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Sayings About Time


Popular quotes and sayings about time and time management handpicked from various books, and online sources. Have your pick and may these time sayings prove to be useful to you. photo: Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new… but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and… Read more »

What Happens When You Stand In Front of a Microwave Oven Which Is On?


Ever wondered if it’s dangerous to stand in front of an operating microwave oven? Microwave ovens involve a certain risk of catching the radiation; for instance, some people argue that standing in front of it while it is cooking food is dangerous because some of the microwaves leak through. However, no definite evidence exists. Microwave… Read more »

Mauritius Elections 2014: This Election Calls for Strategic Voting

elections and voting

Generally, voting can be thought of as tradition-based, policy-based or strategic-based. Tradition-based voting is when we vote for a particular person, party or alliance simply because our parents, ancestors or ourselves have always voted for that person, party or alliance. We may not know the policies at stake in an election but we already know… Read more »

What Is Satire and When Is It Used?


Satire has carved itself a place in our modern societies, gaining the approval of crowds of people. What is it exactly? Sarcasm? Irony? Exaggeration? Art? Perhaps, a combination of all these? Satire is generally used as a humorous way of criticising someone or something, punctuated with sarcasm. The purpose is to bring to the front… Read more »

Can a Hen Lay Eggs Without a Rooster (Male)? – Yes, But Not Fertilised Eggs


The most commonly asked question about hens and eggs is whether the hen came first, or the egg. Our question, though, is whether a male is needed to have that egg. Can a hen lay an egg in the absence of a rooster? Is the rooster critical in the egg-laying process? Will the egg not be… Read more »

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