Friday, October 23, 2020

Unique Daily Info : Fun Facts about Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, city in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, southeastern Ontario, Canada, a port on the Niagara River opposite Niagara Falls, New York. The city overlooks the Horseshoe, or Canadian, Falls cataract of Niagara Falls; the crescent-shaped cataract is 54 M (177 ft) high and carries nine times more water than its United States counterpart. Niagara Falls is an enormously popular tourist destination, and it also serves as a major source of electricity for Ontario.

 

Here let’s check it out fun facts about Niagara Falls :

  • The Falls at Niagara are about 12,000 years old.
  • Niagara Falls is made up of 3 waterfalls : the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The 3 waterfalls combine to produce the highest flow rate of any waterfall on earth.
  • Fish travel down the Falls—and about 90% of them survive thanks to the foamy cushion on the way down.
  • The Niagara River flows at approximately 35 miles/hour (56.3 kilometers/hour).
  • 681,750 gallons of water flows over the Horseshoe Falls every second.
  • The first person to ever go over the Falls was a courageous 63-year-old teacher Annie Edson Taylor. She traveled down the Falls in a barrel.
  • About 20% of the fresh water in the United States passes over Niagara Falls.
  • The word Niagara comes from the word "onguiaahra" which means "a thundering noise".
  • About 28,000,000 (that’s 28 million!) liters of water travel down Niagara Falls every second.
  • Niagara Falls is not the highest waterfall in the world. There are actually about 500 waterfalls that are taller than Niagara. It’s actually the combination of height and large volume of water that makes Niagara Falls a great tourist destination.
  • Although Niagara Falls isn’t the tallest waterfall in the world, it may be the fastest moving waterfall on the planet.
  • Niagara Falls is the result of glaciers. (Niagara Falls was created by glacier activity around 10,000 years ago).
  • Niagara Falls is the collective name for three water Falls that overlap the international borders of Canada and New York.
  • Parts of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed at Niagara Falls. Superman and Niagara starring Marilyn Monroe were also filmed at the Falls.
  • At the current rate of erosion, scientists believe that Niagara Falls will be gone in around 50,000 years.
  • The first tightrope walker to cross Niagara Falls did so in 1859. Daredevil Nik Wallenda tempted fate with a highwire crossing of Niagara Falls in June 2012 before an audience of tens of thousands at the Falls and millions more on live TV.
  • You are almost always guaranteed to see a rainbow if you’re on the Canadian side of the Falls. To capture this beautiful phenomenon be sure grab your camera and visit from about noon until the sun sets.
  • Fish actually travel over the Falls. Don’t believe it? Visit the Cave of the Winds for $10. This place will prove the fact and you might even meet someone who has actually been struck by a fish on his journey down the Falls.
  • Approximately 90% of the fish that travel down Niagara Falls survive. It is believed that the white foam from the rushing waters acts like a cushion for the fish traveling down the waters.
  • Back in the 1800’s Niagara Falls was nearly frozen solid. The water was so frozen that only a small trickle of water traveled down the Falls.
  • About 20% of the drinking water in the United States goes through and over Niagara Falls. Yup, you have most likely drank water that came from the Falls.
  • Falls were formed when melting glaciers formed massive fresh-water lakes (the Great Lakes) one of which (Lake Erie) ran downhill toward another (Lake Ontario). The rushing waters carved out a river in their descent and at one point passed over a steep cliff like formation (the Niagara escarpment). From the original falls going over the Niagara Escarpment, the water began to wear its way back up the river. The path that it left is known today as the Niagara Gorge (a deeply-cut and very scenic river path).
  • Currently, Niagara Falls wears its way back another approximately 1 foot/year.
  • There are actually two waterfalls in Niagara, the American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
  • It is the combination of height and water flow that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful.
  • The Horseshoe Falls are 180 feet (57 meters) high and allow 6 million cubic feet (168,000 cubic meters) of water over the crestline every minute during peak daytime tourist hours (that is about a million bathtubs full of water every minute!).
  • Man-made attractions of Niagara Falls include Maid of the Mist, Table Rock Scenic Tunnels, Spanish Aero Car, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, Marineland, Casino Niagara, IMAX Theatre, and the new Butterfly Conservatory.
  • In 1959, the face of Niagara was changed when Louis Tussaud's English Wax Museum was opened.
  • Niagara Falls was an area early settled and vigorously active in Canada's formative years.
  • The Minolta Tower rises 325 feet above the Horseshoe Falls.
  • Skylon Tower rises 775 feet above the Falls.
  • In 1960, Roger Woodward was the boy who had survived a descent over the Falls after a boating accident above the Falls.
  • Hydro Electricity generated in Niagara Falls at the Sir Adam Beck 1 and Sir Adam Beck 2 power stations from redirected waterflow serves the electrical needs of Southern Ontario and Western New York.
  • Blondin was a funambulist (tight-rope walker) who performed numerous crossings of the gorge in Niagara Falls during the mid 1800s.
  • Blondin performed endless stunts on the high-wire, from crossing blindfolded to carrying a cooking stove and preparing an omelet on the high wire.
  • Most spectacularly, was the stunt during which Blondin carried on his back Harry Colcord his 148-pound manager August 19, 1859.
  • Annie Taylor "Queen of the Mist" , a school teacher from Bay City Michigan was first person to travel over the Falls in a barrel on October 24, 1901.
  • Since her feat, many stunt artists have challenged the mighty Falls usually in home-made barrel-like contraptions.
  • More recently, a couple of foolhardy individuals have attempted to survive a plunge over Niagara Falls in a kayak and a jetski - they both perished.
  • Niagara Falls' night time illumination makes a visitation to Niagara a spectacular event at all times of the day.
  • Ice bridges form below the Falls when ice floes travel over the edge and collect at the base of the Falls.
  • Niagara Falls Ontario Canada is known as the Honeymoon Capital of the world.
  • "Uncle Toms Cabin", a famous novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe was partly inspired by the writers trip to Niagara Falls and her subsequent interest in Reverend Josiah Henson who smuggled runaway slaves across the Niagara River into Canada.
  • Until 1886, when the Statue of Liberty was erected, the Falls at Niagara were the symbol of America and the New World. Visitors from all over the world targeted Niagara as a must-see during a visit to North America.
  • The Spanish Aero car ride provides a spectacular trip across the famed Whirlpool Rapids a few miles down from the actual waterfalls.
  • Water is redirected from traveling over the Falls in order to drive large hydro-electric turbines that produce electricity for Southern Ontario and Western New York State.
  • An "Old Scow" (a steel barge) remains stranded a few hundred meters above the Falls and has been marooned there since August 6, 1918 when a near tragedy was averted by three men who opened the dumping hatches of the barge to let water in and ground the out-of control boat.
  • One of the largest Butterfly Conservatories in North America has been added to Niagara's growing list of attractions.
  • Water that flows over the Falls at Niagara ultimately ends up in Lake Ontario - from there, water drains by way of the St. Lawrence River in to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • One of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812 took place on July 25, 1814 at Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario... A total of 7500 Americans and Canadians fought for six hours. At the end, 1,000 soldiers lay dead or wounded.
  • In March of 1848, the waters stopped flowing over Niagara's famous cliff when the Niagara River was plugged temporarily at the mouth of the river in Fort Erie, Ontario.
  • Niagara Falls is steeped in history and was one of the most popular and busiest New World visiting spot.
  • Water painting artists embraced this City's natural wonders as a source for their artistic inspirations - there exists hundreds of these early impressions - consult your local library for reference to these early images.
    Now that you’re armed with many interesting facts about Niagara Falls, it’s time to go enjoy the beautiful views. Book a room at one of the beautiful and luxurious Niagara Falls resorts and build memories that will last a lifetime.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Colour Blindness



