Sunday, November 27, 2011

World Between Me News

Eskimo People - What we know




Today I came across a great topic. I read an article about the Eskimo People. Even though they live in the world's most coldest conditions, they still manage it. In the north pole, the people there have strong traditions and great tribes.




As many of you know, the North Pole doesn't actually have supermarkets available just around the corner. People must hunt for their food.
Hunting is the most important thing for Eskimo People. Fishing is very common i the North Pole. The person usually does it alone, however when it comes to hunting, Eskimo People work together. Also, the tribes have many dogs which are tied to a sleigh and carry their owners for a hunting adventure.

Not only does hunting help provide food to the whole tribe, it also provides fur which is nothing but essential when living in cold conditions. Fur is transformed into a piece of clothing, bed covers or anything else to keep warmth.






Parka Coat -  this is a thick coat combined of two layers. It is an important survival kit, which warms the person's body in harsh weather conditions. Remember, the temperature in the North Pole may go down to     -40'C in January. Keeping warmth is an essential survival job.

Culture - When it comes to dividng the chores, men are the ones that brought food to the house, while women stayed at home, taking care of it. The religion which is usually passed on from one Eskimo to another is Shamanism.
(Shamanism is based on the belief that the visible world is pervaded by invisible forces or spirits that affect the lives of the living. Shamans are not, however, organized within full-time ritual or spiritual associations, as are priests. Shamans enter into trances through such methods as autohypnosis, the ingestion of hallucinogens, fasting, and self-mortification, during which time they are said to be in contact with the spirit world. Shamanism requires specialized knowledge or abilities, which are often thought to be obtained through heredity or supernatural calling.)





Many Eskimos still live in "ice houses", still use wooden weapons and depend on dogs in transportation. However in Canada and the United States many Eskimos now live in settled communities, they work for wages and use guns for hunting.



Thursday, June 9, 2011

World Between Me News

Left-handed people...Facts!





It is a fact that left handed people have the right side of the brain more active. Right hand people have their left side of the brain more active.

The right side of the brain is responsible mainly for emotional expression, spatial awarness, creativity, imagination and
music. Left handed people use this side of the brain more often, so that means that they may have a better imagination or creativity
from a person who is right-handed who uses the other side of the brain (left side) which is responsible for language, writing, maths etc.





Here are some crazy facts about those left-handed people:) 

1. According to the Scientific American, 15% of people are left-handed. There are more left-handed men than women.

2. Left-handed people have a better tendency in becoming geniuses. 20% of people in MENSA are left-handed.

3. Left handed men are approx. 15% wealthier from right-handed, when it comes to a people who took a survey on this.

4. Left-handed people have a bigger tendency in becoming alcoholic.

5. If both of parents are left-handed, there is a 50% chance that their child will be left-handed. If both parents are right-handed,
the chance is as low a 2% for a chikd to become left-handed.

6. Left-handed people less like spiral notebooks than right-handed people

7. The tests taken by Dr. Nick Cherbuin revealed that left-handed people better handle themselves with "many buttons", suck as
when using a playstation pad, so that means they may be better in any tv and computer games.


8. Left- handed people reach their puberty 4-5 months later than right-handed people.

9. 3 out of 5 people who invented Mac are left-handed.

10. The last 3 U.S.A presidents are/were left- handed - Obama, Clinton and Bush.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

World Between Me News


The life of a Wolf



Wolves are the largest members of the dog family. They may weigh from 19 to 80 kgs and they are best spotted in a pack of wolves. 
Though wolves almost never attack people, they are recognized to be one of the most fearsome animals.

They attack domestic animals therefore a wide number of animals have been spotted to be shot because of that reason.






Wolfpacks are established according to a strict hierarchy, with a dominant male at the top and his mate not far behind.
Usually, this male and female are the only animals of the pack to breed.
All of the pack's adults help to care for the young and little pups by bringing them food and watching them while others hunt.





A wolf can live up to 13 years in the wild, however, the average is only 6-8 years.
Their fur color varies from gray, tan and brown to pure white or black.
They can run as fast as 35 mph
They hunt other animals, using their highly developed smell and hearing.



A single wolf howls to attract the attention of his pack, 
When all the pack of wolves howl, it's becauce they may be sending a territorial message to another pack.
Some howls are confrontational. It may sound similar to a dog's bark and this may simply begin because a nearby wolf has already
begun doing it.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

World Between Me News


The Beauty of Fuerteventura 


Ahh, Summer is just around the corner, yet I can feel it already, do you? Of coarse you do! Many of us are already packing summer dresses and floral swimsuits and have their flight tickets booked! Unfortunately, most people aren't quite sure where to go yet and are stuck sitting at home where others drink cocktails beside the outdoor pool or even better- on the beach.


