Tag Archives: National Geographic

Saving the World’s Languages

According to the National Geographic, “Every 14 days a language dies. By 2100, more than half of the 7,000 (10+04) languages spoken on Earth—many of them not yet recorded—may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about history, culture, the natural environment, and the human brain.”  How can we attribute a specific Power of [...]

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Turkey Talk

National Geographic gives us food for thought on Thanksgiving: “Some 242 million turkeys [10+08] were raised in the U.S. in 2010 for slaughter, down 2 percent from 2009′s total, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Last year’s birds were worth about U.S. $3.6 billion [10+09]. About 46 million turkeys will [...]

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Let’s Cozy Up—All 7 Billion of Us

China may abide by a “one-child” policy, but that hasn’t slowed down the rest of the world.  According to a recent  New York Times article, UN demographers announced that, as of November 1, there are 7 billion of us walking the globe (10+09). Overpopulation is in full force. It’s a vast world, but we’re bumping [...]

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42 (67 meters)

Map of Top 10 Largest Oceans and Seas  Map from Maps of the World ———————————————————————- How many oceans are there on earth? According to National Geographic, there is ‘one world ocean’ but that most geographers separate it into 4 oceans – Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic.  The Pacific is the largest and deepest of the [...]

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65 (flavors from spice plants)

Here are 65 spice plants that add zesty flavors to our daily meals: Allspice, Anise, Basil, Bay Leaf, Caper, Caraway, Cardamom, Celery, Chervil, Chives, Chile, Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Coriander, Cresses, Cumin, Curry, Dill, Epazote, Fennel, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Juniper, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena, Licorice, Lime, Lovage, Mango, Marjoram, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Olive, [...]

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91 (meters)

There is a 91 meter (almost 10+2) ditch around the circle of massive stones at Stonehenge in England which can be seen in this photograph at National Geographic.  The construction of Stonehenge which began 5,000 years (10+3) ago occurred over 3 phases taking over 1,500 years to complete.   Stonehenge stones were brought to the site [...]

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