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Kids Questionnaire – Where does tobacco come from?

Kids Questionnaire - Where does tobacco come from?

Tobacco is the name given to the plant and cured leaves of Nicotiana, and it can be used in various ways – for smoking, chewing and snuffing. It was first cultivated by the Indians of North and South America. Accounts of Christopher Columbus’s first voyage in 1492 speak of the natives of Cuba using ‘smoking reeds’ – a kind of …

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Mother’s Day Date in Different Countries

Mother's Day Date in Different Countries

Mother’s Day is celebrated in several country across the globe though the month and date on which Mother’s Day is celebrated in different countries varies. Most countries celebrate Mothers Day on second Sunday in the Month of May. This Mother’s Day date was declared by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914 when he signed a Joint Resolution designating …

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Christmas Celebrations – Christmas Festival Holidays Celebration

Christmas Celebrations - Christmas Festival Holidays Celebration

Christmas is a popular festival celebrated throughout the world. Though the main theme behind the celebrations is same everywhere, every country has slightly different customs related to Christmas celebration. However, the zeal and enthusiasm of Christmas celebrations remain the same everywhere. Be it countries of Europe or the countries of Asia, or counties in America or Africa there is a …

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Where do you find frogs that live in tree?

Where do you find frogs that live in tree?

Tree-frogs are found in Europe, North and South America, New Guinea, North Africa, and warm parts of Asia. They have small sticky discs on the tops of their fingers and toes, which help them, cling to the branches of trees. The best-known European tree-frog is less than two inches long. Its Latin name is Hyla arborea. Its color is usually …

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Olympic Games Images

Olympic Games Images

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with …

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Why are ‘daily soaps’ called so?

Daily soaps are a take-off from opera shows in South America, which were sponsored by soap manufacturers. They were then known as ‘soap operas’ – these inspired daily television shows, known as ‘daily soaps’ .

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Who were the first Americans?

When Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic in 1942, he thought that the Earth was much smaller than it actually is. As a result, he believed that he had reached India and that the people in the Caribbean islands were Indians. In fact, the ancestors of these people came from north-eastern Asia, perhaps 40,000 years ago. They spread southwards and …

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Numbers and Numerals

Numbers and Numerals – A number is a theoretical concept, and a numeral is the way that people denote that concept. A numeral contains one or more written symbols, but a number can be expressed in a range of ways. Number and numeral are often used interchangeably, but there is a slight difference between them. Numbers and Numerals? What is a …

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General Knowledge Picture Quiz – 3

General Knowledge Picture Quiz – 3: Recognize the Pictures of Maps and Flags…

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Which is the largest freshwater fish in the world?

The Arapaima from South America is generally thought to be one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world. The biggest one found is said to have been 15 feet in length with a weight of over 400 pounds. Most are between 7 and 8 feet long with a weight of 200 pounds, but even this is a colossal size …

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