China is blocking Wikipedia in every language


It’s coming ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown. China has blocked Wikipedia to varying degrees over the years, but now that censorship appears to be farther-reaching. A recent Open Observatory of Network Interference report has shown that China started blocking Wikipedia in all languages sometime in April, not just the Chinese-language version […]

Bitcoin nears $8,000 benchmark as massive cryptocurrency price spike prompts some head-scratching


Bitcoin nears $8,000 benchmark as massive cryptocurrency price spike prompts some head-scratching After an extensive slump since the end of last year, Bitcoin prices have now spiked to a nine-month high of almost $8,000, leaving analysts and enthusiasts questioning what might have caused the sudden uptick. Sitting at around $5,000 at the beginning of May, […]

Oil may hold the secret to ending the trade war


Oil may hold the secret to ending the trade war As the US ramps up pressure on China to end the trade war, crude oil might actually end up being the common ground the two countries need to find a solution. On Wednesday, US president Donald Trump crushed any hopes of a trade deal with […]

China & South Africa to back India’s WTO proposal for protecting developing nations confronted by US


China & South Africa to back India’s WTO proposal for protecting developing nations confronted by US India’s proposal to safeguard the right of special provisions for emerging economies that have been challenged by Washington will be supported by Chinese and South African authorities, according to the Economic Times. The Indian government is currently seeking to […]

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari


Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and […]

Which continent is the second largest land mass?


A continent is one of Earth’s seven main divisions of land. The continents are, from largest to smallest: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. When geographers identify a continent, they usually include all the islands associated with it.

🌀What is Phishing🌀


Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.Typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging,it often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website, the look and feel of which are identical to […]

👽What is AdSense and how does it work?


Google AdSense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are targeted to site content and audience. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google. Google Adsense is a CPC (cost-per-click) advertising program that allows […]

🛫 Discovering Holiday Destinations


🛫 Discovering Holiday Destinations There’s no shortage of user-generated content (UGC) on #SocialMedia that keeps friends and family updated and allows users to save a snapshot of their experiences; two thirds post about their holiday on social media, with 4 in 10 posting while on the holiday. This has a huge impact on vacationers’ decisions. […]

What are the elements that make up living things?


What are the elements that make up living things? The six most common elements in living things are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur. Atoms of these elements combine and form thousands of large molecules. These large molecules make up the structures of cells and carry out many processes essential to life.

When is the next time the planets will align?


When is the next time the planets will align? One calculation of alignments within around thirty degrees (about as close as they can get) shows that the last such alignment was in 561 BC, and the next will be in 2854. All nine planets are somewhat aligned every 500 years, and are grouped within 30 […]

Iran’s oil exports drop ahead of US waivers decision


Iran’s oil exports so far in March are down from January and February to average around 1 million bpd-1.1 million bpd ahead of the US decision to extend or deny new waivers, Reuters reported Thursday. This compares to around 1.3 million bpd estimated Iranian exports for February. The US waivers for eight key Iranian oil […]

Are clouds made up of liquid or gas?


Are clouds made up of liquid or gas? Clouds, snow, and rain are all made of up of some form of water. A cloud is comprised of tiny water droplets and/or ice crystals, a snowflake is an aggregate of many ice crystals, and rain is just liquid water. Water existing as a gas is called […]

Brand Reputations That Took a Hit in 2019


📉 Brand Reputations That Took a Hit in 2019 #Facebook certainly had a tough year and it shows in the recent Axios and Harris Poll report: The 100 Most Visible Companies. The company had the largest dip in the report’s ranking, plummeting 43 places between 2018 and 2019. Barely in the top 100 brands, the […]

Top App Categories Worldwide for Q4 2018 by Downloads – App Store


📱 Top App Categories Worldwide for Q4 2018 by Downloads – App Store The top #AppStore category worldwide by downloads in Q4 2018 was Games with 2.09 billion installs for the quarter. Despite passing the two billion mark, the category saw downloads decrease 1.3 percent year-over-year from 2.11 billion in 4Q17. #iOS Read more on […]

Instagram Stories & Ad Spend


📈 Instagram Stories & Ad Spend #Instagram now accounts for almost 1 in 5 (18% of) marketing dollars spent on #Facebook’s properties, doubled in just a year, from 9.1% in Q4 2017. A significant driver behind Instagram’s continued growth is the Stories format. Marin reports that for its clients, Stories accounted for about one-third (34%) […]

Which planet is known as bright wandering star?


