SCHOOL TIMES : Did you know?
The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth’s magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.
• The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.
• It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.
• In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
• Due to the natural ‘momentum’ of the ocean, saltwater fish cannot swim backwards.
• When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.
• If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.
— Bishwash Dhakal, GEMS School