Cool, Strange and Interesting Facts – Part I

Fact 1. Uranus has 27 moons. Fact 2. Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side. Fact 3. Uranus winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years. Fact 4. Urine from men’s public urinals was sold as a commodity in Ancient Rome. It was used as a dye and for… Read More

Adulthood does change your perpective on life

  I am at the beginning of my 50’s, that’s half a century, and I know that I am aging. I also notice that along the way, my habits have changed, for better or worse. I believe in aging with dignity, and above all, with a sense of humour: “as long as you can laugh… Read More

How Did These Fruits Get Their Names in English?

How Kiwifruits Got Their Name Kiwifruit were first found in the Chang Kiang Valley of China and as they spread to other parts of the world, they were called Chinese gooseberries. They were named ‘kiwifruit’ in the mid twentieth century. The new name refers to the furry covering that resembles the kiwi bird. Kiwifruits in… Read More

The Legend of Santa Claus: Merry Christmas!!! Ho ho ho

Hundreds of years back, Nicholas was born to a wealthy Christian family in Patara in around 280 AD. The place is near Myra in modern-day Turkey. He was so kind and pious that he helped anyone who came his way and soon many legends about his good deeds became popular. Later, he became the Bishop… Read More

Origin of Thanksgiving Day

    Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States… Read More