“Schlimazl” What does that mean?
Schlimazl means a person who is chronically unlucky. This can often mean that the person is inept, and messes things up. Schlimazl is a yiddish word.
REQUIREMENTS Balloon Shreds of paper Pure woolen fabric HOW TO DO Rub the balloon hard and quickly on the woolen cloth. Do this a few times. Why do you think this is required? Bring the balloon close to the paper shreds. You will see that some paper shreds rise and stick to the balloon’s bottom. […]
The history of New Year’s Day celebration In the ancient times, people from all over the world had their own calendars. So, different countries celebrated the New Year on different dates. Where did New Year celebrations start? Celebration of the New Year started in ancient Babylon, (part of Iraq today) some 4000 years ago. The Babylonians […]
People in many ancient cultures believed that the Sun God became pale and frail during winter and that is why we had the winter solstice. Evergreen trees reminded them of the plants that would grow once more, when the sun god recovered. Who got the idea of lighting up a Christmas Tree? Lights are important […]
Sir Isaac Newton, a physicist, an astronomer, mathematician, theologian, alchemist and philosopher; and excelling beyond our imagination. He was the greatest in every one of those fields. Early life of Isaac Newton Newton was born on 4th January (Christmas Day according to the then calendar) 1642 in England and he died on 31st March, 1727. […]
Different Types of Birds and their Characteristics You have all seen and heard of emu, penguin and ostrich. These are birds that do not fly. These birds have bodies which make it difficult for them to be lifted and for them to fly. Birds with Short, Strong and Hard Beaks Birds like sparrows, pigeons, and […]
Each letter, number or punctuation has a specific sound or a series of sounds in the Morse code. These sounds are represented by a set of dashes and dots. The long sounds are dashes while the short sounds are represented by dots. How is the Morse Code sent? The codes are transferred by electrical telegraphs. […]
What is a cell? All living organisms on Earth are made of really tiny particles called cells. Cells are the basis which makes up the structure of all living beings- all animals and all plants. Cells can only be seen under a microscope. Cells join together to form tissues which join together to make organs, […]
What is a Cyclone? Cyclones are violent storms. When we talk about storms or cyclones, the location plays an important part since there are different types of cyclones, and the location determines what to call it. Cyclones that form near North America and the Caribbean are known as hurricanes. Cyclones formed near Philippines, Japan and […]
The seahorse is a tiny fish that has a horse-like head and curled tails. Seahorses can be found swimming in groups, always in an upright position. Unlike the other fish, their bodies are covered with bony plates instead of scales. How fast can seahorses swim? Although they are fish and have fins that help them […]
What is Meiosis? Meiosis is a type of cell division which produces four daughter cells. Each of these cells consists of half the number of chromosomes present in the parent cell, as in the production of gametes and plant spores. A. Meiosis I: Here, the pairs of homologous chromosomes are separated and a special cell […]
Space studies and research on the outer space has always intrigued man. Mankind has a thirst to know what is beyond the earth’s atmosphere. Thus every nation has set up its own space agencies and research centres. They are numerous of them but only few are the ones who are of high quality, do extreme […]
A phoenix is a mythical bird with colorful feathers and a tail of gold and scarlet. In the ancient Greek and Egyptian mythologies, it is described as a large bird, much like an eagle, with supernatural powers to come back to life. The appearance of this bird has been described differently in different cultures but […]
What is Mitosis? Mitosis is a form of cell division, which produces two daughter cells. Each of these two cells possesses equal number and similar kind of chromosomes as the parent nucleus, typical of ordinary tissue growth. In case of actively dividing animal cell, the entire process takes one hour to complete. What are the […]
Who founded Guinness Book of World Records? It was Sir Hugh Beaver, the managing director of the Guinness Brewery, who founded Guinness Book of Records. How did the Guinness Book of Records start? Once he attended a shooting party in North Slob in County Wexford, Ireland (May 4, 1951). There he got involved in an […]
The water crisis! The world is running out of water- underground or freshwater; the water crisis has hit the world population. In almost a decade, North India will run out of groundwater and there will soon be agriculture crisis. Pollution of the available water resources, changes in global temperatures, shortage of fresh drinking water are […]
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