Which planet is known as bright wandering star? It is the fifth planet from the Sun, and it is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined. Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the sky (after the Sun, the Moon and Venus). It has been known since prehistoric times as a […]

How much does the temperature change with altitude?


Although the actual atmospheric lapse rate varies, under normal atmospheric conditions the average atmospheric lapse rate results in a temperature decrease of 6.4C°/km (3.5F°/1,000 ft) of altitude above ground level. The measurable lapse rate is affected by the moisture content of the air (humidity).

The Cost Of Strike at JKIA


Business wise, the strike at JKIA did not only cause alot of emotional and physical damages but also a greater financial impact on the KQ as an organization and Kenya as a country. According to a story by business Daily, KQ owes five Billion Kenyan shillings to CBA and NIC. KQ owes 5bn to CBA […]

Forbes List Of Billionaires 2019


PRESS RELEASE Commenting on the publication of the Forbes Annual Billionaires List today, Max Lawson, Head of Policy on Inequality for Oxfam said: “Billionaires’ fortunes rise and fall but they remain the big winners in a broken economic system that sees wealth unfairly concentrated at the top. “Super-rich individuals and corporations are paying lower rates […]

🛍 The Top 5 Most Popular Categories Purchased Online


A majority of online consumers around the world claim to buy entertainment (61%) and service (56%) categories more often online than in-store. And while fewer (38%) say they buy durables such as fashion, IT/mobile and electronics more often online, that still outweighs the share (22%) that buy them more in-store, according to a Nielsen study.

What is the river that separates China and North Korea?


What is the river that separates China and North Korea? From west to east, the Yalu River, Paektu Mountain, and the Tumen River divide the two countries. Dandong, in the Liaoning Province of China, is the largest city on the border. On the other side of the river is the city of Sinuiju in North […]

What countries are included in UK?


The official name of the UK is the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. The name refers to the union of what were once four separate nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (though most of Ireland is now independent). The United Kingdom is made up of: England – The capital is London.

The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5G, think tank warns


The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5G, think tank warns Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing a new attack as it tries to persuade the UK government to let it help build super-fast 5G networks in the country. Top British cybersecurity officials are reportedly confident they can manage any risks from Huawei’s […]

Briefly about the main events of the day


«I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.» 💬 Bill Gates Briefly about the main events of the day 🔴 UK manufacturers see stronger orders, average output growth – CBI. 🔴 Lloyds Bank brushes off Brexit fears with £4 billion investor […]

States suing Trump Administration over border wall emergency:


States suing Trump Administration over border wall emergency: – California – Colorado – Connecticut – Delaware – Hawaii – Illinois – Maine – Maryland – Michigan – Minnesota – Nevada – New Jersey – New Mexico – New York – Oregon – Virginia

Egypt is shaping up to become a real energy hub


Egypt’s oil and gas future looks very bright. The large scale concessions awarded during the EGYPS2019 conference in Cairo, 11-13 February, shows the appetite of IOCs, such as Shell, BP and ENI in this emerging energy hotspot. After years of a major slump, partly due to continuing payment and security issues, the Pharaohs are again […]

Stockton starts giving some residents $500 a month to fight poverty


Residents of Stockton, California have been through a lot: from widespread foreclosures to the city going bankrupt. But for a handful of residents, some help is here. One hundred Stockton residents started getting monthly payment of $500 on Friday. They’ll receive the extra money for 18 months as part of an experiment testing the impact […]

How to choose the right investor for your startups


“You don’t start a company for your investor, you build a company for customers.” Choosing a wrong investor is a cancer for your startup and onboarding right investor can accelerate to company’s long-term growth. Choosing a right investor is as important as choosing a co-founder. During the investor hunt process, you will come across various […]

11 Best Entrepreneurial Books


There is no friend as loyal as a book!” Every entrepreneur needs an active reading list. After all, books are one of the most valuable knowledge resources. From self-development to business best practices, here are eleven must-reads for all entrepreneurs: The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton M. Christensen Why is it so difficult for big brands […]

WHY YOU NEED TO THlNK DIFFERENTLY TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE


🍃🍂🍃🍂🍃🍂🍃🍂🍃🍂🍃🍂🍃🍂 WHY YOU NEED TO THlNK DIFFERENTLY TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE MONEY Average people look for ways to spend money. Billionaires look for ways to invest money. JOBS Average people think a better job will make them wealthy. Billionaires know that a job will never make them wealthy, investment will. RISK Average people stay away […]

Is White Light the absence of color?


