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315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled

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315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled. Read More »

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 »

Roy Sullivan – A man who has been struck by ligtning 7 times

Roy Cleveland Sullivan

Roy Cleveland┬áSullivan is recognized by Guinness World Records as the person struck by lightning more recorded times than any other human being. Sullivan (February 7, 1912 – September 28, 1983) was a U.S. park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Sullivan was hit by lightning on seven different occasions and survived all of them between 1942 and 1977. For ... Read More »

1 septillion snow crystals drop in a winter

deer in snow

Each winter there are about 1 septillion (1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 or a trillion trillion) snow crystals that drop from the sky. The unique and complex features of snow crystals are very much affected by unstable atmospheric conditions. Snow crystals are sensitive to temperature and will change in shape and design as they fall from ... 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 »

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 »

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