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General Knowledge Pt.- X
What are the elements of the fisherman's festival?
Fishermen collect fish at Cha§an Lake, Jilin Province. The fishermen caught more than 50,000 kgs of fish on the first day of the annual Chagan Winter Fishing Festival. Chinese fishermen throw fish into the sky during the celebration of this festival. Hundreds of people attended this festival that runs from December 27,2005 to February 6, 2006. The amount of fish caught will be limited to 2 million kgs. Chagan, home to some 70 species of fish, is one of the 10 largest freshwater lakes in China, and the only place in the north where fishermen catch fish from frozen water.
When was the first iim established?
IIM Calcutta and IIM Ahmedabad were both established in 1961. IIMC tied up with the Alfred P Sloan School of Management (MIT), the government of West Bengal, and the Ford Foundation. IIMA, in its initial years, tied up with the Harvard Business School.
What is sponge iron?
Sponge iron is a metallic product formed by the reduction of iron ore at a temperature just below the fusion point of iron. This product is called sponge iron due to its porous nature. It is also called as direct reduced iron (DRI).
Why are more people right-handed than left-handed?
While it's not certain why more people are right-handed people than left-handed, there are several theories. One is that the left side of the brain controls speech, and the right side of the body. And so more people are right-handed. Another explanation is based on genetics. Even if both parents are left-handed, there's only a 26 per cent chance that their offspring would also be left-handed. All these theories have their own loopholes, so one can conclusively explain why more people are right-handed than left-handed.
What is interpol?
Interpol is an international police organisation established in 1923 and has 184 member countries. Its full name is The International Criminal Police Organisation. Its main activity is to promote international police cooperation in nabbing criminals and to check international crime. The existing Constitutions of various countries vis-a-vis the crime are taken into consideration and due respect is given to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Interpol has a president and a secretary-general as its leading officials.
Why do storks fly in an arrow-head formation?
A flock of storks fly in an arrow-head formation headed by a leader bird. The throttle of the wings of the leading bird generates aerodynamic uplift for the bird immediately behind it. By taking advantage of this uplift, the trailing birds maintain itsflight with relatively less effort. This process continues in the whole formation By flying in this 'V formation, the whole flock adds about 70% greater flying range than if each bird flew of its own. When the leader bird gets tired, another bird § replaces it as the leader. They complete their journey of thousand kilometres by taking turns.
What is the difference between an attorney general and solicitor general?
The attorney general of India is the Indian government's chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in dealing with the Supreme Court of India. The attorney general is usually a highly respected senior advocate of the court, and is appointed by the ruling government. The office of the attorney general was created by the Constitution of India, and attorney generals have the right to participate in the proceedings of Parliament, but cannot vote. Unlike the United States, in India, the attorney general does not have executive authority and is not a government minister; those functions are performed by the law minister. The attorney general is assisted by the solicitor general of India and several additional solicitors general. The solicitor general is the second law officer of the state after the attorney general.
What is a green shoe option in an ipo?
The green shoe option is a clause in the underwriting agreement of an IPO, which allows to sell additional shares, usually 15%, to the public if the demand exceeds expectations and the stock trades above its offering price. This option, also known as the over-allotment provision. It gets its name from the Green Shoe company, which was the first company to allow such an option.
What is the difference between a mayor and a sheriff?
A sheriff is the law-enforcement officer of a county or other civil sub-division of a state. A mayor is the chief executive official of a city/ village/ town and is usually elected.
What is the law of averages?
The law of averages deals with the probability of occurrences in the long term in which one will neither win nor lose all the time. For example, if it rains every day this week, by the law of averages we're bound to get a sunny day soon. This colloquial term is a popular interpretation of a statistical principle, Bernoulli's Theorem, formulated in the late 1600s.
When were greeting cards first sent?
In ancient Egypt, New Year's Day was celebrated by sending presents along with greeting messages on papyrus to friends and relatives. The Romans followed a similar practice. The first-known examples of greeting cards in modern times were sent by Sir Henry Cole, Director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, in 1843. Too busy to write Christmas letters, he commissioned an artist, John Horsley to produce a painting of a Christmas scene, which was reproduced on cards.
What is the difference between rock and pop music?
Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxojihone, are common in some styles. The genre of rock is broad, and its boundaries loosely-defined, with distantly related genres sometimes included. Pop music, in popular and contemporary parlance, is a sub-genre of popular music. Since the term spans many acts (rock, hip-hop, rhythm and blues (R&B), country, dance and operatic pop), it is reasonable to say that 'pop music' is a loosely defined category. The term is also used in a derogatory manner by those who feel that pop lacks any musically artistic meaning, or, for lack of better terminology, represents a /betrayal' from the traditional sound of either the act itself or the specific genre to which the act belongs.
Which other countries celebrate their independence day on august 15?
The Korea, Congo, Liechtenstein and India celebrate their Independence Day on August 15. On August 15,1948, the Republic of Korea was established south of the 38th Parallel. August 15 is celebrated as Liberation Day in Korea. On August 15,1960, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) declared its independence from France. Also, Liechtenstein Day is celebrated on August 15.
What is the significance of the international green week?
IGW is an exhibition of the food industry, agriculture and horticulture held in Berlin from January 13-16, 2006. It was first held in 1926. Producers from all over the world use the IGW to test-market food and luxury items and establish a brand image. Exhibitors often organize around national, regional, or product themes. Presentations feature fresh produce; fish, meat, and dairy products. These combine with a vast selection of international wine, beer, and spirits specialties. The IGW also includes direct agricultural sales and the organic products section.
What's special about the punj-aab express?
The Punj-Aab Express is part of the bus diplomacy between India and Pakistan, the first that links Pakistan and Punjab in India. The 48-seater Volvo bus left Amritsar for Lahore on January 24, 2006. This is the third such initiative after the Delhi-Lahore and the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus services. The whole exercise is geared towards encouraging people-to-people contact between the two countries.
What is the holy grail?
The Holy Grail is widely accepted to be the silver chalice used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper (last meal shared by Jesus and his disciples before he was crucified), which possesses heavenly powers. Many believe, especially non-Catholics, that the Holy Grail holds the secret of Jesus' bloodline and a secret society of guardians keeps this secret safe.
