“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.
04/02/2023 1:43 PM

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

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Important Scientific Laws

Avogadro’s Law (Gases) It states that equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and pressure contain the same number of molecules regardless of their

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Alloys & Ores of Metals

Alloy Combination of Duralumin Aluminium and Copper Brass Copper and Zinc Bronze Copper and Tin Invar Iron and Nickel Stainless steel Iron, Chromium and Nickel

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Facts: Metal

Fact to Remember Name of the Metal The metal with the highest melting point Tungsten The metal with the highest thermal conductivity Silver The metal

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Facts: Gases

Fact to Remember Name of the Gas Gas most abundant in earth’s atmosphere Nitrogen (78%) Percentage of oxygen in earth’s atmosphere 21% (appx) The lightest

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Facts: Periodic Table

The Periodic Table was created by Dmitry Mendeleyev, a Russian chemist and professor in 1869. The Periodic Table has seven rows or periods. The present Periodic Table has

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1. It’s the Oldest Tennis Tournament Yes, it’s the oldest tournament of its kind in the world! Wimbledon first started in 1877, and began as a private, men’s only tennis club. It also used to include croquet! Women were first …

1. Ducks quack in different accents Like us humans, ducks have different accents depending on where they’re from. Also like humans, city dwellers usually have harsher, louder voices compared to softly-spoken country ducks! So next time you hear a London …

1. Goats And Humans Go Way Back! Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans! Goats were domesticated from the bezoar or wild goat, Capra hircus, in the hills of western Asia and were being herded …

1. Dragons Have Been Around For Thousands of Years Dragons are nothing new. They’ve been part of world culture and mythology for thousands of years. In fact, some of them are part of creation myths (Stories told to help people …

1. There Are Lots Of Different Types of Rhino 5 infact! The black rhino, the white rhino, the Indian rhino (also known as the greater horned rhino), the Sumatran rhino and the Javan rhino! That’s a lot of different rhinos! …

1. They Are Found In Africa and Asia Hyenas are found all over the place, in lots of different countries throughout Africa and Asia. Spotted and brown Hyenas are found in African countries, stretching all across the continent, whilst striped …

1. Frogs are OLD! There is fossil evidence of frogs being around for over 200 million years! That’s just as old as the dinosaurs, and much older than T-Rex which is a child compared to frogs, only appearing 90 million …

1. Ice Cream Maths! It takes about two litres of milk to make one litre of ice cream. Ice cream scientists report that the average number of licks to finish a scoop of ice cream is 50. We spoke to …

1. They have a gory history Bulldogs are called bulldogs because they were originally bred to fight bulls, in the old English sport of bullbaiting. Bullbaiting is now very illegal, and it was a really horrible sport that usually ended …

1. Crocodiles are different from alligators What’s the difference between a crocodile and an alligator? Well, a few things! Firstly, they are two different species from the same family; crocodilia. They differ in size, colour and snout shape. Crocodiles tend …

1. Some crabs are older than the Dinosaurs The first crabby creatures emerged way before the dinosaurs. The oldest of these include the Horseshoe crab, which turned up around 450 million years ago. Amazingly, these animals are still alive today… …

1. Mount Thor is the coolest mountain and not just because of its name A mountain on Baffin Island, Canada, has Earth’s highest vertical drop. If you jumped off (with a parachute) you would fall a mile before landing (in …

1. On average, sloths travel only 41 yards per day! 41 yards is less than half the length of a football field or 63 Xboxes, if you’re a bit more slothful. 2. Sloths snooze for about 15 hours per day …

1. Cat’s Cradle is an ancient game! No-one knows who invented the Cat’s Cradle. The first written evidence of the game can be found in a 1768 book called The Light of Nature Pursued by philosopher Abraham Tucker. He writes: “An ingenious …

1. The Word Gargoyle Comes From French The word ‘Gargoyle’ comes from the French word ‘Gargouille‘ which means throat or gullet. This is probably because the function of a gargoyle is a water spout! If you look closely at gargoyles, …

1. Ancient Egyptians Decorated Trees! Ancient Egyptian’s didn’t just invent the horrifying mummification tool used to scoop brains from dead peoples nostrils, they also invented decorating pine and fir trees. A tradition carried in households across the world, today (Christmas …

1. Football was invented in China Originally called cuju, the first version of football originated in the Han dynasty more than 2000 years ago. Pies and programmes were not available at early games. 2. Who is the oldest football team? …

1. It runs through 11 countries The river is most associated with Egypt, but it actually runs through ELEVEN countries in Africa – Egypt, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Sudan and South …

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