Warnings to be followed
Tsunami stones do exist and these are the ancient warning left by the ancestors. Even though they are not spotted in India, there are a few in Japan. These stone tablets are about 600 years old and they lie on the northeast coast of Japan.
This was erected after tsunami stuck a place named Aneyoshi in the year 1933.
The residents then moved uphill and placed the stone tablet that says ‘Do not build your homes below this point’.
This has actually helped people as they did not build homes below the point and that helped them survive during the 2011 tsunami.
— Jaya Vellampalli
Tool to convince
We’ve been told that a picture is often worth a thousand words. Studies have proved this time and again.
Apparently, a graph is the perfect tool to use, if you want to convince people of something. Even if the content of the graph is nothing different from what is written in the text, the process of grasping becomes easier and people get convinced faster.
Graphs also appear more scientific, tricking people to take it seriously.
— Keerthana B
Fibromyalgia, the unknown
Fibromyalgia is another disease, which a lot of people are unaware of. Not very long ago, singer Lady Gaga talked about this particular disease spreading awareness.
Basically, Fibromyalgia is said to be a common disease that can occur in both young and old. It’s a chronic muscle pain which is said to affect the patient mentally and physically.
The pain can occur all over the body and some patient might have tender points. The symptoms and treatment can vary from person to person and so far, there is not absolute cure.
Fibromyalgia can lead to stress, sleep disorder and physical trauma.
— T Takuangla Jamir
Tale behind Oscar
The Oscars are made of Britannia metal, a pewter-like alloy which is then plated in copper, nickel silver, and finally 24-karat gold were painted plaster for three years during World War II.
This happened due to metal shortage and the Academy Awards had to go for this option.
Once the war was over, the Academy invited the winners and replaced with real ones made out of metal.
During this period, in 1938, only one wooden Oscar was made and ventriloquist Edgar Bergen received the wooden Oscar for his work with his wooden dummy, Charlie McCarthy.
— Sweta Pendyala