How are the points in a stock index calculated?
Sensex is a basket of 30 constituent stocks representing a sample of large, representative companies. The base year of sensex is 1978-79 and the actual total market value of the stocks in the index during the base period has been set equal to an indexed value of 100. The index was initially calculated based on the ‘full market capitalization' methodology (the level of index at any point of time reflects the total market value of 30 component stocks relative to a base period) but was shifted to the free-float methodology from September 1,2003. The sensex's calculation involves dividing the total market capitalization of 30 companies in the index by the index divisor — the only link to the original base period value of the sensex.
Can february have 30 days?
In the Gregorian calendar, February has 28 days and once in four years, 29 days. However, Sweden had 30 days in February in 1712 while changing over from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. The Soviet Union also had 30 days in February during 1930 and 1931 when they were following a unique revolutionary calendar in which all months had 30 days with five or six holidays, which were not part of any month. It is also said the February had 30 days during leap years between 45 BC and 8 BC in the Julian system of calendar. This is, however, not confirmed.
Why is diesel cheaper than petrol?
Diesel is not cheaper then gasoline or petrol in all European and North American countries. In fact, it is generally more expensive compared to gasoline. Diesel is cheaper in India because it's believed to be generally used by farmers and truck and bus fleets (local and inter-city buses owned by state governments). It was also believed that cars and motorcyles once considered luxury vehicles use gasoline. Thus, to reduce the burden on farmers and truck and bus fleet operators, diesel is priced lower than petrol in India.
Which is the world's busiest airport?
According to Airports Council International, the world's busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic is the Hartsfield-Jackson. Atlanta airport in the US. Next in order of number of passengers is the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and the Heathrow Airport in London, which is also the world's busiest international airport.
Which was the first company to be registered in the bse?
It was D.S. Prabhudas & Company (now known as DSP, and a joint venture partner with Merrill Lynch).
Why do chefs wear tall hats?
The heft's tall hat, also called toque, has its origins in mediaeval Europe, when in some countries, invading barbarian's targeted intellectuals and skilled workers like chefs causing them to seek shelter in churches. Chefs and others moved around in the guise of priests, wearing tall hats, similar to those worn by the clergy. According to another legend, the hat was modelled after kings' crowns, to give chefs a sense of importance, lest they spoil the food or even poison it. According to a third theory, all cooks wear hats for hygienic reasons, and the chef, being the chief cook, wears a tall hat symbolising his high status.
Where is the biggest shipbreaking yard?
The world's biggest ship breaking yard is located at Alang along the west coast of Cambay in Gujarat. Ships from all over the world which have outlived their utility are sent here to be broken up and the material sold as scrap. While it is a highly lucrative business, it's also seen as dangerous because of the potentially hazardous material that could be still present on these ships. The yard began operations with MV Kota Tenjong which reached there on February 13,1983.
How is the inflation rate calculated?
The inflation rate is worked out from Consumer Price Index values (CPI). The CPI is calculated from the weighted prices of several groups of articles of consumption like food items, machinery, chemicals, metals, building construction material, etc. The inflation rate is the percentage increase or decrease in the values of CPI at a specified time interval.
Who is a recording angel?
A recording angel is a traditional figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam who, in popular belief, watches over individuals, marking their actions on a tablet for future reward or punishment. The recording angel keeps a general account between man and his Maker. It is widely accepted that the chief recording angel is the archangel Gabriel — the heavenly messenger of God.
When was valentine's day first celebrated?
In its pagan avatar, Valentine's was celebrated as the Lupercalia festival, the spring festival of fertility in Rome, around AD 270. Of its various rituals, lots would be drawn with names of boys and girls who would be paired up. Some pairings resulted in romance and marriage. Later, the church in its attempt to purge society of pagan customs decided to celebrate Valentine's Day in the middle of February — the mating season of birds. St Valentine, who secretly performed marriages during the regime of Emperor Claudius II, came to be associated with it. In AD 498, Pope Gelacius declared February 14 as Valentine's Day.
What are the features of an all terrain vehicle?
The term all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is used to describe a number of small open motorised tricycles (ATC) or quads designed for off-road use. The main features are a sophisticated, long-travel suspension, a liquid-cooled, two-stroke motor and a fully manual 6-speed (no reverse) transmission. Sport models are generally small, light, two-wheel drive vehicles which accelerate quickly, have a manual transmission, and run at speeds up to 120 kmph. Utility models are generally larger, fourwheel drive vehicles with a maximum speed of up to 104 kmph. They can haul small loads on attached racks or small, dump beds and tow small trailers.
Which country has the oldest flag?
The country with the oldest flag in the world is that of Denmark. The Danish flag, called the Danneborg, dates back to 13th century A.D. It is believed to have been in existence since June 15,1219 though it was officially recognized as the national flag in 1625. Flags, themselves, date further back. Crude flag-like vexilloids were used in Ancient Egypt around 3400 B.C. Early flags were used in China around 1500 B.C. The first modern flag was the Dutch Prinsenvlag; it is no longer in use.
What's the origin of the phrase, 'an albatross around one's neck'?
The phrase comes from the poem 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in which the character who shot an albatross is obliged to carry the bird hung around his neck. The phrase refers to the burden a person has to carry.
Which actor has won the most oscars?
Katherine Hepburn holds the distinction of having won the most number of Oscars in Academy Awards history. She's been nominated a whopping 13 times and took home the statuette on four occasions, for her roles in the films Morning Glory, The Lion in winter, On Golden Pond and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
Which country has the highest number of expatriates?
Muscat has the highest expatriate population of over 6,12,000 persons. So, every third person in Muscat is an expatriate, according to the survey by the Muscat sultanate. Muttrah and Seeb, in particular, are densely populated with expatriates.
Who created the cartoon character tweety bird?
Tweety Bird was created by Warner Brothers' animation artist Bob Clampett in 1942. He was inspired by an embarrassing photograph of himself as a baby and by his longstanding fascination with baby birds. Tweety Bird's original name was 'Orson'. In Tweety Bird's first cartoon, A Tale of Two Kitties', Tweety taunted two cats, Babbitt and Catstello. The cute little canary with the big head was originally pink. After censors complained that the bird looked naked because there were no feathers, the colour was changed to yellow.
