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10 Facts About Steve Biko That You Should Know

10 Facts About Steve Biko That You Should Know

Born in 1946, Stephen Bantu Biko or commonly known as Steve Biko was an iconic figure in South Africa’s painful struggle for independence. He was an anti-apartheid activist in the 1960s and 70s. Biko was arrested several times for his anti-apartheid work and in September 1977, he died from injuries he sustained while in police custody. Thousands of people attended his funeral and subsequent burial at the Ginsberg township cemetery (currently referred to as Steve…

Meaning of the Carnac Stones

Meaning of the Carnac Stones

Carnac Stones has more than 3,000 standing stones, scoured by the wind and rain into hunched contours, form long ave near the French village of Carnac. Made from both single stoness, known as menhirs, and multi stones groups, known as dolmens, they stretch for over half a mile (1 kilometer). Though the stoness have stood for thousands of years, archaeologists haven’t followed their function or sources. The megaliths are acknowledged as holy by successive tides…

How the first books made?

How the first books made?

The first books were made about 4,000 years ago by the Egyptians who took flattened layers of papyrus stalks to make sheets. The ‘books’ they made were sets of rolled papyrus sheets – quite distinct from a book of today. In the middle of the fifth century, parchment (sheep skin) replaced papyrus. Parchment sheets were set on top of one another and bound down one side with leather thongs. But it was in the Middle…

Who Invented The First Ice Cream

Who Invented The First Ice Cream?

Ice cream can be traced back to Rome in the 4th century bce. The Roman emperor Nero ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and joined it with fruit toppings. In the 13th century, Marco Polo learned the Chinese way of creating ice and milk concoctions and brought it back to Europe. Over time, recipes for ices, sorbets and milk ices evolved and were served in the hip Italian and French royal courts. The…

How Hurricane Are Formed

How Hurricane Are Formed

Hurricanes are brought on by Hurricane. A thunderstorm attains hurricane status when its winds surpass 118 km (74 miles) per hour. By the time a thunderstorm reaches hurricane intensity, it normally has a well-developed eye at its center. Surface pressure drops to its lowest in the eye. In the eyewall (or the eye of the storm), warm atmosphere spirals upwards, creating the hurricane’s most powerful winds. The speed of the winds in the eyewall is…

Inventor of First Hot-Air Balloon

Inventor of First Hot-Air Balloon

The hot-air balloon was devised by Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier, two brothers from France. The Montgolfier brothers worked in their own papa’s paper factory in Annonay, France. While working there, they found how fires sent bits of paper floating up the chimney and became convinced a big bag full of hot air would also rise. Their first balloon was made of cloth lined with paper. It was 10 m (33 feet) across. On 19 September…

Kola Nuts

What Are Kola Nuts

Kola nuts are the seeds from the fruit of 125 species of tree from the tropical rainforests of west Africa, which are now also extensively cultivated in South America, the Caribbean and Asia. The nuts are either white or reddish and are irregularly formed. They feature caffeine and the obromine, which are mild stimulants and the infusion from the nuts is used in soft drinks for example colas and in medications for example pain killers…

Sargon of Akkad's Empire

Sargon of Akkad’s Empire

Sargon of Akkad was a king who founded the first great empire in history. He built his empire in Mesopotamia (now largely Iraq) in about 2300 BCE and got control over much of southwestern  Asia. Sargon was an excellent military  leader and administrator. He was among the first kings to keep a long-term military and to make associates from the royal court to serve as the governors of captured cities. He formed his empire so…

How To Get Rid Of Fleas

How To Get Rid Of Fleas

“Flеаs are а nuіsаnсе” – thаt’s whаt реорlе wоuld mоst рrоbаblу dеsсrіbе thеsе lіttlе реskу сrеаturеs. Ноwеvеr, flеаs саn bе mоrе thаn јust а nuіsаnсе tо thеіr hоst. Тhеу саn іn fасt саusе sоmе mеdісаl рrоblеms whісh іnсludе: Flеа Віtе dеrmаtіtіs whісh аrе саusеd bу thе sаlіvа оf thе flеаs. Whеn flеа bіtеs, іt ехсrеtеs іts sаlіvа tо рrеvеnt сlоttіng оf іts vісtіm’s blооd аnd sоmе реорlе аnd sоmе аnіmаls suffеr аllеrgіс rеасtіоns tо thе…

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are one hell of a pest and not just because literately they are but because the consequences of treating their infestation lightly could turn into a serious headache as well as health issues for a house owner. Bed bugs are and could be anywhere. Africa, Asia, Europe anywhere! And yes, they can travel in your suitcases and unbelievably survive in some unimaginable conditions too. One in five Americans is recorded to have had…