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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mental Retardation: Types, Classification, Causes And Prevention

Mental Retardation: Types, Classification, Causes And Prevention

An article that tackles the types, classification, causes and prevention of mental retardation.


What is Mental Retardation? Mental Retardation is a disorder in which an individual’s intellectual functioning is sub-average or well below average having an IQ of around 70 or less.

Types and Classifications of Mental Retardation

There are 4 types of mental retardation;

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Four Holy Cities for Judaism | Trifter

The Four Holy Cities for Judaism | Trifter

For Judaism, there are four cities regarded as sacred and are collectively known as the “Four Holy Cities” and these include Jerusalem, Hebron, Tiberias and Safed.

Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world. It is the first monotheistic religion in the world. Two other monotheistic religions – Christianity and Islam, were based on the basic teachings of Judaism. Hence, Jerusalem, which is sacred to Judaism, is also holy to Christians and Muslims. As of 2010, there are 13.4 million Jews in the world.

Jerusalem


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Jerusalem is the most holy city for Judaism. Likewise, the city is sacred to Christianity and Islam. This holy city, which is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in history, is the place where Jesus Christ was crucified and died on the cross. It was the capital of the first United Kingdom of Israel and has been a holy city since the time of King David. Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, means “Abode of Peace” or “The Holy Sanctuary”

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The 10 Fastest Animals in The World | Scienceray

The 10 Fastest Animals in The World | Scienceray

Here are the 10 world’s quickest and fastest creatures.

Some animals possess extraordinary abilities. Some of them move so fast and some are very strong relative to body size. Here are the 10 fastest animals in the world.

Tiger Beetles – World’s Fastest Animals in Terms of Body Size


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Tiger Beetles are among the most amazing animals in the world. They can sprint at 13 km/h. If human beings are like Tiger Beetles, we can run as fast as 494 km/h. They are the fastest animal in the world in equivalent to body size. Tiger Beetles run extremely fast they go blind. Their speed is about 22times the speed of the fastest human sprinter.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

20 Unique And Unusual Tourist Attractions in The Philippines

20 Unique And Unusual Tourist Attractions in The Philippines

Here are some weird and peculiar attractions in the Philippines.
The Philippines is truly a unique nation with lots of numerous unique attractions. Here are some weird and peculiar attractions in the Philippines.

1.) Coron Reefs

Palawan is truly a paradise, a perfect destination for nature lovers and one of the many beautiful attractions of the province is Coron Reefs. With seven lakes surrounded by craggy limestone cliffs, Coron Reefs is a perfect diving site. It has been certified as one of the top 10 best scuba sites in the world.

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50 Interesting Facts About Apolinario Mabini, The Brains of The Revolution

50 Interesting Facts About Apolinario Mabini, The Brains of The Revolution

Here are 50 interesting facts about a man referred to "as the Sublime Paralytic" in Philippine history.

Apolinario Mabini is one of the most prominent figures in Philippine History. He is known in the pages of Philippine History books as “The Sublime Paralytic” and the “Brains of the Revolution”.  Mabini had proven that poverty is not a hindrance to education and if there’s a will, there’s a way.


1.) His complete name is Apolinario Marana Mabini and was nicknamed Poly.
2.) He was born on July 23, 1864 in Barangay Talaga in the town of Tanauan, Batangas.
3.) This great Filipino political philosopher and a revolutionary died at the very young age of 38.
4.) He is known for writing a constitutional plan for the First Philippine Republic of 1899-1901.
5.) To Mabini’s enemies and detractors he is referred to as the “Dark Chamber of the President”.
6.) Mabini was the 2nd of 8 children of Dionisia Maranan and Inocencio Mabini. Her mother was a vendor in the Tanauan market and his father is an unlettered peasant.
7.) His maternal grandfather was the village teacher from whom he began his informal studies.
8.) Because of Mabini’s exceptional display of intelligence he was transferred to a regular school where he worked as a houseboy to the owner of the school.
9.) Mabini also took odd jobs from a local tailor in exchange for free board and lodging.
10.) He later transferred to the school conducted by the famous educator Fray Valerio Malabanan.
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11.) When he was 16, he received a scholarship for Colegio San Juan de Letran in Manila.

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Extremely Bizarre Birth Defects And Physical Deformities

Extremely Bizarre Birth Defects And Physical Deformities


Highly bizarre congenital and physical deformities you may have not heard of yet. Warning: Do not read if you have weak stomach!

It is unfortunate that some children are born with congenital defects or abnormalities. These rare birth defects or congenital disorders are cause by varied and different factors. A branch of science called Teratology is specifically dedicated in the study of abnormalities of physiological development. This study of birth defects goes on up to puberty stage and it also includes plants and animals.