When did james bond make his debut?
James Bond made his debut in lan Fleming's book Casino Royale in 1953. This British spy has gone on to save the world from assorted sinister groups and megalomaniacs in several books. His enduring appeal probably lies in high-speed chases involving souped-up cars, charming sultry women and coming up trumps. Several actors have played Bond but the latest choice Daniel Craig has so incensed fans that they have launched a website to vent their anger.
What is the origin of the term "cat's cradle'?
Cat's cradle is a game in which an intricately looped string is transferred from the hands of one player to the next, resulting in a succession of loop patterns. It used to be a socio-religious activity carried out by small Greek communities in ancient times. On designated days, members used to transfer such looped strings, called cat's cradles, from hand to hand to invoke blessings and, bring good luck.
What are mersenne numbers?
Mersenne numbers are named after. Fr Mersenne, a 16th century Italian mathematician. They are one less than powers of 2. The powers of 2 are 2,4,8,16,32,64,128... so Mersenne Numbers are 1,3,7,15,31,63, 127... The importance of these numbers is that when a Mersenne number is a prime p, (the so called Mersenne prime), then the number p(p +1)/2 is a perfect number. Perfect numbers are numbers that are equal to the sum of their own divisors. All the divisors of 6 (other than 6 itself) are 1,2 and 3. Their sum is again 6. So 6 is a perfect number and arises from the Mersenne prime 3. The Mersenne prime 7 gives the perfect number 28, the Mersenne prime 31 leads to the perfect number 496 and so on.
What is chronophobia?
It's the fear of time, characterised by panic, anxiety, and claustrophobia. Also known as prison neurosis, it's perhaps the most common anxiety disorder in prison inmates. Sooner or later, almost all prisoners suffer from chronophobia to some degree and become terrified by the duration of their sentence and the passage of tine.
Who's known as the fifth beatle?
Billy Preston, a keyboard player, is known as the fifth Beatle. He played with the Rolling Stones as well. Preston even had a successful solo career. However, a long battier with drugs finally did him in. He died of a kidney failure on ' June 6, 2006. He was 59.
How many austric tribes are there in the world?
Austric tribes are found all over India and even in Myanmar, Malaysia and some south-east Asian islands. The three prime Austric tribes are the Santhals, Kolha and Munda tribes. Other Austric tribes are Ho, Birhor and Kharia. The Austric tribes speak eighteen languages. Some historians believe the Austric tribes laid the foundation of Indian civilisation.
What are junk bonds?
In finance, a high-yield bond (noninvestment grade bond or junk bond) is a bond that is rated below investment' grade. These bonds •have a higher risk of defaulting, but typically pay high yields in order to make them attractive to investors.
What is a palindrome day?
Palindrome comes from Greek 'palindromes', literally 'running back (again)', from palin (back, again) and dromos (running). A palindrome day is a day that reads the same any way you look at it. (Either backward or forward) for example: 20/02/2002.
How are rapids classified?
Rapids are classified as: Class I Easy: Fast-moving water with ripples and small waves. Suitable for anyone seven years and older, including physically challenged individuals. Class II Straightforward: Wide, clear, channels. Occasional manoeuvring may be required. Suitable for same group as Class I. Class III Difficult: Moderate irregular waves that may be difficult to avoid. Injuries while swimming are rare. Suitable for those who don't mind getting wet. Class IV Very Difficult: Intense, powerful, but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water. Class V Extremely Difficult: Obstructed or violent rapids, which expose participants to above-average risk of endangerment. Class VI: Considered unrunnable.
Which is the highest hill station in india?
Situated at an altitude of 3,505 metres, amidst the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges, Leh, the headquarters of the Ladakh region in Kashmir is the highest hill station in India. Known for its barren beauty, its tourist attractions include Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Namgyal Hill and several Buddhist monasteries. Other popular hill stations are Ooty, Darjeeling, Shimla and Nainital.
What's the origin of the word breakfast?
Breakfast actually signifies breaking the fast observed through the previous night i.e. after dinner, a person doesn't have any food till the next morning. As that is considered a period of fasting, the next meal is in the morning and that's called a breakfast.
Why is the london eye called so?
The London Eye is the largest observation wheel in the world, built in 1999 on the south bank of the river Thames in London. Standing 135 metres high, it gives one a panoramic view of London up to 25 kilometres in all directions. Therefore, it's called 'London Eye'. An observation wheel is different in design from the Ferris wheel as passenger cars are mounted on the exterior of the wheel instead of suspended from its circumference.
Why is it said that breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck?
According to this superstition, breaking a mirror means seven years of bad luck unless you take the pieces outside and bury them under moonlight. Also, if an undisturbed mirror in a house suddenly falls and smashes, it means that there will soon be a death. This superstition goes back to the ancient Romans who believed that the reflection of a person in a mirror is actually his soul. So, breaking a mirror meant bringing extremely bad luck upon oneself because one's soul was damaged! To prevent this from happening, people had gazing pools in their gardens in which they could look at themselves.
Why are the two sides of a coin known as heads and tails?
Generally, one side has the imprint or embossing of the official head of state or an insignia or emblem and hence it's called the head side. The tail side name possibly originated from the British ten pence coin, the reverse of which shows a heraldic lion with its tail raised.
What is a car spoiler? Why is it called so?
A spoiler is a device fitted on an aircraft to slow it down by interrupting the flow of air. On a car, spoilers prevent it from being lifted off the road when traveling very fast. It helps maintain better road grip. However, it changes, or rather 'spoils' the original look of the car and hence the name. Car owners go for it more as an ex- clusive design statement rather than for its technical use.
Which is the most expensive musical instrument?
Yamaha's Disklavier Pro 2000, a piano, is the world's most expensive instrument, priced at $250,000. It's even considered to be the most technologically advanced and stylish. Recently, Antonio Stradivari's violin named 'The Hammer', made in 1707, was auctioned for a whopping $3.5 million. It broke the record for the highest amount paid for a musical instrument at an auction.
