Hawaii

Hawaii

On June 14, 1900, Hawaii became a U.S. territory and began using U.S. stamps for its mail. American missionaries arrived in Hawaii in 1820. As the white population grew, it became apparent that postal provisions were a necessity. The first…

Honey bees

Honey bees

Everyone loves the honeybee. We humans have been drooling over its honey and prospering from its powers of pollination for millennia. But our worship of this one species, understandable as it might be, is a sign that something has gone…

Brain cells

Brain cells

Like constructing a house, brains are built upon a strong foundation. This starts before birth, and is very important during the first three years of life. Brain cells are “raw” materials — much like lumber is a raw material in…

All alone, Belarus plays on

All alone, Belarus plays on

The Belarusian Premier League or the Vysheyshaya Liga is the top division of professional football in Belarus, and is organized by the Belarusian Football Federation. The number of teams in the competition has varied over the years from as high…

Eggs

Eggs

An egg shell is made of calcium carbonate, which is also the main ingredient in some antacids. The shell makes up 9-12 percent of an egg’s total weight, and contains pores that allow oxygen in and carbon dioxide and moisture…

Stephen King

Stephen King

King was broke and struggling when he was first trying to write. He lived in a trailer with his wife—also a writer—and they both worked multiple jobs to support their family while pursuing their craft. They were so poor they…

Wher does cancer come from?

Wher does cancer come from?

The origin of the word cancer is credited to the Greek physician Hippocrates (460-370 BC), who is considered the “Father of Medicine.” Hippocrates used the terms carcinos and carcinoma to describe non-ulcer forming and ulcer-forming tumors. In Greek, these words…

Turnips

Turnips

Turnips are a versatile crop. Like beets, they can be grown for greens or for the bulb. They grow fairly quickly, maturing in about 2 months, so you can get more than one harvest in a season. However the bulbs…

Elephants sleep the least of any Mammal

Elephants sleep the least of any Mammal

Sleep is a biological imperative. Some need it more than others, some sleep with half a brain, and some hang upside-down, but one fact rises above all else: All mammals need sleep. Elephants are the largest land creatures on Earth,…

Alex Zanardi

Alex Zanardi

Alessandro Zanardi is an Italian professional racing driver and paracyclist. He won the CART championship in 1997 and 1998 in North America. He also raced in Formula One from 1991-1994 and again in 1999; his best result was a sixth-place…