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27th February 2001 - Page 6

Some Interesting Facts

An ant can survive for up to two weeks underwater.
The animal with the largest brain in proportion to the rest of its body is the ant.
In Kentucky 50% of people get married for the first time when they are teenagers.
Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought that he might be retarded.
An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
Research indicates that mosquito's are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
A sneeze moves out of your mouth at the speed of 600mph.
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. 
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
Donald duck was banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
Contributed by Kunwar Bahadur Singh
XI - B

The Hobbit (a book review)

In this book by J. R. R. Tolkein, you will find many characters like wizards, dwarfs, elves, and 'hobbits'. Hobbits are supposed to be half the size of man and in other books of this author are referred to as 'halflings.' In this book there is a dragon who takes over an old dwarf town and captures all its treasures. Now these dwarfs, the hobbit, known as Bilbo Baggins and a wizard called Gandalf are off to get the treasures from the clutches of the dragon. They will all get a part of the treasure if they manage to get it back.
They go to many places and have one exciting but 
dangerous adventure. For Gandalf, an adventure is not something new as he was known for being adventurous, but for Bilbo this began a new chapterin his life. This is a very good book and the author did an excellent job. 
Ishaan Gupta


How on Republic Day,
Houses started to shake and sway.
They gave us a big scare,
It was a nightmare.

Speeding through the earth's ground,
It reached a very small town.
Boom Bang, fell all the houses and shops,
Destroying all the lovely crops.

A NIGHTMARE for all to see,
Thank god it didn't happen to me.
It wasn't in my sleep, it was live,
I saw it on TV in front of my eyes.

In Gujarat, there are people dying,
For parents there are children crying.
Please for heaven's sake,
Try to stop this earthquake.

Bodies, bricks and pollution,
What could possibly be the solution?
People are hurt and feel very feeble,
There are also a lot of dead people.

All of them feel very lonely,
To help, there is God only.
God take away all the sorrow,
Please make it a new world tomorrow.

You have killed many of my friends,
NIGHTMARE don't show your face again.
Extraordinary nightmare at day,
You have broken my heart and I have nothing to say.

Suryajit Singh V-A

Editorial Board: Aatish Bhatia, Partha S. Mudgil, Ankit Bahri, Shivan Marya, Pallavi Raghavan, Shruti Sharma, Digvijay Singh, Deivyani Dheer, Aman Raj Khanna.
Editor - Priya Malik

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