Technology to discover asteroids
The technology used for discovering asteroids has improved dramatically
since original discoveries and astronomers now have access to a range of
powerful telescopes to aid in their research and discoveries.
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The famous line in Titanic from Leonardo DiCaprio, “I’m king of the world!” was improvised.
The color red doesn’t make bulls angry. In fact, cows are red-green colorblind! In bullfights, it’s the motion of the cape that draws the bull’s attention, not the color.
Brazil was the first nation to bring people to work by force in the Americas and the last to set them free when, after centuries of hardship for the imported African slaves, it abolished slavery in 1888.
Most Ancient Egyptian pyramids were built as tombs for pharaohs and their families. To date, over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.
Jellyfish Lake in the Philippines contains more than 13 million jellyfish.
In 2009, a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of agriculture announced that they’d successfully mapped the bovine genome. The results? Cattle have about 22,000 genes, and a whopping 80% of those are shared with humans. (Another 10% are shared with dogs and rodents.)
Beeswax comes from abdomen glands of a worker bee, they use the wax to form the walls and caps of the comb.
Blue Mountain Coffee is produced by Jamaica, a popular and expensive cafe throughout the world and one of the most rare coffees in the world.