What is colour blindness?

Colour (color) blindness also called colour vision deficiency or CVD affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world. There are different causes of colour blindness. For the vast majority of people with deficient colour vision the condition is genetic and has been inherited from their mother, who is normally a 'carrier' but not colour blind herself. although some people become colour blind as a result of other diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis or they acquire the condition over time due to the aging process, medication etc.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Sebuah Kisah Inspiratif : Harga sebuah Pakaian


Seorang wanita yang mengenakan gaun pudar menggandeng suaminya yang berpakaian sederhana dan usang, turun dari kereta api di Boston dan berjalan dengan malu-malu menuju kantor Pimpinan Harvard University. Sang sekretaris Universitas langsung mendapat kesan bahwa mereka adalah orang kampung, udik, sehingga tidak mungkin ada urusan di Harvard dan bahkan mungkin tidak pantas berada di Cambridge.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Let's Save Our Planet


Do you realize that our earth is getting old? According to experts Earth science, it was about 4.54 billion years age. Wow ...it's not young anymore ^ ^. And without we realize our Earth was getting worse from day to day. Environmental damage caused disasters, global warming is causing extreme climate changes and much more. Imagine if there's no one cares about or aware of the importance of protecting and keeping our Earth. With all of these problems, what will happen to our Earth in the future?

