Sweet Things Butterfly Facts

The word butterfly came from the English word Buttorfleoge. Perhaps because, in mediaeval times, butterflies could be seen hovering around butterchurns or that their excrement is yellowish in colour. There are 292 species of butterflies in Canada. Most of which are found in British Columbia (176) and the fewest on Prince Edward Island (42). In Ontario we have 142 species. Some butterflies, such as the Northern Pearly Eye, will fly at night. Butterflies are the…

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Good Things About Badminton

Badminton claims to be the second most-popular participation sport in the world. Only football beats it. It’s officially the fastest racquet sport in the world. The shuttle is smashed around the court at speeds of up to 200 mph – the same speed as Eurostar! Its Olympic debut was in 1992 in Barcelona. Since 1992 Asian players have won 42 of the 46 Olympic medals. 1.1bn people watched the first Olympic badminton tournament on TV.…

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Old Things About Tea

Tea comes from the leaves of a tree called Camellia sinensis. The three main types of tea are Black, Oolong and Green. Herbal tea does not come from the leaves of a tea plant, therefore, is not considered to be real tea. Roots, stems, flowers and parts of plants are used to make herbal tea. Studies in the Netherlands have shown that men who drink black tea which contains catechins are 50 percent less likely…

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Bla Bla Things About Insulin

by Linda von WartburgThe name insulin comes from the Latin insula, for islands. It refers to the pancreatic islets of Langerhans that contain the beta cells. The Islets of Langerhans The pancreas contains one to three million islets of Langerhans, but the islets account for only 2 percent of the total mass of the pancreas. The rest of the pancreas secretes a juice containing digestive enzymes that break down food. Within the islets of Langerhans,…

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Old Things of Dynamite

Dynamite is an Explosive material based (in its standard form) on the explosive potential of nitroglycerin, initially using diatomaceous earth (kieselgur: United States spelling; kieselguhr: UK spelling) or another absorbent substance such as sawdust as an absorbent. It was invented by Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel in 1866 in Krummel (Geesthacht, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany), and patented in 1867. Military dynamite achieves greater stability by avoiding nitroglycerin. It is usually sold in the form of a stick…

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Bla Bla Things About Pablo Picasso

1. Picasso’s Full Name Has 23 WordsPicasso was baptized Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso. He was named after various saints and relatives. The “Picasso” is actually from his mother, Maria Picasso y Lopez. His father is named Jose Ruiz Blasco. 2. When He Was Born, The Midwife Thought He Was StillbornPicasso had such a difficult birth and…

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