Not to worry though, as I am giving you a great idea! I have gathered some great info about this island called Fuerteventura, and I am willing to pass on what I learned so far:


Fuerteventura is a Spanish Island located 100km off the northwest coast of mainland Africa. It is one of the many islands, all of them are called the Canary Islands. 



Fuerteventura is the second largest Canary Island. The largest is Tenerife, the third is Gran Canaria. Each one has a whole year of sunny days and warm winds.



It is also the second largest Canary Island and is the closest to the African coast. 
With 3000 hours of sunshine a year and over 150 long sandy beaches, Fuerteventura is a great destination for beach lovers seeking a spot of winter sun.
The island is characterised by its rocky volcanic terrain and many impressive sand dunes.


Food and Groceries

Naturally, the Island offers fresh fruits and vegetables, you will find a wide variety of sea food in many stores. One of the cheapest is HiperDino. These supermarkets are spread around the Canary Islands and are usually the best choice as they offer almost everything, from a wide variety of alcohol, to cosmetics, food and toys. 

The prices for the basic products are as follows:
 Euro1.50 for 5 Litres of water (yup, they sell 5litres of water which sums up to be cheaper then when you buy a small bottle)
Euro 1 for bread, butter, tomatoes, milk, juices etc (most of them are rounded up to 1Euro!)
Alcohol: A can of a local beer costs up to 50cents
For 1 Liter of Vodka or Whiskey you will need to spend between Euro10-15 depending on the brand (Jack Daniels will cost more, whereas the Spanish Vodka or Whiskey cost approx. E10).

So Food and drinks are really cheap there . What I would worry more about is the price of Sunblocks, moisturizing creams and all the other cosmetic stuff. Like all the sunny islands, they "feed" on these products. That is why they are very expensive, probably more expensive from where you live. I would advise you to go to your local supermarket and buy these stuff. remember- the temperatures are really high in Canary islands, so you need to make sure you are fully protected from the sun.


People

The people are nice and friendly there. You will notice that most of them speak English and German but this will mostly occur in the Touristic areas, such as around the hotels and beaches. I have lived in Gran Canaria for 3 months, and I noticed that the deeper you walk into the island, the more Spanish you'll hear. 




Land

Fuerteventura is a home to the world speed surfing championships and its excellent waves and stunning beaches make the island perfect for the more active traveller wanting to sample some water sports. Corralejo is one of the largest resorts on the island and is perfect for families and couples seeking a relaxed sunny holiday. For an interesting day out why not explore the former capital of Betancuria or take a boat trip to the small island of Los Lobos with its beautiful nature reserve.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

World Between Me News

Black Holes- A place of no Return



Ok, so today's amazing facts will be about the Black Holes.  





A Black Hole is a region in space in which nothing, not even light can escape. So once something gets in, it can't get out.
The area around the black hole is called the event horizon. There is a huge gravitational pull going in on in the event horizon. Any planet, any star, or any light that crosses the event horizon, will greatly be sucked in to the black hole.





The event horizon is also called "a point of no return" as because anything in this area will be sucked into the black hole with absolutely no chance of escape.
Black holes are not strong enough to pull anything outside the event horizon.

In the event horizon (the area around the black hole) the time appears to slow down for the external viewer, but in fact it doesn't.









These black holes are formed when heavy stars collapse in a supernova at the end of their life cycle. After a black hole has formed it can continue to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. By sucking in other stars and merging with other black holes, supermassive black holes of millions of solar masses may be formed.



Monday, May 23, 2011

World Between Me News

Kuru Disease- Cannibalism Facts


Many years ago people believed in many things. The times really differed from what we have now. Especially medicine as nobody back then had a drug store to go every time they had a cough or flu. Instead people experimented with things I still can't believe you could do. Some of their experiments were successful weather it healed a wound or fought a disease. Other experiments made everything worse. New diseases were formed then spread.
Once of these diseases is Kuru Disease.

Kuru, also known as laughing sickness due to the outbursts of laughter that mark its second phase, was first noted in New Guinea in the early 1900s. By the 1950s, anthropologists and Australian government officials reported that kuru was rampant with approximately 8,000 cases. The infected group partook in ritual acts of mortuary cannibalism, which behaviour was later determined to be responsible for the epidemic transmission of the disease. the disease all but disappeared with the termination of cannibalism in New Guinea

Kuru is a prion disease very like scrapie in sheep, BSE mad cow disease and its human form vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease). Kuru was the first transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (prion disease) discovered in humans.

