the usual manner. She is actually a carbon copy of her mother, like an identical twin. This means that she is the twin sister of her mother who is older by six years and she does not have a father!
What is Cloning? [Illustration by Shinod AP] Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, UK, made history on 27th February 1997, when they successfully cloned a sheep....
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 colony.
How Wool Came Into Existence Wool was probably the first fiber to be woven into a textile....
Kalu was the only son of a farmer and his wife.
“I wish I had a brother or a sister, to play with,” he told his parents one day. “Everyone has a brother or a sister. I don’t like it when the children who come to play with me, on our farm, go back to their homes at night.”
“Don’t be silly,” said his father. “Their parents love them and want them back.”
But his words had some effect, because within a year, the farmer and his wife were blessed with twin girls....
In 1996, doctors detected 10 cases of a rare and fatal human brain disease in Britain and they diagnosed that it was probably due to eating beef from animals with “mad cow disease”. Scientifically, this cow disease was termed bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE while the disease affecting humans was termed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
The disease caused panic in Europe both among people eating beef and the farmers who were selling it. The European Union, which is the administrative body and includes all countries in Europe, responded immediately by banning imports of British beef....
Three little mice
Named In, Pin, Tin
One fat, one short
The other one thin.
In, Pin, Tin [Illustrations by Amarjeet Malik] They woke up one night
As lazy as ever
The moon was already up
And they began to shiver.
They brushed their teeth
And said, ‘lets eat’
There’s milk on the shelf
Eggs, cheese and meat!
But what do we wear?
We have no sweater!
So quickly they went...
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