What are special economic zones?
A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is an area specially designed to attract huge investments by setting up manufacturing, warehousing and/ or trading activities. SEZs can come up in any location, can be of any size and cater to any activity. In India, an SEZ's area varies from just 10 hectares for IT/BT sectors to more than 1000 hectares for the manufacturing sector. Companies get incentives like land allotments at reduced prices, subsidised power, tax holidays, etc. Currently, there are 15. working SEZs, and approval has been given to 110 others.
Where is turkistan?
Turkistan (or Turkestan) is a historic region of central Asia. Western or Russian Turkistan extended from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Chinese frontier in the east and from the Aral-Irtysh watershed in the north to the borders of Iran and Afghanistan in the south. Eastern or Chinese Turkistan comprised the western provinces of China, now the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Southern or Afghan Turkistan is a small area of Northern Afghanistan. Politically, what was formerly called Russian Turkistan and Soviet Central Asia includes the nations of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan and the southern portion of Kazakhstan. Much of the western part of this region is composed of two deserts, the Kara Kum and the Kyzyl Kum. The eastern part includes the mountains which are part of the Pamir highland and the Tian Shan system.
What is a hostile takeover?
A hostile takeover occurs when the acquirer makes a direct offer to shareholders of a company, without the prior consent of the existing promoter and/or management. The best known recent example is Mittal's bid for Arcelor, where the existing management is opposing the bid. In such a case, the shareholders get to decide whether the incumbent management stays or the new owner gets to run the company In India, hostile takeovers are very few in comparison to what one sees abroad. It's mainly because promoter shareholding in India is quite high and the likelihood of FIs supporting the current management is also high.
Why is the palm island, uae viewed with awe?
The Palm Duba-i are man-made islands with three editions so far: The PalmJumeirah, The Palm-Jebel All and The Palm-Deira. The Palm Islands in Dubai are three large artificial islands currently being constructed by Al Nakheel Properties. Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm tree and it'll have residential communities and resorts. The Palm Jumeirah is a leisure retreat. The Palm-Jebel Alt is being designed as an entertainment resort. The PalmDeira will be built up to 22 metres below sea level.
What does the pin code in india signify?
The postal index number was introduced on August 15,1972. Under this, every head post office and sub-post office were given an individual six-digit number. The digits from left to right progressively pinpoint the geographical position of the post offices. The country has been divided into eight different zones which are as follows: 1 — Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana;2 — Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal; 3 — Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman & Diu; 4 — Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gpa, Chhattisgarh; 5 — Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh; 6 — Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep; 7 — West Bengal, Orissa and the North East; 8 — Bihar and Jharkhand. The first three digits taken together indicate the sorting under which the office falls. The last three digits specify the particular delivery post office under the sorting unit.
What is the difference between a coupe and a sedan?
Coupes and sedans are different types of automobile body shapes. A sedan is a car with a back seat, where the back seats have more or less the same room as the front seats. Also, it has a separate trunk. A coupe has no back seat or a smaller cramped passenger area and no separate trunk.
What's special about the c-130 aircraft?
Using its aft loading ramp and door, the C-130 Hercules can accommodate a wide variety of large cargo, including everything from utility helicopters and six-wheeled armoured vehicles to standard pal letised cargo and military personnel. In an aerial delivery role, it can air-drop loads up to 42,000 pounds or use its high-flotation landing gear to land and deliver cargo on rough, dirt strips.
What is the significance of qingming festival?
Qingming festival is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated on the 106th day after the winter solstice, usually occurring around April 5 of the Gregorian calendar. The name denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of spring, and also to tend to graves of the departed. It's also known as All Souls' Day, Clear Brightness Fes-tival, Festival for Tending Graves, etcFor the Chinese, it's a day to remember and honour one's ancestors. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food.and libation to the parted ones.
Why do some people have dimples?
Though dimples look cute, in reality, they are a birth defect. The muscles, in the face of a person with dimples, are shorter than they are in most other people. Therefore, they pull on the skin when they smile, and form the indentation i.e. dimple. This is probably due to some development fault in the subcutaneous connective tissue during embryonic development. Sometimes, the muscles lengthen during life and the dimples disappear or lessen as we age. Lots of babies have them but many don't have them as they grow up.
How old is the british parliament?
The origins of the British Parliament go back to the reign of King Henry III (121672) whose nobles got upset over his plan to appoint his younger son as the king of Sicily This resulted in the 'Provisions of Oxford' (1258) by which a permanent baronial council was formed. This was followed by the 'Provisions of Westminster' in 1259 reforming the common law. Following Henry's defiance of both provisions, civil war broke out. When Henry summoned the Knights of Shire to attend his Parliament, the commoners were represented for the first time. In the days of King Edward III (1327-77), two distinct Houses of Parliament emerged in 1341 with the Commons sitting separate from the Upper House. After the passage of Parliament Acts in 1911 and 1949, the primacy of Commons over the Lords was confirmed. The first Parliament of Great Britain came after 1707 with the union with Scotland.
What is nordic walking?
Like Nordic snow, the term Nordic walking is largely unknown in India/This popular sport provides training to cross-country skiers during summer months but 'without the use of skis. It involves brisk walking using a pole which is 0.7 times the height of the person using it.
What is tyndall effect?
The blue colour of sky and water, visibility of tails of comets and twinkling of stars are due to the phenomenon of scattering of light by colloidal particles as a result of which the path of the beam becomes visible. This phenomenon is called Faraday Tyndall Effect or Tyndall Effect. This effect was first observed by Faraday and later by Tyndall (1869). The illuminated path is called the Tyndall Cone. It's observed only when these two conditions are met: i) The diameter of the dispersed particles is not smaller than the wavelength of light and ii) The refractive indices of the dispersed phase and the dispersion medium differ in magnitude.
What is harvard classification?
It is a system of classifying stars by their surface temperatures. Also termed as the Harvard 0-M scale, the classification arranges stars in hotter to cooler categories assigned in the order: 0, B, A, F, G, K, M, Further subdivisions are made in type 0 to 9.0-type stars have temperatures of 25000 deg K - 50000 deg K and have a bluish white spectra. Our sun falls in class G with a surface temperature of 5000 deg K —6000 deg K.