In the visible spectrum, white reflects light and is a presence of all colors, but black absorbs light and is an absence of color. Black can be defined as the visual impression experienced when no visible light reaches the eye.

How long do dogs live on average?


Nearly 40% of small breed dogs live longer than 10 years, but only 13% of giant breed dogs live that long. The average 50-pound dog will live 10 to 12 years. But giant breeds such as great Danes or deerhounds are elderly at 6 to 8 years.

Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11,200,000,000 in profit for 2018


While some people have received some surprise tax bills when filing their returns, corporations continue to avoid paying tax — thanks to a cocktail of tax credits, loopholes, and exemptions. According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Amazon (AMZN) will pay nothing in federal income taxes for the second […]

Briefly about the main events of the day


“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” 💬 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Briefly about the main events of the day 🔴 Airbus warns of no-deal Brexit, says has spent tens of millions preparing. 🔴 Russia’s Gazprombank freezes accounts of […]

Shoppers are propping up the economy. What if they stop spending?


Core retail sales plummeted 1.7% in December, the most in nearly two decades. Blame the December stock market chaos. Or the beginning of the government shutdown. Or even “glitches” in the data, as White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow did last week. No matter the cause, the apparent abrupt shift in spending sent economists scrambling […]

What country has the highest number of spoken languages in the world?


Papua New Guinea has the highest number of spoken languages in the world. There are 820 indigenous languages spoken in this country. The official language is Tok Pisin, or New Guinea Pidgin, and is the most widely spoken language after English, a legacy of the colonial period.

How does a giraffe sleep?


In the wild, giraffes almost never lie down because of vulnerability to predators. They usually sleep standing, sometimes sitting, and they give birth standing up. When giraffes sleep, they curl their necks and sleep for about five minutes at a time, sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day.

Who invented the first alphabet?


The original alphabet was developed by a Semitic people living in or near Egypt.* They based it on the idea developed by the Egyptians, but used their own specific symbols. It was quickly adopted by their neighbors and relatives to the east and north, the Canaanites, the Hebrews, and the Phoenicians.

How much water is inside the human body?


By one year of age, that amount drops to about 65%. In adult men, about 60% of their bodies are water. However, fat tissue does not have as much water as lean tissue. In adult women, fat makes up more of the body than men, so they have about 55% of their bodies made of […]

Robinhood Launches Banking Services


Fintech startup Robinhood Financial LLC today announced that customers can sign up for access to a Checking & Savings product, which will be available as part of their free-trades brokerage services. The company makes money primarily from interest on customer cash balances. Upon logging in to the app, customers are now greeted with an invitation […]

US investor & top partners of Baring Vostok equity fund detained in Moscow on fraud allegations


A Moscow district court has ordered the detention of the founder and senior partner of Baring Vostok private equity, as part of an ongoing inquiry into fraud allegations. Other employees were also taken into custody. Michael Calvey, a US citizen, was detained in the Russian capital on Friday along with other Baring Vostok associates, Vagan […]

US National Debt Hits Terrifying $22 Trillion


Today is a record moment in US history. The total national debt has surpassed $22 trillion for the first time ever. The runaway mountain of debt is a terrifying reminder of how fragile the fiat monetary system is. If you want to watch it pile up in real time, visit the US debt clock. It’s […]

Briefly about the main events of the day


«Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living, Profits make you a fortune.» 💬 Jim Rohn Briefly about the main events of the day 🔴 London bankers will need ‘chaperones’ for EU clients under no-deal Brexit. 🔴 Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber. 🔴 Automakers brace […]

Berkshire Trims Apple, Sells Oracle and Buys Big Banks


Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), the conglomerate run by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, sold some of its giant stake in Apple Inc. (AAPL), called it quits on Oracle Corp. (ORCL) and used some of its freed-up capital to top up on bank stocks in the last three months of 2018. The firm’s hotly anticipated 13F filing […]

What causes muscles to be sore after workout?


Lactic acid is a normal byproduct of muscle metabolism, but it can irritate muscles and cause discomfort and soreness. Muscle soreness associated with exercise is known as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS.

