1)Cow dung is accurate for carbon dating. It’s a
data set that typically disappears in the fossil record.
All we typically get are bones but with dung, we get
bio-chemistry. We can tell a lot about the climate by
analyzing what plants the animal ate.-Jim Mead(Scientist)
2)Philosophy=Philo-Sofia(Love of Knowledge).
3)Atlas, edited by Claudius Ptolemy, who lived
during the first and second centuries, was the first
atlas ever printed. Ptolemy was an astronomer and
4)Honey is the only food that does not get spoilt.
In fact, honey found in the tombs of pharaohs,
found edible-after all the years-by archaeologists.
5)Scholar plant/Chitwan/-evergreen, shady,cool,
scented and well known for increasing concentration.
6)Multiple Sclerosis is a degenerative disease of the
central nervous system, which results in patients slowly
losing control over their bodies. German remedy:-Betaferon,
injection of Interferon used in the treatment of the disease.
7)Bom (good) Bahia (bay)=Bombay.(origin:Portuguese words)
8)When you smile, you use 53 facial muscles.
9)Just as fortified salt cures goitre, now we have
new fortified sugar which curbs the increasing cases
of xerophthalmia and night blindedness among kids.
Fortified sugar makes up for vitamin A deficiency.
10)Men look for facts(news, sports, stocks etc);
Women seek health and religious guidance.
–a survey of U.S.Web usage has found.
Sisters celebrate their bond with brothers
on the second day of newmoon.(5th day of Diwali).
Legend says that Yamaraj,the Lord of death and
custodian of Hell, visited his sister Yami, who put
Tilak (an ornamental mark) on his forehead and prayed
for his well being.So it is held that anyone who receives
a Tilak from his sister would never be hurled into Hell.
Another legend says that on this day, Lord Krishna, after
slaying the demon Narakasura, went to his sister Subhadra,
who welcomed him with a lamp, flowers and sweets and put
the auspicious Tilak on her brother’s forehead.
Diwali wishes to all my beloved viewers:
”Wish you the success as bright as gold,
friends as solid as diamonds, love as deep
as ocean, difficulty (if at all) as light as air
and happiness as much as Sun’s glow–not
today or througout the year but always, always….
May God Bless You All.”
I had been to America 3 times, and each time
I had seen different tourist spots. Among countless
attractions there, I want to name a few:
Land is green. Environment is clean.
People are peaceful and affectionate.
People belonging to different communities
(Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Indians etc)
live in different colonies peacefully.
We can see a garden in front of every house.
Houses are insect free and well maintained.
For women, cooking is a pleasure there.
Grated coconuts and cleanly packed cut
vegetables are available in grocery shops.
We have to prepare only seasoning and
add vegetables and cook. No need to clean
the dust on the floor with broomstick and wash,
because there is machine for dust cleaning.
We need not apply liquid soap and wash the
vessels because there is machine for dishwash.
Clothes are dried in washing machine after cleaning.
We find a lot of leisure and relief from household works.
Hygiene is the essence of every restaurant. No traffic jam
because of oneway traffic system. Spitting or throwing of
waste on road is not allowed. Cops are duty conscious and
keep sharp watch on those who violate traffic rules.
Security measures are strict at airports.
Weather is beautiful. Ice covered hill tops and
emarald green forests -everything is attractive.
Shops are away from housing colonies.Each
family owns a car.A lot of recreation spots are
there for children to enjoy. I really enjoyed my
stay there in the company of my children and
By Vani Hegde.