Which is the world's largest power plant?
The largest power plant currently in operation is the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant at the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The power plant uses the water from the Itaipu Dam constructed on river Parana, has 18 generating units, and generates 12,600 MW of electrical power. It was constructed during 1975-1991, and is estimated to be meeting 25% of the electricity needs of Brazil and 78% of Paraguay. The Three Gorges Dam under construction in China, will have, after being completed in 2009, a power plant larger than the Itaipu plant. Its full capacity will be 18,200 MW.
What's the origin of the word 'gaucho'?
A gaucho is a South American cattle herder, which is the equivalent of the North American cowboy. Gauchos are commonly found in Pampas, Chacqs or Patagonian grasslands of countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. There are conflicting theories as to the origin of the word. The most plausible explanation is that the word has joint roots in the native Indian dialects of Quechua and Mapuche, a derivative of their word for orphan (huacho).
What does the gold standard signify?
Gold standard is defined as the use of gold for the standard value of the country. The country redeems the currency equivalent to the value of the gold. This system is claimed to be resistant to credit and debt expansion, since money cannot be created through government fiat currency, and will be protected against artificial inflation by the devaluation of currency. This is supposed to remove 'currency uncertainty', supposed to keep the credit of the issuing monetary authority sound arid to encourage lending. Though the price of gold was rather consistent, recently it touched record highs in 25 years.
Which is the oldest stock exchange in the world?
Although the origins of stock exchanges can be'traced back to the stock exchange in Antwerp (1460), the Amsterdam Stock Exchange is considered the oldest in the world. It was established in 1602 by the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC) which issued the first shares on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. It was the first company to issue stocks and bonds. It was renamed the Amsterdam Bourse and was the first to formally begin trading in securities.
Which city has the highest cost of living?
Tokyo and Osaka are widely regarded as the cities with the highest cost of living by several surveys. Asuncion in Paraguay is considered the cheapest. The parameters determining the cost of living include housing, transport, food, clothing and entertainment.
What's the origin of the word plagiarism?
The word plagiarism is derived from the latin word plagiare, which means to kidnap or abduct. The word began to be used in the English language sometime during the 1600s. While it originally meant to literally kidnap someone, it gradually came to mean to pass off, in part of whole, someone else's work as your own, ala Kaavya Viswanathan of 'Opal Mehta' fame.
What is investment banking?
Investment banking aids companies in acquiring funds. It also offers advice for a wide range of transactions a company might en- gage in from time to time. It helps corporates generate funds in two ways. The corporate may draw on public funds through the capital market by selling its stock. It may also seek venture capital or private equity in exchange for a stake. Also, investment banking includes the process of wholesaling newly issued government securities, corporate stocks, bonds, and similar financial assets by purchasing large blocks and reselling them in smaller units to the public.
Why is a radio button called so?
It is a series of on-screen buttons that allow only one selection to be made from the group. A selected button will automatically de-select when any other button is selected. Radio buttons come from the early days of radio which had five or six preset station buttons in a row. Pressing one button deselected the other station.
What are the basic elements of flamenco dancing?
Flamenco combines acoustic guitar playing, singing, chanting, dancing and staccato hand-clapping. The flamenco dancer performs with passion, fervour and even tortured expressions but always strives for grace and dignity. Flamenco hand-clapping produces a sharp and piercing sound.
What is a group of geese called?
A group of geese is given a collective noun on the basis of their place. A group of geese on land is called a gaggle; in flight, it becomes a skein, team, or wedge of geese.
What is knocking copy?
Have you seen a cold drink advertisement which make a mockery of other, cold drink advertisements? That's a good example of knocking copy It is just an advertising gimmick which guarantees immediate attention. It is probably worded like that because it is actually a copy/ remake of the original advertisement but it actually knocks the original product out!
What is the difference between a theorem and a lemma?
A theorem is a proppsition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions. A theorem has two parts stated in a formal language — a set of assumptions and a conclusion that can be derived from them according to the inference rules. The proof, though necessary for the statements to be classified as a theorem, is not considered part of it. A lemma is a Statement that forms part of the proof of a larger theorem. The distinction is rather arbitrary since one mathematician's major is another's minor claim. Gauss s lemma and Zorn's lemma are interesting enough per se that some authors present the nominal lemma without going on to use it in the proof of any theorem.
What is the difference between a church and a cathedral?
There are four main categories of Christian places of worshipchapel, church, basilica and cathedral The cathedral is a much larger place of worship than a church and is run by a bishop. A church is run by a group of clergymen or priests. The bishop usually resides on the cathedral premises.
What's unique about mount pinatubo?
Mount Pinatubo is an active volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The volcano's eruption in June 1991 came after 500 years of dormancy and was one of the largest and most violent eruptions of the 20th century. Successful predictions saved tens of thousands of people but the surrounding areas were severely damaged. The effects were felt worldwide as the eruption injected large amounts of aerosols into the stratosphere. The aerosols formed a global layer of sulfuric acid haze for many months. Global temperatures dropped by about 1 degree celsius and the ozone destruction was substantial.
When was the water cannon invented?
It was invented in the 19th century Water cannons were originally created for use on fire boats. The first fire boat was deployed in New York city on February 1, 1891. Truckbased water cannons were used for riot control in the US during the 1960s.
How many islands are there in the world?
It's difficult to put a figure to the exact number on islands as there are different kinds in various water bodies including oceans, seas and rivers. However, in oceans there are over 2,000 islands.
What is the origin of the term 'to walk away scot-free'?
Scot was the Scottish term for a unit of taxation. Anyone who did not have to pay taxes got off 'scot-free'. To get away without .paying any price is to walk away scot-free.
Who is the creator of smiley?
The smiley, an emoticon in text messaging parlance, is usually yellow in colour with two dots and a semi-circle. Harvey Ball claimed he created it in 1963 for the State Mutual Life Insurance, Massachusetts. Though there was an attempt to trademark the image, it was never done. Franklin Loufrani of SmileyWorld, London said he created it in 1968 and trademarked it in 80 countries. American retail giant Wal-Mart is now in a legal tussle with Franklin Loufrani and others as it wants to trademark it in the US.