Which country has the most islands in the world?


The five main archipelagos are Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand, and the British Isles. The largest archipelagic state in the world, by area and population, is Indonesia. The archipelago with the most islands is the Archipelago Sea in Finland.

Where did hieroglyphics develop?


Where did hieroglyphics develop? The hieroglyphic system used in ancient Egypt had between 700 and 800 basic symbols, called glyphs. This number grew in the last centuries of ancient Egyptian civilization, because of an increased interest in writing religious texts.

Do bears sleep all winter long?


It is a common misconception that bears hibernate during the winter. While bears tend to slow down during the winter, they are not true hibernators. Black bears, Grizzly bears and Brown bears do go into a deep sleep during the winter months, known as torpor. Hibernation is when animals “sleep” through the winter.

#Bulgaria freezes accounts of #Venezuelan state oil firm after Washington ‘tip-off’


Bulgaria freezes accounts of Venezuelan state oil firm after Washington ‘tip-off’ Authorities in Bulgaria have blocked transfers out of bank accounts belonging to Venezuelan state-controlled energy corporation PDVSA, according to Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov. Sofia apparently received information about transfers made by the Venezuelan oil giant, via its accounts in Bulgaria, to reportedly channel […]

Trillion-dollar-valued Amazon pays $0 in income taxes for 2018, gets multi-million refund


Trillion-dollar-company Amazon skated through 2018’s tax filings without paying a cent for the second year in a row. The e-commerce behemoth, which made $11 billion last year, will pay no taxes at all, thanks to 2017’s tax reform.

End of the superjumbo: Airbus is giving up on the A380


Airbus is ending the A380 program, pulling the plug on its iconic superjumbo jet that once promised to revolutionize commercial air travel but failed to deliver on outsized expectations. The European plane maker said Thursday that it will stop delivering A380s in 2021 after its key customer, Dubai-based airline Emirates, slashed its orders for the […]

Google to invest $13 billion in US data centers and offices this year


The future of Google increasingly lies outside Silicon Valley. Google (GOOGL) is planning to invest $13 billion in data centers and offices in more than a dozen US states this year, which it claims could pave the way for hiring tens of thousands of employees, according to a blog post from CEO Sundar Pichai on […]

If you bought Apple stock instead of the original iPhone, which would be the better investment?


The first smartphone, designed and marketed by Apple, hit the shelves in June 2007. RT decided to calculate how much a $500 investment would be worth today if the money had been invested in Apple stock instead of buying the original iPhone. On June 29, 2007, the official release date for the first iPhone in […]

Tariffs prompt US Steel to restart work on Alabama mill


US Steel says it is restarting construction on an Alabama mill to take advantage of higher steel prices. The company had stopped work on a furnace at the plant in 2015 because of unfavorable market conditions. But US Steel said it resumed construction because of the Trump administration’s trade policies, as well as incentives from […]

First unit at Sasol’s Lake Charles chemical plant starts output


First unit at Sasol’s Lake Charles chemical plant starts output Sasol on Wednesday began production at the first of seven units at its giant Lake Charles chemical plant in the U.S, boosting shares in the South African petrochemical group. The plant in Louisiana, which will cut the company’s reliance on fuel, has an expected output […]

Briefly about the main events of the day


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” 💬 Mahatma Gandhi Briefly about the main events of the day 🔴 UK economy to make modest post-Brexit recovery if deal agreed. 🔴 Exclusive: BT executives knew of accounting fraud in Italy unit – prosecutors. 🔴 LCH boss says no big shift […]

Switzerland & Iran developing payment channel to bypass US sanctions


A special financial mechanism aimed at maintaining trade ties between Switzerland and Iran is ready for implementation, according to Sharif Nezam-Mafi, the head of the countries’ joint chamber of commerce. He told IRNA news agency that the clearing house will be used to facilitate Iran’s oil transactions with its major Asian crude customers – namely […]

The world’s biggest spice company is using AI to find new flavors


After 130 years, it can be hard to come up with new flavors, so the world’s largest spice company is becoming the latest food producer to turn to artificial intelligence for help. McCormick — the maker of Old Bay and other seasonings, spices and condiments — hopes the technology can help it tantalize taste buds. […]

South Africa oil discovery could be a game-changer


South Africa’s offshore has just yielded a massive natural gas and condensate find that could open a new exploration province for oil majors and change the energy fortunes of the country. France’s major Total said that it had made a significant discovery on the Brulpadda prospects off the southern coast of South Africa.