Kuru is a disease passed on during funeral rites of the Fore tribe when the body of the dead was ritually cooked and eaten. The brain, the most infected part of the body of someone with Kuru was eaten by the closest females relatives of the departed. The women and children scooped out the brain from the skull and would not wash their hands for many weeks after the funeral. The disease was probably also passed onto many others in the tribe because of this practice.

Kuru dementia is now almost non existent for two main reasons. The disease wiped out many tribes who practiced this ritual and Government in New Guinea discouraged cannibalism. It is believed the disease existed for only a short time as elders could not remember it when they were young.
Kuru Infected Brain

Signs of Kuru, like variant CJD is believed to have a long incubation period of many years. Signs and symptoms include profound neurological deterioration that manifests itself with disordered movement, tremors, unsteadiness, mood disorder and in some dementia. Death followed a comatose state within 6 to 12 months after the first appearance of symptoms.

There is no treatment for Kuru.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Things to know

College- A Hit or a Myth??



So I decided to drop a few names below. These are some of the people who never, ever finished school. They either never applied or they dropped out after few months. This shows that even without a degree, you are able to be on top of the world. Check out who NEVER finished school!!


People Who NEVER finished college:


1. Halle Berry - Multimillionaire Actress

2.  Michael Dell - founder and CEO of DELL

3. Henry Ford - Ford motor Company

4. Rachel Ray- TV show Cook

5. Steven Spielberg- Movie Director

6. Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook Founder 

7. Bill Gates- Founder of Microsoft. 



These people are now one of the world's most powerful and most successful people. They never got their degree, as they believed in more. They wanted much more than a high paycheck every month. All these people worked their ass off, just to get on top of the world. Some had  ideas, and some were looking for one. This is how you win.


See, it doesn't matter what's written on a piece of paper. It's what in your head. If you can do more, or want more- what's stopping you? You go out there and you get what you deserve. After all, you have nothing to lose.  

This is just my opinion, but I believe that college will bring you stability and balance in your life, but not millions. Sure, you will get a nice paycheck every month, you'll go to the same job every single day, because you have to. You just spend say 3 or 6 years in college just to do this job.  Maybe after few years you will get a raise. But will you be different from others? Will you earn more than your colleague? How about millions? Have you ever thought how to get them? I did. And someday I will be there.

Friday, April 8, 2011

World Between Me News


 666- a Devil number or just a Myth?



I think we all saw "The Omen" movie, in which a small boy had a birth mark on his head. It was the number 666. But what does it mean? Why do people think of it as a Devil's number?
When I saw "The Omen" I just knew that many people said the number 666 to be unlucky. I didn't think of it as unlucky, as I was born on the 6th, my favourite number is 6, and I met my true love on the 6th!! There you have, three sixes. So either I'm the granddaughter of the little boy  from the movie, or this is just a myth.:) Check out what I found when I googled the number 666:


 I have written down the most recognized reasons:

*In the New Testament, The Book of Revelation assets the number 666 to be "the number of a man", which is associated with "the beast".
*This beast is an antagonistic creature that appears briefly about 2/3rds into the apocalyptic vision.
* In today's world, the 666 has become one of the most widely recognized symbols for Antichrist.
*.It is not uncommon to see the symbolic role of the integer 666 transferred to the digit sequence 6-6-6. *Some people take the Satanic associations of 666 so seriously that they actively avoid things related to 666 or the digits 6-6-6. This is known as hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.
 * In the Bible,  the number 666 is the number of Adokinam's descendants who return to Jerusalem and Judah from the Babylonian exile.
* The number 666 is a frequent visual element of Aryan Brotherhood tattoos.

 
In terms of mathematics, the number means a lot in this field:

*  666 is the sum of the first 36 natural numbers. So, if we add the first 36 numbers ( 1+ 2+3+....+36= 666)
* the number 36 is a a square and a triangular number
* 666 is a member of the indices of prime Pandovan numbers: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 19, 30, 37, 84, 128, 469, 666, 1262, 1573, 2003, 2210, ...
* 666 is the sum of the squares of the first 7 prime numbers: 4+9+25+49+121+169+289=666.
* The number of prime numbers up to 666 is 121, the square of the number of prime numbers up to 36.




So there you have it. Not much devil as in " always the number happens when something bad happens" kinda thing:)


Sunday, April 3, 2011

World Between Me News

Located in Poland, Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world. The castle was founded in 1274 by the Teutonic Knights who used it as their headquarters to help defeat Polish enemies and rule their own northern Baltic territories. The castle was expanded several time to host the growing number of Knights until their retreat to Königsburg in1466. But wait, there's more to this castle to be said!



