Posts Tagged 'India'

Flatworms Can “See” Without Their Heads

NewScientist reports –

Off with their heads. Light-averse planarian flatworms, known for their incredible ability to regenerate lost body parts, shy away from light even after they have been decapitated. This suggests they have evolved a second way to respond to light that doesn’t involve eyes.

Continue reading HERE.

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90 Years Of Wedded Bliss

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BBC reported in October 2016 –

A man who was one half of what is believed to be the longest-married couple in the UK has died aged 110. Karam Chand, of Bradford, died on Friday after 90 years of marriage to his wife Kartari. The pair, who tied the knot in India in 1925 during the British Raj and moved to England 40 years later, have eight children and 27 grandchildren.

Continue reading HERE.

A little more background info is available HERE.

4 Tiny Islands That You’ll Never Visit

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All That Is Interesting.com posted a list of four islands that very few people will ever visit. One is inhabited by poisonous snakes, another by a isolated tribe of humans. One island is an icy rock in the middle of nowhere, another may not be there when you arrive.

Read about all four islands HERE.

Holi Festival Of Colors [pics]

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Photo set from CoolDigital.Photography –

Holi – An Indian festival of joy, colors and happiness. People play with colors with their family members and friends wishing them happy and colorful life. Holi is among the major festivals of India signifying victory of good over evil. It is celebrated with colors and sweets, on the full moon day in the month of March. This year it is going to be celebrated on 23rd March 2016.

See the pics HERE.

First Person Killed By Meteorite Under Investigation

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LiveScience reports –

For the first time in recorded history, a meteorite is reported to have killed a person. The incident happened Saturday (Feb. 6) when an object, thought to be a meteorite, hit a college campus in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India …

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India’s Poorest Attend School Under Bridge

According to The Sacramento Bee –

Underprivileged children attend a free school run under a mass transit bridge in New Delhi, India. The students, ages 4 to 14, study everything from basic reading and writing to the Pythagorean Theorem.

See more photos and continue reading HERE

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