IBM’s fast-talking AI machine just lost to a human champion in a live debate


People are great at arguing. But a project from IBM shows that computers are getting quite good at it, too. On Monday, Harish Natarajan, a grand finalist in 2016’s World Debating Championships, faced off against IBM’s Project Debater — a computer touted by the company as the first artificial-intelligence system built to meaningfully debate humans. […]

Briefly about the main events of the day


“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” 💬 Zig Ziglar Briefly about the main events of the day 🔴 Bank of England’s Carney sees ‘delicate equilibrium’ as world economy slows. 🔴 UK’s ‘broken’ cash system needs overhaul. 🔴 DHL hires hundreds of customs staff to prepare for […]

Italy wants to sell national gold reserves to avoid next year’s tax hike


The Italian government is considering selling the country’s gold holdings in an attempt to avoid an increase in value-added tax (VAT) next year, one of Italy’s oldest newspapers La Stampa reported. The news comes amid a law proposal drafted by Italy’s ruling League party. The new amendment is set to allow the sale of the […]

China on gold-buying spree amid global push to end US dollar dominance


Beijing has joined the global gold rush, increasing its gold reserves for two months in a row to 59.94 million ounces. China has long been silent on its holdings of gold as many countries are turning away from the greenback. China’s national gold reserves rose by 0.38 million ounces (nearly 12 tons) at the end […]

How do snakes hear if they dont have ears?


When people and most animals hear, sound waves strike the eardrum and go to the inner ear, which is sensitive to the sound waves or vibrations. Snakes do not have eardrums, but their skins, muscles, and bones carry the sound waves to the inner ears.

Is smoke a state of matter?


Smoke is particulate material suspended in a gas (air). The particulates may be very finely divided solids or aerosol particles composed of liquid materials. Smoke is neither solid or gas, it is a colloidal dispersion that is a different arrangement of matter.

How strong is a strand of human hair?


A single strand could hold 100g (3oz) in weight: the combined hair of a whole head could support 12 tonnes, or the weight of two elephants. Weight for weight, it is not as strong as steel: more like aluminium, or reinforced glass fibres or Kevlar, which is used to make bulletproof vests.

Why does fruit ripen faster in a paper bag?


Placing fruit in a paper bag helps to concentrate the levels of ethylene gas which is what helps induce the ripening of the above mentioned fruits (bananas/avocados, etc.). In fact, avocados and pears must be picked in order to ripen.

Do you remember the person who:


1 taught you to believe in yourself 2 hired you into your dream job 3 helped you overcome unexpected setbacks 4 promoted you to bigger and better roles 5 laughed and cried with you 6 gave up on their dreams to support yours Have you thanked them?

Why does fruit ripen faster in a paper bag?


Placing fruit in a paper bag helps to concentrate the levels of ethylene gas which is what helps induce the ripening of the above mentioned fruits (bananas/avocados, etc.). In fact, avocados and pears must be picked in order to ripen.

Which country first adopted time zones?


On November 2, 1868, the then-British colony of New Zealand officially adopted a standard time to be observed throughout the colony, and was perhaps the first country to do so. It was based on the longitude 172°30′ East of Greenwich, that is 11 hours 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

What makes a primary color?


Start with red, yellow, and blue paint—the primary colors. Use these to make secondary colors. Then make tertiary colors by mixing primary colors with the nearest secondary colors. (For example, you might mix yellow with green to make yellow-green, or yellow with orange to make yellow-orange.

Why are icebergs made of fresh water?


True icebergs are galcier fragments that have fallen into the sea. Glaciers are made of compacted smow, which is fresh water. Additionally, “sea ice” that forms from the freezing of sea water is also basically fresh water as well. This is because when saltwater freezes, it excludes salt from the ice crystal lattice.

Which is the hardest bone in the human body?


The head of the femur articulates with the acetabulum in the pelvic bone forming the hip joint, while the distal part of the femur articulates with the tibia and patella forming the knee joint. By most measures the femur is the strongest bone in the body. The femur is also the longest bone in the […]

Imagine a world with 100 people who each produce and consume one apple every year. If someone invents a way to double output and takes half of everyone’s second apple they become obscenely wealthy (50 apples a year). Still, everyone is much better off .This is wealth creation


Where did algebra get its name from?


