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Across the Atlantic on Balloon

Sep
21

Among the riskiest adventures human beings have undertaken till date, the attempts to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon is one of the most thrilling and sensational. It might sound bizarre, but it happened in reality. It didn’t however come overnight. Before the ultimate successful flight in 1978, fourteen previous attempts had failed with the loss of five lives: Malcolm Brighton with Rodney and Pamela Anderson in Free Life, 1970, Tom Gatch in Light Heart, 1974, and Bob Berger, the same year, in Spirit of Man.

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The Bantars of Nepal

Sep
21

The remnant of the ash is collected and made into a small pile. A crater is made on the top, and milk is poured into it. If the milk turns red it is taken as the sign of love. After six days, the close relatives of the dead go to the nearest river or pond and offer mustard in the name of the dead. On twelfth day the final rites are performed.

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What are comets?

Sep
21

These materials expand into an enormous escaping atmosphere called the coma, which becomes far bigger than a planet, and they are forced back into long tails of dust and gas by radiation and charged particles flowing from the Sun. Comets are cold bodies, and we see them only because the gases in their comae and tails fluoresce in sunlight and because of sunlight reflected from the solids.

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Sinking of the Titanic

Sep
20

By Mahesh Paudyal

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic, largest ship afloat, left Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York City. The White Star Line had spared no expense in assuring her luxury. A legend even before she sailed, her passengers were a mixture of the world's wealthiest basking in the elegance of first class accommodations and immigrants packed into steerage.

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के तपाईंलाई थाहा छ ?

Sep
18
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चिसो झोल कोल्ड ड्रिङ्कमा फोस्फोरिक अम्ल धेरै मात्रामा हुन्छ । यस अम्लले केटाकेटीको हाडलाई कमजोर पार्छ । यही भएर इन्डोनेसियाको सरकारले चिसो झोल कम्पनी सरकारी चेतावनी पनि दिएको थियो । सन् १९६९ मा जाम्बिया नामक देशमा एउटा घट्ना नै घट्यो । त्यहाँका आमाहरूले कोक र फेन्टालाई उत्तम झोल ठानेर स्तनपान गराउँनुको सट्टा आफ्ना केटाकेटीलाई खुवाएछन् । त्यही कारण धेरै बच्चाहरू कुपोषण भएर अस्पताल भर्ना भएका थिए । ती मध्ये चौवन्न प्रतिशत केटकेटीलाई चिसो झोल खुवाइएको थियो । यसरी कुपोषित भएका बच्चाहरूको नाम फेन्टा बेबी भनी नामाकरण गरिएको थियो ।

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रोचक जानकारीहरू

Sep
02

सन् १३३७ र १४५३ का बीच बेलायत र फ्रान्सका बीचमा अनेक छोटा छोटा युद्धहरू भए । यी युद्धहरूलाई सामूहिक रुपमा “सयवर्षे युद्धहरू भनिन्छ । बेलायतीहरूले पटक पटक फ्रान्सको सत्तालाई कब्जा गर्ने कोसिस गरिरहे । तर फ्रान्सेलीहरूले त्यसको प्रतिकार गरि नै रहे । १४१५ मा बेलायती राजा हेनरी पाचौंले फ्रान्समाथि जबरजस्त आक्रमण गरेर एजिनकोर्ट युद्ध जितेर फ्रान्सलाई आफ्नो अधिनमा ल्याए ।

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