1. The Malbork Castle was built in Prussia 1274.
2. Malbork was previously called Marienburg,, literally meaning “Mary’s Castle” and was named after the Virgin Mary, the Order’s patron saint.
3. With the rise of Adolf  Hitler to power in the early 1930s, the Nazis used the castle as a destination for annual pilgrimages of both the Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls.
4. Since 1945, after the World War II, the Castle belongs to Poland. The name was changed to Malbork.
5. Malbork is the largest brick Gothic Castle in the world.
6.  It is the largest medieval fortress in Europe, consisting of three sections: the High, Middle and Lower Castles Each castle is separated by moats and towers. After many years of battle and unrest, the castle was turned over to Poland, where it really belonged!!


Friday, April 1, 2011

World Between Me News

What made Einstein an "Einstein" ?


There are few things that you may or may nor know about this genius, Albert Einstein. I hav read few articles and combined one of the most interesting facts about Einstein:



1. Einstein wasn't present in December 1922 to receive the Nobel prize in physics in America. Instead he was on a voyage to Japan.

2. Albert had early speech difficulties, and yet he was a top student in elementary school.
  

 3. Einstein's interest began when his father showed him a pocket compass. As he was looking at it, he questioned himself : what causes the needle in the compass to move? This question led him to what he became!!


4. Einstein's father intended for him to pursue electrical engineering, but  he clashed with authorities and resented the school's regimen and teaching method. Einstein later wrote that the spirit of learning and creative thought were lost in strict rote learning.
 
5. Einstein applied directly to the Eidgenössische Polytechnische Schule (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. Lacking the requisite Matura certificate, he took an entrance examination, which he failed.


6. Albert Einstein was once offered the presidency of Israel. He declined saying he had no head for problems.

7. When Albert Einstein died, his final words are unknown. The nurse that took care of him heard him saying few words, but did not understand German!!

8. After Albert died, the pathologist of Princeton Hospital, Thomas Stoltz Harvey, without the permission of his family, removed Einstein's brain for preservation, , in hope that the neuroscience of the future would be able to discover what made Einstein so intelligent!!


So there you have it. I can't believe this guy had math problems in his earlier life. Amazing how powerful he became later... anyway,, I hope you enjoyed it. Cheers from Ireland!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

World Between Me News


Mummy- Scary or Sweet??
 

There are very very interesting things about those dudes. Some say they are scary, any many kids choose their look on Halloween. But is the look or the thought that makes the mummy more.... sweet?? Check out why:

  • 1. A Mummy is a term used to describe a person who after death had Mummification.
  • Mummification happened only for people who could afford to pay for the expensive process of preserving their bodies for the afterlife. 
  •   The Egyptians believed that when they died, they would make a journey to another world where they would lead a new life.



How were mummies made?
 It took a very long time, from start to finish, it took about 70 days to embalm a body. The priest in charge would wear the mask of a jackal representing the god Anubis.
1. The body was washed and purified.
2. Organs were removed. Only the heart remained.
3. The body was filled with stuffing.
4. The body was dried by covering it with a substance called natron*. This substance absorbed all the moisture from the body. 
5. After 40 - 50 days the stuffing was removed and replaced with linen or sawdust.
6. The body was wrapped in strands of linen and covered in a sheet called a shroud. 
7. The body was placed in a stone coffin called a sarcophagus.

The reason why Egyptians left the heart was because they thought it was the centre of intelligence and emotion. It would be only organ that they would need in their next life.

Along with the mummies, their belongings were buried with them and the tomb walls were painted with scenes from the dead persons life. The objects included furniture, games and even food was placed in the tombs for the long After Life journey. Wow.




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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

World Between Me News

 How well do you know the Universe??


Here are some quick facts about the world between us. There are some amazing facts that I myself did not know!  So enjoy this article


Mars has  the largest volcano found in the solar system. This volcano is called "Olympus Mons".  It is about 27 kilometers high with a crater of 81 kilometers wide.

Venus is the brightest planet. If the sky is clear, you can sometimes see Venus with the naked eye!! It is the solar system's brightest plane 

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.  The red spot of Jupiter is the biggest, most violent storm in the known universe -- that spot is at least three times the size of earth!

Between Mars and Jupiter, is a Dwarf Planet known as Ceres.  It was discovered in 1801.  It is the smallest dwarf planet discovered in our universe (so far) and is the only one found in the asteroid belt.
  
 Uranus axis is at a 97 degree angle, meaning that it orbits lying on its side!  Talk about a lazy planet.

Saturn is the second biggest planet, but it’s also the lightest planet.  If there was a bathtub big enough to hold Saturn, it would float in the water!

Neptune has a dark spot caused by a storm.  Neptune's spot is smaller than Jupiter's -- it is only about the size of the planet earth.