1.) Mermaid Syndrome


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Mermaid Syndrome is medically termed as Sirenomelia. Children who were born with this bizarre medical condition have legs that are fused together that give then the appearance of a mermaid’s tail. This very rare congenital deformity is found in approximately 1 out of every 100,000 live births. This condition is usually fatal within a day or two of birth due to complications associated with abnormal urinary bladder and kidney development and function.
More than 50% of the cases of Mermaid Syndrome result in stillbirth. Maternal diabetes is oftentimes cited as the more likely cause of such condition.

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The Most Holy Cities For Buddhism

The Most Holy Cities For Buddhism


Here’s a list of cities regarded as sacred to Buddhism.

Buddhism is the 4th largest religion in the world. This religion and philosophy originated in the Indian subcontinent and spread throughout South, Southeast and East Asia. Beliefs and practices of this oriental religion were largely based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama more commonly known as the Buddha or "the enlightened one". 

Gaya/Bodh Gaya, India


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The City of Gaya in Bodhgaya, India is one of the holiest cities to Buddhism. The Mahabodhi Temple, which is located in the city, is believed to be the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. This historic temple is the world’s number one pilgrimage site of Buddhism. The city is also sacred to Hinduism.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

100+ Interesting And Controversial Facts About Napoleon Bonaparte

100+ Interesting And Controversial Facts About Napoleon Bonaparte

Here are some of the most interesting facts about Napoleon Bonaparte.
Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most popular and controversial conquerors in the world. His intriguing and colorful personal life and political life made him one of the most popular figures all over the world.
1.) Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 in the island of Corsica and died in May 5, 1821 at the age of 51.
2.) Autopsy report concluded that Napoleon died of stomach cancer but some scientists believed he was poisoned with arsenic.
3.) Forensic samples of Napoleon’s hair did show high levels which is 13 times the normal amount of the element.
4.) Napoleon was one of the greatest military commanders in history. Oftentimes portrayed as a power hungry conqueror, this strong and ambitious man is indeed one of the greatest.
5.) Before going any further, maybe you would like to know one of the darkest secrets of Napoleon Bonaparte – this great man suffered from hemorrhoids – a condition which is highly considered disgusting during his days.

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6.) Napoleon’s legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, was influential on many civil laws jurisdictions worldwide.

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100 Interesting Facts About Temujin or Genghis Khan

100 Interesting Facts About Temujin or Genghis Khan

Don’t make him angry. You’ll never like him when he’s angry!!!

Who is Temujin? Some people consider him one of the worst conquerors to have ever lived. He is hated by many for the hundreds of thousands of people who were killed during his time. Is he really bad? Do we really have to hate him?

Check this out to find out and be the judge. 

1.) Temujin is known in world history as “Genghis Khan. His real name is Borjigin Temujin.

2.) Temüjin was named after a Tatar chieftain whom his father had captured. The name also suggests that they may have been descended from a family of blacksmiths

3.) Physically, Genghis is described as tall, long-bearded, red-haired and bluish-green-eyed.
4.) Kublai Khan, his grand child who ruled China, did not inherit his red hair.
5.) He was probably born in 1162 in Khentii Mountains and died in 1227 CE or Common Era at the age of 65.
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6.) Temujin was born with a blood clot grasped in his fist, a traditional sign that he was destined to become a great leader.
7.) He was the third-oldest son of his father who is a minor tribal chief and the oldest son of Hoelun his mother.

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Amazing Facts About The Ear, Teeth And Tongue

Amazing Facts About The Ear, Teeth And Tongue

Here’s a list of some of the most amazing and interesting facts about the human tongue, teeth and ear.

Tongue

1.) The human tongue has 3,000 taste buds. Each of these buds has a sensory nerve connected with the brain that carries impulses which the brain interprets and passes judgment.
2.) Including the surface of the throat and the roof of the mouth, a person has about 9,000 taste buds.

3.) In relation to size, the tongue is the strongest muscle in our body.
4.) The tongue gives some indication of the presence of certain disorders elsewhere in the body.

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5.) The tongue of a healthy person is pink. It is white if there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

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The 10 Best Hotels in The Philippines

The 10 Best Hotels in The Philippines

Philippines is one of the best tropical destinations in the world. Fine beaches, hospitable people and the best hotel accommodations make this tropical paradise an ideal place for tourists from all over the world.

Some hotels in the Philippine archipelago offer the best comfort and luxury. Check in at any of the list below and experience world-class service, facilities and hospitality.

The Peninsula Manila: Makati City


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The Peninsula Manila is among the most prestigious hotels in the Philippines. It is located in the city of Makati and for more than 25 years, it has been the favorite hotel and ideal business address for foreign visitors. The hotel contains 498 world-class and elegantly furnished rooms and suites with modern conveniences and restaurants that offer wide fine dining options. The hotel has steam room, spa and fitness center, gymnasium, swimming pool and hair salon. It is also called the Manila Peninsula

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