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Category Archive: Creativity

Interesting about Alphabet

Interesting about Alphabet

Interesting about Alphabet

An alphabet is a system used to represent language in written form. Each letter stands for a single spoken sound. Many languages use alphabets. In Japanese and Cherokee each symbol represents a group of sounds. In Chinese symbols represent the meaning of words, not their sounds.
People in early societies drew pictures to communicate ideas. The Phoenicians, who lived about 3,000 years ago in the Middle eastern country now called Syria, developed the first modern alphabet. However, it contained only consonants. Greek alphabet is considered the first true alphabet, because it contained both consonants and vowels. Greek alphabet is the ancestor of all modern European alphabets, including Latin. The ancient Romans developed the Latin alphabet. As the Roman Empire grew, the Latin alphabet spread throughout the empire’s vast lands.
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Peanut – when nut not nut

Peanut – when nut not nut

Peanut – when nut not nut

Peanuts look and taste like nuts, have shells and skins. But they’re not nuts. Nuts grow mostly on trees or bushes. But peanuts grow underground and in some places they are called “groundnuts”. The scientific name is Arachis hypogaea. It belongs to the pea family, which also includes peas, beans, and clovers.
The peanut pod is a spongy shell covered with tiny dimples. Inside the shell you will usually find two peanuts.
Peanuts grow in warm sandy places. The peanut plant is a low bush. Small yellow flowers grow on the lower part of the plant. The cycle of growing peanuts from the moment of planting to harvesting takes 5 months.
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Sugar – Sweet joy

Sugar - Sweet joy

Sugar – Sweet joy

Sugar is the most widely used sweetener in the world. Most people use sucrose, which is found in almost all plants. Sugarcane and sugar beets are the best producers of sucrose. Sugarcane is a giant, thick grass. Major producers of sugarcane are Brazil, India, and China. Sugar is stored in sugar beet’s white root. France and Germany are leading producers of sugar beets. Sugar is made from its juice, which is boiled until it starts to thicken and sugar crystals begin to form.
Too much sugar can cause people to gain weight. It also can lead to tooth decay. Today some people use saccharin and aspartame instead of sugar.
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Advertising – engine of commerce

Advertising - engine of commerce. Timotei

Advertising – engine of commerce. Timotei


Advertising is the promotion of goods or services through the use of slogans, images, and other attention-getting devices. The goal of most advertising is to make the public want to buy whatever is being advertised. People also use advertising to make the public form opinions about things.
Ads appear almost everywhere. They are found in newspapers and magazines. They appear on television, radio, and the Internet. Advertising and brand logos appeared regularly on T-shirts, baseball caps, key chains, clothing, plastic cups and mugs, garbage cans, bicycle racks, parking meters, the bottom of golf cups, in public restrooms, on mousepads, in public school hallways.
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LEGO – most famous toy

LEGO - most famous toy

LEGO – most famous toy

The name LEGO was made up of two Danish words – Leg and Godt, which together mean “play well.” A few years later the founder of the company found out that LEGO in Latin means “I study”.
Few people know that the most well-known toy company was started as a wood products factory.
LEGO history dates back to 1932. Ole Kirk Christiansen founded the Danish company to produce goods for daily use. All products were made of wood. At first ordinary ladders and ironing boards brought profit. But soon the global financial crisis came, and demand for these products had fallen significantly. Therefore, after analyzing the market, he concluded that even in the most difficult times the toys were bought. The factory began producing toys, and of course, the first toys were made of wood.
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Glass – capturing the dance of light

Glass – capturing the dance of light

Glass – capturing the dance of light

Glass is a useful and unique material. It is one of the most widely used materials and can be formed into all kinds of shapes.
The main ingredient for glass is pure silica, or sand. It takes very high temperatures to make glass from sand. By adding certain chemicals to the silica, the process needs much less heat. Chemicals can also make the glass stronger or add colors to it.
Artists blow glass and create works of art. Glassblowers blow air through a tube into melted glass to create different shapes. Glassblowing was invented more than 2,000 years ago.
The oldest known glass is more than 4,000 years old. Ancient Egyptians made glass beads and jars in about 2500 BC. Many European churches were decorated with stained- glass windows.
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Mysterious Crop Circles

Mysterious Crop Circles

Mysterious Crop Circles

In August 1980, farmer John Scull was surprised to find a circle eighteen metres across in one of his fields in Wiltshire.
This was the first of the now famous ‘crop circles’ of the 1980s. Since then 10,000 more crop circles have appeared from Japan and China to the United States and Brazil, however, about 90% of all circles appear in England in Wiltshire.
Although the shapes began as ordinary circles, over the years they have become more and more interesting. To draw some of them, you need to do difficult mathematics. They are also very large: the biggest are about 300 metres across. Scientists who have studied the circles say that some of them are perhaps made by the weather, by a special kind of storm. We know that they have appeared since the seventeenth century — when people believed they were made by magic. Some people still think that they are made by magic, or by visitors from another planet flying above the fields!
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