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The Door to Hell

The Derweze in Turkmenistan – or, as the locals have called it, ‘The Door to Hell’. This giant hole of fire in the heart of the Karakum Desert is a crater made by geologists more than 40 years ago, and the flames within have been burning ever since. Soviet geologists were drilling at the site […]

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Do chickens need roosters to be able to lay eggs?

This is a common misconception. You don’t need a rooster for your hens to lay eggs. A rooster is needed to fertilize the eggs to hatch them into baby chicks, but hens will lay just as many eggs whether there’s a rooster around or not. Some farmers prefer to keep an all-female flock, and urban […]


What is happening in Syria ?

What set off the unrest, what do protesters want—and what about Iran? David A. Graham answers six pressing questions. What’s Going on in Syria? After a slow start, the unrest sweeping the Middle East has reached the Levant. Protesters have been in the streets of Daraa, an agricultural town in Syria’s extreme southwest near the […]

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What are the “vedas” and who wrote them ?

Vedas the old ancient scripture and text have been stated at the world’s oldest piece of literature. They were complied at a time in India when rest of the world was still busy with hunting and hardly knew about even living nicely. The Vedas (Sanskrit वेद véda, “knowledge”) , a large body of texts originated […]

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What is a Trojan and why is it named a “Trojan ” ?

A Trojan is a malicious software that is usually added to a rather useful software without the knowledge of the installer. Trojan should not be mistaken for a virus. Instead a Trojan would go into your computer masked as a safe and useful application where it would site back and wait. The Trojan then would […]

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How do a hotel get star rating ?

Hotels have been always linked at being a luxury 5 star or a normal mid-amenity 3 star, but what do this rating actually means and how hotels get their rating ? On the whole, star ratings can be very useful; if you’re just crashing for a few hours during a road trip, you don’t need […]

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What is the difference between a Hyper Market, Super Market, Departmental Store and a General Store ?

New stores are being opened up each day in various cities some call themselves supermarket while some departmenal store andwhatever. But what characteristics make a store a hypermarket, supermarket or something else.   Hypermarket Hypermarkets, like other big-box stores, typically have business models focusing on high-volume, low-margin sales. Because of their large footprints — a […]

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what is the power of “Om” ?

Om or Aum written in Devanāgari as ॐ and as ओम्, in Sanskrit known as praṇava प्रणव , Omkara, or Auṃkāra ओंकार (lit. “Auṃ form/syllable”), is a sacred/mystical syllable in the Dharma or Indian religions, i.e. Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. Aum, pronounced as a long or over-long nasalized close-mid back rounded vowel, though there are […]

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Why is there a different glass for each drink?

Ever had any drink? Did you notice the cup or glass it was served in? Did you ever notice every drink has some specific glass type associated with it?  Every glass you would ever have used is made to enhance the experience you have with the liquid inside. It is made to control the temperature, the […]

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What were the world’s most impactful assassinations?

Who were the greatest people assassinated ? Great people in the time create enemies, there are people who won’t agree with their ideologies or methods and in order to stop them find no other way then to terminate them. Here is a list of the world’s most impactful assassinations that had a great impact on […]