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9818. Fact
When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.

9819. Fact
The oldest man-made building of any kind still existing is the central edifice of the 4,600-year-old mastaba (a tomb for kings) built at Sakkara, Egypt. It was created to honor King Zoser, the first ruler of the Third Dynasty.

9820. Fact
Killer whales (Orcas) kill sharks by torpedoeing up into the shark's stomach from underneath causing the shark to explode.

9821. Fact
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

9822. Fact
In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love

9823. Fact
There is cyanide in apple pits.

9824. Fact
Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.

9825. Also known as
Original name : jamshedji tata
Also known as : father of indian industry

9826. Fact
Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year

9827. Fact
The oldest goldfish lived for 14,795 days.

9828. Fact
Italians in Italy consume a million and a half tons of spaghetti every year.

9829. Fact
There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) worldwide

9830. Fact
Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning

9831. Fact
A rabbit is not able to vomit

9832. Fact
Half of a cup of figs will give you just as much calcium as half a cup of milk

9833. Fact
Frederick the great had his coffee made with champagne and a bit of mustard.

9834. Fact
The Chihuahua Desert is the largest desert in North America, and is over 200,000 square miles

9835. Fact
Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific

9836. Fact
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

9837. Fact
The book "The Doors of Perception", by Aldous Huxley, was the inspiration behind Jim Morrison naming his band The Doors. The book extolls the use of hallucinogenic drugs.

9838. Also known as
Original name : homi j. bhabha
Also known as : father of indian nuclear science

9839. Fact
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin

9840. Fact
There was no soap in the ancient Mediterranean world. Olive oil was used to wash the body in addition to cooking.

9841. Fact
A law in Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.

9842. Fact
It is estimated that there is in excess of 3,000,000,000 bibles been sold throughout the world.

9843. Fact
The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.

9844. Fact
The life boat was patented in 1845.

9845. Fact
Our nerves system transmits messages at up to 300 ft. per second.

9846. Fact
Eating a banana at night can help in falling asleep

9847. Fact
It is illegal in Reno, Nevada to conceal a spray-painted shopping cart in your basement.

9848. Fact
The Eiffel Tower weight is approximately 9441 tons

9849. Fact
In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.

9850. Fact
The height of a bowling pin is equal to its circumference.

9851. Fact
More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year.

9852. Fact
Scientists have figured out that the speed of nerve impulses in the brain is 404 feet per second. If an idea is complex enough to take 100 nerve messages from one side of the brain to the other, the thought could be completed in less than a tenth of a second.

9853. Fact
Coca-Cola was originally green

9854. Fact
The great Gothic cathedral of Milan was started in 1386, and wasn't completed until 1805.

9855. Fact
Airbags are deployed at a rate of two-hundred miles per hour.

9856. Fact
Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple sauce. Ironically his name means apple sauce in Japanese

9857. Fact
Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day

9858. Fact
On September 7, 1997, the first flight of the F-22a occurred.

9859. Also known as
Original name : henrik j. ibsen
Also known as : father of modern drama

9860. Fact
The average human body contains enough iron to make a 3 inch nail,sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog, carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads, and water to fill a ten-gallon tank.

9861. Fact
In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills

9862. Fact
The closest star to the sun, Alpha Centauri, is never visible in the sky north of about 30 degrees Northern Lattitude.

9863. Fact
The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with (not counting the words "North" and "South").

9864. Fact
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die

9865. Fact
Intel is a shortened name for Integrated Electronics. The company's founders wanted to use the full name when they went into business in 1968, but it was already in use.

9866. Fact
Nova Scotia is Latin for 'New Scotland.'

9867. Fact
The longest word in the English language with no vowels is Rhythms.



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Naja naja syn. N. tripudians
Indian cobra.

Key Uses:
  • Angina
  • Erratic pulse
  • Valvular lesions
  • Violent palpitations

    Origin : Native to India, although now found in Asia and tropical Africa.

    Background : Indian Ayurvedic doctors have long used the poisonous venom of this snake for nervous and blood disorders.

    Preparation : The venom is dried and triturated with lactose sugar.

    Remedy Profile : People who respond best to Naja feel unfortunate and deeply wronged, but tend to exaggerate or take their problems out of context. They often feel confused, with a sensation of duality, forgetful, sad, tremulous, weak, and chilly.
    Naja is prescribed chiefly for heart symptoms, particularly those affecting the valves. Symptoms typically include heart murmurs, a slow or racing pulse, violent palpitations with choking and an inability to speak, a valvular lesion (abnormality of the structure or function of the valve), and angina with pain extending down the left arm and up to the throat and neck. Naja may be used for a heart that has become enlarged due to being forced to work harder in order to push blood through damaged valves. The internal organs feel as if they are drawn together or screwed up. Sleep may be restless or inhibited by a sense of suffocation at night.

    Symptoms Better : For driving in the open air; for lying on the right side.

    Symptoms Worse : For cold air; for the pressure of clothes, especially collars; for stimulants; for lying on the left side.

  • Different kinds of adverbs go in different positions in a clause. Here are some general rules (Note: these rules apply both to one-word adverbs and to adverb phrases of two or more words.)

    Verb and object
    We do not usually put adverbs between a verb and its object.

    [...adverb + verb + object] [verb + adverb + object]
    I very much like my job. (NOT I like very much-my job.)
    [...verb + object + adverb]
    She speaks English well. (NOT She speaks well English.)

    Initial, mid and end position

    There are three normal positions for adverbs:
    a. initial position (at the beginning of a clause)
    - Yesterday morning something very strange happened.
    b. mid-position (with the verb - for the exact position)
    - My brother completely forgot my birthday.
    c. end position (at the end of a clause)
    - What are you doing tomorrow?
    Most adverb phrases (adverbs of two or more words) cannot go in mid-position. Compare:
    - He got dressed quickly. He quickly got dressed.
    - (Quickly can go in end or mid-position.)
    - He got dressed in a hurry. (NOT He in a hurry got dressed.)
    - (In a hurry cannot go in mid-position.)

    What goes where?
    a. initial position
    - Connecting adverbs (which join a clause to what came before). Time adverbs can also go here .
    - However, not everybody agreed. (connecting adverb)
    - Tomorrow I've got a meeting in Cardiff, (time adverb)

    b. mid-position
    - Focusing adverbs (which emphasize one part of the clause); adverbs of certainty and completeness; adverbs of indefinite frequency; some adverbs of manner.
    - He's been everywhere he's even been to Antarctica, (focusing adverb)
    - It will probably rain this evening, (certainty)
    - I've almost finished painting the house, (completeness)
    - My boss often travels to America, (indefinite frequency)
    - He quickly got dressed, (manner)

    c. end-position

    Adverbs of manner (how), place (where) and time (when) most often go in end-position.
    - She brushed her hair slowly. (manner)
    - The children are playing upstairs. (place)
    - I phoned Alex this morning. (time)
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