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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Why are There 360 Degrees in a Circle?


In the ancient world (Babylonians etc) they preferred to use an arithmetic system with fractions that could be calculated easily. They commonly referred to the number 60, since 60 has 12 divisors: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, 60. For example one could easily say the 1/60 or 5/60 of a certain quantity. In addition, earth rotates almost 360 times (6 times 60) around itself before returning the same position with respect to the sun. Since this motion draws (almost) a circle, it was comfortable to divide a circle into 360 units too.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The Longest Waves for Surfing in the World


Chicama, in the North of Peru, is probably the longest ocean wave for surfing in the world. The lost jewel of Latin America offers an endless two-kilometer (1.25 miles) ride with closeouts, reforming and barreling sections.

Chicama is one of the best waves for surfing because of its long, creative and challenging wave face. It's the ideal surf spot in Peru for Guinness World Records.

Cristobal de Col, for example, has pulled 34 maneuvers in one single wave ride for the books of history. Chicama is the wave that dreams are made of.

The pleasure of surfing endless waves can also be enjoyed in Costa Rica. The well-known spot of Pavones will present you with long lefthanders that can last for three minutes.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Evening

evening


The day is past, the sun is set,
And the white stars are in the sky;
While the long grass with dew is wet,
And through the air the bats now fly.

The lambs have now lain down to sleep,
The birds have long since sought their nests;
The air is still; and dark, and deep
On the hill side the old wood rests.

Yet of the dark I have no fear,
But feel as safe as when 'tis light;
For I know God is with me there,
And He will guard me through the night.

For God is by me when I pray,
And when I close mine eyes to sleep,
I know that He will with me stay,
And will all night watch by me keep.

For He who rules the stars and sea,
Who makes the grass and trees to grow.
Will look on a poor child like me,
When on my knees I to Him bow.

He holds all things in His right hand,
The rich, the poor, the great, the small;
When we sleep, or sit, or stand,
He is with us, for He loves us all.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Sheep

The Sheep

"Lazy sheep, pray tell me why
In the pleasant fields you lie,
Eating grass, and daisies white,
From the morning till the night?
Everything can something do,
But what kind of use are you?"

"Nay, my little master, nay,
Do not serve me so, I pray;
Don't you see the wool that grows
On my back, to make you clothes?
Cold, and very cold, you'd be
If you had not wool from me.

True, it seems a pleasant thing,
To nip the daisies in the spring;
But many chilly nights I pass
On the cold and dewy grass,
Or pick a scanty dinner, where
All the common's brown and bare.

Then the farmer comes at last,
When the merry spring is past,
And cuts my woolly coat away,
To warm you in the winter's day:
Little master, this is why
In the pleasant fields I lie."

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Young and Old



When all the world is young, lad,
And all the trees are green;
And every goose a swan, lad,
And every lass a queen;
Then hey for boot and horse, lad,
And round the world away;
Young blood must have its course, lad,
And every dog his day.

When all the world is old, lad,
And all the trees are brown;
And all the sport is stale, lad,
And all the wheels run down:
Creep home and take your place there,
The spent and maimed among:
God grant you find one face there,
You loved when all was young.



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Pyramids Were White

The stereotypical vision of the Egyptian Pyramids are large mountain like brown piles of stone uprooting from the desert having a rough contour. Though when first constructed around 2500 BC. The pyramids were paper white and as smooth as glass, toping the pyramid was a golden capstone that gleamed in the desert sun. It was an amazing spectacle. The pyramids somewhat stayed in this state until the Arab invasion of Egypt around AD 500. 

The Arab invaders stripped the pyra mid of smooth stone and built a huge section of Cairo. Many of the Mosques and Palaces of Cairo consist of the Ancient stones of the pyramids.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Why is Universe Dark?

Universe Dark
Olbers' paradox, a part of astrophysics and physical cosmology, is basically a squabble about the sky being dark at night. This paradox is also phrased as the 'dark night sky paradox'. The paradox states that an inert, considerably old universe. The question of sky being dark at night might seem ridiculous with a much obvious answer, studied by the best physicists who have reached an answer that is simple but not so obvious. In order to find an answer to the Olbers' paradox, the scientists and physicists had to struggle a Jot to learn about the behavior of energy. One argument given by the scientists against the dark night paradox is that the light of distant stars might be hidden by the dust clouds. But this answer is again contradicted by the statement that these dust clouds should reach the temperature of the stars by their heat. Another statement contradicting the Olber's paradox is that these distant stars might be too tiny and far that they can be seen in the vicinity. Besides, there might be numerous stars at increasing distances such that their smaller perceptible size is formed of by their bigger numbers.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Roses

roses

Roses in the winter time
Roses in the fall
The roses in my garden
Are the nicest of them all

Some prefer the jasmines
The champaks on the tree
Or the lilies in the pool
But it’s the rose for me!

The wild roses climbing up the wall
Which hang in clusters white
The sprawling bush of roses pink
Which looks so trim and bright

Ever fragrant, always sweet
Oh how I love the rose
I really think and feel it is
The nicest flower that grows!