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Even bugs are baffled by a zebra's stripes

Even bugs are baffled by a zebra's stripes

Categories: Animals & Birds, Black and white strips, Blood sucking bugs, Horse family, Optical illusion, Predators, Striped skin, Tsetse flies

The black-and-white-striped body of a zebra creates an optical illusion. In a herd it is difficult to see exactly where one zebra stops and another begins. This can be a challenge for the predators like lions. Zebras are plagued by biting insects, but bizarrely they are unlikely to be bitten by the blood-sucking bugs – Tsetse flies. The stripes baffle …

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‘Lethologica’ – Something all of us have faced

‘Lethologica’ – Something all of us have faced

Categories: Articulation, Expression, Interesting Facts, Lethogica, Lethological, Psychological Disorder, State of mind, Thoughts

The word ‘lethological’ describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. Lethologica is a psychological disorder in which a person is not able to remember the key words to articulate and express his or her thoughts and emotions.

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Brando before The Godfather

Brando before The Godfather

Categories: A Streetcar Named Desire, Don Corleone, Elia Kazan, Films, Godfather, Hollywood, Hollywood legend, Karl Malden, Marlon Brando, Vivian Leigh

Everybody’s image of Marlon Brando seems to be Don Corleone in The Godfather (1972). But not only was Marlon a Hollywood legend, he was also one of the best-looking stars of the 1950s. Vivian Leigh as the insecure older sister and Marlon’s close friend Karl Malden play an ample supporting cast in the movie A Streetcar Named Desire directed by Elia Kazan. …

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Town in Kashmir has two temples in ruins with intriguing lore

Town in Kashmir has two temples in ruins with intriguing lore

Categories: Avantipur, Avantishwar, Avantiswami, India, Jammu & Kashmir, Kashmir, Shiva temple, Temples, Utpala Dynasty, Vishnu temple

Avantipur is a town founded by Avanti Varman, who founded the Utpala Dynasty in the 9th century. There are a couple of temples Avantishwar (dedicated to Shiva) and Avantiswami (dedicated to Vishnu). Such a combination is generally rare. The temples are in ruins now.

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Significance of Baisakhi Purnima in the life of Buddha

Significance of Baisakhi Purnima in the life of Buddha

Categories: Baisakhi Purnima, Birth anniversary, Buddha, Enlightenment, Gautam Buddha, History, Nirvana, Purnima

Gautam Buddha was born on a Baisakhi Purnima, received enlightenment on a Baisakhi Purnima and attained nirvana on a Baisakhi Purnima.

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How long does a person walk in a lifetime?

How long does a person walk in a lifetime?

According to an estimate, an average person walks 160,934.4 kilometres in his or her lifetime. This distance is equal to four times the circumference of the earth.

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The bird with the wingspan of 3 metres

The bird with the wingspan of 3 metres

The albatross is a seabird with a mean wingspan of 3 metres. It glides over the waves for hours. It basically rides on the air currents, rarely flapping its long narrow wings.

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