The word algebra is a Latin variant of the Arabic word al-jabr . This came from the title of a book, Hidab al-jabr wal-muqubala , written in Baghdad about 825 A.D. by the Arab mathematician Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khowarizmi.

Do ants have blood in their body?


Ants do not have lungs. Oxygen enters through tiny holes all over the body and Carbon Dioxide leaves through the same holes. There are no blood vessels. The heart is a long tube that pumps colorless blood from the head back to the rear and then back up to the head again.

What is the hormone that wakes you up?


To prepare for the stress of waking, your body releases a cocktail of stress hormones, like cortisol. Gradually, your sleep becomes lighter and lighter. And that’s why you wake up before your alarm. Your body hates your alarm clock.

What were the first forms of life on Earth?


For the next 1.3 billion years (3.8 to 2.5 billion years ago), the Archean Period, first life began to appear and the world’s landmasses began to form. Earth’s initial life forms were bacteria, which could survive in the highly toxic atmosphere that existed during this time.

What do introverts mostly do?


Pradhyumna Singh, “space-time traveller” Updated Mon It takes them around 30 minutes atleast to sleep after getting in bed cause they have one hell of a cyclone of thoughts in their minds, it takes time to settle down. Prefer traveling alone, unless the co-traveller is one of his inner circle friends. Stare at things for […]

What breeds of dogs can see in color?


What breeds of dogs can see in color? Neitz confirmed that dogs actually do see color, but many fewer colors than normal humans do. Instead of seeing the rainbow as violet, blue, blue-green, green, yellow, orange and red, dogs would see it as dark blue, light blue, gray, light yellow, darker yellow (sort of brown), […]

What is an upside down rainbow called?


What is an upside down rainbow called? An upside-down rainbow is an unusual phenomenon caused by sunlight shining through a thin, visible screen of tiny ice crystals high in the sky. Interestingly enough, it has nothing to do with rain. Some people refer to this as a ‘smile rainbow’.

What organ produces adrenaline?


Epinephrine and norepinephrine are two separate but related hormones secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. They are also produced at the ends of sympathetic nerve fibres, where they serve as chemical mediators for conveying the nerve impulses to effector organs.

How high is the top of the atmosphere?


Earth’s atmosphere is about 300 miles (480 kilometers) thick, but most of it is within 10 miles (16 km) the surface. Air pressure decreases with altitude. At sea level, air pressure is about 14.7 pounds per square inch (1 kilogram per square centimeter).

Why is it called the Continental Divide?


The Continental Divide, also called the Great Divide, is a natural boundary line separating waters that flow into the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico from those that flow into the Pacific Ocean. It runs north-south from Alaska to northwestern South America.

Do fish sleep at night?


Yes, I would say that fish do sleep. Some fish actually lie on the bottom at night. Some of them even produce a gooey covering as a protection against other fish who might be looking for an easy meal. In the dark many fish have a lower rate of metabolism (their body machinery slows down), […]

How many active volcanoes are there in the world?


How many active volcanoes are there in the world? There are about 1500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide, aside from the continuous belt of volcanoes on the ocean floor. About 500 of these have erupted in historical time. Many of these are located along the Pacific Rim in what is known as the ‘Ring of Fire.’

Is a mushroom a vegetable?


A mushroom is neither a fruit nor a vegetable; technically mushrooms aren’t even plants. They are a special type of fungus—a notion that puts some people off. If you don’t mind the fungus part, though, mushrooms are a great addition to a healthy diet—not to mention totally delicious.

What part of the body never stops growing?


Bones, stop growing after puberty and muscle and fat cells also stop dividing. But cartilage – that’s the plastic-like stuff in ears and noses – cartilage continues to grow until the day you die. Not only does cartilage grow, but the earlobes elongate from gravity.

Why are your lips red?


Your lips’ red or pink pigment comes from underlying blood vessels — red-colored, blood-filled capillaries are close to the thin skin on your lips. The transition of the reddish-pink outline of your lips to the rest of the skin is called the vermillion border, and it’s found only in humans.

What percentage of your weight is muscle?What percentage of your weight is muscle?


Exercise is very important in maintaining a healthy body and the muscle mass % is a useful indicator to control it. The normal muscle mass percentage on the body weight lies between 38% and 54% for men and between 28% and 39% for women depending on age and physical activity level.