Through this article I would like to invite you to contribute in keeping our earth. That everyone could participate to preserve the earth. Here are some small things we can do every day:

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Fakta Unik Dan Menarik Tentang Buah-buahan


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anda suka mengkonsumsi buah-buahan? Banyak loh hal unik tentang buah yang mungkin Anda belum ketahui. Penasaran mau tau hal apa saja? Berikut silahkan Anda simak fakta tentang buah buahan:

 
1. “King of Fruits” adalah julukan untuk buah Nanas.

2. Sepertiga nanas di dunia diproduksi di Hawaii

3. Buah nanas yang belum matang adalah racun

4. Nanas mengandung Bromelain yang berguna mencegah bir dingin berawan

5. Riset membuktikan, memakan pisang bisa menambah daya ingat

6. Pisang kaya akan vitamin B-Complex yang bisa menenangkan sistem saraf

7. Kandungan antioksidan pada buah apel lebih besar 5x lipat dari pisang

8. Kandungan vitamin C pada mangga setara dengan jeruk

9. Buah Kiwi mengandung zat actinidin yang bisa digunakan untuk membuat daging sapi empuk

10. Buah Kiwi memiliki nama lain Chinese Gooseberry

11. Dua per tiga serat apel ada di kulitnya

12. Ada sekitar 10ribu jenis apel di dunia.

13. 1 pohon apel rata-rata bisa menghasilkan 500 buah apel

14. 25% kandungan dalam apel adalah Udara. makanya apel bisa mengapung

15. Lebih dari 60 juta Ton apel dihasilkan di dunia per periode tertentu

16. Ilmu tentang perkembangan apel disebut  Pomology

17. Mangga segar lebih banyak di konsumsi tiap hari di dunia dibanding buah lain

18. Mangga masih 1 family dengan tanaman Poison Ivy

19. Pohon Markisa pertama kali ditemukan di Brazil

20. Markisa yang berkerut adalah markisa yang paling manis

21. Bunga pohon markisa adalah Bunga kebangsaan negara Paraguay

22. Kita bisa mematangkan Mangga dengan cepat dengan cara memasukkan ke dalam kantong kertas bersama dengan pisang matang.

23. Buah Pisang bisa meningkatkan kadar Serotonin yang bisa melawan depresi

24. Pear bersisik adalah sejenis kaktus dan merupakan tanaman beracun di Australia

25. Buah Pear akan berubah menjadi hitam sekali jika disimpan pada lingkungan yang kurang oksigen.

26. Jeruk nipis tidak mengandung segala jenis lemak, natrium, dan kolestrol

27. Jeruk adalah buah yang paling umum di dunia

28. Dengan mendiamkan air jeruk nipis semalaman di teko keramik bisa menghilangkan noda coklat

29. Kurang lebih 20 milyar kelapa dipanen tiap tahun

30. Secara teknis, jeruk adalah Hesperedium, sejenis berry

31. Vitamin C pada pear paling banyak ada di kulitnya

32. Uniknya orang yang alergi bahan latex, biasanya alergi kiwi juga

33.”Granny Smith” adalah apel asli di australia yang ditemukan pada tahun 1867

34. Rzez adalah mangga populer kedua yang dikembangkan di australia

35. Menanam semangka dalam kotak akan menghasilkan semangka kotak

36. Dilihat dari beratnya, semangka adalah buah yang paling diminati di USA

37. Crabapple (apel kepiting) adalah apel asli amerika utara

38. Para pelaut inggris mengonsumsi air jeruk nipis untuk menghindari mabuk laut

39. Pelaut inggris disebut juga Limeys karena suka minum air jeruk nipis

40. Kiwi ditetapkan sebagai buah kebangsaan di Cina

41. Riset membuktikan bahwa makan apel bisa mengurangi risiko kena kanker

42. Biji apel merupakan racun ringan namun tidak berbahaya bagi manusia

43. Ada lebih dari 400 jenis kiwi di Cina

44. Buah Kiwi memiliki nama asli Yang Tao (Sunny Peach)

45. Makan pisang ketika makan nasi dapat membantu ibu hamil terhindar dariMorning Sickness

46. Plum Jepang sebenarnya berasal dari Cina

47. Plum bisa tumbuh di semua benua kecuali di Antartika

48. Memerlukan tenaga dari 50 lembar daun untuk menghasilkan 1 buah apel dalam 1 pohon

49. Mengkonsumsi buah plum membantu meningkatkan penyerapan zat besi dalam tubuh

50. Pisang mengandung vitamin B6 yang bisa mengontrol kadar gula dalam darah dan membangkitkan mood.

51. 1 nanas bukan 1 buah, tetapi terdiri atas lebih dari 200anak buah (fruitlets)

