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Hotel Arbez

Lie in France and roll across to Switzerland

Categories: France, French–Swiss border, Hotel Arbez, Hotel Arbez Franco-Suisse, La Cure, Switzerland, World

If someone has a habit of rolling while sleeping, even a night’s stay at Hotel Arbez might buy them a memory for life! Also known as Hotel Arbez Franco-Suisse, Hotel Arbez lies bang on the border between France and Switzerland. The around-a-century old hotel belongs in a tiny village called La Cure, which, too, is shared between the two picturesque …

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A ‘prime’ number, indeed!

A ‘prime’ number, indeed!

Categories: Mathematics, Mersenne Prime, Prime Numbers

Mersenne primes – prime numbers of the order of 2n–1 – are considered significant in decoding encrypted data. Currently, there are 49 such numbers (the square of, again, a Mersenne prime). The most recently discovered number equals to 274,207,281–1, which also holds the record for the longest prime number, with nearly 24,000,000 digits! The Mersenne primes are named after the …

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‘Mohenjo-Daro’ or 'the mound of the dead'

‘Mohenjo-Daro’ or 'the mound of the dead'

Categories: History, Indus Valley Civilization, Kukkutarma, Mohenjo daro, Pakistan, R.D. Banerji, Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay, Sindh Province

The people of the Sindh province of current-day Pakistan were the ones who coined the name ‘Mohenjo-Daro’. The name, in Sindhi, means ‘the mound of the dead’. Mohenjo-Daro, the 5000-year-old ‘modern’ city, of the Indus Valley Civilization, was discovered by Indian archaeologist Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay, better known as R.D. Banerji. While working in the Sindh province, in the year 1922, R.D. …

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