What is guy fawkes night?
Guy Fawkes Night is an annual celebration in Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and formerly in Australia. It celebrates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot wherein thirteen Catholic conspirators attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on November 5,1605, when the Protestant King James I was inside. The celebrations involve fireworks displays and bonfires on which effigies of Guy Fawkes, the most famous conspirator, are burnt.
What is the whistle blower bill?
The Whistle Blower Bill was introduced in the US parliament in 2003 to bring into effect an Act related to enabling citizens to disclose, in public interest, any unlawful behaviour or illegal action on the part of others that is noticed by them. The person making such a disclosure is called a whistle blower. The Bill describes the kind of public interest disclosures that are permitted under it, who can make such disclosures and in what form, to whom such disclosures can be made, the responsibility of the person to whom a disclosure is made, the protection to be offered to the whistle blower, and several related issues.
What is the legend of peter pan?
Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright James Matthew Barrie who wrote three works involving this character. These are 'Pan in Kensington Gardens', the play 'Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up' and 'Peter and Wendy' later retitled as 'Peter Pan'. It is a story about a mischievous little boy, Peter Pan, who refuses to grow up. Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood on the small island of Neverland as leader of his gang, the Lost Boys. Peter invites a girl, Wendy Darling, to Neverland to be a mother to his gang of lost boys. Several adventures later, Wendy decides her place is at home and brings all the boys back to London but Peter remains in Neverland.
What is a klein bottle?
A Klein bottle is a one-sided surface first described by Felix Klein, a German mathematician in 1882. There is no inside or outside and there are no edges. It is best pictured as a cylinder looped back through itself to join with its other end. A true Klein bottle in four dimensions does not intersect itself where it crosses the side, but it is necessary when depicting it in three-dimensional Euclidean space. The simplest way to create such a surface is by taking a strip of paper, twisting it sideways and joining the two ends together.
Which book holds the record for being translated into the most number of languages?
The Bible continues to be the most translated book. The Jewish Tanakh (identical to the Protestant Old Testament) was originally written in Hebrew, with the exception of some passages of Daniel, Ezra, and Jeremiah which are in Ara- maic. The New Testament is widely agreed to have been originally written in Greek. The following numbers are approximations — at least one book of the Bible has been translated into 2,400 of the 6,900 languages listed by SIL International (formerly Summer Institute of Linguistics) including 680 languages in Africa, 590 in Asia, 420 in Oceania, 420 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 210 in Europe and 75 in North America.
Why is the hanging gardens in mumbai called so?
Hanging Gardens in Mumbai is.built on top of Malabar Hill. As the garden is a terrace garden located on a hill slope, it is called Hanging Gardens. It affords a gorgeous view of the sunset over the Arabian Sea, and a panoramic view of Mumbai. The garden was originally laid out in the 1880s over the then main reservoir of the city of Bombay
Why is popcorn associated with movies?
Popcorn is no pop culture fad but a snack that's over 5,000 years old. But it became an integral part of cinema theatres during the early 20th century. Popcorn vendors set up stalls outside theatres. While theatre owners considered them a nuisance, these vendors attracted moviegoers by the dozen. Theatre owners thought it a good proposition to ask them to set up stalls inside the premises in return for a portion of their sales. Eventually, popcorn vending machines made their appearance and the snack has ever since been associated with movies.
What is hamburg best known for?
Hamburg is the economic centre of Germany and is its second largest city. It's the nation's busiest port and a major industrial city Hamburg today is an elegant, modern city and a cultural centre, widely known for its opera, theatres, magazine and book-publishing houses, radio and television broadcasting centres, and film studios. At its centre are two lakes, the Inner Alster and Outer Alster. The St. Pauli district, with its well-known street, the Reeperbahn, includes numerous places of entertainment.
What is the moving drum?
The moving drum is a Japanese washing machine that is said to be the fastest in the world. It needs only 3S minutes to wash 9 kgs of clothes and 145 minutes to dry 6 kgs. Depending on the volume of clothes, it changes angles automatically.
Why spoons are called teaspoons and tablespoons?
A teaspoon is a small spoon commonly used to stir the contents of a cup of tea or coffee. Teaspoons with longer handles are commonly used for ice-cream. Other spoon sizes include the tablespoon and the dessert spoon. Much less common is the coffee spoon, a smaller version of the teaspoon. A tablespoon is a type of spoon used for serving.
What is the petrodollar theory?
Since West Asia controls the major sources of petroleum, it generates huge funds. Though they are parked in different currencies, a major portion is kept in dollars, the world's most stable currency. Any nation having access to such funds/sources of energy effectively controls the world economy. This has been proved on a number of occasions when Saudi Arabia and other West Asian countries dictate terms to the world. The US being the world's largest economy, wants to have effective control of such resources. According to the petrodollar theory, oil-rich nations like Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc. are to be either directly controlled or made amenable to US economic policies. Hence, even the Iraq war is considered more an economic struggle than the military/ security conflict, as was projected hitherto.
When do we celebrate pi. Day and pi approximation day?
The mathematical constant pi is normally designated as a Greek letter. Its common approximations are 3.14159,3.14 and 22/7 as a fraction. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (written as 3-14 in the United States date format) as it is similar to the approximate value of 3.14. It also coincides with Albert Einstein's birthday. Pi Approximation Day is often celebrated on July 22 (written as 22/7 in the English/European date format) since it tallies with its approximate value 22/7. Some celebrate it on other dates like December 21, November 10 (on leap years November 9) and April .26 (on leap years April 27).
Which is the longest song?
The 'Longplayer' is a 1000 yearlong piece of music which started to play on January 1,2000 and will. continue to play, without repetition, until December 31,2999, when it will come back to the point at which it began, and begin again. 'Longplayer' could be heard in the relaxation zone of the Millennium Dome in London during its opening in 2000.
Why are chocolates and medicine packed in metallic foil?