52. Pohon kelapa disebut “Tree of Life

53. Kulit Plum dipercaya memiliki efek Laxative

54. Menanam 1 biji buah jeruk bisa menghasilkan lebih dari 1 pohon

55. bagian dalam kulit pisang juga bisa digunakan untuk menghilangkan gatal bekas gigitan nyamuk dengan cara menggosokkannya



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

10 Famous Myth Creature You Should You Know

You might already heard, read stories or wacth movies about mythical creatures – either from ancient Greek stories or more modern tales. For example, you could see a dragons in Harry Potter movies or unicorn in Percy's Jackson movie. One thing for sure this myth creature it's not exist in real life. Isn't scary if above our roof there's a big dragon flying or in the way home we met a groups of unicorns talking and say hi to us...hiiiyy, no thanks. Bellow, you'll find list of the most well known mythical creatures according to Unique Daily Tips :


1. Dragon
The dragon is a legendary creature that appears in the myths of many cultures. Dragons are generally shown as reptilian, lizard-like with two pairs of legs and long tail. They are sometimes drawn with huge yellow or red eyes. They sometimes have spines along their back. Centuries ago dragons were drawn as very small, often smaller than people, but as the stories grew, so did the dragons. Dragons often have a special importance and in some cultures are regarded with reverence and respect. They are often regarded as being very wise, and very long-lived. They are considered to be magic. Most commonly known today are the European and the Asian dragons.


2. Unicorn
The unicorn is usually shown as a horse with a long single horn on its head, but it originally had a billy-goat beard, lion’s tail and cloven hooves. The unicorn is virtually the only creature in legend which did not come from human fears and was, in fact, a rather gentle creature. It was considered impossible to capture a unicorn except by using unfair methods. The horn was said to be able to neutralise poison. The unicorn first came to be known during the Indus Valley Civilization (3300–1700 BC).


3. Mermaid

The mermaid is a mythological aquatic creature with a female human head and torso and the tail of a fish. This creature has been discussed since at least 5000 BC. It is highly possible that manatees or dugongs may have been confused for these creatures and even Christopher Columbus claimed to have seen some on his journeys. In British folklore they are considered to be a forewarning of doom or disaster.


4. Phoenix

The phoenix is a mythical firebird from Ancient Egypt which is portrayed as a bird that dies in fire and is reborn of it. It is normally portrayed as having gold and red feathers. At the end of its life, a phoenix is said to build a nest of cinnamon twigs which it then ignites. The bird is destroyed in the fire but a new young phoenix is born from the same fire. It was believed to have a life span of 500 – 1461 years (depending on who you ask). Its tears were thought to heal wounds.


5. Giant

“Giant” is the English word to describe monsters of great strength and size but human form. They appear in the Bible (in the story of King David and Goliath). In mythology they are frequently seen to be in conflict with the gods and are generally considered to be associated with chaos and wild nature. They were seen as early as the Ancient Greek culture where they were known as gigantes – creatures born from Gaia who was fertilised by the blood of Uranus when he was castrated.


6. Cyclops

A Cyclops is a member of a primordial race of giants, each with a single round eye in the middle of its forehead. Cyclopes are described by both Homer and Hesiod. According to Hesiod, the Cyclopes-Brontes, Steropes and Arges, were the sons of Uranus (Sky) and Gaia (Earth), while according to Homer the term “Cyclops” refers to a particular son of Poseidon and Thoosa named Polyphemus who was a Cyclops.


7. Medusa
In Greek mythology Medusa (guardian,protectress) was a monster , a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone.


8. Pegasus
Pegasus is the beautiful flying horse of mythology. Pegasus was a white horse with wings, sometimes depicted as a unicorn, a single, spiraling horn that protruded from the forehead of Pegasus; on the other hand, most depictions of Pegasus did not show the horse as a unicorn. Pegasus has also been regarded as "the power of the creative spirit in all of us. He is the symbol of the Muses, of inspiration and of the beauty we bring to our life and the lives of others."


9. Banshee
The banshee is from Irish mythology and are usually seen as female spirits. They were considered to be omens of death and were believed to have come from the “otherworld”. They are generally thought to be remnants of an ancient Celtic pagan religion in which they were minor gods, spirits, or ancestors. In English they are often referred to as fairies. According to legend, banshees will wander around the outside of a house wailing when someone inside is about to die.


10. Griffin or Gryphon

The griffin is normally characterised as a lion with the head and wings of an eagle. It was thought to be a particularly strong creature as the lion is the king of beasts and the eagle is the king of birds. In ancient times it was considered the protector of the divine. The creature was seen in civilizations as early as the Minoan civilization (2700 BC to 1450 BC).


 "The relationship between myth and belief is, a myth exists because we believe."