Just the facts

THE HUMAN BODY

THE HUMAN BODY 1

1. If you could save all the times your eyes blink in one life time and use them all at once, you would see blackness for 1.2 years!

2. The life span of a taste bud is ten days.

3.The average red blood cell lives for 120 days and can circumnavigate your body in less than 20 seconds.

4. The nerve impulses of the body travel at over 400 km/hr.

CRUCIFIXION

CRUCIFIXION

Crucifixion is a form of execution in which a person is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross (or tree) and left to hang until dead. It was a common mode of punishment among pagan nations in ancient times, but remains in occasional use in some countries today. It is arguably the cruelest form of death ever devised by man: Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC), an ancient Roman philosopher and orator, described it as “a most cruel and disgusting punishment,” and in 2009, Amnesty International condemned it as “the ultimate form of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.”

MICHAEL FARADAY

MICHAEL FARADAY

Michael Faraday was the brain behind the technology that led to the invention of the cooling machine known as the refrigerator. Born into a low-income family on 22 September, 1791 in South London, Faraday worked as an apprentice to a bookseller in his teenage years. It was during this period that he read many of the books that made him develop a keen interest in science. Years later, he would become the first and foremost Fullerian Professor of Chemistry, appointed at the Royal Institute of Great Britain.

The NOAH’S ARK

THE NOAHS ARK

Noah’s Ark was the wooden vessel in which Noah, his family and all species of land animals were preserved during the great flood that destroyed the earth (Genesis 6: 14-8: 19 ). Even though it was built by Noah, the Ark's designer was God Himself, who gave Noah the exact specifications (Genesis 6:14-16). The Ark stood at 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high and was made of "gopher" wood. Its inside and outside were smeared with pitch (possibly to keep it waterproof), and it had three internal compartments (lower, middle and upper decks), a roof, and one entrance on the side. The Ark had a ratio (length x width x height) of 30 x 5 x 3, which according to ship-builders is the optimum design for stability in rough seas. The Ark, as designed by God, was virtually impossible to capsize; it would have had to be tilted over 90 degrees for that to happen!

THE DEAD SEA

THE DEAD SEA

The Dead Sea is almost 10 times as salty as the ocean, and with 33.7% salt concentration, it's one of the world's saltiest water bodies. In Hebrew, it is called "Yam ha-Melab "meaning "sea of salt" (Genesis 14:3), and because of its high salinity, aquatic organisms like fish and plants cannot flourish in it; hence its name - the Dead Sea. The sea water has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which makes swimming in it similar to floating. At 50 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide, it borders Jordan to the east, Israel and Palestine to the west. Although sparsely-populated and serene now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Genesis 14:2). Its surface and shores are 427 metres (1,401 ft) below sea level, making it earth's lowest elevation on land. And with a depth of 306 m (1,004 ft), it is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world.

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