Often, chocolates are stored for long periods. When exposed to moisture and light, they deteriorate and the surface can quickly lose its attractive gloss. The best protection is one that provides a total barrier to light, moisture, and to any penetration of aroma and flavour. The natural packaging choice is aluminium foil, also for the ease with which it can be folded tightly to the chocolate surface. Likewise, tablets are individually wrapped in foil so that the airtight material can prevent moisture and air from destabilising and degrading the tablet.
What is the lek paradox?
The lek paradox refers to a phenomenon wherein attractive male and female members of a species will not always produce an attractive offspring. Scientists use it to point out flaws in the Darwinian Theory, which says that two attractive members of a species can only produce an attractive offspring, eventually leading to the entire species acquiring good genes over time. Lek, which is the area in which males of a species gather for competitive mating display is probably derived from the Swedish 'leka', which means to play.
What is the origin of the word 'minnows'?
The word denotes a variety of small, fresh water fish of the carp family It is generally used to refer to small or new players in comparison with the established players in any activity — be it business, sports or politics. Hence; countries like Bermuda, Scotland, etc. are referred to as minnows in the ongoing cricket World Cup.
What is the origin of the seven swaras of indian classical music?
The notes, or swaras, of Indian music are shadjam (sa), rishabham (re or ri), gandharam (ga), madhyamam (ma), panchamam (pa), dhaivatam (dha or da) and nishadam (ni). Each shuddha swara is traditionally known to have originated from the sound of different animals, and some have additional meanings of their own. Each swara is associated with one of the seven chakras of the body. Sa is associated with the sound of the peacock; Re, the bull/skylark; Ga, the goat; Ma, the dove/heron; Pa, the cuckoo/ nightingale; Dha, the horse and Ni, the elephant.
Who has won more than one nobel prize?
Marie Curie won the Nobel prize in 1903 for Physics and 1911 in Chemistry; Linus Pauling in 1954 (for Chemistry) and 1962 (for Peace); John Bardeen in 1956 (for Physics) and 1972; Frederick Sanger in Chemistry in 1958 and 1980. Apart from these individual prizes, the Peace prize has been awarded to the International Red Cross Committee thrice (1917,1944 and 1963) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees won it twice in 1954 and 1981.
When did human beings begin fishing?
Fishing dates back to when people of ancient times began fishing for food, and pieces of bone were used as hooks and lengths of vine as line. The oldest known painting of an angler using a rod or staff comes from Egypt circa 2000 BC. Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle mentioned angling in their writings, and another Greek writer, Plutarch, gave tips about fishing lines. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries A D, Roman rhetorician Claudius Aelian wrote about Macedonian trout anglers using artificial flies as lures. The methods and tackles have evolved slowly; not until the late 15th century did sport fishing; as it is now known, really begin. In 1496, A Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle' first gave details in English about using a fishing rod.
Is earth the only planet to have water?
For long, it was believed that intelligent life existed on Earth because it was the only planet to have water. But recently, an astronomer Traviz Barman at Lowell Observatory, Arizona stated that in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-like large, gaseous planet, water vapour was found. The planet in question has been named HD 209458b and it lies about 150 light years away from Earth in a constellation called Pegasus. Earlier, there have been reports of traces of water being found on Mars by the Global Surveyor spacecraft.
Who was the first indian to have a wax statue in madame tussaud's museum?
Mahatma Gandhi was the first Indian to have a wax statue at Madame Tussaud's museum in London. Today's wax figures at the museum include historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and even famous murderers. Amitabh Bachchan was the first Indian film star to have a statue at Madame Tussaud's museum.
Which is the shortest and longest war in history?
The Anglo-Zanzibar was fought between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar on August 27,1896. With a duration of only 45 minutes, it holds the record of being the shortest war. The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years War (16511986) was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly (off the south-west coast of the United Kingdom). It is said to have been extended by the lack of a peace treaty for 335 years. It was waged without a single shot fired making it one of the world's longest wars and the war with the fewest casualties. Despite the uncertain validity of the declaration of war, peace was finally declared in 1986.
Why are the virgin islands called so?
Virgin Islands were discovefred by Christopher Columbus He named them after Saint Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins. This was later shortened to .The Virgins.
Who invented lego bricks?
The Lego Group had very humble beginnings in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a poor carpenter from Billund, Denmark. He started creating wooden toys in 1932. Two years later, Kristiansen adopted the name Lego as a brand name for his toys. The name is derived from the Danish words 'leg godt', which mean 'play well'. In 1947, he and his son Godtfred Kirk Christiansen obtained samples of interlocking plastic bricks produced by the company Kiddicraft. These 'Kiddicraft Self-Locking Building Bricks' were designed and patented in the UK by Hilary Harry Fisher Page, a child psychologist. In 1949, Lego began producing similar bricks, calling them 'Automatic Binding Bricks'. The first Lego bricks, manufactured from cellulose acetate, were developed in the spirit of traditional wooden blocks that could be stacked upon one another.
Why does wind blow in gusts and not at uniform velocity?
The rate of air flow varies depending on the properties of the channel through which it flows; narrow channels increase its velocity, and wide channels decrease it. Both direction and velocity at a place keep varying because of: i) the cloud cover which varies randomly from time to time, and hence the heat received by different parts of the earth in the same area varies randomly, causing unpredictable differences m air temperature; ii) the topography of the earth, characterised by hills, water, trees and buildings, is uneven, and the air flows through different areas with different velocities.
Which is the oldest political party in the world?
The oldest existing political party is the Democratic Parts established by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in the 1790s. The party arose from opposition to the policies of the ruling Federalist Party that advocated a republic governed by well-educated elites. Democratic-Republicans idealised the independent ('yeoman') farmer as the exemplar of virtue. The party won control of the Presidency and Congress in 1800. The Federalists collapsed as serious rivals to the Democratic-Republicans by the end of the War of 1812. After this, little held the Democratic-Republicans together and the party split. War hero Gen. Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828; his faction became the Democratic Party.
Why is west bengal called so even though it is in the east?
A hotbed of the Indian Independence movement through the early 20th century, Bengal was partitioned along religious lines. The western part went to India (and was named West Bengal) while the eastern part joined Pakistan as a province called East Bengal (later renamed East Pakistan, giving rise to Bangladesh in 1971). Even today, Bengal is called West Ben- gal even though it is in the East.
