What are comets?

Comets are solar system bodies that orbit the Sun, just as planets do, except a comet usually has a very elongated orbit. Part of its orbit is very, very far from the Sun and part is quite close to the Sun. They are sometimes nicknamed dirty “cosmic snowballs,” because they are small, irregularly shaped chunks of rock, various ices, and dust.

As the comet gets closer to the Sun, some of the ice starts to melt and boil off, along with particles of dust. These particles and gases make a cloud around the nucleus, called a coma. The coma is lit by the Sun. The sunlight also pushes this material into the brightly lit “tail” of the comet.

Where are people suffering from disease and poverty?

Disease and poverty exist all over the world. The areas with the most disease and poverty are countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. In these areas, people do not have enough food to eat, water to drink, or money to live.

They have diseases like AIDS, which weakens the immune system, and cholera, an intestinal infection. In the United States, about 33 million people live in poverty, according to government statistics. Almost 12 million of these people are children, and about 3.5 million were age 65 or older.

How can fish breathe underwater?

Living creatures need oxygen to survive, and fish are no exception. Human beings 68 use their lungs to take in oxygen, and fish breathe using their gills. A fish’s gills are full of blood vessels that absorb the tiny particles of oxygen from the water.

The fish sucks the water in through its mouth and squirts it out through its gills; during this process, the gills take the oxygen from the water into the blood vessels. A fish’s gills are not constructed to take oxygen from the air, so they cannot breathe on dry land.

I Love Doing Things Alone & People Should Stop Worrying About It

Recently, I told a colleague that I was going to have dinner alone. She looked at me like I told her I was going to go indulge in a sacrifice to Satan. She then proceeded to tell me that she is there if I need company. But I didn’t need company to begin with.

Another time, I was telling my friends about how I want to travel alone over the weekend. Once again, there was judgement but more than that there was pity. “Don’t travel alone. No one should have to do it. That is just sad,” is what a friend said.

These instances forced me to ponder over questions that I have been troubled by for quite some time:

Why is spending time alone still a stigma? Why are people who like doing things alone considered lonely?

The problem here is that spending time all by yourself is considered to be socially unacceptable. It is understandable, really. Over the centuries, we’ve accepted that man is a social animal. We need people around us for love and support. It is only after interacting and conversing with our fellow homo sapiens that we build friendships that last a lifetime and meet people who help us grow into the best version of ourselves.

But we often underestimate how much we can do for ourselves. 

Spending time alone will give you the opportunity to gather your thoughts, analyze your own life and change things that need to be changed. All of which will only take us closer to being self-sufficient people.

Yet, it baffles me how negatively spending time by yourself is perceived to be. Going out alone for a drink is one nightmare for me. The staff keeps asking me if I’m waiting for someone, people listen to my order and imagine the story of my heartbreak and I can see their faces painted with pity for me. However, here’s something I want to clarify; going solo does not mean I am lonely or I lack friends.

In fact, I feel I’m perfectly entitled to simply not be in the mood to entertain someone through an activity or indulge in small talk.

Nowadays, social media makes it so tough to not be in touch. We keep staring into screens of all shapes and sizes just to see where people are going, what they’re eating, what they’re wearing and even how they’ve decorated their rooms. Half the reason for these uploads is social validation through likes and comments. I would be lying if I say I don’t like it but it gets exhausting after a point. I reach a point where I start craving some ‘me’ time.

I find that spending time alone is the best thing for the soul. It is in this solitary time that I learn to enjoy my own company. It gives me a chance to think about things, to tell myself where I’m going wrong in life and to compliment myself on little achievements. It helps me take things one step at a time.

And well, mostly it is not even as romantic as it sounds. At times, it’s just me, sitting at my favorite burger joint and reading a book. And if I’m completely comfortable with it, why does it make other people uncomfortable?

Honestly, I highly recommend spending time by yourself. Do all the things you’ve been missing out on just because you don’t have company. Go for that movie none of your friends want to watch, take the vacation you’ve been planning, go for the art exhibition your friends find boring and just go grab a cup of coffee on your own when no one is free to do it with you.

Just do it if you want to! Realize that you are enough for yourself. Don’t be scared of judgement but most of all, don’t be scared of yourself.

Go ahead and give your soul what it needs. Give some of your time to yourself.

Will a wart go away if I wrap it in duct tape?

Maybe. Warts are skin infections caused by a common virus called HPV (human papillomavirus). They are perfectly “normal,” in that health researchers estimate that three out of four people will develop a wart some time in their lives, usually on their hands or feet. It can take months or years for a wart to disappear on its own. To speed up the process, some skin doctors recommend wrapping the wart in duct tape until it disappears.

The duct tape removes dead skin from the wart, thereby gradually killing off the wart virus that lives in the skin. It may also trigger the body’s immune system to attack the wart virus. Otherwise the wart can be removed by a doctor with a laser or liquid nitrogen, a substance that freezes the skin, killing the cells.

How does a roller coaster work?

A roller coaster works the same way as a bicycle coasting down a hill. When you ride your bike to the top of a hill, you pedal to get there. Then, to coast down the hill, you take your feet off the pedals and glide down the other side. If the slope is steep enough, you can go very fast. Similarly, a roller coaster is only powered at the beginning of the ride, when the coaster, or train, is pulled up the first hill. When it goes over the top of the hill, the weight of the train itself, pulled downward by gravity, is what keeps the entire unit moving.

There are no cables that pull the train around the track. This conversion of potential energy (stored energy) to kinetic energy (the energy of motion) is What drives the roller coaster, which often reaches 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) per hour. Running wheels guide the train on the track, and friction wheels control the train’s movement to either side of the track. A final set of wheels keeps the train on the track even if it is upside down. Air brakes stop the car as the ride ends.

Why is natural ability called “talent”?

In the ancient world a talent was a unit of weight used to value gold and silver. Today’s use of the word comes from the Book of Matthew, Wherein three servants are given equal amounts of money, or talent, by their master. Two invest wisely and profit while the third buries his and doesn’t.

That parable is how talent came to refer to the natural gifts we are all born with. The moral of the tale is that we must use our talents wisely or we will fail.

Is the Earth round?

The Earth is not round, but slightly squashed; it’s diameter at the equator (the imaginary line on Earth’s surface that divides Earth into a Northern and a Southern Hemisphere) is about 24 miles (38 kilometers) greater than its diameter at the poles. Why? Because the planet is constantly spinning, forcing material out toward the equator. The Earth’s surface is both smooth and bumpy, with vast oceans, tall mountains, rolling plains, canyons, swamps, and deserts.

The tallest mountain on our planet, Mount Everest in the Himalayas, stands at an altitude of 29,108 feet (8,872 meters), while Africa’s Sahara, the largest desert on Earth, spans over 2.1 million square miles (500,000 square kilometers) of land.

What is bonsai?

Bonsai means “tree in a pot” in Chinese and is pronounced BONE-sigh. It is a special method for growing trees or shrubs in a pot, tray, or dish, which results in an artificially dwarfed plant.

Bonsais are regular trees or shrubs, such as juniper or cypress, that are stunted by pruning their roots and tying their branches with wire. The art originated in China around 200 C.E., and was adapted by the Japanese early in the sixth and seventh centuries.

Which hair grows the fastest?

The fastest growing hairs on the human body are men’s beard hairs. If the average male never trimmed his beard, it would grow to almost 30 feet (9 meters) long in his lifetime.

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