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What Are Tidal Waves Or Tsunami?
Tidal waves or Tsunami have been always a truth with lot of speculation and is still under research. Tidal waves can be described as huge waves emanation from the ocean, which can literally destroy anything that comes under their way....
What are fossils?
  Fossils are nothing but the remains or part of bodies or footmarks, of animals that lived millions of years ago. The study of fossils is called as "paleontology." Actually, there are three diffe...
What are falling stars?
Falling stars are nothing but “meteors” which are small, solid bodies which travel through space, and which may also pass through the earth’s atmosphere. When it comes within our atmosphere, we can see them because they leave a fiery...
How were the mountains made?
Geologists have divided mountains into four classifications, according to how they were formed. All mountains are the result of violent changes in the earth's surface, most of which happened millions of years ago. The Appalachian...
Can you imagine how big is our universe?
To conceive a true picture of size of the universe it is impossible for the human mind. If we move out of the earth we will understand why this is so. The solar system is only a tiny part of another much bigger system called “a galaxy”...
How are icebergs formed?
A piece of glacier that breaks off is called as an iceberg. This happens when the glaciers push down valleys until they reach the sea. The end of the glacier breaks off there and forms a floating iceberg. “Fiords” are some glaciers,...
Do you know how were caves formed?
In many interesting ways caves have been linked with the history of man. Caves are deep hollow places in the rocky sides of hills or cliffs. Large caves are called “caverns.” Today, huge and beautiful caves all over the world are tourist...
The Sandy Road
Once upon a time a merchant, with many carts, was on his way to the country on the other side of the desert. The sun on the sand, making it hot. But at night, after the sun went down, the sand cooled, and then men could travel. So the...
Bhaubeej
Bhaubeej/Bhau-Beej (in Marathi) or Bhai-Dooj (in Hindi) is a festival or ceremony performed by Hindus on the second day after the main Diwali celebrations are done. Women and girls ceremonise their love for their brothers by putting an...
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Diwali in Caribbean Islands
Diwali is celebrated in the Caribbean Islands as well. Especially in Trinidad and Tobago, Diwali is marked as a special occasion and celebrated with a lot of fanfare. It is observed as a national holiday in this part of the world and some...
Diwali in Nepal
In Nepal, Diwali is known as Tihar and celebrated during the October/November period. Here, though the festival is celebrated for five days, the traditions vary from those followed in India. On the first day, cows are worshipped and...
Diwali in Malaysia
In Malaysia, Diwali is known as "Hari Deepavali," and is celebrated during the seventh month of the Hindu solar calendar. It is a federal public holiday. In many respects it resembles the traditions followed in the Indian subcontinent. ...
Diwali in other parts of the world
Diwali is celebrated in various parts of the world, in countries such as Britain, The Netherlands, Suriname, Canada, Guyana, Mauritius, Fiji, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand,...
Rangoli at Diwali Time
Rangoli is a traditional art of decorating the ground in front of houses, places of worship and sometimes eating places to attract Lakshmi the Goddess of wealth. The intricate and symbolic designs of Rangoli are usually drawn using rice...
Fifth day of Diwali
On the fifth and final day of the festival, which is known as Bhayiduj, Bhayyaduj, Bhaubeej or Bhayitika, brothers and sisters meet to express their love and affection for each other. Sisters put a ceremonial mark, usually with vermilion,...
Fourth day of Diwali
The fourth day is variously known as Padwa, Varshapratipada and Kartika Shudda Padyami. The significance of this day lies in the story of Lord Krishna - who saw the villagers making offerings to the thunder God Indra. This was supposed to...
Third day (actual day of Diwali)
The actual day of Diwali is celebrated on the third day of the festival, when the moon completely wanes and total darkness sets in the night sky. It is in this darkness that Diwali finds its true expression. On this day people worship...
Jellyfish
Jellyfish (also called jellies or sea jellies as they are not true fish) are animals that belong to the Class Scyphozoa (from Greek skyphos "cup" and zoon "animal") which is in the Phylum Cnidaria. The name "jellyfish" is also often used...
What are Crustaceans?
The crustaceans (Crustacea) are a large group of arthropods (55,000 species), usually treated as a subphylum. They include various familiar animals, such as lobsters, crabs, shrimp and barnacles. They are variously found in marine and...
What is a Manta ray?
The manta ray, or giant manta, is the largest of the rays, ranging up to 6.7 meters (22 ft) across its pectoral fins (or "wings") and weighing up to 1,350 kg (3,000 lb). It ranges throughout the tropical seas of the world, typically...
What is a Skate?
A skate is fish belonging to the family Rajidae. Skates are cartilaginous fishes belonging to the order Batoidea of rays, and are closely related to sharks. They are carnivorous, feeding mostly on smaller fish and crustaceans. They have...
What is an Electric ray?
Electric rays (order Torpediniformes) are fish that have a rounded body and a pair of organs capable of producing an electric discharge, which is used to stun or kill prey. There are 69 species in two families.   All text...
What is a Star fish?
Sea stars or starfish are marine invertebrates belonging to phylum Echinodermata, class Asteroidea. The names sea star and starfish are also used for the closely related brittle stars, which make up the class Ophiuroidea. They exhibit a...
Zebra Shark
The Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) is a common carpet shark of inshore Indo-Pacific waters notable for its very long caudal fin, nearly as long as its body. It is the only species in the family Stegostomatidae and the genus...
Great White Shark
The Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias), also known as White Pointer, White Shark or Amaletz, is an exceptionally big lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. Reaching lengths of about 6 meters (20 feet)...
What is a Whale shark?
The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a distinctively-marked member of the subclass Elasmobranchii of the class Chondrichthyes. It is the largest shark and also the largest fish. A diagram of the Whale shark
What is a Lionfish?
The lionfish is native to the tropical Indo-Pacific region of the world. They are notable for their extremely long and separated spines, and have a generally striped appearance, red, brown, or black on white. They are a very hardy and...
What is a Red Lionfish?
The Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) is venomous coral reef fish from the Indian and western Pacific oceans. The Red Lionfish is also found off the east coast of the United States, and were likely first introduced off the Florida coast in...
What is a Deep sea fish?
Deep sea fish is a term for fish that live below the photic zone of the ocean. Examples include the lanternfish, flashlight fish, cookie-cutter shark, bristlemouths, and anglerfish.
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