Why do cats eyes glow at night?


Cats, dogs, and many nocturnal creatures appear to have glowing eyes because the back of their eyeballs include a special reflective layer called the tapetum lucidum. This helps animals (cats in this case) see better in low light by working like a mirror on the retina to reflect the light back through the eyes,

How long does it take to recover from giving blood?


Your body will replace the blood volume (plasma) within 48 hours. It will take four to eight weeks for your body to completely replace the red blood cells you donated. The average adult has eight to 12 pints of blood. You will not notice any physical changes related to the pint you donated.

What country does the Sahara Desert cover?


Oases support some life forms in extremely arid deserts. The Sahara covers large parts of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia, extends over 9,000,000 km² (over 3,475,000 sq mi) and it covers about 1/4 of the African continent.

Can you kill bacteria by freezing?


Freezing foods renders bacteria inactive but doesn’t actually kill anything. That means if your food went into the freezer contaminated, once thawed it will still harbor the same harmful bacteria. Cooking it to the recommended temperature is the only way to ensure that your food is safe.

Can graphite conduct electricity?


Graphite is an electric conductor, consequently, useful in such applications as arc lamp electrodes. It can conduct electricity due to the vast electron delocalization within the carbon layers (a phenomenon called aromaticity). These valence electrons are free to move, so are able to conduct electricity.

What is your tongue attached to?


The hyoid is anchored by muscles from the anterior, posterior and inferior directions, and aids in tongue movement and swallowing. The hyoid bone provides attachment to the muscles of the floor of the mouth and the tongue above, the larynx below, and the epiglottis and pharynx behind.

When was the first search engine invented?


The first few hundred web sites began in 1993 and most of them were at colleges, but long before most of them existed came Archie. The first search engine created was Archie, created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal.

What percentage of our brain do we use?


What percentage of our brain do we use? The popularly and widely spread belief that we only use or have access to 10 percent of our brain’s power is often used to speculate about the extent of human abilities if only we could utilize our brain’s full capacity. In reality, this claim is 100 percent […]

Which is the master gland in human body?


Which is the master gland in human body? The thyroid gland, ovaries, testes, mammary glands, and the cortex of the adrenal glands are all stimulated by the hormones of the anterior pituitary, resulting in the pituitary gland being known as the “master gland” for its control of the endocrine system.

What are bones made up of?


What are bones made up of? Bone is made mostly of collagen, a protein that is woven into a flexible framework. Bone also contains calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate, minerals that add strength and harden the framework. The combination of calcium and collagen gives the bone its strength and flexibility.

Why does the moon control the tides?


The tides are due to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun on the Earth. Because the gravitational force decreases as the distance squared, the part of the Earth that is closer to the Moon or the Sun is pulled a little extra and a bulge is created.

It’s been 11 months since I quit the rat race. I live near the sea, I manage my own time, work on my own projects and build my own dreams…


It’s been 11 months since I quit the rat race. I live near the sea, I manage my own time, work on my own projects and build my own dreams. I shiver when I look back at the time I was sitting in corporate office cubicle for 10-11 hours everyday… filling up spreadsheets with useless […]

How often do we get a full moon?


How often do we get a full moon? The modern day definition of a Blue Moon is when there are 2 full moons in one Month. A full moon occurs roughly every 29.5 days and on the rare occasions when the full moon falls at the very beginning of a month there is a good […]

What does the Mohs scale measure?


A scale used to measure the relative hardness of a mineral by its resistance to scratching. From softest to hardest, the ten minerals of the Mohs scale are talc (measuring 1 on the scale), gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite, orthoclase, quartz, topaz, corundum, and diamond (measuring 10 on the scale).

What color is between red and blue?


In between these colours may be seen secondary colours that are, perceptually, each a mixture of two of the primaries. Thus, you will see yellow between red and green, and cyan blue between green and blue-violet. The third secondary colour of light is magenta.

Why does water bubble when it boils?


The solubility of gases decreases when the temperature is raised, and that why the dissolved air bubbles out from the water. Then, as the boiling point of water is reached (100 degrees Celsius or 212 degrees Fahrenheit), water vapor starts to form inside the liquid in the form of bubbles.

What magnification do you need to see bacteria?


