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Why do we have seasons?

seasons

Earth is tipped at 23.5 degrees in orbit. That axis is what causes our seasons. The earth’s tilt causes different hemispheres of the earth to be pointed towards the sun at different times in earth’s orbit. Whatever hemisphere is pointed towards the sun, it is summer there. The hemisphere that is pointed away, is experiencing winter. As the earth spins ... Read More »

Interesting Technology facts

technology facts

The most interesting technology facts. These are perfect for kids, the cool information will keep them interested as they learn important ideas & concepts. Technology Facts Aircraft Carrier An aircraft carrier gets about 6 inches per gallon of fuel. Airplanes The first United States coast to coast air-plane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days. A Boeing 747S wingspan ... Read More »

Chop onions without crying

Cutting onions crying

Chewing gum or eating sugar cubes while peeling onions will keep you from crying. There are various methods, with proponents of each, it does work really and here’s why: Chew gum or eat sugar cubes (this causes you to breathe through your mouth, inhibiting the amount of gas that gets into your nose) Put the onion under water, then chop ... Read More »

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987

American airlines

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class. Quite a common story that gets brought up around airports or business meetings when someone wants to provide a famous example of small change for massive savings is the olive story. Apparently there was an airline that managed to save tens of thousands of ... Read More »

Takshila – The world’s first University

Takshila

The world’s first University was established in Takshila, India in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. Read More »

Yuri Gagarin – the first human in space

Yuri Gagarin the first human in space

April 12 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and ... Read More »

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