When did the practice of gift wrapping begin?
Gifts have been wrapped since the invention of paper in 105 AD in China. Paper-making was kept a secret by the Chinese for centuries, but by 800 AD the process was known in Egypt. The secret spread to Europe, where the first paper mill was started in 1085. Wallpaper, first made in England in 1509, was the forerunner of gift wrapping and was used briefly, but it cracked or tore when folded. By the early 20th century, gifts were wrapped in plain brown paper or tissue.
Who was the first female astronaut?
Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) was the first female astronaut. As a 25-year-old cosmonaut, Valentina spent 71 hours in orbit on the Soviet Vostok in 1963. The cosmonaut, who recently turned 70, expressed
her desire to travel to Mars some day
Who coined the phrase 'the seven-year itch' and why is it called so?
The seven-year itch is the inclination to become unfaithful after seven years of marriage. The original itch was a condition that lasted for seven years. It's been known in the US since the early 19th century as a particularly irritating and contagious skin complaint. The condition is now so easily treated that it's virtually forgotten. The name; came to be known as a metaphor for all that is annoying.
How did we come to know about the discovery of black holes?
It all started in 1783, when Rev John Mitchell, an amateur British astronomer, proposed that gravity could affect light as well as matter. The modern concept was introduced in 1916. Karl Schwarzschild, a German physicist, discovered a mathematical solution to Einstein's field equations which describes the space and time around any spherical mass including the distance from the centre of a sphere at which light cannot escape. In 1968, John Wheeler, an American scientist, coined the term black hole. In 1972, with the advance of X-ray technology, evidence was found in a binary star system, Cygnus X-l.
Why is greenland called so though it has no vegetation?
The name Greenland comes from Scandinavian settlers. In the Norse sagas, it is said that Erik the Red was exiled from Iceland for murder. He set out in ships to find land rumoured to be to the northwest. After settling there, he named the land Grfnland (Greenland), possibly to attract more people to settle there. Greenland was also called Gruntland (Groundland) on early maps. Whether Green is an erroneous transcription of Grunt (ground), which refers to shallow bays, or vice-versa, is not known. The southern portion (not covered by glacier) is very green in summer.
Why are magnets used in speakers?
All speakers don't use magnets. Only magnetic speakers use a magnet to produce mechanical vibration (sound) through the interaction between the magnetic field created by the pulsating electronic signals passing through a coil suspended in the strong magnetic field of the magnet. Other types of speakers like piezo speakers (for example, buzzers in wrist watches) don't use a magnet. Piezo speakers use piezo electric effect. They generate mechanical vibration by applying an electric signal to a piezo electric crystal.
Why do some countries call their homeland fatherland while others call it motherland?
Fatherland is the nation of one's fathers or forefathers. It can be viewed as a nationalist concept, insofar as it relates to nations. Groups that refer to their native country as a fatherland associate it primarily with paternal concepts. Motherland is a term that may refer to a mother country, the origin of a colonial power or an' ethnic group or immigrant. Motherland is otherwise a synonym for fatherland, though perhaps carrying different psychological associations. It especially has the connotation Of one's country of birth and growing up, with the country being respectfully viewed as a benign mother nurturing its citizens as her children.
What went into the making of the largest fondue at rockefeller centre in new york?
The world's largest fondue was prepared on February 28,2007 under the supervision of Chef Terrance Brennan, owner of the Artisanal Cheese Center in New York. The fondue weighed 2100 Ibs. Its major ingredients were 1190 Ibs of Gruyere cheese from Wisconsin, 120 Ibs of white wine and some spices. It was prepared in a 220-year-old 2-ton cast iron kettle brought from Louisiana.
Which is the world's happiest country?
Several studies rate various countries as being the happiest. The University of Leicester rated Denmark as the happiest country. Bhutan even has a Gross Happiness Index which defines prosperity, not just in terms of economic growth but also average level of happiness of the people, A recent University of Warwick study found a correlation between happiness and level of blood pressure of people. On this basis, Sweden tops the list.
What is frankenstein food?
Frankenstein foods are produced Tom genetically modified organisms (GMO) which have had their genome altered through genetic engineering techniques. The general principle of producing a GMO is to insert DNA taken from another organism and modified in the laboratory into an organism's genome to produce both new and useful traits or phenotypes. These nods have been available since the 1990s, with the principal ones derived from plants being soyabean, maize, canola and cotton seed oil.
If christopher columbus discovered america, then why is america's name derived from mother sailor called amerigo vespucci?
Christopher Columbus tried to each India taking a western sea route. When he set sail on August 3 1492 to reach India, he landed ashore on October 12 1492, and thought he'd reached India. But he'd actually found a new land. Amerigo Vespucci, another Italian explorer, took the same route as Columbus and reached the same place in 1501. Vespucci realised it was some hitherto unknown place, not India. This new continent was named America after him.
What is the origin of the phrase 'one's cup of tea'?
The phrase 'one's cup of tea' is the same as 'not your cup of tea'. Both have the same origin. People in England are very particular about the tea they drink. There are so many varieties and they won't drink any other variety other than the one they are used to. It's a matter of taste. So, anything that one is not used to came to be called not one's cup of tea.
When did the tradition of the wedding cake begin?
The wedding cake goes back as far as the Roman Empire. Through the years, it has become the focus of a variety of customs and traditions. Around 1900 years ago, the Romans began baking wheat and salt into a small cake to be eaten. During the ceremony, the groom would eat part of this cake and then break the rest over his bride's head. They were made of wheat, a symbol of fertility and prosperity and taken as a sign of good fortune and a blessing for long life and many children.
How was the mass and radius of the earth calculated?
It is said that the mass (of earth) is calculated to be 5.96 x 1024 kg (March 4). It corresponds to a measly weight of 6.10 tons! The correct weight would be: 5.96 x 1024 kgs.
What's the island of arezou?
Iran is developing the island of Arezou as a tourist destination exclusively for women. This island on Oroumiyeh Lake in the northwestern part of Iran will completely be a male-free zone. All facilities on this island will be manned by women. The initiative has even received the clearance of the Ayatollah
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