At 400x magnification you will be able to see bacteria, blood cells and protozoans swimming around. At 1000x magnification you will be able to see these same items, but you will be able to see them even closer up.

How much does the temperature change with altitude?


Although the actual atmospheric lapse rate varies, under normal atmospheric conditions the average atmospheric lapse rate results in a temperature decrease of 6.4C°/km (3.5F°/1,000 ft) of altitude above ground level. The measurable lapse rate is affected by the moisture content of the air (humidity).

What time period are we in?


In geochronology, an epoch is a subdivision of the geologic timescale that is longer than an age and shorter than a period. We are currently living in the Holocene Epoch of the Quaternary Period. Rock layers deposited during an epoch are called a series.

Which is the largest carnivorous land animal?


Today’s large carnivorous land mammals, including the record-setting polar bears—which usually weigh around half a ton but can grow to weigh nearly a ton, are threatened in part because of the energy intake-and-expenditure equation, Carbone told LiveScience

Who first proposed the theory of evolution by natural selection?


In the early 19th century, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck proposed his theory of the transmutation of species, the first fully formed theory of evolution. In 1858, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace published a new evolutionary theory that was explained in detail in Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1859).

Who was the designer of the Olympic rings?


The primary symbol of the Olympic Games is composed of five interlocking rings, colored blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field, known as the “Olympic rings.” The symbol was originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, co-founder of the modern Olympic Games.

Are genes located on chromosomes?


In genetics, a locus (plural loci) is the specific location of a gene, DNA sequence, or position on a chromosome. Each chromosome carries many genes; humans’ estimated ‘haploid’ protein coding genes are 20,000-25,000, on the 23 different chromosomes.

How many moons does Mars have?


Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are thought to be captured asteroids. Both satellites were discovered in 1877 by Asaph Hall and are named after the characters Phobos (panic/fear) and Deimos (terror/dread) who, in Greek mythology, accompanied their father Ares, god of war, into battle.

Which planet has the hottest surface temperature?


Venus, the second closest plant to the Sun, has the highest average temperatures of any planet in our Solar System, regularly reaching temperatures over 460°C. Venus is so hot because of its proximity to the Sun and its thick atmosphere.

Which planet has the hottest surface temperature?


Venus, the second closest plant to the Sun, has the highest average temperatures of any planet in our Solar System, regularly reaching temperatures over 460°C. Venus is so hot because of its proximity to the Sun and its thick atmosphere.

What countries border the Black Sea?


The Black Sea is an inland sea located between far-southeastern Europe and the far-western edges of the continent of Asia and the country of Turkey. It’s bordered by Turkey, and by the countries of Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia.

Can babies breathe through their mouths?


Newborns are “obligate nose breathers.” This means they can’t breathe through their mouths in the first few months of life. Because babies have small nasal passages, they sound stuffy when they breathe.

Can you go blind from looking at a solar eclipse?


While it may be tempting to brush off warnings against looking up at this eclipse bare-eyed, don’t: The light of an eclipse really can damage your eyes — though warnings of total blindness are likely overstated. The condition is called solar retinopathy, and it occurs when bright light from the sun floods the retina.

Is blue eyes a mutation?


New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.

Do starfish have a brain?


The nervous system of the starfish is very simple…there is no brain and there are not even any ganglia to coordinate movement. The nervous system is characterized by a nerve ring that surrounds the mouth. A radial nerve branches off of the nerve ring and extends to each arm.

Who flew the first plane in the world?


Orville and Wilbur Wright designed and flew their Flyer plane in December 1903. Five people were said to have witnessed the flight including John T. Daniels who took photographic evidence. Claims that Whitehead beat the Wright Brothers to the record first emerged in 1937.

Do sea otters have pockets?


Under each foreleg, the sea otter has a loose pouch of skin that extends across the chest. In this pouch (preferentially the left one), the animal stores collected food to bring to the surface. This pouch also holds a rock, unique to the otter, that is used to break open shellfish and clams.

Do male seahorses get pregnant?


In sea horses, the males become pregnant. Their mating involves the female inserting her oviduct into the male’s brooding pouch. She does this several times for short intervals to avoid exhaustion. In between the female rests while the male contorts himself to try to get the eggs in place in his brood pouch.

Why does your body get the chills/Shiver?


Why does your body get the chills? Chills (shivering) may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation. They are the body’s way of producing heat when it feels cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever or an […]