Sunday, April 15, 2007
Mobile phones can cause a lot of damage indirectly to our crops... by directly causing damage to bees!!!! Bees are necessary to pollinate our crops! Without them, all benefits of improved genetic stock, herbicides, fertilizers, insecticides, cultural methods, and harvest techniques are wasted!!
Scientists claim that the rapid decline in the population of bees is primarily because of the radiation given off by mobile phones and other hi-tech gadgets. The theory is that radiation from mobile phones interferes with bees' navigation navigation systems, preventing the homeloving species from finding their way back to their hives. What do you think of that?
Saturday, April 14, 2007
- 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road!!
- Identity theft is the fastest growing crime, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Experts estimate that about 10 million people become victims each year! That means every minute, 19 people become new victims of identity fraud.
- What is the sweetest fruit? Nope,not mango nor tangerine!! It is the FIG! The fig trade is ancient and goes back to at least 6000 B.C. It was a staple in the diets of Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. ”Showing of the fig” - showing your thumb is an obscene gesture in some Mediterranean countries.
- What was the oldest recorded recipe for?? BEER...!?!?! The oldest recipe ever found was a 6,000 year old formula for beer written on a cuneiform tablet. The recipe was part of a poem that was devoted to Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of beer...